Friday, August 15, 2008
Jerome Corsi Is A Twisted Kook: Once Called For Nuking Temple In Jerusalem
CINCINNATI (TDB) -- Jerome Corsi, the literary quack, is known for making statements that are bigoted against Catholics -- he described Pope John Paul II as senile and opined his successor (Pope Benedict) would probably be the last pope ever. And he often compares Muslims to Nazis. Until today, I never knew Corsi suggested using a nuclear weapon to destroy a religious shrine in the Holy Land. Corsi is the author of a new book, The Obama Nation, that portrays Sen. Barack Obama as a dangerous leftist. But it is Corsi himself who is probably 'round the bend.
On Nov. 17, 2002, he wrote about his support for using nuclear weapons in the Middle East:
"Forget it -- the only thing these Islamofascists understand is force -- time to nuke the Temple of the Dome and send this 'religion' back to hell, the place it came from."
Corsi didn't seem to realize that the Temple of the Dome is in Jerusalem. A simple Google search for Temple of the Dome finds numerous references. It is formally known as the Dome of the Rock, a mosque where Islamic tradition says the Prophet Muhammad ascended to view paradise in 691 A.D. The great dome in Jerusalem is covered with 24-karat gold.
Corsi also didn't seem to realize that the rock housed in the mosque is revered by Jews and significant to Christians, and is central to the Jewish faith. According to Jewish tradition, Abraham was prepared to sacrifice his son, Isaac, on the stone. The account appears in the Bible in Genesis 22. King Solomon built a temple at the site of the rock.
Aside from advocating the use of a nuclear weapon on civilians, an act of mass murder, Corsi would also desecrate and vaporize a spot that is important to three great faiths. Is that not the intolerance of the Taliban? And Corsi says Obama is unfit? Corsi is reckless, idiotic, unhinged. He thinks flesh and blood are cheap.