Spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Ibrahim Hooper, showed CAIR's true colors in their mission regarding American-Islamic relations.
Hooper bashed the Republican Party and the tea party for not submitting to the Ground Zero mosque. According to Politico, Hooper blames the "tea party movement [for] liberating the inner bigot in people."
But, in November of 2001, just after the 9/11 attacks, Hooper was asked if he would condemn Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and he replied, "It's not our job to go around denouncing." A few months later, Hooper tried to explain his comments by saying, "We're not in the business of condemning."
So, according to Hooper, Jihadists targeting and killing civilians on US soil is not worthy of condemnation; but people expressing sympathy for 9/11 victims, and getting ticked off (nonviolently) at the idea of then building a mosque at the attack site, is bigotry worthy of condemnation.
The mosque, supposedy purposed to promote peace, has already failed in its so-called mission and it's not even built yet. If they want to promote peace, they should get a clue that this is not the way to do it. Their persistence suggests they have other motives.
If CAIR really cares about American-Islamic relations, they'd suggest the builders of the mosque step back and say, "Sorry, we didn't mean to be insensitive; we'll build somewhere else." But, they don't want good relations with us--they want to use our own laws against us to cram their religion down our throats, and smack us in the face with their jihadist victories.