Rep. Melissa Hortman, the Democrat leader of the Minnesota House, took a stand against Islamic extremism when she sent a letter demanding that Republicans cancel a visit by Muslim activist Raheel Raza because of her ties to "extremist" groups. Were the Democrats suddenly reevaluating their relationships to Islamic hate groups linked to the Muslim Brotherhood such as CAIR and ISNA?

Raheel Raza, the president of Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow, is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal and Toronto's Constance Hamilton award. She's a diversity consultant and interfaith activist who taught a series on "Women in Islam" at Ryerson University.

The "extremist" groups are the Clarion Fund and Act for America which monitor Islamic militancy.

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