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Muslim group fails to convince hotel to cancel speakers
by Paul Lungen
A speaking engagement featuring U.S. anti-jihadist activists Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer will go ahead at a Toronto-area hotel despite efforts by a Muslim group to have the hotel "reconsider providing event space" for the talk.
The Hilton Toronto/Markham Conference Centre & Spa announced it would not rescind the booking, despite a letter from the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) – formerly the Canadian branch of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) – that called Geller and Spencer "notorious xenophobic activists."
The letter, from NCCM executive director Ihssaan Gardee suggests failure to cancel "would negatively impact the Hilton's reputation with Canada's fastest-growing faith group, the one million strong Canadian Muslim community."
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