The Ground Zero Mosque Imam and his spokes mouth wife have allegedly received death threats. While we certainly do not condone this, the Imam and his wife are hardly sympathetic victims. Muslim activists are well known for their criminal threats and acts of violence.
The shrill game of Imam Rauf pretending he is a moderate is also very tired. Actual Moderates at the Center of Islamic Pluralism do not recognize the Imam who pals around with Truthers and Marxists as a fake moderate.
There is zero need for a Mosque near Ground Zero. The Imam knew well in advance that this would upset many. He has spurned Donald Trumps generous offer as well as sincere efforts by Governor Patterson because of his bloated ego.
I want to sympathize with the Imam and his rather arrogant and obnoxious spouse but they were well aware of the storm they created and brought this upon themselves.