Outrage or Farce: NBC News Names Ground Zero Mosque Developer 'Person of the Year'
I'm sure he hasn't held his faith accountable. But that thought construction, as Robert Spencer notes, is not exactly built on a foundation of tolerance and understanding:
This is an Islamic supremacist statement. Islam considers itself to be the perfection and true embodiment of Judaism and Christianity, so El-Gamal's statement is not one of ecumenical generosity, but of supremacist replacement theology indicating the complete delegitimization of Judaism and Christianity.
Like everything else in the Cordoba House/Park51 story, there's more to what El-Gamal says than meets the eye. I'm sure tough guy Matt Lauer will get right to the bottom of all of it in his Thanksgiving Day interview with his network's Person of the Year.
I wonder: How dismissive will Lauer be of El-Gamal's tax problems? And of his other interesting legal problems? Perhaps "overcoming" all of that will form part of Lauer's heroic "Person of the Year" narrative.