Pro Koln: The Wrap-Up
Gegenkritik has a post on the confrontation over Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller’s now-canceled participation in the “pro-Köln” meeting in Germany, with important context on the political background that makes this issue so complex: German conditions.
Recently, there has been a major confrontation in the American blogosphere with Charles Johnson’s Little Green Footballs on the one and Robert Spencer’s Jihad Watch as well as Pamela Geller’s Atlas Shrugs on the other side, regarding the repetition of the “Anti-Islamization-congress”, hosted by the small far right group pro-Köln, which announced Spencer and Geller as speakers at their meeting.
Without any doubt, it was due to Johnson’s accurate and highly appreciated research and coverage about pro-Köln (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), that Spencer and Geller finally retracted their written agreements to attend the conference - it is ridiculous that both are still defending pro-Köln, when it would be the perfect moment to apologize to Johnson and cut off all ties to right-wing extremist, fascistic or racist groups.
Well, I’m not holding my breath for that, but don’t forget to read the whole thing…
UPDATE at 4/27/09 11:55:25 am:
Here’s another post on the matter at a German-American blog: Dialog International: Battle of the (right-wing) blogs.