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Pamela Geller and Friends Forced to Move Their Tea Party Event

19 October 2011 15 Comments Email This Post Email This Post

Pamela Geller and Friends Forced to Move Their Tea Party Event

The Sugar Land Tea Party is going to have to move its hate fest from the Hyatt Place Houston to a community center. It looks like the word spread about how loony and bigoted Pamela Geller is and the Hyatt administration took notice.

Kate Shellnutt, the author of the article below alerted us to this fact with her tweet:

a visit by one of the biggest names in islamophobia has caused drama for the tea party in sugar land

Shellnutt’s article gives Pamela Geller too much credit by calling Geller a critic of “radical Islam.” Geller is not a critic of “radical Islam.” She is a far right-wing nut job who hates Islam and Muslims, thinks the USA is under imminent threat of Islamic takeover, thinks Obama is a “Mooslim” anti-Semite and radical Jihadist who is working in league with the Iranians to bring about Islamic rule. And those are some of her more tame ideas!

Anyway here is Shellnutt’s article:

The Sugar Land Tea Party was forced to move an event featuring a prominent critic of radical Islam after Hyatt Place learned of opponents’ plans to protest it.

The 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.

Geller is known for her views on Islam, including strong opposition to the Ground Zero Mosque (which she is said to have nicknamed), dismissal of liberal politicians for “giving in” to American Muslims and continued belief that President Barack Obama was not born in the U.S.

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

The Sugar Land Democrats Club announced their protest on Sunday and still plans to hold a peaceful demonstration at the event’s new location, the Sugar Land Community Center.

“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,” residents Deron Patterson and Q Imam said in a press release.

The community center can be rented out for public or private events, like tonight’s book signing, said Doug Adolph, Sugar Land city spokesman.

All attendees and protestors must follow the law, but the community center does not place any further restrictions on First Amendment rights, he said.

Like Geller, two-thirds of Americans who identify with the Tea Party movement say that Islam is at odds with the American way of life, according to a survey by the Public Religion Research Institute. The survey also showed Tea Party members are nearly twice as likely as the general public to believe that American Muslims want to establish sharia law. They are less comfortable with  mosques in their communities, Muslims praying in airports and Muslim women wearing niqab.

The Sugar Land Tea Party event isn’t the first time Geller has come to the Houston area. The local chapter of Act! For America hosted Geller and fellow anti-Jihadist Robert Spencer in June, when they showed their film, The Ground Zero Mosque: Second Wave of the 911 Attacks.

“We believe presentations such as this also provide an opportunity for citizens to learn more about how Islamic Law (Sharia) contradicts the U.S. Constitution– an excellent example of which we are seeing played out right before us at this event, in that Shariah Law prohibits Freedom of Speech if the speech can be considered to be ‘offensive’ to Muslims,” said Susan Watts, of Act! For America Houston, by email.

Fear, Inc. – a recent report by the Center for American Progress—labels 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.

“She writes about Muslims in the most reductive and offensive way imaginable,” said Matt Duss, an analyst on national security policy at the center. Geller, he said, has been able to strike an emotional chord with her readers and followers by orchestrating controversy and fear over Islam, as she did with the Ground Zero mosque incident.

Geller and Spencer’s organization – Stop Islamization of America—was founded in 2010 to fight radical Islam and terrorism, but their opponents insist the organization’s scope extends far beyond that.

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

Geller’s supporters, who continue to see radical Islam as a dangerous, real and urgent threat, disagree with these characterizations.

“We see value in presentations like (hers) as one of the tools available in learning more about the creep of Sharia Law and it’s customs, as well as an opportunity to understand the impact of Cultural (or Stealth) Jihad which is usually aided by a complicit media paralyzed by Political Correctness,” Watts said.

MEK-Terror Linked/Terrorist inspirer Robert Spencer is already calling Hyatt officials “dhimmis” and blaming CAIR and the “world wide Muslim conspiracy” for this cancellation. He is also asking his shock troops of Spencerites to flood the Hyatt with calls and emails about how they don’t appreciate the hate event being canceled:

Wherever they succeed in intimidating a group or venue into dropping a talk by a freedom fighter, we have to bring just as much pressure to bear for the cause of justice, and let that group or venue know that we do not appreciate their failure to stand up for Constitutional principles when challenged. So please contact the Hyatt Place in Houston and tell them that since they canceled the Geller event, you will be staying elsewhere:

Hyatt Place Houston/Sugar Land
16730 Creek Bend Drive
Sugar Land, TX 77478, USA
Phone: +1 281 491 0300 Fax: +1 281 491 0325
Farley Kern
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Tel: +1 312 780 5506

The stakes are very high. If we don’t resist this Islamic supremacist thuggery, the Islamic supremacists will succeed in stamping out all discussion of the truth about Islam and jihad, thereby rendering us mute and defenseless before its advance. That’s why we have to resist now, at every step, before it’s too late. Contact the Hyatt. But don’t just complain: host a counter-jihadist in your area. Stand for freedom.

