The United West, an activist organization that says its purpose is "defending Western civilization from Shariah Islam," has provided the Clarion Project with documentation that the University of Central Florida paid $1,250 to an anti-American imam to speak on its campus.
On August 2, the University of Central Florida complied with an open records request from the United West about its hosting of Imam Siraj Wahhaj as a guest speaker. The documents show that the Muslim Students Association on campus used part of its budget to pay Wahhaj for an event on February 25, 2011.
The United West previously released a video of the speaking engagement that showed Wahhaj telling the audience that "What is the punishment according to the Koran for those who commit fornication? What's the punishment? 100 lashes."