You’re Irrelevant!

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.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.