Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Members of Congress ask DOJ to withdraw from 2007 ISNA convention (45 days until 2008 ISNA convention in Columbus)

In preparation for next month’s 2008 ISNA national convention, we are looking at some of the organization’s highlights.

Today we remember the efforts by Rep. Pete Hoekstra and Rep. Sue Myrick asking the Department of Justice to reconsider the decision to have a recruiting booth at the 2007 ISNA convention. These efforts followed the revelation by the Washington Times that DOJ would participate in the event, even though DOJ prosecutors had just named ISNA an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism finance trial. Tomorrow we will reveal what happened when DOJ went ahead with their plans to appear at the ISNA event

An image of the Hoekstra/Myrick congressional letter [pdf] is immediately below: