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Selling Sharia to America
by Faith J. H. McDonnell
At one of the latest stops on his ongoing national speaking tour, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, most widely known for his work with the proposed "Ground Zero Mosque," visited UNC Chapel Hill. Speaking at the biennial Weil Lecture on American Citizenship, held in Hill Hall on Wednesday night, March 16, 2011, Rauf addressed "Unfinished Dreams: America, Religion and Citizenship."
The dreams of the Cordoba Initiative-founder will not be finished until he has promoted Shariah in every major university in the United States. On the 17th, Rauf spoke at Duke. In a few days time, he heads to Yale, where he will surely be embraced with open arms by the same intellectual elites who bared their naked dhimmi souls in a letter entitled naively, "Loving God and Neighbor Together." This was a response to a letter issued by 138 Muslim scholars, including Imam Rauf, known as "A Common Word Between Us and You."
Rauf received $20,000 plus expenses for speaking at Chapel Hill. Such honoraria should help make up for any penalties and lost revenue from the Union City tenements of which Rauf is a "slumlord," in the words of the city's mayor, Brian Stack. The Kuwait-born, thrice-wed Rauf is in great demand as the star of "moderate Islam."
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