State, Justice Will Appear at Muslim Public Affairs Council, Causing Concern

(New York Sun) Meghan Clyne - Outrage and puzzlement are mounting over the Bush administration's participation this weekend in the fifth annual convention of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. The convention also will include leaders of MPAC who have made statements considered by many to be anti-Israel and anti-Semitic, and to be supportive of the terrorist organizations Hamas and Hizballah. "It's really regrettable, because it sends the wrong message," the vice president of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Malcolm Hoenlein, said. "We try to counter the extremism in other countries and seem here to countenance it." Another participant, by video, is Tariq Ramadan, an author and Muslim scholar who had his visa to teach at the University of Notre Dame revoked by the American government in 2004 over concerns about his alleged ties to terrorism.

2005-12-19 00:00:00

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