Why Has CPAC Banned All Panels About Islam?

March 12, 2013 at 5:00 am / by

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For anyone going to the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), I’m sure by now you’re aware that there will be no panels conducted regarding the threat of Islam this year.  All of our leading experts on IslamRobert Spencer, Pamela Geller, Frank Gaffney and others–have been banned from speaking and/or holding panels.

Unfortunately, many Conservatives still aren’t aware that two of the most influential organizers of CPAC—seemingly innocuous tax guru Grover Norquist and former aide in the Bush administration Suhail Khan—are fighting together to eliminate any dissenting voices about the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.  Why is this?

Last year, I personally learned firsthand that no one—not even a simple blogger like me—is allowed to even question the threat of Islam in America at CPAC.  In a very small panel moderated by Suhail Khan, I asked him about his previous year’s statement at CPAC, in which he told the press, “There is no Muslim Brotherhood in America.” I reminded Khan that the Muslim Brotherhood via CAIR has said, “Yes, we are here in America”, along with four federal U.S. judges who also declared the same.  So when I asked Khan if he wanted to retract his very dangerous statement–which I believe is the same as telling someone there aren’t any snakes in a room full of snakes—without answering my question, I was asked to leave the conference room and I was ridiculed by Khan and his followers.

For the record, educating Americans about Islam and Sharia has nothing to do with being “anti-Muslim” or any type of bigotry, as both Khan and Norquist have accused their opposers as being.  This is about public awareness and understanding who our enemy really is–and burying our heads in the sand about the very real influence of Islam in America will not protect us from those ‘thousand paper cuts from within’.

This week my PolitiChick co-anchor Morgan Brittany and I will be reporting from CPAC and we will not allow this blacklisting of our foremost American experts on Islam to go unnoticed.  For all bloggers and videographers who are attending, I hope you’ll join us in asking our Conservative leaders the following questions over and over:

  1. Why, in your opinion, aren’t there any panels on the threat of Islam this year?  In light of the takeover of the Middle East by the Muslim Brotherhood, not to mention 9/11/01 and 9/11/12 isn’t it one of the most important topics we can discuss at a Conservative convention?
  2. Why are our leading American experts on Islam—including Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller and Frank Gaffney–banned from speaking this year?
  3. Rep. Michele Bachmann, Rep. Louis Gohmert (TX), Trent Franks (AZ), Lynn Westmoreland (GA) and Thomas Rooney (FLA) conducted an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood penetration of the Washington policy-making chain.  Without looking into the facts presented, the investigation was silenced by both the Left and the Right.  Why?
  4. If we’re not allowed to discuss the threat of Islam and creeping Sharia at a Conservative convention, what chance do we have to fight it?

Below is the PolitiChicks episode regarding my confrontation with Khan at CPAC last year, followed by a transcript of the exchange (with apologies for the audio):

A-M: Last year you said there is no Muslim Brotherhood in the United States but the Muslim Brotherhood themselves have said that 29 Muslim-American organizations are–they describe them as being ‘our organizations and the organizations of our friends. These include the Islamic Society of North America; the Council on American Islamic Relations; the North American Islamic Trust and four federal judges have confirmed that these organizations are friends of the Muslim Brotherhood. So do you stand by your statement that there is no Muslim Brotherhood in America?

Suhail: Ma’am what this panel is about is conservative inclusion…

A-M: Should they [the Muslim Brotherhood] be included in conservative politics?

Woman on front row: That’s not what this is about!

Suhail: That’s not what this panel’s about so if you want to take up those questions with other people you can. We’re here to talk about conservative message Americans so if your group, and other Alinsky-like factions—I can see where you come from.

Woman on front row: Please leave!


