Last week Fox News late-night host Greg Gutfeld formulated a creative approach to the Ground Zero mosque. He announced that he is trying to raise money to build a (non-alcoholic) bar catering to gay Islamic men by the proposed site of the mosque. Gutfeld says that the bar will feature 72 virgin drinks.
It’s a funny idea, but Gutfeld advises: “This is not a joke. I’ve already spoken to a number of investors, who have pledged their support in this bipartisan bid for understanding and tolerance.”
I think Gutfeld is kidding, trying to add a satirical note to the purported missions of “outreach” and “tolerance” behind the Ground Zero mosque project. Humor is Gutfeld’s shtick. Indeed, comparing his proposed bar with the Ground Zero mosque, Gutfeld concluded with a flourish: “I hope that the mosque owners will be as open to the bar, as I am to the new mosque. After all, the belief driving them to open up their center near Ground Zero, is no different than mine. My place, however, will have better music.”
The alleged seriousness of Gutfeld’s project has not deterred injections of humor into proposed names for the bar. As one good idea begets another, “Turban Cowboy” and “Suspicious Packages” have been offered. Hot Air readers have offered several more, including “Submission.” At Ace of Spades HQ, Jack M. has suggested “Outfidels!” Readers offer their own suggestions, including “Brokeback Mecca.”
Gutfeld must be on to something. He has already managed to provoke this response to his venture from the crew behind the proposed Ground Zero mosque:
@greggutfeld You’re free to open whatever you like. If you won’t consider the sensibilities of Muslims, you’re not going to build dialog
Yeah, how insensitive can you get. Given what he has accomplished so far, Gutfeld may yet provoke Barack Obama into condemning his offense against Muslim sensibilities.
JOHN adds: In related news, Hamas has endorsed the mosque, explaining that “we have to build everywhere.”
“Islam is controlling every source of our life as regard to marriage, divorce, our commercial relationships,” Zahar said.
And from Afghanistan, another reminder of the extraordinary brutality of Sharia.