An Amsterdam University has cancelled an invitation to the controversial Islamic scholar Sheikh Haitham al-Haddad. (hat tip David W)
One small step for the university, one giant step for Western civilization.
And who's to blame for this small victory of democracy over tyranny? Well, who else...
"Mr al-Haddad claims to be the victim of a “smear campaign conducted by the British Zionist lobby”. He was unable to say whether there is such a thing as a Dutch Zionist lobby, but said “it does appear that way”.
Atlas reader David W opines, "in that case, well done to the British Zionist lobby... and the Dutch one too, which seems so nebulous that even he concedes it may or may not exist, but helps small-minded racists like al-Haddad explain why no one in a decent society wants him around. I hope the British Zionist lobby can now turn its 'mysterious powers' to getting him out of the UK and do everyone here a huge favour."
lml. Doesn't this racist sheik know that 95% of Dutch Jews were annihilated in the Holocaust? What Dutch Jewish lobby?
American universities, under a leftist/Islamic chokehold, are going in the opposite direction, embracing fascists, Islamic supremacists and annihilationists, while prohibiting voices of freedom from speaking at university campuses. For example, can someone tell me why the notorious local Khomeinist organization SABA is sponsoring an event by the Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) and Hamas-tied CAIR at the venerable Stanford University on Saturday, February 18, from 03:00 PM until 06:00 PM? These Islamic supremacists have openly anti-USA, pro-Iranian regime agendas. The agenda for this program is to "Discuss and offer solutions to current issues affecting American Muslims in regards to Muslims’ underrepresentation in professions that influence public policy and public opinion."
A parliamentary majority has asked Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten to ban the controversial Islamic scholar Sheikh Haitham al-Haddad from entering the Netherlands.(hat tip David W)
The sheikh had been invited to take part in a debate with Amsterdam students on Friday, but the VU University has cancelled the invitation.
MPs say the British-Palestinian sheikh Haitham Al-Haddad is known for anti-Semitic statements such as "Jews are the enemies of God" and "Jews are descended from apes and pigs." The sheikh, a member of the Islamic Sharia Council in London, says he never made these statements.
In a telephone interview with Radio Netherlands Worldwide, he said that statements he made in 2002 regarding the Palestine-Israeli conflict were taken out of context and posted on the internet. He did admit to saying Hamas should rule the Palestinian Territories.
Sheikh Haitham was invited by the Islamic Students Association of Amsterdam. He had been invited to take part in a debate with Professor Yasser Ellethy of the Centre for Islamic Theology of the VU University Amsterdam. As a result of the commotion, VU decided to cancel its invitation.
A spokesperson said that “he has become the subject of debate to such an extent that an academic debate is no longer possible”. Earlier, VU still argued that the student association had fulfilled all conditions for a balanced debate and that Sheikh Haitham would have a "formidable opponent" in Yasser Ellethy.
Mr al-Haddad claims to be the victim of a “smear campaign conducted by the British Zionist lobby”. He was unable to say whether there is such a thing as a Dutch Zionist lobby, but said “it does appear that way”. He is concerned about the political climate in the Netherlands. “Politicians like Geert Wilders are sowing hatred in society.”
Prior to the decision to cancel the debate, the controversial Sheikh said he expected Dutch MPs would not be “as simple-minded and cowardly as to ban me from coming to the Netherlands because of what somebody posted on the internet”.
© Radio Netherlands Worldwide
UPDATE: The notoriously leftist Radio Netherlands calls this annihilationist a "sharia scholar." One wonders how they would have refered to Hitler .... fearless leader?