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The Jihad Is Joined At Temple University As Muslim Students Try To Shut Down Wilders Event

October 15, 2009

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The Temple Muslim Students Association is attempting to shut down the scheduled appearance of Geert Wilders on October 20. As part of its Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week, and its campaign to Stop the Campus War Against Israel and the Jews, the David Horowitz Freedom Center is sponsoring  appearances by Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders at Temple and Columbia universities (October 20 and 21). The Muslim Students Association has issued a statement condemning the event and calling on the Temple Administration to close it down. The MSA statement can be found at the end of this post. The David Horowitz Freedom Center statement follows:

David Horowitz Freedom Center Response to the Muslim Students Association

The Temple Muslim Students Association has issued a call to the Temple University administration to censor the forthcoming campus appearance of Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders on the 20th of October, which is sponsored by the David Horowitz Freedom Center. The Temple administration should reject this attack on the First Amendment rights of all members of the Temple community.

It is not surprising that the Muslim Students Association would seek to shut down the free speech of Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders who has been an outspoken critic of Islamic terrorists and Islamic attacks on Jews and other religions. Assaults on the First Amendment and efforts to censor critics of radical Islam are, in fact, typical of the tactics used by the Muslim Students Association, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim American Society, all groups which support the jihad against the west and are part of the network created by the Muslim Brotherhood, which is the parent organization of the terrorist groups al-Qaeda and Hamas. The faculty advisor for Temple MSA is presently a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

It is the height of hypocrisy for the Muslim Students Association to accuse Geert Wilders of spreading hate or anyone of being a hate group. Chapters of MSA at UC Irvine and Ohio State have raised money for the terrorist group Hamas whose goal — as stated in its official charter — is the destruction of the Jewish state and the extermination of the Jews. Speakers sponsored by the MSA have called for the execution of homosexuals, war against the United States and the  destruction of the Jewish state and the extermination of the Jews. Every year, on the day commemorating the birth of the Jewish state, the MSA sponsors nationwide campus protests against the existence of the Jewish state calling its creation the “nakba” – the catastrophe. This is an act of genocidal hate.

Temple MSA refers to the fact that security will be necessary at the event as proof that Geert Wilders is dangerous. This is the perfect Orwellian mindset of supporters of the jihad. The threat to the Wilders event making security measures necessary comes from Muslim radicals who have already assassinated two prominent Dutch critics of Islamic terrorism – Pym Fortun and Theo Van Gogh (who not incidentally both happened to be gay).

In point of fact Wilders has not been tried by any Dutch court, and was recently exonerated by a British court which declared the ban on his entry illegal.

The Temple community should reject the call by the MSA to censor free speech on the Temple campus, and should recognize it for what it is – an assault on the right of all Americans to have a democracy that is inclusive, tolerant and respectful of the rights of others.

David Horowitz, Craig Snider

For the David Horowitz Freedom Center Philadelphia

Statement from the Muslim Students Association on Geert Wilder’s visit

From: Monira Gamal-Eldin <mgamal@temple.edu>

Date: Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 9:52 PM
Subject: Statement from the Muslim Students Association on Geert Wilder’s visit
To: barry.scatton@temple.edu, b.walsh@temple.edu, cherij@temple.edu, tua36511@temple.edu, info@horowitzfreedomcenter.org, press@temple-news.com

October 14, 2009

The Temple University Muslim Students Association (MSA), one of the largest, most active and socially conscious student organizations on Temple’s campus, is issuing this public statement of protest concerning the invitation of Geert Wilders to address the Temple community on October 20, 2009. Geert Wilders is a far-right Dutch MP who is infamous for his anti-Islamic rhetoric and extreme hatred towards Muslims. A person who has been tried in the Netherlands Supreme Court for his hate speech concerning Islam, banned from the United Kingdom due to the threat he poses to community harmony, and is concurrently being charged for violating anti-hate laws in the European Union, should not be allowed to address the Temple community.

