This is an excellent special comment by Keith Olbermann. It is important to speak out against those who would limit democratic rights. Freedom of religion is a fundamental right in the United States, we can't let this be eroded by prejudice and bigotry.
Also, this prejudice inflames extremists giving them fertile ground for recruitment. I also like the quote of Martin Niemoller that Olbermann uses regarding Nazi Germany:
"First they came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up, because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up, because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me."Recommend this post