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Hotel cancels Tea Party event after learning that anti-Islam activist was due to be a speaker
Daily Mail UK ^ | October 19, 2011 | Meghan Keneally

Posted on 10/19/2011 9:47:49 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

A hotel in Texas cancelled a Tea Party event that was going to be held in their conference room because it didn't approve of the group's keynote speaker. Pamela Geller, a political activist and blogger, was schedule to headline the event and caused hotel representatives to deny the group use of their space.

Officially, the Hyatt Place Houston Sugar Land hotel cancelled the event citing 'changing security needs' after they learned that Ms Geller would be speaking.

This is not the first time that Ms Geller has ruffled feathers: the staunch conservative has written extensively against Islam and regularly attacks the religion because she deems it 'the radical most radical and extreme ideology on the face of the earth'.

'I'm not bashing Muslims. I'm not bashing people. I love people, It's why I do what I do,' Ms Geller said.

In spite of that, the event was forced to move to the Sugar Land Community Center, where it was held Tuesday night

'I think it's reprehensible, the restriction of free speech, because that's what we're talking about,' Ms Geller said.

While event attendees were boycotting the Hyatt, a few dozen residents of Sugar Land, Texas, which is right outside of Houston, boycotted the event, calling it 'hate speech'.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: hyatt; islam; pamelagellar; teaparty
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1 posted on 10/19/2011 9:47:53 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

disgusting.

that’s precisely what allows moslems to move forward with their agenda to destroy america.


2 posted on 10/19/2011 9:51:56 AM PDT by ken21
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I am sure the Hyatt would have no problem hosting and Occupy Wall Street Event and their anti-Semitic messages and statements that have become public knowledge.


3 posted on 10/19/2011 9:55:22 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: ken21

Kissing up to muslims seems to be coming our national past time, especially by the political class. The prez, the governor of Texas, Bush while prez, etc.


4 posted on 10/19/2011 9:56:27 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
. . . because it didn't approve of the group's keynote speaker.

My BS meter just went off. I'm relatively certain that one of the local jihadis just dropped by to compliment them on the lovely decor of their hotel.

I'm sure they didn't use anything like the phrase "too bad if anything were to happen to it."

5 posted on 10/19/2011 9:59:29 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I really wish that people would stop referring to Islam as a religion.

It is a sociopolitical philosophy. Exactly the same as Marxism. The Koran is on par with the Communist Manifesto or Mein Kampf.

Nothing more.


6 posted on 10/19/2011 9:59:32 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Too bad they didn’t book an anti-Mormon activist.


7 posted on 10/19/2011 10:01:45 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Where’s the, “it would never happen in Texas” Freepers?


8 posted on 10/19/2011 10:02:39 AM PDT by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

She’ll just sue their asses. Good.


9 posted on 10/19/2011 10:03:10 AM PDT by HonestConservative (http://www.freedomradiorocks.com)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Houston has a HUGE middle eastern population. I’m sure they got a little heat from CAIR and that was it.


10 posted on 10/19/2011 10:03:46 AM PDT by albie
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Islam stands for oppression and tyranny, but don’t dare say it in a world that limits free speech by eliminating truth. We live in a world that cheered on Arab Spring in complete ignorance of what Democracy means in the world of Islam. The West better get back some good sense about Islam before it is too late.


11 posted on 10/19/2011 10:04:44 AM PDT by pallis
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To: HonestConservative

Sue them for what? Not letting her do whatever she wants on their property?

You don’t have this whole ‘rights’ thing figured out yet.


12 posted on 10/19/2011 10:05:09 AM PDT by Gunslingr3
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Pamela is a gorgeous woman, inside and outside. Did you see their choice of pictures for her? Why not use this one?


13 posted on 10/19/2011 10:05:09 AM PDT by AnyStreetFL (www.AnyStreet.org - Conservative Community Organizing, ACORN without the evil)
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To: Trueblackman

Wonder what the Hyatt would have done if they found out the speaker was ‘Calypso Louie Phartinacan’ and his peace loving muzzies????


14 posted on 10/19/2011 10:06:26 AM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
after learning that anti-Islam activist was due to be a speaker

Translation: they canceled the speaker after getting at least one call from an islamofascist threatening violence.

15 posted on 10/19/2011 10:07:35 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: AnyStreetFL

She is definitely a “Conservative”... she is pleasant on the eyes.

I am [still] looking for an attractive liberal... key word STILL.


