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June 17, 2014 1:01 PM You’re Irrelevant!

By Ed Kilgore

As you may have heard by now, there was a panel on Benghazi! at Heritage yesterday featuring aggressive Islamophobes Frank Gaffney and Bridgette Gabriel. During the Q&A segment a Muslim American University student courteously asked for some cognizance of the moderate majority of her faith. Gaffney responded mildly and even positively, before going on a patented bender about Shariah Law. But then Gabriel kinda went nuts, as did the Heritage crowd, in mocking the “irrelevance” of moderates, who were the Good Germans of Islam. She was also angry that the questioner didn’t stick to the Benghazi! script. Here’s a video; Gabriel comes on just after the four minute mark:

I bring this up in part to note that this fairly long segment of the event—which almost certainly riled up the audience more than anything else that was said—was entirely missing from the account by Heritage’s Daily Signal—you know, the “objective” news source the foundation is now sponsoring to transcend media bias.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


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