Temple MSA speaks for the many Muslims and socially conscious students and faculty on campus when we say that the presence of Geert Wilders on our campus is a breech of Temple University’s pledge to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all students and faculty on campus. The Muslim population at Temple feels attacked, threatened, and ultimately unsafe that Mr. Wilders has been invited to voice his hate-driven opinions. The fact alone that backpacks are prohibited for entry to this event reinforces our argument that this creates an unsafe atmosphere where prejudiced, racist and vehemently hateful words will be disguised under the veil of academia.

Temple MSA deplores the decision made by Temple College Republicans, The David Horowitz Freedom Center, Temple University Purpose, Temple Student Activities, and Temple University as an institution of higher learning, for welcoming Geert Wilders when so many have found his speech to be repugnant to society as a whole.

We condemn Temple University for being the first university in the United States to allow Mr. Wilders to address their population and hope that the administration realizes the reputation and ideologies they are fostering not only to the Temple community, but to the world. The decision to allow Mr. Wilders to share his viewpoints is a danger not only for the public safety of Muslims and the honor of the core principles of Islam, but also for academic integrity and objectivity on campus.

We strongly urge that his invitation be rescinded immediately in order to foster appreciation of free speech that is not based on hatred and discrimination.

Thank you for your urgent attention to this matter.

Monira Gamal-Eldin

President of the Temple Muslim Students Association


Monira Gamal-Eldin
mgamal@temple.edu

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22 Comments
  1. JohnG permalink
    October 15, 2009 12:19 pm

    Why does Temple University allow Muslim Jihadists and supporters of Terrorist Organizations to stifle Free Speech on the Campus of Temple University?

    The Muslim Students Association is an obvious tool of IslamoFascist Terrorists. Is Temple going to allow them to close this University to Free Speech?

    We’ll soon find out.

  2. October 15, 2009 12:44 pm

    And it looks like the MSU at UCI is going after ZOA after that org asked for DOJ/UCI to investigate the May 21 Viva Palestina appearance by George Galloway in which funds were collected that went to Gaza.

    Check out the MSU UCI website for their letter to UCI.

  3. swemson permalink
    October 15, 2009 1:06 pm

    David;

    Every time an Islamic group commits one of their acts of violence, we hear the various pundits on the left mouth the standard platitudes about how we’re only at war with the radical fundamentalist part of islam and that the vast majority of muslims are good people who want to live peacefully and prosper just like we do…. And each time I hear this it makes me sick….

    The event at Temple amply demonstrates that our enemies aren’t just that bunch of bearded barbarians hiding up in the caves in the middle east.. The students in this incident, as well as virtually all similar muslim student groups are IMHO, nothing more than a 5th column of Islam that’s infecting almost every free country in the world.

    Geert Wilders has seen this in his own country, and is trying to make the rest of us aware of the truth about these people, and as the cartoon above shows so well, he’s standing there, virtually alone, trying to stem the tide of the islamic takeover

    Civilized people have a right to defend themselves, and by letting these people into our country we’re literally committing cultural suicide. Muslim immigration in Europe is responsible for 90% of all population growth, and as shown by in the following short video

    http://www.tncd.com/ebs/demographics.wmv

    they’re already well on their way to taking over Europe…

    We can’t let that happen here….

    Help us Obe Wan…

    Surely you must have some ideas as to how to deliver us from this fate…

    • Colette permalink
      October 16, 2009 3:21 am

      “Lost the knowledge on how to stand, we have…mmmhhmmm” Yoda says….

      What concerns me is that we are not making a disturbance anymore. We are so worried about fitting in. We are so worried about relating. We are so worried about being cool that we have forgotten what it is to make a stand for what is true……

      we can’t let it happen here…..why isn’t the media covering stories like this? why isn’t the prez. speaking about it? ….. pray for the peace of Jerusalem…..

      • October 17, 2009 7:18 pm

        Great comment Colette!

  4. Julie Trevor permalink
    October 15, 2009 2:32 pm

    Any Temple alums out there who can write to support Wilders?

    • Max Friedman permalink
      October 16, 2009 12:29 am

      To Julie Trevor and Temple University:

      Back in the 1960’s, all we had in the way of extremists on campus was a piss-poor SDS and a handful of unbathed YSAers (Trotksyites). Over the years, I’ve watched as Temple has become a bastian of communist infiltration from the old Young Workers Liberation League to its successor, the Young Communist League. Temple always had its resident red, a Communist Party member named LeRoy, but he was innocuous.

