– The Washington Times – Monday, January 12, 2015

An unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing is a featured speaker at the “Stand With the Prophet in Honor and Respect” conference this weekend in Garland, Texas.

Muslim leaders plan to gather Saturday at Garland’s Curtis Culwell Center for the conference hosted by the group Sound Vision. The event is being billed as a “movement to defend Prophet Muhammad, his person, and his message,” according to event information, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

“Prophet Muhammad inspires love and devotion in the hearts of Muslims, peace be upon him; unfortunately, Islamophobes have turned him into an object of hate,” the conference website says.

Imam Siraj Wahhaj, a black leader of the Muslim Alliance in North America, is scheduled as a keynote speaker. Mr. Wahhaj was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing — meaning authorities believed he was connected to the bombing but never brought charges against him.

“This is not an event. It is the beginning of a movement,” the event website says. “As we celebrate the Prophet in our now annual, nationwide event: Stand with the Prophet, we recommit ourselves to rectify his image, peace be upon him.”