Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tea Party’s Radical Event On Islam Featuring Pamela Geller Booted From Houston Sugar Land Hotel.

HOUSTON CHRONICLE....The Sugar Land Tea Party was forced to move an event featuring Pamela Geller a prominent critic of Islam after Hyatt Place learned of opponents’ plans to protest it, the Sugar Land Democrats Club announced their protest on Sunday.

The Hyatt Place hotel, where activist Pamela Geller was going to address the crowd and sign copies of her new book Stop the Islamization of America, cancelled their meeting space, forcing the Tea Party to reserve a nearby community center.
“In light of the business disruptions affiliated with this event, it has been moved to an alternate location,” said a Hyatt Place manager, who declined to give further details on the decision.

“Let’s send a message to the fear mongers and haters in Sugar Land and Fort Bend County that the likes of Ms. Pamela Geller and her bigoted ideology are not welcome here in the 4th most racially diverse county in the USA,” resident Deron Patterson  said in a Sugar Land Democrats Club press release.

Fear, Inc. – a recent report by the Center for American Progress—labels Pamela Geller one of the main players in the country’s Islamophobia network and says her blog incites Muslim fear-mongering among the right-wing blogosphere, including some politically conservative Christians.

The (Jewish) Anti-Defamation League wrote Sugar Land city officials and religious leaders ahead of the upcoming event, warning them of Pamela Geller’s vilification of Islam. The ADL said Pamela Geller's group SIOA “promotes a conspiratorial anti-Muslim agenda,” and the Southern Poverty Law Association has labeled SIOA as a hate group.

On her right-wing blog Atlas Shrugs, Geller urged readers to boycott the Hyatt Place hotel for cancelling the event, calling it a setback to free speech and “a stunning surrender to Islamic supremacism.”

BraxtonBraggart says:
October 18, 2011 at 3:06 pm
Hyatt Place should never have agreed to host this ugly event. Pam Gellar and her cohorts (e.g., Frank Gaffney) are religion-baiting bigots who stir up anger and resentment to line their own pockets. They have done as much damage — or more — to the American psyche than the *actual* terrorists have.

Dan says:
October 18, 2011 at 3:29 pm
I won’t boycott! I will go out of my way to support the Hyatt for fighting these bigots and racists! Way to go Hyatt!!!

Miggy says:
October 18, 2011 at 4:00 pm
The Tea Partiers are free to fear-monger. And the hotel is free to kick their arse out for doing so. You should be celebrating – everyone’s exercising their right to freedom.

Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at