      However, the school has been, over time, adding communists of all stripes like they were collecting stamps, from Masri (on Africa) to some of the law professors and the recently departed Prof. Hill(to Columbia), the later a supporter of convicted police-killer Mumia.

      Now the latest bunch of barbarians are those in the Moslem Student Association, a pro-jihadist group if there ever was one, but let’s just stick with their thuggist attempts to stop MP Wilders from speaking.

      The hallmark of a university is “free speech”. At Temple we had the theoretican of the CPUSA speak, and there were no problems (He had some troubles justifying the crushing of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, but then again, he was a communist and crushing freedom was the SOP of communism, and still is. We also had Russell Stetler, one of the early supporters of the Viet Cong, and he was allowed to speak freely. Poor bastard – I had more respect for the Viet Cong and No. Vietnamese soldiers I interviewed in So. Vietnam and Cambodia than I had for this sicko. At least they had “walked the walk” not just “talked the talk.”

      The MSA is worried about “security” at the Wilder’s event as a sign that he is “dangerous.” The “security” is to protect him from people like those in the MSA, not the other way round (Do the names Van Gogh and Fortun ring any bells?)

      Re the “honor of the core principles of Islam”, if pedophilia is one of your core principles, then “Houston, you have a problem.” See the recent article about the child-brides (6-8 year olds) of Hamas members and supporters in Gaza (Paul Williams, “Hamas Plays Host to Pedophilia”, “No compromise when you’re Right!#comm..” with a subtitle of “Mass Muslim Marriage: 450 Grooms Wed GIRLS Under Ten in Gaza” with photos and quotes).

      How about “honor killings” and killings of “apostates” and “blasphemers” and “homosexual” (hung in Iran as are Iranian Jews), etc?

      If these are examples of “the core principles of Islam”, then Wilders is right to speak out against it.

      Koran (9.29): Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit What Allah and His Apostle have prohibited, nor follow the religion of truth, out of those who have been given the Book, until they pay the tax in acknowledgment of superiority and they are in a state of subjection.”

      “A religion of peace?” I doubt it and the MSA is proving it for all to see. Denigrate, censor, silence, attack, and kill. It is only a small step from one act to the last, as Hitler once proved.

      Max Friedman, LA ’66

  5. GJ Tryon permalink
    October 15, 2009 5:56 pm

    “… under the veil of academia.” Every time I hear Muslims using the word “veil” I just laugh out loud!

  6. GINGER GIBSON permalink
    October 15, 2009 9:18 pm

    Why do these Muslim groups try to shut down free speech? Is it because they do not want the truth to be spoken? George Galloway is one of the most hate-filled anti-Jewish and anti-USA bloviators in the world and he is allowed and invited by these groups to rail against Israel and the Jews. If Temple allows Wilders to be shut out, then they have given in the to ‘terrorist’ organizations masquerading as legit little entities. Wilders knows what happens..he has seen it in his own country and wants to warn everyone..this the extreme Muslim activists cannot handle.

  7. Yidith permalink
    October 16, 2009 6:30 am

    I must point to a couple of errors in Horowitz’s letter to Temple U.: Teo van Gogh was NOT a homosexual!! I can personally attest to that fact; He was a university friend of mine as was Pim Fortuijn and Pim was Gay- but You have managed to misspell both his first and last names which dishonours his memory!!
    Please make a public CORRECTION of both mistakes!

    I don’t quite understand why Geert’s sexual orientation had to be mentioned in your letter to Temple U.; Only if you had bothered to put that remark within the context of mentioning the atrocities which Islam inflicts on Gays would it have been justified.

    As for the subject of this article; Personally I’ve given up on trying to stem the tide of Islamofaschism by peaceful means; I suggest that the time has come for all who are aware now to prepare themselves for the next phase; Armed resistance!
    If a 60 year old woman like myself can learn to use machine guns and grenades etc as well as find a way to learn everything else that an underground fighter will need to know then so can you!
    And it’s time; the threat isn’t coming from somewhere else anymore; the wolves are now running your country; Prepare yourselves!

