According to the event website, four potential presidential candidates are expected to attend: Former UN Ambassador John Bolton, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA).
One of the event’s main sponsors is Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy, a key group in the U.S. counter-terrorism network. Gaffney is a highly respected terrorism expert whose well-documented writings and popular 10-video series on the Muslim Brotherhood regarding Muslim infiltration of all aspects of American life have been used in the creation of many US national security policies.
The summit also features former Lieutenant General Jerry Boykin. Boykin has said that “[Islam] should not be protected under the First Amendment,” that there should be “no mosques in America,” that Islam is a “totalitarian way of life,” and that there can be no interfaith dialogue or cooperation between Muslims and Christians. He said, “Walk down the street in Dearborn, MI and you would think youj are in Damascus or Beirut.”
As the below video shows, CAIR has a special hatred for Gen. Boykin:
Another event speaker, former FBI Special Agent John Guandolo, refers to America’s mosques and Islamic centers as “barracks” and correctly claims “it is a permanent command in Islam for Muslims to hate and despise Jews and Christians.”
CAIR Needless to say, CAIR (Council on Anti-American Islamic Relations will do everything in its power to discredit these speakers and pressure the candidates not to attend. (Ain’t gonna happen, though)
“Our country doesn’t benefit when our political leaders espouse prejudiced views,” said Corey Saylor, director of CAIR’s department to monitor and combat Islamophobia. “For candidates to appear with and legitimize bigots is, at best, un-presidential.”