Tea Party Leader: Allah Is 'Monkey God' By Nx Doyle, Newser User Posted May 19, 2010 6:44 PM CDT Promoted on Newser May 20, 2010 6:18 AM CDT 64 comments Comments Mark Williams is outraged over the planned mosque. (AP) (User Submitted) – A prominent Tea Party leader has lashed out at the proposed construction of a mosque near Ground Zero, calling Allah a "monkey-god." On his blog, Mark Williams, chairman of the Tea Party Express, called the planned mosque and cultural center a monument to 9/11 terrorists "for the worship of the terrorists' monkey-god," reports the New York Daily News. While the project's organizers have yet to comment on Williams' remarks, a spokesman from the Council on American-Islamic Relations has hit back, saying, "It would be shocking if such ignorant comments failed to elicit a strong response not only from Tea Party leaders, but from other parties throughout the political spectrum." Read the full article.