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Posted on August 29 2010 5:00 pm
Hailing from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Calvin Freiburger is a political science major at Hillsdale College. He also writes for the Hillsdale Forum and his personal website, Calvin Freiburger Online.

To his credit, Hannity finally brought up Rauf’s radicalism, to which Gross responded by noting that “we know know he’s been working for the FBI.” Wait—so Rauf only sounded like a radical in the past because he was posing as one, secretly working on our behalf?

Er, not exactly:

In March 2003, federal officials were being criticized for disrespecting the rights of Arab-Americans in their efforts to crack down on domestic security threats in the post-9/11 environment. Hoping to calm the growing tempers, FBI officials in New York hosted a forum on ways to deal with Muslim and Arab-Americans without exacerbating social tensions. The bureau wanted to provide agents with “a clear picture,” said Kevin Donovan, director of the FBI’s New York office.

Brought in to speak that morning — at the office building located just blocks from Ground Zero — was one of the city’s most respected Muslim voices: Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. The imam offered what was for him a familiar sermon to those in attendance. “Islamic extremism for the majority of Muslims is an oxymoron,” he said. “It is a fundamental contradiction in terms.”

So “working with the FBI” actually means “lecturing the FBI on how to be more politically-correct around Muslims.”

The segment ended with Gross screaming about seeing this kind of hatred in the sixties. Or something. If Michael Gross wants to do something about hatred, I suggest he start by looking in the mirror.

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Hailing from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Calvin Freiburger is a political science major at Hillsdale College.  He also writes for the Hillsdale Forum and his personal website, Calvin Freiburger Online.

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