There's a reprinted "Letter to Our Enemies" on the blog called Horsefeathers. I've only just discovered this blog and so don't have a good sense of its reputation, but it looks like a LGF sort of place. The author of the letter is Martin Kozloff, Professor of Education at The University of North Carolina at Wilmington (or so Horsefeathers indicates).
Normally I would ignore this sort of thing, but this one is truly out there, or I would respond at the source, but I'm not at all certain I could control what I end up writing there---occassionally I'm a bit of a hot head---so I'm posting my response here, where I have some control over what gets written.
Here's an excerpt from Professor Kozloff's letter to a somewhat ill-defined group of Arab-Muslims (one has to assume all of them):
One day soon, our planes and missiles will begin turning your mosques, your madrasses, your hotels, your government offices, your hideouts, and your neighborhoods into rubble.
And then our soldiers will enter your cities and begin the work of killing you, roaches, as you crawl from the debris.
As cowards, you will have your hands in the air and you will get on your knees begging for mercy. And we will instead give you justice. Your actions and your words long ago placed you far from any considerations of mercy. You are not men.
And if you come to this country and harm a child, shoot a mother, hijack a bus, or bomb a mall, we will do what we did in 1775. Millions of us will form militias.
We will burn your mosques.
We will invade the offices of pro-arab-muslim organizations, destroy them, and drag their officers outside.
We will tell the chancellors of universities either to muzzle or remove anti American professors, whose hatred for their own country we have tolerated only because we place a higher value on freedom of speech. But we will no longer tolerate treason. We will muzzle and remove them.
We will transport arab-muslims to our deserts, where they can pray to scorpions under the blazing sun.
Congratulations Professor Kozloff. I am now officially and sincerely more afraid of you than I am the terrorists.
Attempting a rational response to this (not that it deserves one), let me note that this sort of over-reaction is EXACTLY what the terrorists desire when they attack someone. They don't have the resources to win in a conventional sense, so they hope to provoke their enemy into this sort of frenzy, whereby they can level the playing field somewhat. Fury plays to their advantage.
To Professor Kozloff, personally, I'd say: I understand why you're afraid. I understand why you hate. I understand you may feel this sort of bravado is not only warranted, but helpful, and the applause it brings you in certain quarters must be satisfying. I believe, from your words, that if challenged on this, you'll assert yourself in an attempt to demonstrate just how serious you are.
But what you're expressing is ill-considered and threatens the security of law-abiding Muslims. It is arguably illegal as well (any lawyer's wish to comment?) or should be.
On a less rational note, though, and particulary in response to these lines,
Ordinary Americans are arming themselves for war with you. I and many of my friends have closets full of handguns, rifles, shotguns and thousands of cartridges.
If we had enough ammunition and time, we would kill every last one of you.
As one of those ordinary Americans, let me recommend you get help for your revenge fantasies. Leave the tough guy stuff to the US military, and take out your frustrations in a boxing class or something. Seriously.