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Ad Remembering Victims of Islamic Apartheid Deemed ‘Hateful’ by U.S. Campuses

Several newspapers reject the ad. Two apologize for it. And Tufts' President Anthony Monaco condemns it.

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Daniel Greenfield

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March 8, 2013 - 9:36 am
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Every year, college campuses across the country hold a festival of hatred aimed at Jews and the Jewish state. Israeli Apartheid Week has become notorious for the targeted harassment of Jewish students, support for Hamas, and even physical violence.

This year the David Horowitz Freedom Center responded to Israeli Apartheid Week with Islamic Apartheid Week. Unlike Israeli Apartheid Week, which is based on a lie, Islamic Apartheid Week addresses the sexism, homophobia, and religious bigotry threatening minorities in the Muslim world.

To promote Islamic Apartheid Week, the Freedom Center attempted to place an advertisement in 40 college papers.

The ad, titled “Faces of Islamic Apartheid,” drew attention to victims of Islamic sexism, homophobia, and theocracy by briefly relating true events: we told of gay men who were hanged in Iran; of women and girls who were murdered by their governments — and their families — for the crime of falling in love; and of the Christian minister for minority affairs in Pakistan’s cabinet who was murdered for trying to reform his country’s theocratic blasphemy laws.

These four women, three men, and one little girl were victims of Islamic apartheid.

Five of them were murdered. Two live under constant threat of death.

One has been on death row for six years. Telling her story, as we wished to do, may help save her life.

Yet instead of listening to their stories, the campus culture of political correctness drowned out their voices. Further, they felt the need to apologize for allowing our ad to run, for allowing their stories to be told.

Nine college papers turned the ad down; five of the nine are part of the University of California system, which has often been criticized for tolerating anti-Semitism. When the California State Assembly passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism on campus and warning that no public resources should be used for anti-Semitic hate, the University of California objected on free speech grounds.

However, those concerned regarding free speech for Israeli Apartheid Week went mute for free speech regarding Islamic Apartheid Week.

Seven college papers took the advertisement. Of those papers, two — Tufts University’s Tufts Daily and Austin’s Daily Texan — later ran apologies from their editors for printing the ad.

Tufts Daily editor Martha Shanahan called the decision to run the ad an “editorial oversight.”

Daily Texan editor Susannah Jacob denounced the attempt to tell the stories of victimized women and children as “hateful”, and as “an unspoken incitement to violence.”

Martha Shanahan dedicated two pages to her apology, mentioning the “Islamophobic and violently offensive” advertisement. However, at no point during her long apologia did Shanahan acknowledge that her paper had run four editorials that very week from Students for Justice in Palestine: each one attacked Israel, each one promoted hatred for the Jewish state.

In an unequal response to this, Shanahan’s paper also ran a brief letter from Tufts Friends of Israel distancing itself from the ad, and politely suggesting that “apartheid” shouldn’t be used to refer to Israel.

These were students, but the hypocrisy extended all the way to the university president.

Anthony Monaco, president of Tufts, took to Twitter to denounce the advertisement for vilifying Islam. Yet he made no such denunciation of the Tufts Daily’s op-ed “The Case for Israeli Apartheid,” which (not coincidentally) appeared on the same day as our ad.

At Tufts, no one apologizes for accusing democratic Israel of apartheid. There are only apologies when theocratic Iran and Pakistan are accused of practicing Islamic apartheid.

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If you want to see hatred, visit any ethnic, race, women's, LGBT, studies department in any Western University and look at what they are saying about Whites, Europeans, Men, Christians.

These people are paid to hate, spew hate, intellectualize hate, and teach hate to young people.

1 year ago
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And to provide expert advice on policy based on that hatred. Diversity and Multiculturalism are hate driven policy, which seeks to disempower, discriminate against, and displace the hated.
1 year ago
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The world system loves it's own. It's not logical. So, don't try to be smart. Jews, and true Christians will be hated.
1 year ago
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Wait, which five universities ran the ad without apologies? We'd like to know where it's safe to send our kids!
1 year ago
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Our Muslim enemies may, just may, be succeeding ....or have indeed succeeded.....in their campaign of generating fear of criticizing, or even mentioning anything concerning them as coming from a group of throat slitting, explosive vest wearing, terrorists crashing passenger airliners into buildings.......to kill us non-Muslims wherever we may be found. Automatic snapped at as "racism" and "bigotry". Has this then evolved into that "political correctness" we see today?

