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Obama Addresses American Islamist Convention
by Ryan Mauro
President Obama addressed the 50th annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America via videotape, praising the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity for its partnership with his administration. A Clarion Project report showed that the convention's roster of speakers includes many extremists.
"Over the last half-century, you've upheld the proud legacy of American-Muslims' contributions to our national fabric and this gathering is a testament to that tradition," Obama says to ISNA.
The gathering is anything but a testament to American tradition. The speaker with the most sessions (eight), Zaid Shakir, preached earlier this year that the U.S. Constitution is flawed because it grants equality to Muslims and non-Muslims.
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