Pantano Wades Into Sharia Firestorm at CPAC
Joins Activist Pamela Geller and AFDI/SIOA in partnership with the Tea Party nation in taking on the Obama Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder on their tolerance of Islamic law in the U.S.
Washington, D.C.: On Friday, February 10, Iraq War veteran and former deputy sheriff Ilario Pantano will be speaking at the must see event of this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC): “Islamic Law in America: How Obama’s Department of Justice is Selling Us Out.” CPAC is the largest and most important conservative event of the year.
Pantano said the following about his appearance: “As a Marine Corps officer who lead a platoon into Fallujah in 2004, I’ve seen the carnage and the killing, and I myself have been the subject of death threats by Islamic jihadists. I know very well the threat posed by the spread of this violent and wholly anti-American ideology.”
Pantano continued: “Sharia and Islamic law are fundamentally incompatible with the American way of life. To deny that fact is to deny the Christian underpinnings of our society and the Scriptural doctrine, which is the source for our morality, law, and culture. This is an ideological struggle that has been going on for decades if not centuries, and now this administration is playing into the hands of the Islamicists by rapidly dismantling Christian institutions. The repeal of DADT, the federal funding of abortion, and the furtherance of gay marriage have all been priorities for an administration that has managed to label our founding belief, Christianity, “hate speech.” Tragically, these same liberals who would deny our history and usher in Sharia are the same ones who would be killed by the sword of its rigid doctrine.”
Pantano will be joining Pamela Geller, executive director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, as well as Robert Spencer of the American Freedom Defense Initiative and director of Jihad Watch, former Department of Justice official and whistleblower J. Christian Adams, and Islamic law expert Robert Muise in what is sure to be a standing room only event. Previous speakers included Congressman Allen West, Steve Coughlin, and Wafa Sultan.
This year, Pantano will be speaking at the same time as West, and joins Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Laura Ingraham, Governor Scott Walker, Governor Bobby Jindal, and former Governor Sarah Palin who are also speaking on Friday.
“Not surprisingly,” said Pantano, “the “Occupy DC” crowd has threatened to disrupt this year’s conference.” But Pantano is not deterred, he said. “”Occupy” threatens to quash a conversation about the very ideology that would behead them for doing so.”
For more information on this year’s CPAC conference, see the attached complete schedule of events.