Guy Benson
Controversial Imam Feisal Rauf has adopted the Obama administration's line on the upcoming domestic Islamic radicalization inquiry: Careful, they'll inflame Muslim opinion. 

Under excellent and persistent questioning from MSNBC's Martin Bashir, Rauf also compares the hearings to the Danish cartoon uproar (which led to riots and death) and claims that radicalization is caused by "extremist discourse that comes from all sides."




UPDATE -  My colleague Katie Pavlich reminds me that Rauf has a history of admonishing Americans that actions taken against the will of radical Muslims may provoke a violent response.  Most notably, he threatened suggested that not building his Ground Zero Mosque would lead to terrorist attacks:



UPDATE II - The witness list for Thursday's hearings has been released.

Guy Benson

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