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“I'll tell you this — if you do build a mosque, I hope somebody blows it up. I hope the mosque isn't built, and if it is, I hope it's blown up, and I mean that.” -Houston radio host Michael Berry on his show Wednesday on KPRC-950 AM, advocating for the destruction of a yet-to-be built mosque near Ground Zero in New York City.

You read correctly, this... err... gentleman is calling for religious violence against a house of worship that hasn't even been built, much less approved for construction.

I don't care where the proposal is for this thing, it is completely abhorrent that a presumably rational person would suggest something like this... on. the. air. I understand that emotions surrounding this debate are/will be high -- hell, I'm not even sure that I agree with anything being built at Ground Zero -- but what Berry and others like him are suggesting is pure poppycock.

And while Mr. Berry doesn't have nearly the audience of someone like Glenn Beck, the principles involved are still the same. See our previous discussion.

UPDATE:: Mr. Berry has now apologized:
While I stand by my disagreement of the building of the mosque on the site, I SHOULD NOT have said “I hope someone blows it up.” That was dumb, and beneath me. I was trying to show “Tony” how much I opposed his opinion, but I went too far. For that, I apologize to my listeners.
My hat is off to Berry for doing the right thing. At least he had the cojones to admit his stupidity.