While you were spending Memorial Day Weekend barbequing and honoring the U.S. servicemen who gave their lives for the country, 18,000 people attended an annual Muslim-American conference in Connecticut. An additional 14,000 watched online. And the message they heard from one prominent speaker was particularly offensive in light of the holiday: The U.S. Constitution is inferior to Islamic Sharia Law.
The imam is named Zaid Shakir; he's no stranger to readers of the Clarion Project. We've documented his Islamist ideology and anti-American rhetoric repeatedly. Despite the shredding apart of his "moderate" costume, he continues to be a sought-after speaker at Islamic venues across the country. He's also co-founder and chairman of Zaytuna College in California, the subject of a recent New York Times whitewashing.
He spoke at the annual Islamic Circle of North America-Muslim American Society conference on May 25 at the Hartford Convention Center in Connecticut.