Check out the latest report on Hamas-CAIR's blasphemy bullying here. Ann Corcoran has the full deets. Anti-Islamic supremacist backlash -- registration for Maryland Conservative Conference is skyrocketing.
Geller refers to CAIR as Hamas-CAIR.
CAIR-MD intimidating speakers at MD CAN; boosts registrations! Potamac Tea Party Report
CAIR is the Council on American Islamic Relations and Maryland has a new chapter that is making headlines in perhaps its first foray into the agitation business by attempting to intimidate elected officials and keep them from speaking at the Maryland Conservative Action Network Conference on Saturday. Their beef is that outspoken defender of free speech, Pamela Geller, will be speaking ( ironically on the topic of defending free speech).
Here is the Maryland Gazette story from yesterday in which Del. Nic Kipke, one of four targeted elected officials on the program says he has no intention of backing out of the program. Kipke will be speaking on Obamacare and how it will affect Maryland.
The new chairman of the Anne Arundel County House delegation said today 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.”
The Maryland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations issued a statement Tuesday calling on Kipke and other public officials to withdraw from the Maryland Conservative Action Network Conference. The Gaithersburg-based group said Geller co-founded an organization designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Former Montgomery County Del. Saqib Ali, government relations director for CAIR-MD, called his former colleague’s defense of Geller “despicable.” He said she is widely know for spreading the “most vile sort of bigotry you could imagine.”
“Everybody knows who Pam Geller is,” he said. “Sure, she criticizes people in foreign countries but her main thrust are Muslims here … She led the effort to block a Mosque in New York. She published a manual on how people can prevent mosques from being built in their neighborhoods.”
Geller responded in her internationally-read and acclaimed blog, Atlas Shrugs, with praise for Kipke, here.
Go read it all.