We can quote their Koranic verses at our peril....simply because we're not their co-religionists......we're non-believers.

Then, we do have actual fear among us. We must call it "fear" and mobilize against it.

Here's a paste from TheReligionOfPeace.com :

"The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called 'hypocrites' and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.

Unlike nearly all of the Old Testament verses of violence, the verses of violence in the Quran are mostly open-ended, meaning that they are not restrained by the historical context of the surrounding text. They are part of the eternal, unchanging word of Allah, and just as relevant or subjective as anything else in the Quran."...end paste.

This Dear Readers, is the infiltrating subversive "religion" which has apparently had such great success in intimidating our college Management Staff and Faculties.

Inquiring and absorbent minds have indeed been indoctrinated, Manchurian Candidate style.

These madrassas and mosques of theirs must be recognized as subversive cells. There will, of course, be ear piercing wails of bigotry....but this is my humble infidel opinion.

....Charles Griffith.
1 year ago
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It might be instructive to look into the influence of Saudi Arabian money on American Universities.
1 year ago
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...a starting point is Georgetown University in our National Capital.
1 year ago
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There is a great deal of truly sad information in this article, but saddest of all is that these myrmidon college students actually think they are more enlightened. I've witnessed so much of this cognitive dissonance I can hardly make myself believe it exist. From Medea Benjamin cuddling up to the Iranian regime to poo pooh American policy, to the universities ever embracing virulent demonstrations against Israel while steadfastly portraying a truly brutal religious dogma in Islam as something inherently good.
1 year ago
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Another confirmation of how political correctness is a one way street without true diversity of thought, challenge, tolerance, lack of censorship, balance or fair play. In other words, like our congressional tri-racial caucuses, completely unAmerican.

I tell you right now, if Perez Hilton strutted around Tahrir Square in pink high heels, hot pants, and with no shirt, I doubt he'd survive. Same story for any one doing that with a Star of David t-shirt. Liberalism is a suicide cult that clasps the worst racists in America to their breasts and if their were ever a situation where push came to shove, liberals would be the first victimized.

They're just like that priest in the old War of the Worlds who tried to give some love to the aliens.

ZAAAAP!!!!!!
1 year ago
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While you are correct that "political correctness is a one way street without true diversity of thought, challenge, tolerance, lack of censorship, balance or fair play" you miss that we ought not to tolerate it at all in any way.

Depicting it is of course a contribution, but we have a problem here in that we should not tolerate it, and we should make sure no one who advocates these things be allowed to be in a University, a teachers position, or a political position.

I suppose they can be in writing position and news positions as their freedoms cannot be interfered with. But the other positions are based n acceptance and no one is under any obligation to accept them.

Nor should we either hesitate or be shy in practicing our intolerance of them. Going about this is the most singular failure of movements calling themselves Conservative.

1 year ago
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We are doing ourselves no favors.

Calling radical leftism "liberal" or "progressive"...is simply adding a layer of camouflage.

And pointing at "hypocrisy" time and time again, is finding fool's gold.

It's not hypocrisy if they don't stand for the original principle and never did.

You accuse them of not acting "liberal" or "progressive" and they don't care...because they are not and never were. They are fascist.

They hate America and they hate Israel. They side with their enemies. The sooner we wake up and smell the coffee and STOP adding layer upon layer to their mask...the better.
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Well, "progressive liberal" is how they describe themselves. It's a useful way of speaking. You're right about not being hypocrisy, but because it's Orwellian delusion where women can fight in the army but not keep an unarmed rapist from taking their gun.

That's not rejecting their own principle, that's simply having none and going by the moral roulette wheel called identity politics, where anything can be anything at any given moment.

George Zimmerman kills a black, he's a white Hispanic. He writes a science fiction novel and he's an Afro-Peruvian-American with extra points because of his great-grandfather and celebrated.
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No one more ignorant or uneducated than an American university student; they are very good at drinking, whoring and drugging though.
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Something is seriously wrong on many college campuses, where discrimination and defamation against Jews is promoted by so-called anti-racists, but apparently against no one else.
1 year ago
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oh, they promote intolerance, discrimination, and defamation against Christians and caucasians as well, and with almost the same fervour.
And of course the eternal battle against manhood, portraying every man ever born as a sex crazed maniac with no redeeming values.
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