The prolific author, former FBI trainer in Jihad and top Islamicist who operates the Jihad Watch website, Robert Spencer gives a 40 minute presentation in Montreal on the gradual loss of free speech in the years since the Salman Rushdie affair. He outlines how and why this has happened - the activities of formal Islamic organs in reshaping definitions of hate speech and their influence on law making & culture. Surprisingly though he ends on an extremely positive note: he is sure that the West will recover its confidence and turn the tide.
Hi my name is Graeme Howarth & I have a keen interest in facilitating open discussion about Islam. I have a Masters in Theology, focusing on obstacles to dialogue between Islam & Christianity.