The Imam and the Tar Heel

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the controversial “Ground Zero Mosque” advocate, will be giving a speech tonight over at the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill. It looks like things could get a bit rowdy with protesters pledging “not to let him get away with this nonsense.” The Charlotte Observer reports:

Abdul Rauf is an advocate for the Cordoba House, billed as a center to encourage multifaith understanding at Park51, the cultural center proposed near the site of the World Trade Center tragedy. He will not be stumping or raising money for the project during his UNC-CH appearance, for which he’ll receive a $20,000 speaking fee, university officials say.

The talk is scheduled for 7:30pm to 9:00pm at Hill hall auditorium and is already sold out, but if you still want to go overflow seating will be available at the nearby Hanes Art Center auditorium. More info here.
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Duke Cheston

Writer/reporter for the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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