Hotel cancels Tea Party event after learning that anti-Islam activist was due to be a speaker:
A hotel in Texas cancelled a Tea Party event that was going to be held in their conference room because it didn't approve of the group's keynote speaker. Pamela Geller, a political activist and blogger, was schedule to headline the event and caused hotel representatives to deny the group use of their space.
Officially, the Hyatt Place Houston Sugar Land hotel cancelled the event citing 'changing security needs' after they learned that Ms Geller would be speaking.
This is not the first time that Ms Geller has ruffled feathers: the staunch conservative has written extensively against Islam and regularly attacks the religion because she deems it 'the radical most radical and extreme ideology on the face of the earth'.
'I'm not bashing Muslims. I'm not bashing people. I love people, It's why I do what I do,' Ms Geller said.
In spite of that, the event was forced to move to the Sugar Land Community Center, where it was held Tuesday night
'I think it's reprehensible, the restriction of free speech, because that's what we're talking about,' Ms Geller said.
While event attendees were boycotting the Hyatt, a few dozen residents of Sugar Land, Texas, which is right outside of Houston, boycotted the event, calling it 'hate speech'.
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