Charles Johnson at LGF has outrageous but unsurprising news from the Catholic Information Center in Washington DC. “Catholic Group Invites Radical Islamic Speaker”:
Wednesday, May 24th
“Revering Mary: Islamic & Catholic Perspectives in Dialogue”
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm (two 20-25 minute presentations, followed by Q&A, and a light non-alcoholic reception)
Fr. Francis Tiso works on interfaith dialogue in the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs at the USCCB and is responsible for representing the American bishops in dialogue sessions with Muslims.
Khaled Troudi will be the speaker from The International Institute of Islamic Thought. IIIT is located in Herndon, VA.
The International Institute of Islamic Thought has figured in several posts at LGF and was one of the North Virginia radical Islamic front groups raided by the Treasury Department in March 2002. An article about the raids from the Wall Street Journal links the group to Islamic Jihad kingpin Sami al-Arian and Osama bin Laden.
Hmmm. Tiso. I wonder if Fr. Francis Tiso is any relation to Fr. Jozef Tiso.