Islam analyst and author Robert Spencer was scheduled to be honored at the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference, better known as CPAC, for his widely read blog JihadWatch.org, but he won't be in attendance, he says, because of a speech restriction sponsors of the award placed on him.

JihadWatch.org was the overwhelming winner of CPAC's People's Choice Award, sponsored by Right Wing News and TheTeaParty.net.

Spencer said he received confirmation of the award Saturday night from one of the organizers. He had been promised that as a result of his award, there would be an announcement and special promotions of JihadWatch.org.

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