Bye, bye, Miss American Pie -- and Lady Liberty, too?

America, behold thy future… unless we wake up!

Pretty sick joke, huh?

Alas, it’s no joke. As the good folks at Weasel Zippers inform us, a group called Shariah 4 America is dead serious about plans to drape our beloved emblem of liberty in a burqa, and eventually turn the statue into a minaret. Here’s their blueprint:

The UK-based Shariah 4 America group (I’m linking here to Weasel Zippers’ coverage, so that you can read it without giving the despicable Islamist website any more traffic!) states:

Due to the scale of the task at hand, it is highly likely that rigorous safety checks will need to be employed before the demolition of the Statue of Liberty can commence; thus as a temporary measure, it is proposed that a large burkha is used to cover the statue, thereby shielding this horrendous eye sore from public view as well as sending a strong message to its French creators.

Post demolition, it is recommended that a minaret be built as a fittin replacement, allowing the glorification of God to be proclaimed daily as well as act as a powerful reminder of the superiority of Islam over all other ways of life.

Anjem Choudary, the former leader of the now-banned group Shariah 4 UK, which was the precursor of this loathsome, Lady Liberty-hating, Shariah 4 America, had planned to lead a demonstration in front of the White House today, calling “for the Muslims to rise up and establish the Islamic state in America.” Anti-shariah activists were planning a counter-demonstration.

However, I just learned at Bare Naked Islam that the event has been postponed. Hallelujah!

[E]ssentially, it seems like this schmuck fears for his life so he is not coming to Washington at this time. Too bad, because I wanted the American public to see and hear what Muslims have in store for all us non-believers in America. And not just him, ALL Muslims want this simply because that is what their holy books command of them — create an Islamic caliphate all over the world and kill those whom you cannot convert or force them to live as slaves to the Islamic state.

Daniel Greenfield, aka Sultan Knish, writes eloquently about the proposed Lady Liberty vandalism, setting it within the big-picture context of the West’s general tendency to deny the reality of evil and the seriousness of those who hate us.

A Muslim group has announced plans to cover the Statue of Liberty with a burqa and then replace her with a minaret. But there’s no reason at all to take such plans seriously. Lady Liberty being treated the way the Muslim world treats women in general, is as unlikely as a massive mosque being built just downwind of Ground Zero. Or Queen Elizabeth donning a hijab on a visit to Abu Dhabi. It’s one of those things that we’re told not to worry about until it happens and then objecting to it becomes a crime against tolerance. The tolerance of intolerance.

In Germany, a Kosovar Muslim airport employee cried, “Allahu Akbar” and opened fire on a group of US airmen. Of course the motive has yet to be determined, and after a long period of speculation touching on everything from his mortgage problems to his scratchy uniform, the truth will be known and quietly buried, along with the two men he killed. Little more than a decade ago, the United States Air Force was instrumental in helping create a terrorist state for Kosovar Muslims. This is the gratitude they got in return. A hail of bullets. And this is the gratitude that Westerners can always expect for their aid.

Anjem Choudary, the leader of the Islamic group that would like to sandblast Lady Liberty, and Arid Uka, the airport gunmen, were not hatched in some cave in Pakistan. Choudary was born in the London Borough of Bexley. Arid Uka was born and raised in Germany, where his family had lived for some 40 years. They are not immigrants, but native born European Muslims fighting to remake Europe into an Islamic state. The idea is fanciful, just like the Statue of Liberty being blown up by the American Taliban to make way for a minaret. But there was a time when a short Austrian corporal’s plans to build a Thousand Year Reich on the bones of Europe were as laughable as Choudary’s antics.

In 1993, Americans laughed at a gang of stupid Muslim terrorists who had tried to blow up the World Trade Center using a Ryder rental van, and then actually tried to get their deposit back on the van. 8 years later a gang of terrorists not all that much smarter than them hijacked four planes with box cutters and knocked down both towers, killing 3,000 people. And suddenly it wasn’t funny anymore.

Evil is often ridiculous in its pretensions, but horrifying in its execution. It is silly only until it begins to succeed, and then the joke turns to horror and madness. We may find Kim Jong Il funny, but no one in North Korea does. Saddam’s love poems, Stalin’s toupee, Hitler’s comic bellicosity, Khaddafi’s eccentricity are funny only because we never lived under them. The presumptuousness of a Choudary presuming to wave the flag of Islam over the White House and announce plans for dynamiting the Statue of Liberty is a joke. But the punchline is how little we are doing to halt the day when it really does fly over the White House.

Read the rest of it at Sultan Knish.

One lesson we should have learned by now about the villains of the world is: Take these people at their word.

Even if we’re not serious, they are.