Amid the furore caused by President Obama's backing of a proposal to build a Muslim community centre and a mosque near Ground Zero some mosque committee members attempted to ratchet down tensions by extending an olive branch to angry New Yorkers:
In a statement released to the New York media mosque organizers said:
"As a sign of good faith that we are truly American and not attempting to force Muslim culture on Americans we are offering free belly dancing lessons and all-you-can eat donair kebabs daily to all our non-Muslim friends"
Family members of 9/11 terror attack victims have been enraged by what they perceive as Obama's "confused priorities".
Refusing the free food and dance offer they asked instead for the Obama Admin to stop lecturing them on Constitutional principles and get on with the business of trying the 911 attack planners and bringing justice to the victims.
The wandering President who has a habit of pontificating on issues that don't do him any favors, once again reduced his burned-out White House spokesman to 'clarifying' what he meant.
Sarah Palin, who had just finished her Italian sausage pizza tweeted:
"Our founding fathers did not intend for us to eat foreign food and perform un-Christian dances. As Americans we eat hamburgers and hot-dogs and do the hokey-pokey ....that's what they did in the old days of the Bible and that's what's patriotic Americans should do".