This WIVB story is remarkably poorly written, but it does manage to convey some vague idea that Muslim and Leftist students at the University at Buffalo were offended by a “Stop Sharia Law” message found on the campus bull that students paint on a daily basis. When I was at the University at Buffalo to be screamed at by Left-fascist and Muslim students, the courageous YAF students who invited me told me the real story: student groups paint the bull daily, and by common custom all understand that the first group to paint the bull will be allowed to display its message for a full day, with no other group repainting the bull until the next night.
However, when YAF students painted the bull with “Welcome Robert Spencer” on one side and “Stop Sharia Law” on the other, Leftist and Muslim students violated school tradition and painted it over almost immediately. Administrators, of course did nothing. Muslim students professed to be offended by the “Stop Sharia Law” message, although one would think that as self-proclaimed moderates they would reject stoning, amputation, the institutionalized discrimination against women and non-Muslims, denial of the freedom of speech, and anti-Semitism that Sharia entails. Of course, they’re relying on the ignorance of their Leftist allies about Sharia, and one can always count on the ignorance of Leftists.
Speaking of “self-proclaimed,” I am not actually a “self-proclaimed expert on radical Islam,” as I have never proclaimed myself an expert on anything, and my work stands or falls on the basis of the evidence from the Qur’an and Sunnah, history and current events. Nor do I ever speak about “radical Islam,” which is a Western construct that does not exist in the Islamic world.
“College ‘Paint A Bull’ project gets political,” by Marissa Perlman, News 4, May 4, 2017:
AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – The bull statue outside the student center at the University at Buffalo has become a divisive symbol on campus. Through an art project sponsored by the university, students and staff paint the bull. There are specific guidelines that students must follow.
That includes, you must paint the bull by the cover of night. When the sun comes out, your masterpiece is revealed to the rest of campus.
But some students say through this project, one important message is being forgotten: respect.
Akram Shibly, A UB graduate has tracked the ever-changing colors and ideas painted on the bull on campus. He said, “It’s funny, because the sign says to show respect to the buffalo, and the members of our community. I think all over the country, we see on college campuses there is a need and a desire to have a conversation.”
The “paint a bull” campaign started by the university promotes freedom of speech, with some guidelines. Shibly said, “The buffalo may be painted between sunset and sunrise by one group at a time-whoever is there first, and show respect to the buffalo and members of our community.”
But Shibly said among the paint, a message is getting lost. He said, “It went from being this opportunity for students to express themselves artistically, to a platform for hateful rhetoric going back and forth.”
The conflict started Monday, after a campus group invited Robert Spencer, A self proclaimed expert on radical Islam- who runs the website “Jihad Watch” to campus. To promote the speaker, the group painted a controversial message on the bull. It read, “Stop Sharia Law.” Shibly said, “Muslim and non-Muslim students came together to cover that up and they painted over it, “Salah equals peace. But, the next night, somebody covered that with, “God hates liberals.”…
Robert Spencer did speak on campus, and both supporters and protestors filled the room to capacity. The group, Young Americans For Freedom for freedom invited Spencer for the club’s first official event. Since then, the Muslim Student Association has met with the group to talk about their message on the bull- and their differing views.