U.S. Free Speech Watch
Robert Spencer, author of numerous books explaining the Koran, Mohammed and Muslim strategies, was invited to speak at the American Library Association (ALA) in July. Under pressure from the Counsel on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the ALA canceled Mr. Spencer’s speaking engagement at the last moment.
Robert Spencer lawyered up to recover his costs, and the ALA balked. William J. Becker at FrontPageMac.com reports:
In the end, ALA not only failed to protect Spencer’s intellectual freedom, it went out of its way to suppress it, showing complete indifference to either the principle of intellectual freedom or the potential damage to its own reputation, even knowing that this dirty episode would be publicly aired.