Ed Driscoll

Rauf Justice: Can We Speed This News Cycle Up a Bit?

Found via Jim Geraghty, Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs has produced this clip of a few of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s greatest hits:

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And of course, that’s in addition to Rauf telling 60 Minutes in September of 2001 that the Boeings had come home to roost:

On Sept. 30, 2001, two weeks after the 9/11 attacks, Fiesal told CBS’ “60 Minutes,” “I wouldn’t say that the United States deserved what happened. But the United States’ policies were an accessory to the crime that happened.”

When CBS’ Ed Bradley then asked, “You say that we’re an accessory—how?” Feisal said, “Because we have been an accessory to a lot of innocent lives dying in the world. In fact, in the most direct sense, Osama bin Laden is made in the USA.”

So as with previous examples of darlings of the left being caught on the record saying incendiary things, we should soon see the following:

1. “But it’s taken out of context!!!!” rejoinders.
2. His defenders in the MSM telling his that this his best speech was “a home run” of religious tolerance and transcendence.
3. CNN and MSNBC declaring their networks a “Rauf-Free Zone,” once the imam of the hour is no longer useful for bashing conservatives, and/or too radioactive to the left.

How quickly can we not pass go, not build the mosque, and skip straight to phase three of this news cycle?