Catholic radio host defends Islamic scholar’s debate choice

“Kresta said that some critics of Spencer’s appearance seem not to have confidence in the ability to refute him.

“Otherwise wouldn’t they want the opportunity to publicly expose his ‘hate-mongering’ and ‘Islamophobia’?” he asked. “It won’t do in a principled pluralistic society to hive off into our ethnic or religious ghettos and accuse outsiders of hatred and bigotry when we haven’t even confronted them publicly.”