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The new chairman of the Anne Arundel County House delegation said Wednesday he will attend a conservative political conference Saturday in Annapolis despite calls from a Muslim advocacy group that described a keynote speaker as a notorious "Islamaphobe."

Del. Nic Kipke, who was elected chairman on Tuesday, called blogger and author Pamela Geller an outspoken critic of the treatment of women in some Islamic countries.

"I don't know Ms. Geller personally," the Pasadena Republican said. "What I do know about her is that she has pointed out gross atrocities that occur in some Muslim countries against women."


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