May 5 2009
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Silencing Criticism of Radical Islam
Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
The Capital Hilton Hotel
1001 16th Street NW
Washington D.C., 20036
Islamists have launched a two-pronged effort to suppress free discourse on
such subjects as Islam, radical Islam, terrorism, and terrorist funding:
Victims of these “lawfare” attacks have included the famous and the obscure, politicians,
journalists, analysts and plain citizens.
This inhibition has great consequences, for when discussion of Islam and terrorism are
limited, radical Islam is empowered and Western civilization is imperiled.
Issues to be discussed on May 19 include: A close analysis of Islamist methods;
the possible need for legislation to protect free speech on these topics; a comparison of the
situation in Europe and the United States; and ways to prevent the United Nations from curtailing
discussion of Islam.
9:30 a.m. Registration & Complimentary Coffee, Tea and Biscuits
Confirmed speakers include:
Alan Dershowitz (Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard Law School)
Foundation for the Defense of Democracies)
Alan Mendoza (Executive Director, The Henry Jackson Society)
Douglas Murray (Director, The Centre for Social Cohesion)
Business attire required. The conference is gratis. Space is limited.
Reservations required; please RSVP by May 17 toFerreira@MEForum.org
or Rebecca Ferreira at 215-546-5406, ext. 20. Photo identification required at registration.
This conference is substantially funded by the Middle East Forum, which thanks
an anonymous donor for his generosity.