The conference is due to be held at:*The Westin Washington Dulles Airport 2520 Wasser Terrace, Herndon, Va. 20171 United States.
On their website, American Renaissance (AR) reveal that the topic of Nick Griffin's speech is “Victory Against All Odds.” AR writes:
In June 2009 he stunned the political establishment by winning a seat in the European Parliament, representing North West England. He is widely recognized as one of Britain’s most colorful and dynamic young politicians.
However, in order to speak at the meeting of white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other denizons of US extreme politics, Mr Griffin has to leave on a junket to the United States.
Bearing this in mind I am doubtful that Griffin will actually turn up to deliver this speech. His ambition to gain access to Westminster as an MP for Barking is too important to jeopardise.
It seems more likely, in my opinion, that Griffin will eventually pull out of speaking in the USA, citing harrassment.
As noted in BNP Publicity Stunt I:
The BNP leadership seems to believe that any publicity is good publicity, because it gives their noxious racist party 'brand recognition'.
They believe that this 'brand recognition' is all that is required for people to vote for them in the coming general and council elections.
Working on the conviction that the British people are too stupid to make up their own minds about who to vote for, the BNP has embarked upon a programme of publicity stunts designed to keep their name in the media.
Unless, of course, Griffin has already given up the fight for the BNP and has an eye on a future lucrative US speaker circuit career.
Anyone care to take a wager?
The AR conference has now been cancelled at the Dulles Marriott and the Washington Dulles Westin hotels, probably as a direct result of complaints to the management for considering hosting such a divisive event.
The conference seems to be scheduled to go ahead, however, at a secret address. An American anti-racist group writes:
We expect “white nationalist” group New Century Foundation / American Renaissance to attempt to reschedule their Northern Virginia event at other Dulles airport area hotels. We urge such other hotels to follow the example of the Dulles Marriott and the Dulles Westin in considering the ethical costs that would be associated with white supremacist conferences. Hate hurts us all.
Moreover, American Renaissance’s leader Jared Taylor has openly stated that the upcoming conference will mock diversity
It is the idea of 300 of us all in the same room, laughing openly at the idea that diversity is a strength, that is more than the hypocrites who run the country can stand.”
We urge other area hotel leaders who might be reading this – don’t let your hotel be used to host hate and to mock our very principles of human equality. Tell “white nationalist” group New Century Foundation / American Renaissance that there is no room for hate in the Washington DC metropolitan area and suburbs.
We support our unqualified, universal human rights for all. We urge white supremacist and “white nationalist” supporters to drop the burden of the hate of supremacism from their hearts, and to rejoin the family of humanity in support of our universal human rights.