July 15, 2008

UK Islamic Expo

Via One Jerusalem blog:

Douglas Murray is a brilliant British writer and advocate for truth and justice. Being very effective at what he does he has been branded an enemy of British Muslims who want to impose Sharia Law on British society.

Murray has established a record of being willing to debate his opponents in public forums. You may remember that he partnered with Daniel Pipes in a debate with then London Mayor and Sharia apologist Ken Livingstone and a Muslim partner. So when he received an invitation to attend London's Islamic Expo which is sponsored by Muslim Brotherhood types he accepted (even though the deck was sacked against him.)

Now Murray has decided to withdraw because some of the Muslims involved in the Expo are trying to shut down a blog Harry's Place that has reported the truth about the radical Muslim community in the United Kingdom. They are using the British courts to silence their critics. You can help defend Harry's place here.

In an open letter, Murray says he is withdrawing from participation because of his commitment to freedom of speech. He has made the right the decision. His participation would have been used by the Muslims as proof that they are not biased because they hosted a critic like Murray.

Keep your eye on Murray, he is a star whose impact will only get greater as more and more people learn about him and his body of work.