One of the nation's leading Islamist political organizations hosts its annual convention this weekend, opting to showcase a slew of radicals and terror apologists on its program.
The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) is calling this Saturday's conference at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles, "The Struggle for America's Conscience."
Among the invited speakers is a leader of a Virginia mosque whom law enforcement officials consider to be "associated with Islamic extremists," a director of a group founded by the Muslim Brotherhood with a history of radical statements, and MPAC officials with their own record of undermining law enforcement counter-terror efforts. In addition, a White House aide responsible for outreach to the Muslim world is scheduled to appear. But even he has a record of criticizing American terrorism prosecutions and policies.
That's on top of the rhetoric put forth by the host group MPAC, which rails against law enforcement terrorism investigations and has argued that the U.S. is wrong to designate Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups.