Grand Mufti Emanuel's Chicago Values

When Rahm Emanuel ascended to the top of Chicago's political heap last year, it was thought to have been the result of a citywide election that won him the mayorship.  I had no idea he was appointed the city's first Grand Mufti. But thus it must be, as Emanuel has spoken definitively as to what shall henceforth be considered Chicago values. This, of course, refers to the Chick-fil-A flap, in which Emanuel expressed support for a city alderman who was going to ban the restaurant from his ward over chain president Dan Cathy's opposition to faux marriage.   That alderman, Proco Moreno, actually said, "Because of this man's [Cathy's] ignorance, I will now be denying Chick-fil-A's permit to open a restaurant in the 1st Ward."  This prompted Grand Mufti Emanuel to affirm that the restaurant was unwelcome and decree, "Chick-fil-A's values are not Chicago values."  Yet who is Emanuel to issue a fatwa on what Chicago values are on faux marriage when approximately half of...(Read Full Post)

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