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Ann-Marie Murrell

Ann-Marie Murrell is the original PolitiChick anchor and is the CEO/Editor-in-Chief of, which was nominated at CPAC 2013 as the “People’s Choice Blogger of the Year”. In 2013, Ann-Marie received Front Page Magazine’s Glazov Gang Ronald Reagan Award. Ann-Marie writes for dozens of respected Conservative websites including TownHall, Daily Caller, Front Page Magazine, The Blaze and more. Ann-Marie is often a guest speaker at rallies across the US and is a frequent guest on radio and TV shows, including a 2013 appearance on the Dr. Phil Show in which she represented the conservative viewpoint. She has been featured on dozens of radio and television shows, including Fox News, BlazeTV, the Dennis Prager Show, the Janine Turner Show and she is a regular commentator and guest host on One America’s Rick Amato Show, Front Page Magazine’s Glazov Gang and the Mark Isler Show on 870/The Answer. Ann-Marie is one of the go-to conservative reporters in Los Angeles and has covered multiple political events throughout the United States. Ann-Marie has conducted hundreds of interviews with conservative leaders including Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Lt. Col. Allen West, Dr. Ben Carson, and she was one of the last reporters to interview the late Andrew Breitbart. Ann-Marie speaks at various Conservative rallies and 2nd Amendment events across the country, from California to Texas and many cities in between, and was the exclusive reporter for the David Horowitz Freedom Center West Coast retreat. You can find Ann-Marie Murrell on Facebook and Twitter (@PolitichickAM). (@PolitichickAM).

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  1. Thank God someone is asking. This is just ridiculous.

  2. IamJohnGalt says:

    Ignoring creeping sharia is perilous and we ALL know it.

  3. donald oesau says:

    Islam is a cancer growing in america and the entire western world.

  4. rick says:

    CPAC, is owned by, barry soetoro AKA steve dunham AKA hussein obama etc….etc…., who is in turn, owned by the brotherhood. the research was stupid easy 6 yrs ago. it can now be etched in stone. their are NO conservative americans, connected to these traitors, at CPAC.

  5. oz24 says:

    seems to me, just as we need to make a break with the republican party rinos and progressives, we need to start a new pac with true conservatives who will not bow down to these people, and will speak the truth boldly and without fear on all fronts.

  6. James Maxwell says:

    islam is like AIDS, it is spread to the innocent thru corruption, lies and decite. The cult

    is worse than Charles Manson and his family ever were. There are those in politics who

    are afraid to mention the terroris that the quran spews forth and the corruption it spreads.

    But one has but to look at the middle east to see how foul it is and what it has done to

    the people there. They are still living in the 14th Century with few morals and no scrupples

    even among their own kind and families. They kill each other over the slighest imigined

    insult or even the assumed dishonor caused by a female member.

  7. Skip Palmer says:

    Where is the “Christian Tolerance Training” for Muslims.. I think we have an awful one sided problem here..

  8. Larry of Arabia says:

    The prejudice and bigotry apparent in the Islamic countries of the Middle East is what I remember during my times over there. In most of the Islamic countries the Christian churches have to meet clandestinely. Muslims come to America to bemoan our politics, our values, and our Christianity, when such controversy is not afforded Christians overseas. The 10% Coptic Christians in Egypt have serious government-sponsored prejudice against them, not to mention all the vile acts perpetrated upon them daily, on the streets and in the markets. Islam…the mot intolerant “religion” on this Earth.

  9. Ontherightintampa says:

    CPAC, to me, is now a JOKE. I AM Conservative, but no longer Republican – I’ll go with the TEA PARTY and the LIBERTARIANS.

    By this denial of representation, CPAC now allows the Muslim Brotherhood free to work “both sides of the aisle”. I AM DISGUSTED.

  10. Another batch of elitest have been infaltrated.

  11. marineh2ominer says:

    Anyone ignorant enough to support Islam is way to ignorant to be in public office in America , Islam is clearly a theocracy , and a barbaric and brutal one at that , yet the fools in public office are concerned not about an Islamic theocracy but a Christian theocracy , which has NEVER been a threat . CPAC will never be on my computer or TV , I will reject it just as I do everything having to do with DEMONRATS .

  12. Jimmy Z says:

    This is one of the most important articles of the year so far. CPAC and the GOP are dead to open dialogue. Pitiful. And thanks for your courage.

