Krakauer mentions the parallels of extremism between fundamentalist Islam and any other fundamentalist religions in Under the Banner of Heaven, but stopped short of comparing the Mormons to the Taliban. Turns out, he didn’t have to make that comparison. The Mayor of Salt Lake City has taken care of it.
I can’t decide whether this is the most outrageously true thing ever said by a politician, or the most insane career killing brain fart ever said by a politician. Fantastic, if only for the bluster of indignation that I’ll get to hear at family gatherings for months to come.