I don’t support restrictions on the freedom of speech, but the hypocrisy of Hamas-linked CAIR’s stance here is striking. The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which does all it can to shut down robust political debate when it is engaged in by counter-jihadists, has at last come out in favor of the freedom of speech! There’s just one catch: they’re opposing a resolution that would ban antisemitic activity. Leave it to Hamas-linked CAIR to come down on the side of Islamic antisemitism and hate, and who cares if they’re inconsistent? The dhimmi mainstream media will never call them on it. But after Hamas-linked CAIR has worked for years to get me and others banned from college campuses, and refuses to debate or discuss issues with me, the idea of their coming down in favor of “robust political debate” made me grin.
“UC rejects anti-Semitism resolution,” by Nanette Asimov in the San Francisco Chronicle, August 28 (thanks to Mackie):
The University of California says it won’t support a resolution condemning anti-Semitism on campus – approved unanimously by the state Assembly on Tuesday – because the resolution says “no public resources will be allowed to be used for any anti-Semitic or any intolerant agitation.”
“We think it’s problematic because of First Amendment concerns,” said Steve Montiel, a UC spokesman.
The nonbinding resolution, says, in effect, that UC and other public universities should ban activity that could be interpreted as intolerant or anti-Semitic, including certain demonstrations, from taking place anywhere on its property.
The move is the latest chapter in a debate that arose this summer over whether students create an intolerable, anti-Semitic environment by staging annual, anti-Israel protests mimicking Israeli guards questioning Palestinians….
Student groups and the [Hamas-linked] Council on American-Islamic relations planned to send a letter Tuesday evening asking the Legislature to reconsider its “highly ideological resolution.” At the same time, a Los Angeles nonprofit called Stand With Us, which fights anti-Semitism, said its petition urging UC to ban hate speech has 1,600 signatures so far.
“CAIR Says Assembly Resolution Stifles Discussion on California Campuses,” from Hamas-linked CAIR-California, August 29 (thanks to Hussam Ayloush):
(SACRAMENTO, CA, 8/29/12) — The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA), along with nine community, legal, and student organizations, sent a letter to lawmakers in the state about House Resolution 35, which passed in the California Assembly yesterday, because it stifles robust political debate on university campuses. The letter urges lawmakers to reconsider the issue when they reconvene in January.