Saturday, September 22, 2007

Columbia University will soon be hosting Iranian president Ahmadinejad for a guest forum. The leader of Iran will be in America for a supposed UN conference and has already requested, and been denied, a visit to Ground Zero in Manhatten. The thought of having a terrorist visit is just not appealing to some people, but Columbia University is not among them.

There has been plenty of outrage over this, and before I voice mine...I little reminder. Columbia was also the site of another controversial forum, this one held by the Minutemen. This is a group of volunteers who have expressed their displeasure over the government's lack of enforcement of immigration policy. As a form of protest, they watch the southern border closely, and report any suspicious activity to the authorities. Some have called them vigilantes, but if this were true then we'd have to label any neighborhood watch program the same. The Minutemen came to Columbia and were greeted with a great degree of resistance. They were shouted down by protestors, driven from the stage, and basically not allowed to speak. All of this happened without the college administration or campus security lifting a finger to protect the Minutemen. This is Columbia University, a campus dominated by radicals who obviously don't believe in free speech as a universal right for all, but only as something to be granted to those who share their beliefs. It is apparent that the students of Columbia view the Constitution as something that only applies to certain people, and if you don't share in their political viewpoints then you're not covered by that document.

Now enter Mr Ahmadinejad, who requested a visit to Ground Zero and was promptly denied, and rightfully so. I wouldn't want Mussolini or Hitler visiting Pearl Harbor, just like I don't want a known terrorist visiting Ground Zero. Yet, Columbia University decided to have him as a guest. The message they want to send? Tolerance. I'm sure the Minutemen are scratching their heads about that one.

And so Ahmadinejad will be welcomed at Columbia University. This is a man who participated in the illegal invasion at the US embassy in Tehran. This is a man who knowingly supports Al Qaeda in Iraq, and aids in the deaths of US soldiers. This is a man who supports Hezbollah and their terrorist activity with Israel. This is a man who denies women basic human rights. This is a man who openly defies the UN and pursues illegal nuclear weapons. This is a man who openly advocates for the unconditional destruction of Israel, and has threatened to carry out such destruction himself. This is a man who denies the Holocaust, calling it a hoax. This is a man who threatens to push the Middle East into a nuclear war, with millions of lives lost. He is a terrorist, a killer, a genuine lunatic. And Columbia University wants to hear what he has to say.

I predict he will be allowed to speak. I don't foresee the radicals interrupting him and shouting him down as they did the Minutemen, which brings up a question. What is he doing this for? Some would say diplomacy, but people like this aren't interested in diplomacy. Some would say he is fueling an overblown ego, explaining his audacious request to visit Ground Zero. But I disagree with this. It is my theory that this man is on a recruiting mission.

I've said before that Ahmadinejad may be crazy, but he isn't stupid. He knows who his allies are. He knows where he is most likely to find help in his cause, and as the UN and EU continue to build pressure on him, he may be getting desperate for help. So I ask...How much of a step would it be for people who deny others freedom of speech to resort to more violent measures of resistance? It is my belief that the students of Columbia are one step shy of strapping on dynamite-laden vests and taking a stroll to the closest gathering of right-wing minds. Oh, I'm sure I'll be attacked for this, but I don't think it's a stretch to assume that Ahmadinejad thinks he can mold some young radical minds for his own agenda, and it's also no stretch to assume that those minds are capable of being molded. Convincing them that America is the enemy won't exactly be a daunting task. Convincing them to resort to violent measures would only be one more step.

The students of Columbia have declared their allegiance, and it's not to the US Constitution. Ahmadinejad knows who his friends are, and he plans on addressing them soon. If I were DHS, I would be keeping a close eye on these students.

8 comments:

Muslims Against Sharia said...

Muslims Against Sharia condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the decision of Columbia University to provide a speaking venue for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Apparently letting Akbar Rafsanjani speak at the National Cathedral was not the height of American Dhimmitude, because providing a venue for the world's foremost anti-Semite, whose proclaimed goal is the destruction of the USA and Israel, definitely takes the cake. What is surprising is that we don't hear any complaints from Columbia alumni who should be ashamed of their silence.

More on the subject: Why Does Columbia host Ahmadinejad?

SNAKE HUNTERS said...

Ahmadinejad missed a great Photo-Op
at Ground Zero. Laying his wreath,
honoring the 19 Jihadi LoonieTunes
that high-jacked those planes!

