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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Anti-tax, pro-terrorism

This is outrageous.

I had seen something about Pam Geller not being invited to CPAC this year. Being in Israel, I may not follow everything in the US as closely as I should. But this story might be connected to that one.
I was surprised and honored that Jihad Watch was among the nominees for the People's Choice Blog Award, sponsored by Right Wing News and TheTeaParty.net, to be awarded at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2013.
As you can see from the vote above, Jihad Watch won decisively, getting over 50% of the vote in a field of fifteen. And I received confirmation of the victory from one of the organizers of the CPAC blog awards when I asked him when voting officially ended:
Subject: Re: You've Been Nominated For A People's Choice Award At the CPAC Blogger Awards
Date: March 2, 2013 2:58:26 AM EST
To: Robert Spencer

It officially ended at midnight. You won!
But as time went by and no announcement was made of this victory, and the voting continued despite my having been told that it officially ended last Friday night and that I had won, and the promised links and other placement promised to the winning blog didn't materialize, I started to wonder. So I contacted the organizer who had written me telling me I won and asked him what was going on.
He told me that there was a slight problem: the Tea Party group, which co-sponsored this People's Choice Blog Award, didn't want to allow me to receive it at CPAC next week unless I promised not to criticize Grover Norquist and Suhail Khan as I accepted the award.
I told the organizer that I couldn't agree to that. He asked me if I had planned to talk about Grover and Suhail. I said no, I hadn't, but I had to now.
So that's that. The People's Choice Blog Award is now the Grover's Choice Blog Award. I will not be going to CPAC and will not be receiving this award.
And since I will not be allowed to receive this award at CPAC, I will talk about Norquist and Khan here.
There was a President  named George W. Bush who had a very simple test for Islamic terrorism: Are you with us or with the terrorists? I don't care how anti-tax Norquist and Khan are if they're pro-Hamas. And Robert Spencer (of whom I already had a high opinion) has just gone up some more in my book.

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At 11:44 PM, Blogger Captain.H said...

From every honest, unbiased viewpoint, Robert Spencer just won an Integrity Award.

I exchanged a few emails with Mr. Spencer a few years ago and I was very impressed. His knowledge and objective articulateness are amazing. He's a scholar's scholar, as well as a gentleman.


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