Spencer believes in Freedom just as much as Kim Jong Il does, that much is clear when you visit Robert Spencer Watch. I think loonwatchers should contact Hyatt Place Houston and let them know how much you appreciate the fact that they won’t allow their venue to be used as a place of hate.


  1. Well, I sent my email. Hope it gets read- seem’s to me their inbox is going to be pretty full.

    I’d say people will be blowing up their phone, but I think Pamela Geller might hug herself.

  2. i find xtianity contradicts much of the constitution as well…well her version of it anyway

  3. Well I guess I look at it differently. If an event scheduled by the Muslim community was cancelled because of “business disruptions” due to protests planned and enacted by groups opposed to Islam how would your headline read?

    Once again freedom of speech being stifled because of threats or other reasons will affect all of us regardless of our belief systems. So no I do not share in the celebration this article is encouraging. If it happens to one group it can happen to anyone.

  4. Good point. I’m glad she’s having a few road blocks put up for her rascist (not quite the right word, I know, but the emotions behind it are pretty similar) meeting.

    Freedom of speech can get pretty sticky.

  5. Never fear, Pamela’s event was moved and successfully attended & received. The hotel has lost a lot of business and free speech has suffered a blow at the hands of the ignorant who would stifle the truth. Everyone lost with this.

  6. yes I am assured as well annon that the truth of “soup jihad” will be preached to the masses cambells wont get off that easily.

  7. You and I both know it wasn’t the “soup”. It was the connection to ISNA who are connected to terrorist groups if not one and the same. I’m proud to say I haven’t purchased a Campbell’s product since I found out about their affiliation with a terrorist organization of sorts. Go Pamela!

  8. @anon
    yes go pamela her insight into obamas possible heritage is one of the many contributions to freedom fighting as well as her compassion as she expressed “sympathy” to the norway shooter victims who misunderstood spencer when she called the not “pure norwegian” move over mother teresa there is a new being of compassion in town.

  9. Anonymous,
    We already get that u r nuts for Pamela. She lies about what is in the Quran, and you would know that too if you checked my links earlier. She really does not know what Jihad is. Prophet Muhammad (S) said that going to the Masjid to pray in the early morning and late evening can be considered Jihad. Jihad as a noun means struggle. It can refer to an internal struggle to maintain faith, the struggle to improve the Muslim society, or the struggle to defend Islam. In this case my Jihad would be to struggle against those who demonize Islam by abusing their freedom of speech rights to spread lies. She just wants a war. Hitler would just luv her (irony). You think she would know best about what spreading lies about Jews did for Hitler. She will never learn until everyone rejects her. That is why she is so desperate to gain support.

  10. I’m not too sure how I feel about this article. I will certainly NOT call Hyatt thanking them or bashing them for any reason, because it is within their rights to refuse service to those who disrupt their business. If it didn’t disrupt their business though, I’d probably be against the move. As much as you may disagree with Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, silencing them achieves nothing. For as long as they are not doing harm to anyone, they have as much right to be out there and say what they believe. And it’s even worth it to listen to what they have to say, despite whatever lunacy they spout. How can anyone truly educate themselves without hearing all sides of an argument?

  11. To Muhd Bennett
    dont bother answering anonymous and corey, they are two idiot losers!

  12. @salim
    maybe you should know I was being sarcastic in both of my comments

  13. Gee – “freedom of speech” does not apply to private businesses like Hyatt. Hyatt can regulate speech at it business and on it property all it wants!

    Geller’s SIOA is a hate group.

    It’s about time that a private individuals and businesses step up and push back against this hateful ilk.

  14. yeah corey, you muslim hater. lol the irony. didn’t you say something similar to elle? i think you muslims (and criley) better leave the sarcasm to me.


    interesting site you posted. islam-qa been reading on it a bit. i like this guy. not afraid to tell the truth. and he did break out the old no compulsion in religion quote. no but he’s got some good ones.


    this also goes to our discussion on the other atricle as well.

  15. Corey,

    Sry bout Salim,
    I don’t think he understands English very well. Might not be his first language.

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