MPAC, the Muslim Public Affairs Council announced a press conference for today at 9am in front of the RNC. The press conference was to “Call on Romney to Denounce Bachmann’s Witch Hunt.” MPAC is a Southern California-based Muslim lobbying group now closely aligned with the Obama White House.
Haris Tarin, the director of the Washington office, recently chastised Rep. Michelle Bachmann for asking national security questions about the role of certain Muslim American Organizations and individuals in high ranking governmental positions. Representative Bachmann sits on the House Intelligence Committee.
The press release, originally dated August 3, 2012, was updated this morning to announce the press conference’s cancellation. MPAC also updated their Facebook page, announcing the cancellation.
ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE:
However, MPAC did have a press conference this morning in front of the RNC. Turn-out was underwhelming, to say the least. Breitbart News has exclusive photos of MPAC’s press conference that, indeed, was held in front of the RNC at 9am this morning.
Here is a video interview at the press conference:
Here is a closer image of the “press attendance.”
MPAC is most well-known for the remarks by its President, Al-Marayati, after 9-11 suggesting Israel might be responsible for attacks. According to the Los Angeles Times:
According to the transcript, Al-Marayati said, “If we’re going to look at suspects, we should look to the groups that benefit the most from these kinds of incidents, and I think we should put the state of Israel on the suspect list because I think this diverts attention from what’s happening in the Palestinian territories so that they can go on with their aggression and occupation and apartheid policies.”