CPAC To Include Premiere Of Anti-Muslim Film On “Ground Zero Mosque”
Considering the recent allegations by Frank Gaffney that it had been infiltrated by pro-Muslim factions, it is kind of ironic that this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference will include this event:
An event will be held titled, “The Ground Zero Mosque: The Second Wave of the 9/11 Attacks.”
The event is a movie premiere, hosted by mosque opposition leader Pamela Geller and her partner Robert Spencer. It will be followed by “a question and action and strategy session on how to stop the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero.”
Geller and Spencer have been at the forefront of opposition to an Islamic community center and mosque planned in downtown Manhattan near Ground Zero. Geller has been the catalyst for protests at the site, including one on Sept. 11, 2010, and one planned early next month which will be a joint anti-mosque, pro-WalMart rally.
I’m not quite sure how anti-Muslim sentiment has gotten mixed up in controversies over Wal-Mart but to each his own I suppose.
To be fair, it should be noted that this is not an official CPAC event:
Nonetheless, it’s unfortunate that bigotry like this is being give a platform of any kind. I’ll be at CPAC this year and you can bet I’ll be steering clear of this one.