Today Robert Spencer, Simon Deng, Nonie Darwish and I will be speaking at Temple University, and the #OWS occupier and the Islamic Schuzstaffel on campus are polishing their jackboots in preparation of our arrival. Staging “multi-racial fightback against these racist hatemongers” demos against us- Simon Deng, former Sudan slave, Nonie Darwish, daughter of a shaheed and former Muslim, and moi, the little Jew. lml. Madness.
This is #OWS occupy, umosqued. This is who and what they are and what they have always been Evil. Destroyers.
We will speak. We will fight for those unable to stand up against the brutal fist of oppression, subjugation and persecurion. We will give voice to the voiceless. We will not be silenced.
We encourage students at universites to contact Robert Spencer, DHFC or me and hold "Islamic Apartheid Week" at your school. Fight for freedom. We will stand with you.
‘Racist Hatemongers?‘ Occupy to Protest ’Islamic Apartheid Conference’ The Blaze April 20
Occupy demonstrators at Temple University in Philadelphia are planning to protest an “Islamic Apartheid Conference” on Monday featuring activist Pamela Geller and sponsored by the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
The conference, billed as a “universal symbol of support and encouragement” for “women, gays [and] religious minorities, including Muslims themselves, who are figuratively and physically imprisoned by Shariah and Islam,” will feature Geller, Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch and activist Nonie Darwish as speakers. The event comes on the heels of an “Israeli Apartheid Week” hosted at the university last month.
To counter it, Occupy Temple is joining with the International Socialist Organization, Students for Justice in Palestine and the Party for Socialism and Liberation for a “multi-racial fightback against these racist hatemongers.”
“Geller is known to her fans and critics alike as ‘Queen of the Muslim Bashers,’” the Facebook page for the protest states. “Her views are by no means within the boundaries of reasonable debate.”
It further describes the David Horowitz Freedom Center as “another anti-Muslim group which uses McCarthyist tactics to attack academic freedom around the country.”
The Council on American Islamic Relations has also added its voice to the situation, with the Philadelphia chapter issuing a statement stating in part: “Hate speech should be relegated to the fringes of our society, not given a platform at a prestigious university.”
For her part, Geller on her blog Atlas Shrugs denounced the protesters as “the army of haters — stormtroopers and brownshirts instructed to disrupt and shut down these meetings of freedom’s defenders and human rights activists.”
“This is what we have come to expect from the fascists at America’s colleges and universities,” Geller wrote. “Subversives (like Bill Ayers) and jihadists (like CAIR and Reza Aslan) are welcomed and paid handsomely, but voices for freedom and human rights activists are hunted down and silenced like…dissidents.”
Islamic Apartheid Conference Under Attack by Robert Spencer FrontPage April 20
The irony is thick: organizing the protests are Occupy Temple, the International Socialist Organization, Students for Justice in Palestine, the Party for Socialism and Liberation, and other hard-Left community and student organizations, none of which have ever raised the slightest objection to Temple’s Israeli Apartheid Week. Nor would any of them characterize the very idea of Israeli Apartheid Week as anti-Semitic, although anti-Semitism is rife at such events (and our event will not actually be “anti-Muslim” at all). The chief difference, however, between Israeli Apartheid Week and our Islamic Apartheid Conference is simply that there really is Islamic apartheid, but there is no Israeli apartheid.
In Israel, Arab citizens are represented in Knesset and enjoy full legal equality. The very idea of “Israeli Apartheid” is an attempt to stigmatize, and ultimately destroy, Israel’s efforts to defend itself. Islamic Apartheid, however, is a very different matter. Is it “anti-Muslim” to point out that Islamic law mandates institutionalized discrimination against women? Muslim women are the first victims of Islamic law’s denial of basic rights for women; is it “anti-Muslim” to speak out for them and say that as human beings they deserve better?