The editor of Reza Aslan’s Aslan Media, desperate as ever to silence the truth about Islam and jihad, has mounted the usual campaign of smears and defamation to get me canceled from this, but this time he has failed. This represents two defeats in a row for him, since I spoke at the conference in Sacramento, California from which he tried to get me canceled last weekend. And the Roman Catholic diocese of Sacramento, even after its bishop caved to this libelous campaign, had a booth at the conference — obviously they were fine with my being there after all. That is, of course, as it should be: the idea that fighting for the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience and equality of rights for all people should be controversial at all shows how far the public discourse has degenerated.
Details from Ave Maria Radio:
Catholic Witness Conference: Is Islam a Religion of Peace? — August 10, 2013
Ave Maria Communications presents:
Catholic Witness Conference: Is Islam a Religion of Peace?
Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm,
followed by Mass celebrated by Bishop Earl Boyea
Grand Ballroom in Eastern Michigan University”s Student Center
900 Oakwood Street, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Registration opens at 8:00 am.
Ticket prices: $40.00 per person.
Clergy are admitted free. Call 734-930-5201 for clergy registration.
Speakers will include:
Robert Spencer, founder of Jihad Watch
Andrew Bieszad, scholar and author of “Islam and the West” and “Lions of the Faith: Saints, Blesseds and Heroes of the Catholic Faith in the Conflict with Islam”
Mustafa Akyol, author of “Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty” and a columnist for the Turkish newspaper “Star” and the “HÃ¼rriyet Daily News”
Richard Thompson, president of the Thomas More Law Center
Shadid Lewis, Regional Director of the Muslim Debate Initiative (MDI) USA
Al Kresta, host of Kresta in the Afternoon