Dr Rowan Williams, spiritual head of the 80-million strong worldwide Anglican Communion, criticised the White House for repeatedly changing its account of the raid on the al-Qaeda leader’s compound in Pakistan.
Documentary film-maker Michael Moore pointed out, “Blaming a whole group for the actions of just one of that group is anti-American. Timothy McVeigh was Catholic. Should Oklahoma City prohibit the building of a Catholic Church near the site of the former federal building that McVeigh blew up?”
In the United States, even Jewish organizations with a track record of anti-racism, such as the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), are signaling support for right-wing opponents of an Islamic community centre in New York City, criticism of which borders on racist Islamophobia.