A real liberal would defend free speech and oppose fascism

Say what you will about Ann Coulter, but she sure can write a zinger.

In her latest article, Have you hugged an Islamo-facist today? she she shows up the Democratic base for what it is “Islamofascist huggers”.

College liberals are in a fit of pique because various speakers are coming to their campuses this week as part of David Horowitz’s Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week — not to be confused with Islamo-Fascism Appreciation Week, which I believe is in April.

Apparently liberals support Islamo-fascism.[..]

Liberals believe in burning the American flag, urinating on crucifixes, and passing out birth control pills to 11-year-olds without telling their parents — but Heaven forbid an infidel touch a Quran at Guantanamo.

College campuses across the nation are installing foot baths to accommodate Muslims’ daily bathing ritual, while surgically removing the Ten Commandments from every public space in America. Maybe the Ten Commandments could be printed on towels and kept next to the foot baths.

The National Council for Social Studies recommended a lesson plan after 9/11 that included a story titled “My Name Is Osama” about a nasty little white boy, “Todd,” who taunts a fine upstanding Iraqi immigrant named “Osama.” Go ahead, laugh it up — we’ll see who’s laughing when “My Name Is Osama” ends up on ABC’s prime-time lineup next year.

[..] And then when speakers like Cyrus Nowrasteh, the writer and producer of the ABC miniseries “The Path to 9/11,” and Nonie Darwish, whose father founded the Fedayeen, show up on college campuses to criticize Islamic terrorism, the Democratic base threatens to riot. The only thing that makes the cut-and-run crowd mad enough to fight is the idea that someone, somewhere might be criticizing radical Islam.

Consequently, the speakers for Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week require the sort of security phalanx one would expect for someone more like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Oh wait — no. Ahmadinejad was cheered by college students a few weeks ago — at least until he expressed reservations about sodomy. (On the basis of Ahmadinejad’s claims, instead of looking for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, how about we start looking for gays in Iran?)

[..] Liberals claim to be terrified that the Religious Right is going to take over the culture in a country where more than a million babies are exterminated every year, kindergarteners can be expelled from school for mentioning God, and Islamic fascists are welcomed on college campuses while speakers opposed to Islamic fascism are met with angry protests.

A real liberal would defend free speech and oppose fascism. But that is left up to conservatives.

October 25, 2007 | 3 Comments »

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  1. I didn’t comment on her ridiculous assessment of what Jews think of Jesus. i.e., a raving lunatic. To me this is ignorance bordering on antisemitism. I simply comment on her ability to deliver a “zinger”.

    Jews don’t think about Jesus at all. Furthermore secular Jews can’t abide by anyone Jew or Christian who claims to speak for what God wants or believes that God is going to do this or that. For them it’s all nonsense.

    All kinds of people are antisemitic. I don’t lose sleep over individuals unless they have power to spread their antisemitism. One sentence is neither hear nor there for me.

  2. I don’t know why you are so enthralled with this harpy. I don’t know why you are so willing to overlook her antisemitism just because you agree with her on other issues. First of all free speech in the constitution means the government cannot make laws preventing speech, it doesn’t mean media outlets are obliged to feature her on their shows. Secondly no one is preventing her from speaking. She seems to believe that anyone criticizing her remarks amounts to a denial of her own rights. Someone needs to remind coulter that her critics have as much right to speak as she does and if she chooses to make controversial public statements, she should expect harsh criticism in return. As the old saying goes: She can dish it out but she can’t take. Enough with this witch already.

  3. Shalom Ted,

    I believe the “urinating on crucifixes” is a reference to the art work of Andres Serrano titled “P*ss Christ”. Haven’t seen it on display but believe it was a crucifix submerged in a petri dish of urine.

    Of course, I’m dated. There might be more exacting works of art out there now.

    Kol tuv,

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