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“One need not agree with her substantive position to support her right to respectful free expression. And yet, some of those who disagreed with her position — including Rush Limbaugh and commentators throughout the blogosphere and in various other media channels — responded with behavior that can only be described as misogynistic, vitriolic, and a misrepresentation of the position of our student.”

Georgetown University president John J. DeGioia, defending Sandra Fluke, a student there who came “under incendiary attack from Mr. Limbaugh.”

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Karen Armstrong on the Islamic Center in Lower Manhattan

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Other than getting the issue of the pre-existence of the Islamic center at it’s present location wrong, Karen Armstrong offers a deeply spiritual and enlightened view of this faux-controversy that has been fanned by Gingrich, Palin and the Fox crowd in this video.

I wonder if Sarah Palin would want to debate the pros and cons of the project with Ms. Armstrong. Or Newt. Or maybe both. I’m sure Karen Armstrong could take both of them on at the same time. I would pay a premium to see that debate on Pay-Per-View.

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