sharia http://wmot.org en Anti-Sharia Conference Finds New Host http://wmot.org/post/anti-sharia-conference-finds-new-host <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; An anti-Shariah conference has been moved to a suburban church after a downtown Nashville hotel canceled the group&#39;s reservation.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Nov. 11 event billed as &quot;The Constitution or Sharia? A Freedom Conference&quot; will now be held at the Cornerstone Church in Madison.</p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 14:51:24 +0000 Mike Osborne 3422 at http://wmot.org Madison Church to Host "Islamization" Conference http://wmot.org/post/madison-church-host-islamization-conference <p>A Madison church has agreed to host a controversial national conference on Sharia law and what organizers call the Islamization of America.</p><p>The gathering was set to meet at Nashville&rsquo;s Hutton Hotel November 11, but lost that venue when the hotel owners decided that the conference&rsquo;s scheduled speakers were &ldquo;extremists.&rdquo;</p><p>The hotel cited reports by the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center about speakers Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer of the group Stop Islamization of America, adding that they have a history of controversy.</p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 15:36:48 +0000 Mike Osborne 3322 at http://wmot.org Anti-Islam Group Loses Nashville Event Venue http://wmot.org/post/anti-islam-group-loses-nashville-event-venue <p>(AP) A Nashville hotel has canceled a conference by the Sharia Awareness Action Network.</p><p>&nbsp;The Hutton Hotel, near downtown, says it was concerned the speakers include &quot;extremists&quot; with a history of contentious events.</p><p>The &quot;Preserving Freedom Conference&quot; had been scheduled for Nov. 11.&nbsp; The hotel says it has to be, &quot;mindful of the safety, security and peace of mind of its guests.&quot;</p> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:22:44 +0000 Mike Osborne 3083 at http://wmot.org