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Thursday, September 27, 2007
As I mentioned in the last post, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the terror-supporting, freedom-repressing, Jew-hating tyrant in charge of Iran was invited to speak at Columbia University (yes, the Ivy League one in THIS country). The university president, Lee Bollinger, claimed that he invited Ahmadinejad to help foster dialogue and understanding with the Middle East and to promote the concept of free speech.

In complete contradiction to Bollinger's claims, this column by Ann Coulter is fantastic at shredding his lies and cutting to the core of the issue. Plus, it's witty as all get out.
Columbia president Lee Bollinger claimed the Ahmadinejad invitation is in keeping with "Columbia's long-standing tradition of serving as a major forum for robust debate."

Except Columbia doesn't have that tradition. This is worse than saying "the dog ate my homework." It's like saying "the dog ate my homework" when you're Michael Vick and everyone knows you've killed your dog.

Columbia's "tradition" is to shut down any speakers who fall outside the teeny, tiny seditious perspective of its professors.

When Minutemen leader Jim Gilchrist and his black colleague Marvin Stewart were invited by the College Republicans to speak at Columbia last year, the tolerant, free-speech-loving Columbia students violently attacked them, shutting down the speech.

Imbued with Bollinger's commitment to free speech, Columbia junior Ryan Fukumori said of the Minutemen: "They have no right to be able to speak here."

Needless to say -- unlike Ahmadinejad -- the university had not invited the Minutemen. Most colleges and universities wouldn't buy a cup of coffee for a conservative speaker.

Fees for speakers who do not hate America are raised from College Republican fundraisers and contributions from patriotic alumni and locals who think students ought to hear at least one alternative viewpoint in four years of college.

And then college administrators turn a blind eye when liberal apple-polishers and suck-ups shut down the speech or physically attack the speaker.

Bollinger refused to punish the students who stormed the stage and violently ended the Minutemen's speech.

So the one thing we know absolutely is that Bollinger did not allow Ahmadinejad to speak out of respect for "free speech" because Bollinger does not respect free speech.
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Liberals are never called upon to tolerate anything they don't already adore, such as treason, pornography and heresy. In fact, those will often get you course credit.

At Ahmadinejad's speech, every vicious anti-Western civilization remark was cheered wildly. It was like watching an episode of HBO'S "Real Time With Bill Maher."
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Only when Ahmadinejad failed to endorse sodomy did he receive the single incident of booing throughout his speech.

Responding to a question about Iran's execution of homosexuals, Ahmadinejad said there are no homosexuals in Iran: "In Iran we don't have homosexuals, like in your country. In Iran we do not have this phenomenon. I don't know who's told you that we have it."

I already knew that from looking at his outfit. If liberals want to run this guy for president, they better get him to "Queer Eye for the Islamofascist Guy."

2 comments:

Melchizedek said...

Given what Columbia's president said to him, why do you think he was invited?

Darius and Elisabeth said...

Bollinger only said that because he got so much guff from people for inviting Ahmadinejad in the first place. Once the initial introduction was out of the way, Bollinger became a huge wimp. When Ahmadinejad ignored or avoided answering his questions, he just moved on to new questions. It was the biggest propaganda coup that Mahmoud could have imagined. Bollinger and America looked like the fools.

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