    • Trenchant Commentator permalink
      October 17, 2009 3:03 am

      You’re MY KINDA LADY! I agree entirely with your analysis. Armed resistance will become necessary, as will vigilantism, until the political powers-that-be acknowledge that, in a clash of civilizations, one is better off on the side capable of military discipline as opposed to ideological fanaticism. When the time comes, getting rid of the Muslim menace will be like shooting fish in a barrel.

  8. valhalla permalink
    October 16, 2009 7:38 am

    Voltaire’s famous quote (approximate): I do not agree with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

    The (limited) Free Speech areas established on campuses of many American universities are another symbol of the MORAL COWARDICE of university administratons. The WHOLE University should be a Free Speech Area!

    Savages, thugs, and other lowlife will always try to stifle free speech. The university should be a bastion against them.

    American universities are going backwards in time to 1930’s Nazi Germany. Sieg Heil, Muslim Students Association! Sieg Heil, CAIR!

  9. PRCS permalink
    October 16, 2009 7:57 am

    The phrase ‘far-right’ is laughable, coming from Muslims; as though Islam is some great bastion of liberalism.

    And let’s not forget what the former Univeristy of Southern California MSA (now MSA West) students themselves have to say about Islam in their Ten Misconceptions About Islam section:

    http://www.msawest.net/islam/notislam/misconceptions.html

    “Islam is the name of a way of life which the Creator wants us to follow. We avoid the word religion because in many non-Islamic societies, there is a separation of “religion and state.” This separation is not recognized at all in Islam: the Creator is very much concerned with all that we do, including the political, social, economic, and other aspects of our society. Hence, Islam is a complete way of life.”

    That definition makes clear that:

    Islam is no mere religion, and that one of the ‘core principles’ of that complete way of life–religion and state as one entity–leaves no doubt that Islam is incompatible with the United States Constitution.

    Because religious law (the Shari’ah) is part and parcel of Islam, it has no legitimate place in this country, and the word is getting out.

  10. October 16, 2009 10:55 am

    As a graduate of Temple University (MPA-1972) I am very concerned to learn of the rise of militant and extremist groups on campus or associated with the University community. I believe it is time for the Board of Trustees and perhaps the State Legislature to examine the manner in which the University Administration and Faculty preserve and protect Freedom of Speech and those who represent points of view that may not be as well represented by pressure groups on campus.

  11. October 16, 2009 4:20 pm

    St. Louis University recently cancelled Mr. Horowitz out of “sensitivity” to their adherents to Islam (and potential disruptive activity); this month of October actually. The mind boggles…just more of the same, perhaps worse, from Temple..I believe I read that SLU’s cancellation was the first in 355 appearrances on college campuses by Mr. Horowitz….this from “flyover” country..

  12. Karl Stein permalink
    October 16, 2009 10:12 pm

    I am a Temple University alumnus. Temple is a city school, founded by a Christian minister, and dedi8cated to advancing the people of the city, poor and rich. It has evolved into a big institution. Most students there are concern with advancement, not fringe political philosophy. However, the US and the Western World have been and are under attackfrom elements of Islam. There are 3,500 innocent American families from 9-11-01 and many other victims of Islamic extremists that can attest to that fact. Academia has generally pursued their own ivory-tower agenda and refused to confront the issue of the Islamic assault on our values and culture. Temple is better than the ivory tower group, and should allow the issue to be presented. If Temple gives in to the threats, then it deserves our disrespect.
    I for one will not donate to an institution that gives into people who are trying to destroy us, and place us into their own culture. This man should be allowed to present this information. If it is not true than the information should not enflame anyone with sense, but to deny
    the presentation is to give into Islamic threats.

  13. October 18, 2009 2:48 am

    The letter that the Temple MSA issued is nothing less than a veiled threat laced with subliminal hate speech. This is THE typical typecast propaganda of ALL terrorist thugs operating under the veil of PC respectability in our country at this time.

    It is my sincerest hope, that these ‘terrorists’ are under constant surveillance by the NSA, the FBI, and DHS!

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