Thursday, August 02, 2007

"We will not be intimidated by radical Islamic thugs"

CAIR Threatens to Sue YAF for Hosting 'Jihad Watch' Director
( - The Young America's Foundation (YAF) is being threatened with legal action for including Robert Spencer, the author of several books on terrorism and Islam, in its line-up of speakers this week in Washington, D.C.

Spencer is scheduled to speak Thursday afternoon at George Washington University as part of YAF's 29th National Conservative Student Conference. His topic is entitled "The Truth About the Council on American Islamic Relations." This same organization, CAIR, is demanding that YAF either withdraw its invitation to Spencer or take alternative steps to prevent any false remarks from being made.

A letter from Joseph Sandler, an attorney representing CAIR, addressed to YAF President Ron Robinson, calls upon YAF officials to make a decision before "close of business" Wednesday, Aug. 1....
YAF had the appropriate response to CAIR, a response which all too often is lacking from people nad organizations threatened by CAIR.
...Jason Mattera, a YAF spokesman, told Cybercast News Service the decision was made to defy CAIR and its demand that Spencer's talk be cancelled.

"We will not be intimidated by radical Islamic thugs," Mattera said. "Not only will we let Robert Spencer speak, but we will invite even more people to hear him. We are not going to fluctuate the conference just to suit their demands."
That's the spirit!