Apostate Nonie Darwish, author of “Cruel And Usual Punishment; The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law”. and executive director, Former Muslims United, was scheduled to speak at Columbia University today and Princeton University tomorrow, and both events were canceled.
Columbia, where Ahmadinejad was welcomed like a returning king.
Just hours before she was scheduled to speak, the groups (the Debate Society and Tigers of Israel) succumbed to student Muslim groups and canceled her speaking event. Nonie called me from her NY taxi, shocked that just weeks after an Islamic attack on a military base on US soil, the largest in US history, that activists who speak the truth about Islam are being shut down and marginalized.
Nonie Darwish spoke at the rally I organized for Rifqa Bary on Monday.
I will post the speech Nonie was going to make at Columbia and Princeton and Nonie's account of this assault on free speech as soon as she gets to her machine -- she is on her way to the airport.
For those of us chronicling the advancing islamisation of America, things have gotten decidedly worse since Obama took over. We have entered a dark age.
Last night, they were throwing pies at a Robert Spencer event at NYU .......... what's next? grenades?
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Nonie Darwish (Arabic: نوني درويش) (born 1949) is an Egyptian-American human rights activist, writer, scholar of Islam and founder of Arabs For Israel. She is the author of two books: Now They Call Me Infidel; Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel and the War on Terror and Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law. Darwish's speech topics cover human rights, with emphasis on women's rights and minority rights in the Middle East. She is the director of Former Muslims United.
Born in Egypt, Darwish is the daughter of an Egyptian Army lieutenant general, who was called a "shahid" by the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser, after being killed in an Israeli raid. Darwish blames "the Middle Eastern Islamic culture and the propaganda of hatred taught to children from birth" for his death, which she describes as an "assassination". In 1978, she moved with her husband to the United States, and converted to Christianity there. After September 11, 2001 she has written on Islam-related topics.
UPDATE: Here's more from a Columbia student:
My name is Daniel Hertz, and I am a senior at Columbia University. I came across your article today regarding Nonie Darwish's events, and I was very happy to see that someone had picked up on the story.
I am the CAMERA fellow for Columbia and the President of Campus Media Watch. We are the group that tried to bring Nonie Darwish to speak yesterday . It was very unfortunate that we had our event canceled due to "security risks," and I am still dealing with ways to respond to what happened. Regardless of them shutting down the event, last night I took about 20 students and professors to a restaurant and reserved a private area. Nonie was able to give her speech and we all had amazing intimate conversations with her over dinner.
It is truly sad what is happening on our campus in terms of intimidation from many of the other groups/people, and I hope to combat it in any way possible.
Check out Hertz's piece in today's Columbia Spectator: False Flag of Neutrality