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GOP Women To Hear Anti-Islam Pastor

The Bonner County Republican Women has announced it will host a talk next week by the Rev. Shahram Hadian, an anti-Muslim Christian pastor from Chattaroy, Wash. who heads the “Truth in Love Project” and addressed Idaho lawmakers during this year’s legislative session at the invitation of Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens. Hadian’s March luncheon talk, entitled “The True Face of Islam,” drew outrage from Idaho religious and human rights leaders, as he charged that Muslims are attempting to infiltrate and influence conservative communities in the West; the Bonner County event is entitled, “What would Idaho look like under Sharia law?” and is set for April 21 at 10:15 a.m. at the Sandpoint Community Hall. However, the Bonner County Republican Women shouldn’t be confused with the Idaho Federation of Republican Women, the group that’s affiliated with the Idaho Republican Party – it formally disaffiliated from the state group in March, and also disaffiliated with the national Federation of Republican Women. Kitty Kunz, president of the Idaho Federation of Republican Women, said it’s the first time any local affiliate has withdrawn from the GOP women’s group in Idaho/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here. And: More about Shahram Hadian here.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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