CPAC turns away Pamela Geller

CPAC already has earned headlines for narrowing the conservative tent this year. Now, after not inviting Chris Christie to speak, and declining to allow GoProud to participate, CPAC is refusing to allow Pamela Geller to have a booth or rent rooms to conduct events. From her own site,  Atlas Shrugs, Pamela writes: the Grover Norquist/Suhail Khan cabal refuse to address (jihad, sharia, the war on freedom in the West). This year, I applied to speak and was ignored. I tried to get a room for an AFDI event, "The War on Free Speech," and was ignored. So, for the first time in five years, I won't be at CPAC. Last year Suhail Khan bragged out loud that he (and his other operatives) had successfully kept Robert Spencer and me from being invited to speak. He went so far as to warn people not to attend our events or read our books. In several articles I took on Grover Norquist and his powerful influence over CPAC, most notably here and here. As soon as I published my Newsmax column...(Read Full Post)