Party leaders are drawing criticism for refusing to repudiate a three-day Islamist gathering before next week's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte featuring radicals Siraj Wahhaj and Jibril Hough.

The Blaze reported that a group called the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs (BIMA) is holding a Jumah, or Friday prayer session, next week. It will kick off three days of programs and events in Charlotte "relative to the American Muslim plight," a BIMA statement said. Hough is a BIMA spokesman, while Wahhaj is scheduled to speak during the weekend events.

Zuhdi Jasser, head of the American Islamic Foundation for Democracy (AIFD), called on party leaders to disassociate themselves from Wahhaj and Hough, who have long records of radical statements.

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