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Controversial Speaker Will Appear In Ocean City Despite Protests
by Bryan Russo
Organizers for the annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast in Ocean City, Md. are refusing to cancel their scheduled keynote speaker, despite protests by several groups who disagree with his views on Islam, which some describe as extreme.
U.S. Army Lieutenant General William Jerry Boykin first made headlines in 2003 after an investigation by the U.S. Defense Department determined that controversial remarks he made while in uniform casting the war on terror in religious terms violated numerous regulations.
After retiring in 2007, Boykin became a public speaker and has gone as far as to accuse President Obama of creating a "Hitler-style" militia to force Marxism on the American People "and he's made numerous disparaging comments about muslims and the Islamic faith such as this one from 2010: "It should not be protected under the first amendment, particularly given that those following the dictates of the Quran have an obligation to destroy our constitution and replace it with Sharia law."
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