On December 15 the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) will have its annual convention at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, a prominent liberal parish within the increasingly liberal Episcopal denomination. It's the first time MPAC has convened at a church.
Last week a younger writer on national security issues named Ryan Mauro penned a column critical of MPAC's radical connections in its past and questioned the church's wisdom in hosting it. The article appeared in Frontpagemag.com and on the website of my group, the Institute on Religion and Democracy. On December 6, MPAC and the All Saints Episcopal convened a press conference at the church to denounce an ostensible "attack from right-wing extremists," which seemed mostly to be Mauro's article.