This was fantastic. I have the video of Rauf on Hannity not to long ago, and while Hannity was not awful, he did fall for the classic Islamic dodges and general deceptions such as allowing Rauf to say: “I regret saying that” and taking it to mean he no longer meant it. Coren does not fall for that although I do think it would have been worth asking Rauf for his definition of what a civilian is. I bet, like most critical words in any language, Muslims and Rauf have a proprietary meaning for it that allows them to do whatever they want.
In any case, this is glorious. Mr. Coren clearly knows his subject much better than anyone else Rauf is used to being questioned by. Robert Spencer does a highly enjoyable analysis afterwards as well. It is worth noting that in Rauf’s own books and on may websites where he is quoted, Imam Rauf lets slip his veneer of miscibility with Western civilization and lets it be known that he sees himself as a front man for ‘civilizational jihad’.
More on that soon enough.