Simmons, founder of the hip hop label Def Jam, was a guest Wednesday on the "Larry King Show." Simmons came down solidly in favor of favor of keeping the proposed Islamic cultural center two blocks from Ground Zero.
"...it would be a terrible idea to move the mosque," Simmons stated.
After all, in his words, "If you're blaming Muslims for the attack on 9/11, then you need to change your mind. We didn't - did we blame Christians at the first World Trade attack? We didn't"
Simmons seemed to be under the impression that Christians were behind 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The attack, which killed six and injured more than a thousand, was actually carried out by Islamic extremists.
Someone apparently told the clueless Simmons about his gaffe, because the following day, he tweeted "Made critical error on CNN last nite. Was thinking of last major terrorist attack on US soil in OKC by McVeigh & mispoke"
Yeah, sure. He should also have been cued in that McVeigh was an atheist who bombed the Murrah building in revenge for the federal massacre at Waco, Texas. He also forgot that the 19 terrorists responsible for 9/11 were all muslims who claimed they slaughtered 3,000 innocent souls in the name of Islam.
WHAT A MAROON!
In honor of the great American philosopher Bugs Bunny, who first coined the phrase, I've decided to present the "What a Maroon" award each week to the politician, organization or celebrity who makes the most sand-poundingly stupid statement of recent days.