Bin Laden and associates must be celebrating in glee watching the degeneration of American politics those days.
Allen West is the Republican candidate for congress in Florida this year. Here he is speaking about Islam in a public forum:
Writing on ThinkProgress.org, blogger George Zornick gives a bit of a background about Allen West:
West began his political career after resigning from the military following an investigation into his interrogation tactics. In 2003, West was interrogating an Iraqi policeman who was not being cooperative. According to his own testimony during a military hearing, West watched four of his men beat the suspect, and West said he personally threatened to kill the man. According to military prosecutors, West followed up on his threat by taking the man outside and firing a 9mm pistol near his head, in order to make the man believe he would be shot.