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ChoppinBroccoli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-10 01:28 PM
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36. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You For This Story!!!
I've been in an ongoing debate with a right-wing friend over this whole Cordoba Initiative thing. I've managed to back him into a corner using the whole "Contitution protects freedom of religion" argument, and in order to make himself NOT sound like a bigot, his only response has been that while he has no problem with Muslims in general, or even a mosque on this site, what he objects to is this particular Imam, who he claims is a dangerous, radical, anti-American would-be terrorist leader. When I posted links to numerous articles showing that Rauf is anything BUT a dangerous terrorist leader, he claimed that Rauf has been saying all the right things HERE, but saying very DIFFERENT things when he speaks to audiences in the Middle East. And his evidence of this? The following article (in the oh-so-credible Weekly Standard):

Essentially, the article says Rauf is a dangerous, anti-American radical because he associates with (and by "associates with," they mean, "has accepted funding from") known anti-American radicals like............say it with me, now................Al-Waleed Bin Talal! And everyone knows that ANYONE who associates with dangerous people like Bin Talal can't POSSIBLY have good intentions toward America.

Oh, I can't WAIT to hear his response to this one. I just sent him the article along with a note saying that since I knew he was afraid of anyone associating with Bin Talal, I would be right there to help him organize his boycott of Faux News just as soon as he was ready to do it (which I'm CERTAIN he will, intellectual consistency being the HALLMARK of the right-wing and all).
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