"Put the microphone down and go home"

Take that. And that. And that, some more. My new political crush: Rep. Allen West.

The man asking the ridiculous question, and it is utterly ridiculous, is Nezar Hamze, Executive Director of the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR). He stands there whining about "words" people. Words.

Golly. Why can't we just be nicer? Huh? If an Islamic extremist wants to cut off your head, the least you can do is smile and be cordial.

CAIR wants better American/Islamic relations? Well, I've got a few suggestions. Trifle things, really.

1. Condemn suicide bombers and terrorists. Condemn them publicly. Then do it again. And again. And...I don't know...again. Keep doing it. Be the loudest voice condemning this evil.

2. Work with federal, state and local governments to root out and identify mosques promoting extremist views.

3. Publicly and financially support war efforts and democracy efforts to free Muslims from extremists in places like Iraq, Afganistan, Iran, Sudan, Tunisia, etc., etc.

4. Actively protect Muslim women from abuse at the hands of their husbands. Also, try and get those dads to stop running over their daughters. Just a thought.

5. And this is the last one. This is it. Stop acting as if you are the one being persecuted. You aren't. Stop getting your undies in an uproar over words (which, by the way, are true) and care, instead, about the violence being perpetrated from Muslim extremists on anyone not like them.

You do that, and Americans will be your BFFs.