There has been enormous press coverage surrounding my demo against CUNY’s obscene invitation to, as Milo succinctly put it, “sharia-loving, terrorist-embracing, Jew-hating, ticking time-bomb of progressive horror,” to keynote their commencement ceremonies.
The event was a smashing success, a triumph. Thousands came out in the pouring rain and cold to protest the monstrous invite to a monster. And that was the lede story. The make-up of the crowd was the lede story. Mostly young, mixed, everything — true Americana. For me, that represents a sea change in our movement. Seeing that, the enemedia had to spring into action. Not one hour after the event was over, the deranged left-wing New York Daily News crafted a false story headlined “Wild brawl breaks out at rally against CUNY’s commencement speaker civil-rights activist Linda Sarsour,” but of course, there was no wild brawl. Having been called out about this, they have since changed the headline to, “Milo Yiannopoulos-led protest against CUNY commencement speaker Linda Sarsour turns violent.” Wrong again: it was an AFDI protest, and it was not violent.
In a minor incident, two violent left-wing morons were arrested for attacking our people. That’s news? That’s standard operating procedure for those violent goons. But the New York Daily News wrote it up that the violent hooligans were the ones attacked. They just make this stuff up. Did they talk to any of the speakers? No. Did they talk to any of the victims of those arrested? No. The New York Daily News said there were no arrests. But there were. And of course, every other media outlet picking up on the story said that there were no arrests. Did anyone of these “journalists” even make a call to the NYPD?
The Daily Mail also covered our protest against the invitation given to a pro-terror, pro-sharia Jew-hater. What’s so telling is every major news organization picked up the Daily News fake news story about a wild brawl. There were two arrests — violent leftists, of course. It was our people who were attacked. But nowhere do you get the actual story in any of the news accounts. And we didn’t clash. The violent leftwing thugs were agitating and menacing our peaceful protest for the whole of the event.
The news story here isn’t about violence at our event. The story is that we are pushing back against this leftist/Islamic goosestepping army. Why the police put these violent morons right up against our stage is an interesting question. Read about that here.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind, Milo, John Guandolo, Nonie Darwish and David Wood gave rousing speeches to a drenched, enthusiastic crowd. It was a turning point.
The fact is that the only reason the cowards at CUNY haven’t cancelled Sarsour is that they are afraid that her coreligionists and their leftist lapdogs will blow the place up if they do.
Media outlets reported “scores” of protesters. Does this look like scores to you? It’s a whole city cross town block, 42nd street between 2nd and 3rd avenues.
The theme of our protest was this: we were mad as hell and we weren’t going to take it anymore.
“Violence erupts as Milo Yiannopoulos-led protesters chanting ‘make America great again’ clash with demonstrators after Linda Sarsour’s CUNY commencement speech,” by Simon Holmes, Mailonline, May 26, 2017:
A rally against one of City University of New York’s commencement speakers ended in a violent altercation between demonstrators and counter-protesters on Thursday.
The scuffle broke out after a band of demonstrators led by alt-right poster boy Milo Yiannopoulos, conservative political commentator Pam Geller and Assemblyman Dov Hikind took to the CUNY campus to blast its decision to select civil-rights activist Linda Sarsour as graduation speaker for its School of Public Health.
A small group of demonstrators said to be chanting ‘Make America Great Again’ supposedly surrounded and attacked 19-year-old counter-protester Heather Morris who accused the group of being ‘Nazis’.
‘They tried hitting me with their fists, their sticks, whatever they found,’ Morris told the New York Daily News after the scuffle.
‘They’re a bunch of Nazis…They probably targeted me because I’m young and I’m brown, too.’
Yiannopoulos and his small group of protesters were rallying against the University’s selection of Sarsour to be its June commencement speaker.
Sarsour rose to prominence in January as the activist who organised the Washington Women’s March soon after President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
She has been accused of being an anti-semite for her support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.
BDS seeks to put economic pressure on Israel until it grants Palestinian citizens full equality.
The self-proclaimed ‘Palestinian Activist’ also caused uproar after tweeting a photo of a young boy with rocks in each hand facing Israeli police, along with the words ‘the definition of courage.’
Yiannopoulos told the New York Daily News: ‘Linda Sarsour is a Sharia-loving, terrorist-embracing, Jew-hating, ticking time bomb.’
Speaking at the rally he said: ‘It’s now more important than ever to fight Islam in America and particularly its emissaries like Linda Sarsour.’
Geller in her address at the rally laid into Sarsour: ‘She’s earned a reputation as one of this country’s most vicious anti-Israel activists, she has called Netanyahu a ‘waste of skin.’
‘She tweeted a picture of a young Muslim child throwing a rock at Jews, calling him the definition of courage. Surely CUNY can do better?’
A number of CUNY professors have said opting to replace her as speaker would ‘conflict with the First Amendment and the principles of academic freedom.’
A spokesman said after the rally: ‘Some, who object to Ms. Sarsour’s positions, have called on CUNY to rescind the invitation.
‘To take such actions at a public university would violate the First Amendment as well as the principles of academic freedom.’
No arrests were made at the demonstration.
Yiannopoulos describes Linda Sarsour as a ‘Sharia-loving, terrorist-embracing, Jew-hating, ticking time bomb’