The nation's largest Muslim civil rights group has called for the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association to cancel a scheduled speech by a Texas-based security professional it calls an "anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist."
John Guandolo, a 1989 graduate of the Naval Academy, former FBI agent and frequent commentator on what he has described as "the Global Muslim Movement," is slated to address a chapter of the alumni group at a luncheon in San Diego on Feb. 21.
The alumni group chapter describes Guandolo on its website as "a powerful, dynamic and highly credible speaker."
The Council on American-Islamic Relations disagrees, calling Guandolo "an infamous Islamophobe" who has made unsupported claims against a wide range of Muslim-Americans and others.