The holiday season that begins this week is a time to end “senseless violence, bloodshed, and exploitation.” As we celebrate with family and friends, we can send “a message of peace.”

It seems even terrorist sympathizers are getting in on the holiday act. For these are the words of PETA’s Bruce Friedrich — better known for saying “it would be a great thing if, you know, all of these fast-food outlets and these slaughterhouses and these laboratories and these banks that fund them exploded tomorrow. I think it’s perfectly appropriate for people to take bricks and toss them through the windows.” [Click here to hear him yourself.]

PETA sent $45,200 to the legal defense of animal rights terrorist Rodney Coronado. And Friedrich himself has suggested that an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the U.S. would be a good thing, linked Oklahoma City bomber Tim McVeigh with “the world’s greatest visionaries” for his food choices, and faked a press credential to get into an event featuring the mayor of London — at whom Friedrich then hurled a glass of water. A U.S. congressman even suggested Friedrich’s travels into the country “must be closely monitored” because of his foot-and-mouth remarks.