The Islamic organization whose event was attended by President Obama's new envoy to the Muslim world six years ago has a history of radical stances, and at the time of the event it was urging members to support incarcerated Muslims including terror suspects and a convicted cop killer.

The event in Chicago over the Labor Day weekend of 2004 was a conference of the Muslim Students Association (MSA), an organization with several hundred affiliated chapters on campuses across the U.S. and Canada.

Rashad Hussain, a deputy associate counsel at the White House who has been appointed Obama's envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), took part in a session on Sunday, September 5, entitled "Get up, Stand up, Stand up for your Rights: The State of Contemporary Civil Liberties." Hussain was a Yale law student at the time.

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