  13. Dempseycoleman says:

    Because they are listening to Norquest and CAIR the Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers

  14. hookemowls says:

    Helloooooo?!?!? more proof of the muslim in the WH, sinister.

  15. Watch Man says:

    Thanks to Obama (the pro muslim )Thanks to atheists that wanted the removal of God out of the country. We are reliving and going the way of the Roman empire.

  16. Watch Man says:

    Also its obvious mainstream media isn’t helpful. All and any info we get together to try and wake people up nation wide .They’ll do is send the information into media news that are in no ways mainstream. And until they shut down Youtube, and Facebook and all other mainstream social sites., We have to be intolerant of their ways and NOT accepting if it comes down to it VIDEO TAPE THESE jokers if we have to keep an eye on them ourselves. These people are out to get us THEY HATE US IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE! ESPECIALLY CHRISTIANS … MORESO CHRISTIANS AND JEWS!! If they are a “religion of peace” look how they behead ppl that don’t go along with them, They teach 12 yr olds to behead grown men and like maniacs cheer about it ( any muslim or pro muslim that says im a liar I have proof ) look how they murder their women like dogs. PEOPLE WE BETTER WAKE THE @#&& UP!!! OUR PREZ ISNT FOR US! ITS GOD AND OURSELVES! And God wont fail us, we have to go back to what works. STOP ALLOWING THESE jokers to export our jobs, STOP ALL FUNCTIONS THAT TAKE OUR MONEY TURNED AGAINST US FUNDING JIHAD and keep CHRIST forefront.

  17. omega2 says:


  18. Shootist says:

    “Why Has CPAC Banned All Panels About Islam?”

    Is this a rhetorical question?

    You can look through some of the bigoted responses below for your answer. GOP-e doesn’t want to be embarrassed by the ignorance, elitism and racist tendencies of its membership. I say this as a 40 year member of the GOP (aka the Stupid Party).

    Islam is not monolithic. Wahabists are a problem but they do not represent a majority or even a plurality of Islamic thinking. If US stops doing business with countries in the Middle East, the terrorists will go bother someone else. Additionally, if the US had waged war the way Sherman or Patton waged war, there would be no more terrorists (at least until the children grew up).

    Christianity is neither better, nor worse, than Islam. Myth to control man. You religionists need to understand that the world is secular. And you lack the moral authority to force your beliefs and morals off on your neighbor (the same goes for your neighbor).

    Most Conservatives worship the same State the democrat does. The media makes sure to augment the differences, but the similarities are staggering. Both use, or wish to use, the police power of the Federal Government to foist their version of morality off on everyone else.

    The GOP-e (CPAC) is beholden to large multinational corporations who do business in Arab Muslim countries. GOP-e takes money from Saudi princes (as does the democrat).

    Save America. Find an honest person and elect them to office. In the meantime, re-elect no one. Ever.

  19. Mrs.PG says:

    That took a lot of courage. Keep up the good work of exposing this threat to our country. I can’t even explain how disappointed I am n CPAC this year.

  20. Billie Nix says:

    OH! How I wish I could be there with you! We’re covering this story on the left coast!

  21. red squirrel says:

    Video of the exchange can also be found here:

    (Exchange starts at about :43)

  22. catnip24 says:

    ann-marei murrell is a geat patriot and shows extraordinary courage and guts to stand up to these muslim apologists. we need more females and males like her.

  23. Dr. Sharon Schuetz says:

    Something must be done to stop this encroaching Sharia law in America. It doesn’t matter who stops the conversation, it must be acknowledge. It has already consumed Europe, now it wants America. Thanks, Ann-Marie, for working tirelessly to expose this destructive force on our nation.

  24. Shoot muslimes. At least 10a day.

  25. Kelly Kafir says:

    Ann Marie – I LOVE your chutzpah!!! You go girl!!!

  26. Thank you for your boldness and standing up for what is right!

  27. leefromok says:

    Things are so much worse than most people know.
    Here is something to search for.
    Ann Barnhardt Islam female circumcision

    Anyone that preaches tolerance should watch.

