Friday, May 29, 2009

NASHVILLE: Muslim protests
shut down conservative conference

NewsMax reports:
The manager of a prominent Nashville hotel cancelled a contract with a conservative foundation to hold a conference this weekend on radical Islam, apparently after learning that the group would feature a keynote address by controversial Dutch parliamentarian and filmmaker, Geert Wilders. . . .
Thomas A. Negri, managing director of Loew's Vanderbilt Hotel and Office complex in Nashville, told Newsmax on Wednesday that he had taken the extraordinary step of cancelling the conference at the last minute "for the health, safety and well-being of our guests and employees."
Read the rest. Via Memeorandum, with commentary by the Blogprof, Pamela Geller and Eric Dondero.


  1. Wow, I'm guessing Thomas A. Negri will not be a "Profiles in Courage" award recipient this year. Then again, we are in the Age of Obama, so maybe he will.

  2. Islam has no place in our country, nor in any other Christian land. If there's one issue about which conservatives can -- should -- get noisy and vulgar, it's the Muslim Question. The Religion of Violence simply is not compatible with the basic precepts of Western civilization. If we allow them into the fold, they will soon throw off their sheep skins and devour us.


  3. This is a microcosm of the 'If we just roll over and capitulate, they'll leave us alone' mentality. A little here, a little there and pretty soon we've become the Netherlands, England, or France. Shame on Mr. Negri.

  4. Uh oh, Phil...
    I think you took a wrong turn on Michael Savage road...
    Banjo's please....

  5. This is slightly off topic but I have to wonder--if the Mad Mullahs in Iran are so crazy, why would they provide the United States with information on Taliban locations and hand over al-Qaeda suspects to US forces in Afghanistan? That's precisely what they did after 9/11. This behavior seems, well, rational. But if the Iranians develop nuclear weapons, they would be so irrational as to annihilate Israel and US forces in the Middle-East. But if they are that irrational, then there would be no need to help the Americans at all.

    I'm so confused.

    Given that we labeled Iran as a member of the "axis of evil," it's no wonder they are trying to develop a bomb as quickly as possible. They extend an olive branch to us, but we slap it away, threatening to invade and bomb their country. That would certainly provide me with an incentive to protect myself from external aggression.

    This post is kind of on-topic since it deals with Muslims, Muslims who helped the United States during a time when she needed it most. Remember, and I hope some of you can, that this was a time when our "allies" were running around like chickens trying to find some way to be useful. The Iranians, it appears, were actually useful.

    So cut the Muslims some slack, and stop believing that every protest is the end of Western civilization.

  6. Having been here in Iraq for the past 3 yrs straight, immmersed in muslims, I dont think we should take the muslim growth in america lightly. If you look at europe, you can very clearly see the end of western civilization. The UK is no longer what it was a mere 15 yrs ago.