16 posted on 10/19/2011 10:10:16 AM PDT by mikelets456
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To: Mr. Mojo

Yes. Basically it boils down to: “We can’t host a speaker who says Muslims are violent and dangerous, because the Muslims actually are violent and dangerous and might kill us.”


17 posted on 10/19/2011 10:11:20 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: HonestConservative

She’ll just sue their asses. Good.

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On what legal basis?


18 posted on 10/19/2011 10:12:11 AM PDT by dmz
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To: Gunslingr3

Interference with her first amendment rights.

Local restaurants here cannot refuse CAIR and unidicted co conspirators in 911 members of the Muslim Brotherhood from speaking at banquets, so the reverse must be consistent.


19 posted on 10/19/2011 10:16:41 AM PDT by HonestConservative (http://www.freedomradiorocks.com)
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To: dmz

see above and also interference with her rights of free association.


20 posted on 10/19/2011 10:17:58 AM PDT by HonestConservative (http://www.freedomradiorocks.com)
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To: HonestConservative

Care to wager on that?


21 posted on 10/19/2011 10:18:04 AM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: crosshairs

Where’s the, “it would never happen in Texas” Freepers?
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Texas is LEADING the pack.
partly due to “evangelical” Perry, who has publicly praised Islam, read from the Quran, proudly signed a “Halal” meat bill so that animals could have their throats cut in Allah’s name, and has been publicly praised by members of CAIR.

Texas is aproaching 1 MILLION Muslims.
(99% of whom are good loyal Texans, i’m sure...)

Recently a Texas legal document was posted here on FR, from a case where they agreed to abide by the decision of the Sharia Court !
...the address of the court, is IN the Texas Court document!


22 posted on 10/19/2011 10:18:10 AM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: mikelets456

Jill Filipovic and Kirsten Powers are adorable! But then I am a woman and look at it a bit differently than you guys. :)


23 posted on 10/19/2011 10:20:12 AM PDT by AnyStreetFL (www.AnyStreet.org - Conservative Community Organizing, ACORN without the evil)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This after MUSLIMS broke into a county building in San Antonio, and another Sudden Jihad Syndromer on a SW flight that landed in Amarillo. Nah, no Muslim problem in Texas. Bastards. Hyatt consumer affairs: 1-800-323-7249 or 1-402-592-6465.


24 posted on 10/19/2011 10:21:09 AM PDT by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: biff

exactly, biff.

Send away the Jews but don’t try it with Jihadists.


25 posted on 10/19/2011 10:22:54 AM PDT by HonestConservative (http://www.freedomradiorocks.com)
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To: Melas

What’s to wager?

She either will or she won’t, Her not doing it is proof of nothing.

Think what you like.


26 posted on 10/19/2011 10:24:59 AM PDT by HonestConservative (http://www.freedomradiorocks.com)
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To: Elendur

“Where’s the, “it would never happen in Texas” Freepers?”

They are too busy tearing down Herman to realize that they may shortly be called the texmexislamic state.


27 posted on 10/19/2011 10:25:38 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Mr. Mojo

I wonder if the would host one of these His-butt SoDear conferences?

http://www.answeringmuslims.com/2011/07/hizb-ut-tahrir-conference-in-chicago.html


28 posted on 10/19/2011 10:26:14 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Elendur

http://theunitedwest.org/rick-perry%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98surprising%E2%80%99-pro-muslim-connections/


29 posted on 10/19/2011 10:30:05 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
The Geller punch line:

‘Mind you, where does Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stay and entertain his murdering comrades when he comes to New York? The Hyatt,’ Ms Geller wrote.

The Hyatt just lost about 60 million clients. I will never stay there again

30 posted on 10/19/2011 10:30:15 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2.009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: crosshairs

Houston has a dangerous “so called Islam School”

The pantie bomber went there for a class. Al Awlaki either spoke are attended it.

You think the hotels don’t know how dangerous the situation is. Wake up America.


31 posted on 10/19/2011 10:32:04 AM PDT by marty60
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Islamic threats of violence shut down a speech about islamic violence.

The irony is strong with this one.

32 posted on 10/19/2011 10:32:22 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

Kissing up to muslims seems to be coming our national past time...

I think that when it comes to individual businesses, there is no support or help. Leftist agendas are pursued ruthlessly and conservatives do not support or help the individual who is attacked.


33 posted on 10/19/2011 10:34:28 AM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: dmz

It is a public accommodation. It falls within the federal civil rights laws.


