The Tennessee Republican Party won't formally distance itself from organizers of an anti-Islam event being thrown in Nashville this weekend.

But the event's organizers are quick to distance themselves from average Republicans.

Calling themselves "the Republican Wing of the Republican Party," the Tennessee Republican Assembly will host anti-Islam activists Michael Del Rosso and Andy Miller at its annual conference Saturday. But according to assembly President Sharon Ford's Facebook page, Frank Gaffney, a nationally recognized anti-Islam author and speaker who testified in a lawsuit aimed at stopping Murfreesboro mosque construction, had to bail on the event due to a scheduling conflict.

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