How About We Actually Listen To The People Behind Park 51 ?
Daisy Khan, the wife of Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, and one of the people behind the project to construct an Islamic Community Center and mosque in a location two blocks from the site of the September 11th attacks appeared on ABC’s This Week this morning to discuss the project and the firestorm that has erupted around it:
After watching this, the first thing that struck me is that the project owners should’ve been doing interviews like this week ago rather than ceding the ground to demagogues like Gingrich and Palin.
Update: Along the same lines there’s an interesting profile of Imam Rauf himself in today’s New York Times. Go read it.