Here is more today on attempts by Leftwing groups to intimidate conservatives in Maryland. Ken Timmerman writing at the Daily Caller tells us more about the letter we reported yesterday in which former Delegate Saqib Ali calls us bigots and hatemongers.
The Daily Caller:
Saqib Ali, a former Democratic member of the Maryland state legislature, aims to shut down a planned conference hosted by the Maryland Conservative Action (MDCAN) on Saturday, charging that speakers include “the nation’s leading Islamophobes.”
An open letter spearheaded by Ali has attracted the official endorsements of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Muslim Public Affairs Council, the Islamic Society of Annapolis, CASA de Maryland and Equality Maryland, a group that promotes gay marriage.
“Unfortunately, instead of inviting legitimate conservative speakers, MDCAN has instead chosen speakers who are well-known conspiracy theorists, McCarthyites, racists and anti-Muslim fanatics,” Ali wrote.
The letter, spearheaded by a well-known Maryland Democratic party activist, also takes aim at Republican lawmakers who have agreed to address the conference, asking them to “strongly reconsider” their decision to participate.
Read it all! There is much more.
Further update: In Richard Falknor’s good post today at Blue Ridge Forum on the shariah threat, he directs us to an excellent opinion piece by Joseph Farah at World Net Daily, here. “Soft Shariah” is a good descriptive term for what is happening.