Maybe he'll try that stunt on Campus. The Dog & Pony Show Will Be On Al Jazeera Tv before the
Sun sets over Poison Ivy U.


This little sleeze is a slick propagandist for that ancient Kill-Culture. I'll wager that Cameras will pick up some grinning Big-shot Mustaches from C.A.I.R., Get a wide-angle shot, fellahs!

reb

The Loop Garoo Kid said...

Dr.

Am I missing something here? After reading your comment, I found a NY Sun article dated September 22 advising that the president of Columbia had withrawn the invitation to Amadinejad.

Meanwhile, I am becoming concerned that you are becoming paranoid by which I mean you are exhibiting fear that to me has no rational basis.

A few days ago, you stated your beliefs regarding Hollywood is anti Jesus.

Now, you express your belief that the president of Iran, a notorious Holocaust denier, inter alia, was going on a recruiting trip to Columbia.

Do you think he would have had much success in a student body that has a significant number of Jews in it? What about in NYC which also has a significant Jewish population?

Do you think he would have had more success being heard than the Minutemen?

Regards.

SNAKE HUNTERS said...

Accusing John of being "paranoid"?

I don't think 'Loop Garoo' has a
Self-Preservation Bone Left.

He Fears Nothing, not even the active recruitment of radical elements on our turf, or at Poison Ivy U, nor a Columbine Repetition in his home state. Crazies here, over there, everywhere!

Suicidal killers are not casually created. It takes a determined, sustained effort. It takes years to recruit, to Indoctrinate. To just shrug them off amounts to willful IGNOR-ANCE!

This ad hominem attack stuff is an
odd way to make a point. reb

www.lazyonebenn.blogspot.com

The Loop Garoo Kid said...

Apologies to one and all inasmuch as the article I read about the withdrawal of the invitation was in error. I had forgotten that the NY Sun is a tabloid.

Meanwhile, I will be the first to confirm that Columbia University has always been a liberal instituition. Amadinejad does not need Columbia for a forum, he has the international press and Sixty Minutes--I did not see Sixty Minutes so if anyone did, I would appreciate a review. But I cannot imagine a more hostile place for Amadinejad to speak, although, now that I think about, any place the guy tries to speak in this country would be hostile inamuch as he is the leader of a country whose policies are loathed by the entire American political spectrum. reb, have you heard any American since 1979 say a kind word about the Iranian government?

I am glad Columbia is giving him a forum and I expect he will be given a very difficult time. I regret his political publicity stunt regarding wanting to visit Ground Zero. It was a no lose situation for him.

Regards.

John Washburn said...

I appreciate the comments from Muslims against Sharia, thanks for sharing your perspective and please return anytime you like.

Loop, the story you heard is partially true. Columbia rescinded an invitation to the Minutemen, whom they had invited back to speak again. It appears as though they changed their mind. The Minutemen are not welcome at Columbia, yet a terrorist dictator is.

The Loop Garoo Kid said...

There is good info on this at www.immigrationwatchdog.com.

Jim Gilchrist staed the deans at the university wanted him to speak. the Columbia Political Union, a non partisan body, made then withdrew the invitation after consulting w/ other student groups.

I am left w/ the impression that the CPU believed that had Mr. Gilchrist been allowed to speak there would have been a repeat of last years fiasco.

This is lamentable and something of which any university cannot be proud.

Muslims Against Sharia said...

Aryans are Masters of the World; Everyone else is Subhuman

If you think that the title sounds a little out of date, (seventy years or so), think again!
On August 28, 2007, Dr. Hamza Dhib Mustafa, member of the Palestinian Authority Supreme Fatwa Council, appointed last year by a so-called "moderate" PA president Mahmoud Abbas, stated the following:

"Muslims are masters of the world, its leaders and teachers, even if the West rejects this."

Muslims Against Sharia condemn, in the strongest possible terms, Dr. Mustafa's statement and demand his immediate excommunication and removal from the PA Supreme Fatwa Council. As a figure of religious authority, Dr. Mustafa has a responsibility to strive for World Peace and not to call for worldwide domination of Islam. We hold PA president Mahmoud Abbas responsible for his appointee and demand a public apology and repudiation of Dr. Mustafa's statement. We call on all democratic governments, including the governments of Israel and the United States to halt any aid to Palestinian Authority until president Abbas rectifies the situations for which he is personally responsible.
http://muslimsagainstsharia.blogspot.com/2006/10/aryans-are-masters-of-world-everyone.html