Here's a recap of our pilot event last semester at Temple University from one of our featured panelists, Pam Geller. A choice quote:
"Temple University is not unique. The same reception greets me and other freedom fighters at colleges and universities all over the country: jackbooted thugs doing everything they can to shout us down, so fearful are they of our message being heard. And remember also: The colleges and universities of today are training the leaders of tomorrow. The reception we got at Temple was just a snapshot of what America will look like in just a few years, if we don’t stand up and go on the offense."
Read the full article from World Net Daily after the flip:
Exclusive: Pamela Geller tells of battle to present anti-Shariah message over protesters
Published: 04/24/2012 at 7:56 PM
Last week, Islamic Apartheid Week was announced at Temple University in Philadelphia. A singular brave student organization at Temple wanted to counter the blood libel and propaganda of Israeli Apartheid Week, which is so common and so awful on college campuses, with the reality of the Shariah and the oppression, subjugation and persecution of women and non-Muslims living under Islam.
No sooner was it announced than the Islamic smear machine went into high gear. Numerous articles appeared in the Philadelphia City Paper, Naked City and elsewhere, smearing and defaming the speakers (Robert Spencer, Nonie Darwish, Simon Deng and me), but most egregiously me. Hamas-CAIR sent out a string of email alerts in support of the Occupy Muslim student groups’ protests.
The Blaze ran a big story on the pro-Shariah media blitz. The Blaze noted that the leftists and Islamic supremacists were pulling out all the stops: “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 hate page for the protest states. ‘Her views are by no means within the boundaries of reasonable debate.’”
The Nazis were cocky, too. Once.
The young, brave student leader, Álvaro Enrique Watson of Temple University Students for Intellectual Freedom, which organized the event in conjunction with the David Horowitz Freedom Center, wrote before the event about protests that were being orchestrated by leftists and Islamic supremacists:
“The protests are being organized, yet again, against ‘the biggest bigots in the world and at Temple University.’ Once again, the opportunists are using side-bar issues/events (Trayvon Martin, and a couple of others, whom you guys all know about) to advance and fuel their protest.”
In their Goebbels propaganda, the leftist fascists cited the honor killing by her family of Shaima Alawadi as a “hate crime,” when that libel has long been exposed by law enforcement.
Thus it was predictable that the event was the silly zoo that all pro-freedom activists have unfortunately come to expect from events at universities all over the country: loud, raucous know-nothing tools spewing illogical insults into the ether with the sole purpose of stopping the truth from being heard. Yawn.
Their furious and frenzied opposition to our message was ironic in light of the fact that we were there to stand for the freedom of the individual: the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience, and equal rights for women and non-Muslims in Muslim societies as well as in Muslim communities in the West.
Our program was dedicated to exposing the suffering of millions of women and non-Muslims living under the oppression and subjugation of the Shariah, as well as to debunking the vile lies and blood libels spread about the state of Israel by Islamic supremacists and their lapdog apologists (notably during Israeli Apartheid Week).
Simon Deng, Nonie Darwish and Robert Spencer were magnificent, brilliant and brave. And Simon Deng is a powerful presence – the room gets quiet when he approaches the podium. Deng’s devastating story as a slave in Sudan shames the leftist tools as they scream on about hate and justice.
Yet despite Simon’s moving and unanswerable presentation, and the heavy security we had to have, the agitators were itching for confrontation. It is striking when one considers that true subversives like Bill Ayers and jihadist enablers like pro-nuclear Iran Khomeinists like Reza Aslan are warmly received on college campuses and given the utmost respect and deference. Nothing better points to how low the state of freedom and truth are at universities. We are producing the army that will destroy us. The many attempts to shout us down and destroy the event that occurred last night had been planned from the very beginning: Fresh on the heels of the announcement of this program by the Temple University Students for Intellectual Freedom, there came as if on cue the army of haters – storm troopers and brownshirts who were instructed to disrupt and shut down this meeting 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. American professors travel to Tehran to speak at conferences hosted by the genocidal mullahs. Subversives (like Ayers) and jihadists (like CAIR and Aslan) are welcomed and paid handsomely, but voices for freedom and human-rights activists are hunted down and silenced like … dissidents.
They stormed in, and they stormed out.
Despite all their efforts, they failed. The highlight of the evening for me was when a hip, attractive young woman approached me after the event and confessed that she had come from the other side, as part of the opposition, and that she had been turned around by what she heard us say during the event. Despite the noisemakers and loud verbal belching, she “flipped.” This is the objective. That young lady was a sign that no amount of indoctrination and propaganda can overwhelm the truth or drown it out completely if someone is open to it.
Temple University is not unique. The same reception greets me and other freedom fighters at colleges and universities all over the country: jackbooted thugs doing everything they can to shout us down, so fearful are they of our message being heard. And remember also: The colleges and universities of today are training the leaders of tomorrow. The reception we got at Temple was just a snapshot of what America will look like in just a few years, if we don’t stand up and go on the offense.