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Imam Feisal Rauf Speaks at UNC

The University of North Carolina recently invited Imam Feisal Rauf to speak on campus and address questions regarding the controversial proposal for an Islamic Center near the site of the 9/11 devastation. My Pope Center colleagues Jay Schalin and Duke Cheston write about his talk, as well as an opposing presentation at UNC, here.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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