The MSA was invited to bring in a speaker to debate me. They declined. Once again, one would think that if I were really so howlingly wrong about Islam as they claim, they’d be able to find someone to wipe the floor with me and end my baneful influence forever. Instead, they hurl abuse and false allegations, but never quite get around to proving me wrong. “Student groups express opposing views regarding Islamic practices,” by Meagan O’Toole-Pitts in Texas A&M’s Battalion Online, October 27:
“These are the truths you aren’t supposed to know!” reads the flier Texas Aggie Conservatives handed out Tuesday in front of Sbisa Dining Center.
TAC passed out two fliers, the first titled “Islam: Oppression of Women,” and the second was titled “Fundamental Islam: Deceiving the Infidel.” The first flier displayed a photo of a woman being stoned to death.
Fundamentalist Muslims, “who want to kill Americans,” are threatening the liberties afforded to Americans by the Constitution,” said TAC President Justin Pulliam.
“Americans should be worried about losing their traditional rights and liberties under the Constitution, like Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion,” Pulliam said. TAC makes a distinction between “fundamentalist” Muslims and “moderate” Muslims in its arguments, Pulliam said.
“It is our goal to educate Americans about these issues so we may protect basic human rights and empower moderate Muslims to reform violent and oppressive aspects of fundamentalist Islam,” he said. “What we’re asking for, hoping for is just as Christians have denounced and no longer practice bad things in their holy books; we hope that we can have a worldwide movement where Muslims say ‘We’re no longer going to practice violent verses that are in the Quran.'”
Members of the Muslim Student Association were also stationed at Sbisa handing out fliers titled “Exposing what Islam is about,” inviting students to a lecture and questions and answers session. […]
Pulliam said he would like to debate the issue with the MSA, but no one has accepted the offer.
“We had hoped to debate the Muslim Student Association or any other student organization that would like to put up a speaker,” he said. “We’re bringing a speaker in, Robert Spencer, for Nov. 11.”
Adam said he declined to debate with TAC because “their motive is not to understand what we believe.”
“Without the resolve to understand the other side, no dialogue or debate is successful,” Adam said, “and thus is a distraction and a waste of time.”…
Yeah, sure. Do they really think that line convinces anyone?