Carr’s Column – Imam Rauf and the “Ground Zero Mosque”
I have fond recollections of my several meetings with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. A great advoctate of dialogue between the faiths and a critic of the notion of the clash of civilisations.
He has been buried in a lava flow of hatred spilling out of the Fox News Channel and from the Republican Party because of his proposal for an Islamic centre and mosque near Ground Zero.
My former staffer Sassoon Grigorian recalls Imam Rauf’s visit to Australia in 2004 sponsored by me as Premier in the following article: http://www.thepunch.com.au/articles/what-i-learned-from-meeting-the-ground-zero-imam/