The Associated Press has a story on the banning of Pamela Geller and me from the UK. It is the usual mainstream media fare: almost completely one-sided. AP’s James Brooks quotes from the Home Secretary, quotes from the fascist group Hope Not Hate, and offers us no opportunity to rebut their false and defamatory claims about our work.
To be sure, there is one line from me (nothing at all from Pamela Geller) in the piece. Here is that line:
Spencer said in an email that the Home Office’s decision amounts to “craven capitulation.”
Here is the full exchange I had with James Brooks:
What’s your response to Hope Not Hate’s open letter to UK Home Secretary Theresa May?
It is frankly and repeatedly libelous. We never called all Muslims “savages.” It relies on lies to make its case, and reflects a fascist imperative to forcibly silence and demonize those who defend freedom against an authoritarian and oppressive system.
Do you think yourself and Pamela Geller speaking in the UK could intensify anti-Muslim sentiment?
With the recent Woolwich murder in mind, what’s your view of the current situation concerning Islamic extremism in the UK?
“Islamic extremism” is growing bolder, and the authorities are in terror and full appeasement mode rather than confronting the problem.
Can you give me your reaction to the home office decision please? Is this stopping free speech?
This is a craven capitulation on the part of British authorities to fascism and Islamic supremacism. My work is in defense of the freedom of speech and equality of rights for all. If that is too hot for Britain now, the UK is in bad shape.
Apparently all but those two words were not fit to print for the AP. Not enough room after all the Left-fascists had had their say.