After being featured among a list of speakers for an upcoming national convention hosted by two Islamist groups, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison’s name now mysteriously does not appear on the convention program.
Ellison, a candidate to be the next Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair, was scheduled to speak Tuesday at the annual Muslim American Society-Islamic Circle of North America (MAS-ICNA) convention in Chicago, IPT reported.
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An earlier program titled Ellison’s speech as “Our Voice Will Be Heard.” That talk still appears in the convention, but the program now identifies former Muslim Students Association (MSA) President Altaf Husain and an individual named Anthony Whitmore as the speakers.
Ellison’s office declined to comment when the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) asked whether he no longer planned to speak at the event.
On Monday, IPT reported that the MAS-ICNA conference also will feature Ali Qaradaghi, secretary general of the pro-Hamas International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS). The article also disclosed a 2010 email in which liberal Muslim scholar al-Husein Madhany described MAS as a “national security threat” due to its ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.
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