Tea Party Head Apologizes for 'Monkey God' Comment...
...To Hindus who do worship a monkey god
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2010 10:46 AM CDT
Tea Party Express leader Mark Williams addresses the crowd during a stop at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, March 30, 2010.   (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Trent Nelson)
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(Newser) – Tea Party Express leader Mark Williams today apologized profusely for saying that Muslims worship a “monkey god.” But not to Muslims. “I owe an apology,” he wrote on his blog, “to millions of Hindus who worship Lord Hanuman, an actual Monkey God. Hanuman is worshiped as a symbol of perseverance, strength, and devotion … Those are hardly the traits of whatever the Hell (literally) it is that terrorists worship.”

Needless to say, Williams isn't actually repentant when it comes to the sentiment behind his remarks, and hasn't changed his mind about the mosque, which he called a “perverted” monument to the 9/11 hijackers. “The only thing sicker is that Americans will not only allow it, but that they will defend it.”