School Cancels Speech From Conservative Activist · 04 October 2009

By Associated Press

ST. LOUIS — Conservative activist David Horowitz has been asked not to present a speech titled “Islamo-Fascism Awareness and Civil Rights” at St. Louis University.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the school canceled his appearance because officials were concerned the speech could be viewed as “attacking another faith.”

The school’s College Republicans student group had invited Horowitz to speak this month on campus. Money generated from student activity fees would have paid for the appearance.

The university stressed in a statement that it did not “ban” Horowitz from campus.

Horowitz described the decision “outrageous.” He said his speech is about what he sees as a campaign against Jews and the state of Israel on many college campuses.