Taylor provided this information in the following e-mail sent to registrants:
Dear AR Conference Registrant,
We regret to inform you that at 6:30 pm today, February 17, the Capitol Skyline hotel, which had promised to withstand pressure, canceled the conference.
We informed the hotel of all circumstances surround the previous cancellations, including death threats, and the hotel still agreed to hold the conference. We had every reason to believe it would hold firm. We feel just as betrayed as you do.
We will be in touch later to discuss how to handle refunds of conference registrations and other matters.
The Capitol Skyline Hotel had hosted controversial events in the past successfully, so I can only conclude that the hotel had become the recipient of a threat so dramatic and immediate that they believed the safety of their facility, employees, and guests had been placed in grave jeopardy. Hopefully, we will learn the nature and origin of this threat in the near future.
While we have no direct proof that either Daryle Lamont Jenkins or Jeffrey Imm communicated such a threat, their approval, promotion, and participation in the effort to shut down the American Renaissance Conference justifies enhanced measures against them and their families. I will not disclose these measures in advance except to say that they will be legal. I will also state that if these two ever visit Alaska while I remain here, I will make every effort to personally confront them and hold them accountable via direct action after the same manner that Eric Hunt held Elie Wiesel accountable in San Francisco.
It is too bad that Jared Taylor didn't decide to simply have an open-air version of the conference on February 20th on the Washington Mall. He could have invited local media, which in turn would have given him an opportunity to inform the world about anti-racist terrorism in the United States. But Jared Taylor is better qualified than I am to assess the level of risk he can afford to assume; I respect the decision he's made and commend the manner in which he's handled this problem. I would urge those who intended to attend the conference to consider transforming your registration fee into a tax-deductible contribution to American Renaissance rather than ask for the fee to be returned.
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