Saturday, November 9, 2013

Washington University of St. Louis administration apologizes for photo of students pointing waterguns at "terrorist"

Do we live in an Islamic country?  Why yes we do, almost, but not quite.  Yet.  My favorite quote of late sums it all up:
"If you cannot say that Islam is a backward religion and that Muhammad is a criminal, then you are living in an Islamic country, my friend, because there you also cannot say such things. I may say Christ was a homosexual and Mary was a prostitute, but apparently I should stay off of Muhammad."

Afshin Ellian, an Iranian-born Dutch law professor, poet and columnist.


What we see here is abject groveling at the feet of Islamist supremacists all in the name of Political Correctness, multiculturalism and most powerfully, raw fear of Muslim violence.  It has almost become a knee jerk reaction to bow down to any demand of any "insulted" Muslim for any supposed slight to Islam. 

Well, tough shit.  America is not a Muslim country (yet) and the Muslim street will just have to go pound sand if they can't handle freedom of speech, freedom of association and freedom of conscience.



Washington University of St. Louis administration apologizes for photo of students pointing waterguns at "terrorist"

Does the jihadi in the photograph somewhat resemble Osama bin Laden? Yes. Even if he doesn't, are there Islamic jihadis waging war against the United States? Yes, there are. Isn't the claim of Muslim organizations in the U.S. that they condemn and abhor terrorism? Yes, it is. So if that is the case, then why would they object to a Halloween photograph of "soldiers" pointing guns at a "terrorist"? Shouldn't they be applauding the capture of a "terrorist" who is "hijacking" their religion, even in a Halloween spoof? Instead, the MSA's Mahroh Jahangiri, an intern with the Department of Homeland Security, made the same false claim that Islamic supremacists always make regarding counter-jihadists and counter-terror efforts in general: that the fight against jihad terror somehow targets all Muslims and falsely holds them responsible for the crimes of the jihadis. Yet the only ones saying that "all Muslims" are somehow defamed by this Halloween photo, or by counter-terror efforts, are those Islamic supremacists, not foes of jihad.

And of course the clueless Leftist university administration eagerly jumps to do the Muslim Brotherhood-linked MSA's bidding.

"Administration apologizes for delayed response to divisive Halloween photograph," by Sahil Patel and Michael Tabb for Student Life (Washington University of St. Louis), November 7 (thanks to Blazing Cat Fur):

    [UPDATE: Friday, 12:01 a.m.] A Solidarity Forum hosted by the Muslim Students Association Thursday offered Washington University’s administration a chance to apologize for its failure to respond immediately to a controversial Halloween photograph gone viral and students to suggest possible avenues for improvement.

    The discussion in Tisch Commons, in which a number of MSA members related how the photo was an emotional trigger for them, bringing back memories of personal experiences with racism, came one day after a Facebook post featuring an image of students in Halloween costumes garnered hundreds of hits from community members and others who found the photo offensive.

    Some criticized the administration for its delayed reaction to the photo, which was sent to Vice Chancellor Sharon Stahl just after Halloween. At the meeting, Stahl took responsibility for her lack of action.

    “I am the person, the only person, to whom this posting was sent on Halloween; I made a grave mistake in not responding sooner than I did. I deeply regret that,” Stahl said. “If I could go back and undo this, I would, but I can’t, so I have to accept the responsibility of my mistake. I apologize, and I hope that moving forward you will be able to find it in your hearts to give me that grace.”

    MSA President and senior Ishaq Winters and Jenni Harpring, program manager for the Gephardt Institute for Public Service, facilitated the discussion amongst other MSA members, administrators and other students in attendance.

    Earlier Thursday afternoon, Chancellor Mark Wrighton, Provost Holden Thorp and Stahl sent an email to the entire Washington University community to address the issue.

Article continues HERE.