From "Ibn Rushd": "did you notice that the UAE, like Israel, uses the silly "delegitimation" argument. I wonder if they have the same PR firms. "Towards the end of last week the UAE authorities intervened and said no discussion of Bahrain would be allowed. Rather than accept what it regarded as a restriction on academic freedom, the LSE pulled out, causing the conference to be cancelled. A statement issued by the UAE foreign ministry on Monday said Ulrichsen "has consistently propagated views de-legitimising the Bahraini monarchy". It continued:"