34 posted on 10/19/2011 10:35:22 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

They’re worried about security? Then Pamela should bring Ann Barnhardt along.


35 posted on 10/19/2011 10:37:37 AM PDT by SargeK
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I just email Hyatt and told them why I am boycotting their chain.


36 posted on 10/19/2011 10:42:50 AM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Pam is one hell of a Hottie.

How could any man turn down just 5 minutes of staring at her while she speaks.


37 posted on 10/19/2011 11:01:44 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: txhurl; basil; SwinneySwitch; lormand; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; Xenalyte; BJClinton; LUV W; MEG33; ...

I know some TX Freepers were posting about this on the TX message board.


38 posted on 10/19/2011 11:16:43 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: AnyStreetFL
I am a guy and I agree that those two are good examples of attractive liberal women. I would also add Alicia Menendez.
39 posted on 10/19/2011 11:19:26 AM PDT by hout8475
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To: Howie66
re: I really wish that people would stop referring to Islam as a religion.)))

If we ever managed to accomplish your wish, we will have preserved freedom in the US. Just changing the language from "religion" to "ideology" would accomplish this. We'd have to discipline every conservative to learn to say "Islamic ideology"--and it would take a long time, at that.

40 posted on 10/19/2011 11:20:15 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Chickensoup

It might help if so called conservatives quit doing it.


41 posted on 10/19/2011 12:13:08 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: SeaHawkFan

It is a public accommodation. It falls within the federal civil rights laws.

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I’m missing how she is being discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion or country of national origin.


42 posted on 10/19/2011 12:46:19 PM PDT by dmz
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To: dmz

The speaker has a pro-Christian world view and was going to speak on the topic of Islam. Seems to me the hotel cancelled the event only because of the religious views of the speaker and attendees.


43 posted on 10/19/2011 1:01:30 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Scotsman will be Free

It might help if so called conservatives quit doing it.

No one is going to challenge the leftists if there is no one getting their back. It is easy to expect people to be heros. Harder to put up with the job losses, personal attacks on self and family and loss of community without anything back from other conservatives.


44 posted on 10/19/2011 1:06:34 PM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: SeaHawkFan; bevperl; HonestConservative; ExTexasRedhead; trooprally; Recovering_Democrat; ...
Since this event took place in Texas, I am sending out a ping to my Texas Freeper list.

I am a supporter of Pamela Geller's efforts in bringing the truth to those who will listen and read her documented research. Anyone with a brain can clearly see that we have Islamic Terrorists coming into our country with goals to kill Americans.

I certainly will never stay at a Hyatt hotel again!

45 posted on 10/19/2011 1:34:01 PM PDT by seekthetruth (We Patriots want a Commander In Chief who STANDS with Our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth

Most Hyatt’s are franchise operations and the company may not have been aware of this situation. I would suggest contacting them with a complain and see how they respond. I suspect, this may be a situation with the local operator or an employee who is unaware of the law or the business consequences of the action taken.


46 posted on 10/19/2011 1:57:33 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

So, lessee, whom does the Hyatt make more money from? Muslim terrorists who want to kill Americans, or Tea Partiers who have money and want to spend it in America on American events held at American businesses??

There’s a quick way to get the Hyatt’s attention - vote with your wallet. Don’t stay at the Hyatt hotels anymore (or any of their spinoffs) and tell the Hyatt corporate management why they have more empty rooms than they used to.


47 posted on 10/19/2011 2:02:22 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: seekthetruth
I heard Michael Berry interview Pamela on his radio program here in Houston but I was at work and did not hear him talk about the Hyatt problem.

He comes on opposite Hannity and I've stopped listening to Hannity and now listen to Michael Berry.

Berry has his 'Berry Brigade' that needs to send some attention Hyatt's way.

http://www.the950.com/pages/michaelberry.html

Freepers would love Michael Berry.

48 posted on 10/19/2011 2:14:33 PM PDT by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: seekthetruth

bump


49 posted on 10/19/2011 2:15:19 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: seekthetruth
I heard Michael Berry interview Pamela on his radio program here in Houston but I was at work and did not hear him talk about the Hyatt problem.

He comes on opposite Hannity and I've stopped listening to Hannity and now listen to Michael Berry.

Berry has his 'Berry Brigade' that needs to send some attention Hyatt's way.

http://www.the950.com/pages/michaelberry.html

Freepers would love Michael Berry.

50 posted on 10/19/2011 2:17:39 PM PDT by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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