Trump to Letterman: ‘Well, Somebody Knocked Down the World Trade Center’

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Update: Via Power Line, Rauf resorts to extortion

In an interview with CNN’s Soledad O’Brien last night, Feisal Abdul Rauf claimed that U.S. national security depends on the building of the Ground Zero Mosque. Here (via the Corner) is the key part of the interview:

RAUF: As I just mentioned, our national security now hinges on how we negotiate this, how we speak about it, and what we do. It is important for us now to raise the bar on our conversation-

O’BRIEN: What’s the risk? When you say “national security,” what’s the risk?

RAUF: As I mentioned, because if we move, that means the radicals have shaped the discourse. The radicals will shape the discourse on both sides. And those of us who are moderates on both sides — you see Soledad, the battle front is not between Muslims and non-Muslims. The real battle front is between moderates on all sides of all the faith traditions and the radicals on all sides. The radicals actually feed off each other. And in some kind of existential way, need each other. And the more that the radicals are able to control the discourse on one side, it strengthens the radicals on the other side and vice versa…

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