A Good Week for Islamist Students

BY ALEXANDER MELEAGROU-HITCHENS 

Here is a video I have just been sent – it is a clip of the Q&A session after David Horowitz gave a talk about Israeli Apartheid Week at the University of San Diego on Monday (he refers to it as Hitler Youth Week, a description which initially may seem a bit harsh, but if you watch the video until the end it all makes sense):

Transcript:

Horowitz:  Will you condemn Hamas?

MSA member:  Would I condemn Hamas?

Horowitz: As a terrorist organization.  Genocidal organization.

MSA member: Are you asking me to put myself on a cross?

Horowitz:  So you won’t.  I have actually had this experience many times.  You didn’t actually read the pamphlet, because the pamphlet is chapter and verse. The main connection is that the MSA is part of the Muslim Brotherhood Network as revealed…

MSA member: I don’t think you understood what I meant by that.  I meant if I say something, I am sure that I will be arrested, for reasons of homeland security.  So if you could please just answer my question.

Horowitz:  If you condemn Hamas, Homeland Security will arrest you?

MSA member: If I support Hamas, because your question forces me to condemn Hamas.  If I support Hamas, I look really bad.

Horowitz:  If you don’t condemn Hamas, obviously you support it.  Case closed.  I have had this experience at UC Santa Barbara, where there were 50 members of the Muslim Students Association sitting right in the rows there.  And throughout my hour talk I kept asking them, will you condemn Hizbollah and Hamas. And none of them would.  And then when the question period came, the president of the Muslim Students Association was the first person to ask a question. And I said, ‘Before you start, will you condemn Hizbollah?’ And he said, ‘Well, that question is too complicated for a yes or no answer.’  So I said, ‘Okay, I’ll put it to you this way.  I am a Jew.  The head of Hizbollah has said that he hopes that we will gather in Israel so he doesn’t have to hunt us down globally.  For or Against it?

MSA member:  For it.

Horowitz:  Thank you for coming and showing everybody what’s here.

The girl in the video claims to be a member of the Muslim Students Association (MSA), a Muslim Brotherhood inspired student group founded in 1964 in Illinois.  For more information on them have a look at this profile by The Investigative Project.

At a university on the other side of the Atlantic we have another act of religious fascism (this time a physical one) carried out by an Islamist student.  Here is Mohammed cartoonist Lars Vilks being set upon in Upssala, Sweden while a large proportion of the audience shriek “Allah hu akbar!”:

UPDATE:

It is being reported that the University has taken the decision not to allow Vilks to address students on campus again.  According to the Christian Science Monitor:

Officials said they would “not likely” invite Vilks again because of the incident. In some quarters, the university’s reponse is adding to concerns that violence and threats from some members of the Muslim community are effectively muzzling free speech.  

Of course!  Surely that’s the only responsible thing to do in this case: don’t denounce the violence of your students, just ban anyone who they attack…

UPDATE 2

Here is one of the many videos celebrating the actions of the attacker – it’s also useful as it has quite a bit more footage of events after the initial scuffle:

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