I can see it both ways. I do think a lot of what he said is true, not against all who practice Islam, but certainly about those who practice Islam who were complicit or in agreement with the destruction carried out by them in New York, London, Madrid, and Mumbai, etc...
But in a way, wouldn't it be such a testament to the values that America was built on to allow the mosque to be built there?
In other words, Osama bin Laden and his ilk would have to be confronted with the fact that they were unable to overcome or overpower that wonderful spirit and acceptance of strength in diversity which has always been America's greatest strength.
The Islamists who hate America might look at it as their victory, but really it'd be a victory for the belief in and continuation of diversity.
Sort of a turn the other cheek move.
By the way, was anyone offended when this Brit kept calling the US 'America'?