U.S. Republicans are working hard to create a properly dangerous foe out of the 1.5 billion adherents of Islam. Obviously there are terrorists in the world who trumpet that they are Muslims -- just as there are terrorists who claim to be Christians and terrorists who claim to be patriots. (Remember Eric Rudolph and Timothy McVeigh?)
Interestingly, people in the United States have proved somewhat resistant to taking up a crusade against the people of one of the world's largest religions. We require manipulation.
Looks like this effort is making headway in some pretty scary places.
Jamil Dakwar of the ACLU has been observing the recent proceedings in Guantanamo at which one of the administration's newfangled "military commissions" found that Omar Ahmed Khadr is indeed an "unlawful military combatant." Despite numerous obstacles thrown up by the government, defense lawyers did have a chance to question the military judge, Army Col. Peter Brownback, about his impartiality.
Sure sounds like Col. Brownback has been slugging the koolaid -- apparently al-Qaeda = Islam; Islam = terrorism. I sure wouldn't want someone so confused and credulous as my judge. But our rulers think a guy this ignorant is highly qualified.