Thursday, October 15, 2009

Criticizing Islam? Sorry, You're Cancelled

Pamela Geller, creator of of Atlas Shrugs once again leads the effort to expose the rampant efforts by Islam to censor any and all criticism of the Islamic invasion of the West.  One educational institution after another is canceling debates out of pure, gut wrenching fear violent attacks by Muslims.  Such cowardice only encourages more Muslim threats and so more knuckling under by other Westerners. 

The Islamic invasion cannot be defeated through appeasement.  The Islamic invasion can only be defeated by a zero tolerance for any type of Islamic demand for special accommodation, and the clear message that any Muslim violence or threats will be met with the full force of law.  Muslims must be excluded from any political office because as Congressional  Representative Keith Ellison has so clearly illustrated, they will use that office to subvert the West.


Criticizing Islam? Sorry, You're Cancelled 
by  Pamela Geller  


Conservative warrior David Horowitz was scheduled to speaking at St. Louis University this month. But he won’t be. University officials canceled his speech because of its title: “Islamo-Fascism Awareness and Civil Rights.”

Horowitz commented: “I have spoken at 400 universities. This is the first time my speech
has been censored and stopped by an administration. And they are supposed to be
the guardians of intellectual discourse.” Cary Nelson, the president of the American Association of University Professors, said that with this cancellation, St. Louis University “joins the small group of campuses that are universities in name only…. The free exchange of ideas is not just a comforting offshoot of higher education; it defines the fundamental nature of the enterprise.

But the free exchange of ideas is something that is increasingly denied to conservative voices. Robert Spencer was set to speak at the American Library Association convention last summer but was canceled at the last minute after pressure from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Michael Savage was set to participate by means of a video link in a debate next Thursday at Britain’s Cambridge Union, but last Wednesday the debate was canceled. Julien Domercq and Jonathan Laurence of the Cambridge Union claimed that “there are numerous legal issues with Dr Savage speaking here.”

Savage suggested that the debate was canceled because he had said he would reveal how British authorities added his name to a list of people banned from Britain so that it wouldn’t consist entirely of Islamists: “Did they fear my reading the secret e-mails which disclose how the entire British leadership colluded to destroy a man’s name and reputation?” He added: “What did the socialist Brown regime fear I might say during the debate? What are they hiding form the general public that would have been exposed? Why do they wish to hide what they did to an innocent broadcaster?”

It has happened to me also. Last Friday, I was scheduled to appear on The Eddie Burke Show on WBYR, “the best news and talk in Alaska,” to debate the “freelance journalist” and anti-Semite Alison Weir.

Weir is the founder of the fiercely anti-Israel organization called “If Americans Knew.” Daniel Okrent, the former Public Editor of the New York Times, says: “Representatives of If Americans Knew earnestly believe that the information they present to be true, and refuse to accept evidence that contradicts their beliefs.” The Anti-Defamation League says: “Weir’s criticism of Israel has, at times, crossed the line into anti-Semitism.”