  28. Here are a few questions that we need to be asking each other and our politicians…… starting at the local (city/town), county, state and national levels: “Is Obama using the Muslim Brotherhood to form a Shariah compliant global Caliphate or are they using him to do so?”
    “Why did Obama sign UN Resolution 16/18 that begins the process of destroying our
    Constitution and imposing Shariah above our First amendment?”
    “Why did Obama sign Executive Order 13524 — Amending Executive Order 12425: EXECUTIVE ORDER AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER 12425 DESIGNATING INTERPOL AS A PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION ENTITLED TO ENJOY CERTAIN PRIVILEGES, EXEMPTIONS, AND IMMUNITIES?” This places INTERPOL above and beyond the FBI, our laws and our courts. INTERPOL can arrest and deport anyone they want and our courts cannot stop them. Look what happened last year in February when Saudi Arabia had journalist arrested over a Muhammad tweet. Police arrested Hamza Kashgari, 23, in Malaysia and deported him back to Saudi Arabia and he is still in jail. WHY HASN’T THE HOUSE OR SENATE HELD HEARINGS ON THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD?
    Don’t forget, UN Resolution 16/18 requires Shariah when the UN talks about human rights and religion. Think not? Go to YouTube and watch: Stephen Coughlin, Part 5: The Role of the OIC in Enforcing Islamic Law.
    So there is no Muslim Brotherhood in America? Have you read the Muslim
    Brotherhood’s plan to destroy America? Go to Amazon and order copies for each
    of your politicians and send them a copy of: “An Explanatory Memorandum: From the
    Archives of the Muslim Brotherhood in America (Center for Security Policy Archival
    Series). They are only $5.50 each. The Muslim Brotherhood document was
    developed to help convince Muslims in America “that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and `sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands … so that … God’s religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions.” This document was presented as evidence in
    the Holy Land Foundation trial and was uncontested. It was also uncontested in the appeals process. It names members of CAIR, ISNA, MSA and other Muslim groups in America that want to destroy us by “civilization-jihad” (their terms).
    Why hasn’t Pres. Obama and his entire staff completed the 127-page online Standard
    Form (SF) 86, Questionnaire for National Security Positions,
    Why hasn’t a politician from the Democrat Party or the RINO Party filed a bill
    to require better background investigations of government employees?
    Here is a CFNS PowerPoint that shows how fast and how far the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated our society and government: Homegrown Jihad in the USA: Muslim Brotherhood’s Deliberate, Premeditated Plan Now Reaching Maturity©

    I asked Sen. Burr, Sen. Hagan, Sen. McCaskill, Sen. Blunt, Rep. Hartzler and Rep. Ellmers to request hearings on the Muslim Brotherhood’s plan to destroy America and, as of yet, they refused to do so and they will not give me a response as to why. In addition, other voters have asked the same thing and they also ignore them. Why? Our politicians are following the Muslim Brotherhood’s plan to destroy the U.S. yet, politicians refuse to provide answers to voters; is this a violation of their oath of office, especially when a group claims they want to destroy us?
    If you would like to see a full accounting of how our government and BOTH political parties have placed Cultural Marxism above and beyond our National/Homeland Security and our Constitution go to TheBlaze/TheProject and watch a two-part mini-series on how
    we are being destroyed. Ask yourself, why is Obama refusing to allow Congress
    access to 80 cases of Muslim Brotherhood material the DOJ has in storage?

  29. Kioga says:

    So, have the Muslims infiltrated the Conservative Political Action Conference to rule the Conservatives, Hide their Islamic ties, define the curricullem, or what exactly is the answer here, or maybe the question is; Is the Fox in charge of the hen house ?? Seems to me like a real important subject of major concern has been politically correctly removed from the cares and concerns of what may be a death match for Freedom and can’t be objectively and publicly discussed . Who idea and decree is this and what’s the fear, Tollerence ?

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