A Muslim advocacy group plans to protest outside a conservative political conference in Annapolis on Saturday because of Pamela Geller—the group's choice for its keynote speaker.

"It's really upsetting because this person coming, Pamela Geller, she is just as out there and just as bigoted and racist as David Duke," said Saqib Ali, government relations director for Maryland's chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). "It's just like if the Klan was coming to town and these legislators said 'we are going to go hang out with the KKK.'"

The conference is called Turning the Tides 2013 and was created by Maryland's Conservative Action Network (MD CAN) as a networking and training workshop, according to its website.

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