- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Gay conservative activist Milo Yiannopoulos announced Tuesday that the University of Central Florida in Orlando has decided to cancel his scheduled speech due to safety concerns following Sunday’s terrorist attack at a gay nightclub just 20 minutes away from the public university.

“My talk tonight has been cancelled by UCF PD. They cannot guarantee my safety or that of our guests,” Mr. Yiannopoulos, a senior editor at Breitbart News, tweeted.

“We are arranging a press conference for TOMORROW here in Orlando. I will be delivering my speech then,” he said. “If local police can’t provide protection, we will supply our own private security for me and any journalists and guests who attend.”

“I will not be intimidated by threats made against me made on social media and elsewhere. The press conference will go ahead tomorrow,” Mr. Yiannopoulos added. “This is America. Islamist thugs will not stop a gay man from expressing his views. More soon.”

The news comes on the heels of a radio interview given by Mr. Yiannopoulos on Monday, in which he argued that “mainstream Muslim culture,” not radical Islam, is to blame for the terrorist attack at Pulse nightclub that killed 49 people and wounded 53.

“I’m not talking about Islamists,” he said. “I’m not talking about terrorists. I’m not talking about radical Islam. I’m talking about mainstream Muslim culture. There are 11 Muslim countries in which I could be killed for being a homosexual. The state penalty is death. One hundred million people live in countries where the penalty for homosexuality is death. This is not radical Islam. This is mainstream Muslim society.

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Mr. Yiannopoulos is visiting universities nationwide on his highly controversial “Dangerous Faggot Tour.”

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