In “Criticizing Islam? Sorry, You’re Cancelled” in Human Events today, Pamela Geller discusses how anti-jihad voices are increasingly shut down these days. They can’t answer us, so they have to silence us.
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.” […]
I was going to take her on. Until I got a call from Eddie Burke late Friday afternoon.
Apparently, Alison Weir would not appear on the show with me, so Burke had to cancel me. He had promised Alison Weir an appearance when she came up to Alaska, so no opposing voice would be allowed to be heard.
Burke is a good guy. And I said to him, “You, Eddie, you’re a decent fellow; one day, I hope you will step outside yourself and look at what happened here objectively. You have given in to a racist and a liar, provided an open platform for a Jew-hater to spread venom and bile, and capitulated to a demand for censorship. Why bow to those who traffic in lies and evil? Why strike at the heart of free speech?”