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Diocese of Worcester canceled Robert Spencer talk at insistence of self-proclaimed "friend and supporter" of convicted jihad terrorist Tarek Mehanna
An organization called Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT) does research on Islamic supremacists and what they describe as "false moderates" – mostly in New England, where they are based.
Their president, Charles Jacobs, sent me information about Abdul Cader Asmal, who wrote a libelous and hysterical screed to the diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts demanding that they cancel my appearance at a Catholic Men's Conference coming up this March 16. I posted it in full here. Asmal turns out to be a self-proclaimed friend and supporter of a convicted jihad terrorist, Tarek Mehanna, who is currently serving 17½ years in federal prison for aiding Al Qaeda.
Boston Globe reporter Lisa Wangsness went to Asmal for comment on my appearance and, according to reports I received, exhorted him and others to contact the diocese and demand that my appearance be canceled. Asmal claimed in his diatribe to the diocese that I was a "hatemonger" -- yet he openly proclaims his friendship with and support for a convicted jihad terrorist.
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