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From the Interviews of David Horowitz: October 5, 2009

October 5, 2009


“I have spoken at 400 universities… This is the first time my speech has been censored and stopped by an administration. And they are supposed to be the guardians of intellectual discourse.”

St. Louis U Cancels Speech by David Horowitz

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  1. jbtrevor permalink
    October 5, 2009 5:38 am

    I’m willing to bet if you were engaged to speak at the University of Vermont, you would suffer the same fate.

    Unlikely the College Republicans would invite you though, they lost their charter.

  2. rosine ghawji permalink
    October 5, 2009 7:25 am

    I just got an invitation from this college . My younger son was supposed to visit . Visit is cancelled and I am sending a note to the administration. People must write or call. Colleges are taken over by Les fous d ‘Allah.
    I was just told that French is taught at UT Knox by a Muslim from Africa who comes dressed with a Jellabah.
    Enough is enough

    • October 5, 2009 8:12 am

      There’s nothing wrong with an African Muslim teaching French at a college.

      • rosine ghawji permalink
        October 5, 2009 1:54 pm

        yes there is something wrong The man is not qualified . I looked at his teachings It is far from a college level.
        and wearing a Jellabah should not be allowed by a public college.
        Imagine a rabbi or a priest coming and teach english dressed like they are going to the synagogue or the mass….

        • October 5, 2009 2:33 pm

          If he’s not qualified then that’s another issue. You didn’t say that in your comment. You only attacked him for being an African Muslim. And no, there isn’t anything wrong with wearing religious clothing if you’re a professor. A sikh can wear their turban, a Jew can wear their yarmulke, a Catholic could wear their crucifix. It’s not an issue.

          • John permalink
            October 5, 2009 2:43 pm

            “A sikh can wear their turban, a Jew can wear their yarmulke, a Catholic could wear their crucifix.”

            can, can, COULD?

            • October 5, 2009 2:55 pm

              Oh don’t be ridiculous.

              And don’t accuse me of not being aware to the dangers of Islam. I’m a passionate supporter of my Freedom Center colleague Robert Spencer and his essential site JihadWatch. I’m currently reading his newest book and working on a review of it.

              • John permalink
                October 5, 2009 4:04 pm

                “don’t accuse me of not being aware to the dangers of Islam”

                Who did that?

                • October 5, 2009 4:25 pm

                  you did with the image you linked to.

          • rosine ghawji permalink
            October 5, 2009 3:21 pm

            never saw a priest or a rabbi teaching in a public college with religious clothes Did You>

            • October 5, 2009 3:29 pm

              You’re not understanding the point. Is the person you’re attacking part of the Muslim clergy?

              My point is that it’s perfectly acceptable for a professor to wear specific clothes because of their religion.

          • jbtrevor permalink
            October 5, 2009 5:26 pm

            Catholic teachers who are members of a religious order usually wear the habit as well. Capuchin monks usually wear brown robes with hoods altough the hood is not usually on the head.

            • jbtrevor permalink
              October 5, 2009 6:22 pm

              Forgot to add, the Catholic Religious who wear this dress do so at all times whether in the class room or not. If someone is dressing in religious garb for the class room and doesn’t usually wear it out side of class; that’s not the same thing.

      • October 5, 2009 2:30 pm

        If islam were a small cult of a few hundred or few thousand people, following the teachings that demand to kill or convert whatever people you come into contact with, and that to lie to get yourself into a better position to do that is fine, it would be shunned by every country, and its practitioners would not be admitted to any country as an extreme danger.

        But since there is a billion, it is OK?

  3. Elaine permalink
    October 5, 2009 8:42 am

    Its tragic that once you could not speak at a Catholic college unless you were Catholic. Now you are banned from speaking if you speak the truth.

    Worse, Catholic colleges are as bad at brainwashing and indoctrination into leftwing political ideology as public and other private colleges.

    The joke Catholics tell is that if you send your son or daughter to a Catholic college, they will lose their faith. I don’t think it really is a joke but true and losing one’s faith isn’t all they lose.

  4. Janet permalink
    October 5, 2009 8:58 am

    Notre Dame University recruits Barack Obama to speak at commencement last May and bestows an honorary award, and the speaking engagement of David Horowitz is cancelled at St. Louis University!!!!!!! Amazingly sad.

