In “Fighting the fascists at Temple University” in WND, April 24, Pamela Geller tells the story of the battles we had with Leftist and Islamic supremacist brownshirts at Temple University Monday night:
Last week, Islamic Apartheid Week was announced at Temple University in Philadelphia. A singular brave student organization at Temple wanted to counter the blood libel and propaganda of Israeli Apartheid Week, which is so common and so awful on college campuses, with the reality of the Shariah and the oppression, subjugation and persecution of women and non-Muslims living under Islam.
No sooner was it announced than the Islamic smear machine went into high gear. Numerous articles appeared in the Philadelphia City Paper, Naked City and elsewhere, smearing and defaming the speakers (Robert Spencer, Nonie Darwish, Simon Deng and me), but most egregiously me. Hamas-CAIR sent out a string of email alerts in support of the Occupy Muslim student groups” protests.
The Blaze ran a big story on the pro-Shariah media blitz. The Blaze noted that the leftists and Islamic supremacists were pulling out all the stops: “Occupy Temple is joining with the International Socialist Organization, Students for Justice in Palestine and the Party for Socialism and Liberation for a “˜multi-racial fightback against these racist hatemongers.” “˜Geller is known to her fans and critics alike as “Queen of the Muslim Bashers,–˜ the Facebook hate page for the protest states. “˜Her views are by no means within the boundaries of reasonable debate.–
The Nazis were cocky, too. Once.
The young, brave student leader, Ãlvaro Enrique Watson of Temple University Students for Intellectual Freedom, which organized the event in conjunction with the David Horowitz Freedom Center, wrote before the event about protests that were being orchestrated by leftists and Islamic supremacists:
“The protests are being organized, yet again, against “˜the biggest bigots in the world and at Temple University.” Once again, the opportunists are using side-bar issues/events (Trayvon Martin, and a couple of others, whom you guys all know about) to advance and fuel their protest.”
In their Goebbels propaganda, the leftist fascists cited the honor killing by her family of Shaima Alawadi as a “hate crime,” when that libel has long been exposed by law enforcement.
Thus it was predictable that the event was the silly zoo that all pro-freedom activists have unfortunately come to expect from events at universities all over the country: loud, raucous know-nothing tools spewing illogical insults into the ether with the sole purpose of stopping the truth from being heard. Yawn.
Their furious and frenzied opposition to our message was ironic in light of the fact that we were there to stand for the freedom of the individual: the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience, and equal rights for women and non-Muslims in Muslim societies as well as in Muslim communities in the West.
Our program was dedicated to exposing the suffering of millions of women and non-Muslims living under the oppression and subjugation of the Shariah, as well as to debunking the vile lies and blood libels spread about the state of Israel by Islamic supremacists and their lapdog apologists (notably during Israeli Apartheid Week).
Simon Deng, Nonie Darwish and Robert Spencer were magnificent, brilliant and brave. And Simon Deng is a powerful presence — the room gets quiet when he approaches the podium. Deng’s devastating story as a slave in Sudan shames the leftist tools as they scream on about hate and justice….