Picking up Leftist smears from the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League, the Hutton Hotel has canceled the Preserving Freedom Conference because Pamela Geller and I were speaking there. More on this story, and a Free Speech Death Watch Alert: “Nashville hotel cancels conference over speakers deemed anti-Muslim ‘extremists,'” from the Associated Press, October 24 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
NASHVILLE, Tenn. “” A Nashville hotel has canceled a conference by the Sharia Awareness Action Network, saying it was concerned the speakers include “extremists” with a history of contentious events.
The “Preserving Freedom Conference” had been scheduled for Nov. 11 at the Hutton Hotel near downtown. The hotel in a statement Monday said it has to be “mindful of the safety, security and peace of mind of its guests.”
The hotel cited reports by the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center about speakers Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer of the group Stop Islamization of America, adding that they have “a history of controversy and contention surrounding their appearances.”
I didn’t know that!
A post on Geller’s website said the hotel had “caved to Islamic supremacist demands” and urged supporters to call the hotel’s management to complain.
Now it’s “extremism” to defend the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience, and the equality of rights for women.