  5. Brad Leonard permalink
    October 5, 2009 12:06 pm

    When I was at SLU 28 years ago the Jesuits were pretty heavy into Liberation Theology, but they’d at least respect opposing views. It sounds now like either they’ve abandoned their traditions or the weasely admin-folk have taken over. Either way, they won’t see a cent of my alumni $$$.

    It’s a shame to cut off donations but that seems like an appropriate response when a supposedly liberal school cuts off the possibility of debate.

    • rosine ghawji permalink
      October 5, 2009 1:59 pm

      I agree with you. The catholic church in the USA is a disaster. It has nothing to see with the teaching and the education given in Europe.

      It is sad because some clergy members are really outstanding . Somewhere . some place at the head of the American Catholic church somebody is doing something wrong.

  6. Vic permalink
    October 5, 2009 4:47 pm

    My Premonition on PC – this is at the core of the problem as people in authority are caving in to the notion that promoting Muslims – regardless of their suitability to be promoted (blind faith maybe) – is the politically correct thing to do. This, as we can see from comments above and elsewhere, despite the fact that many see it as forcing “evil” upon them.

    But I think PCness is like Steven Hawkins Big Crunch theory. He believed that the universe was on a giant elastic band and when it reaches its full capacity, it will rebound on itself and all the matter in the universe would retract (as oppossed to its current state of moving away from each other). And that is the same with PCness – it has reached its full capacity and we can see its effects right now. Instead of people tolerating that which ought to be tolerated, they now tolerate nothing. And all this because the PCs have forced an unrealistic interpretation of toleration upon all of us. It admits of limits.

  7. j c original permalink
    October 5, 2009 5:35 pm

    These Catholic University’s for the past 20 years have sold out their souls for foundation money, if fact religious orders have been removed and University’s are controlled by far left trustee’s. It also has happened to other Protestant religious insitutions that are now Christain in name only. Back to the -Catholic in name only- schools aka Notre Dame. Their President Jenkins makes approx: 435.000.00 per year and being a Catholic I thought they took a vow of poverty. Silly me. Jenkins behavior reminds me of an administrator that wants to be liked,,Similar to Obama who believes he deserves to be loved. They are both problem children in adult clothes. Jenkins has to listen to the trustee’s and Obama listen’s to Axelrod,Ayers,Emanuel among others.

  8. jbtrevor permalink
    October 5, 2009 6:37 pm

    “Their President Jenkins makes approx: 435.000.00 per year and being a Catholic I thought they took a vow of poverty.”

    Since when do Catholics take a vow of poverty. Those who join certain (Most) Religious orders take a vow of poverty, not every Catholic.

    Note: Jenkins 2008 salary was $475000, $51,000 benefits and $171,000 expense account.

    Notre Dames Chief investment officer salary for 2008 $1,400,000.

    per IRS form 990

  9. Joseph White permalink
    October 5, 2009 8:46 pm

    I think what should bother you worse than an african muslim teaching french, should be the fact the College republican’s lost their charter, while the liberals didn’t. There’s supposed to be equal access and equal rights in colleges.

    • jbtrevor permalink
      October 6, 2009 5:13 am

      Where did I say it bothered me that african muslims were teaching french?

  10. October 6, 2009 12:13 pm

    Confidence is very must while interview. I think luck is also important.

  11. GJ Tryon permalink
    October 6, 2009 10:20 pm

    Where I live, in Vancouver, Simon Fraser University actually removed the crosses from its coat of arms in deference to foreign, i.e., Muslim students. [ ] Its motto “Nous Sommes Prets” should have been changed, too, to “Nous Sommes Putain.” The university: soft underbelly of the decadent West.

  12. October 7, 2009 12:58 pm

    “Muslim students” played NO role in changing the coat of arms at Simon Fraser University.
    The change came because of confusion in foreign markets, where people often took SFU to be a private, religious university rather than what we are: a public and secular school.
    You can read the explanation of the change at:

    Don MacLachlan
    Director, Public Affairs and Media Relations
    Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Drive
    Burnaby BC V5A 1S6
    Phone: 778-782-3929
    Fax: 778-782-3039

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