Blaze: “Racist Hatemongers”? Occupy to Protest Islamic Apartheid Conference


It is well known that I am speaking at BlogCon (which is utterly amazing — this is an army, the world won't know what hit 'em), which Occupiers tried to crash a few months back and were made fools of. They are not here today, because they know they would be ridiculed and not taken seriously, but they descend on college and university campuses because those are their incubation labs. The fascists have successfully seized control of the campuses. Any rational speaker can't get within twenty feet of them, because they capture the youth and train them (like Hitler) to be their army.

‘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. Islamic-Apartheid-Conference

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

Leftist and Islamic supremacist thugs are planning to protest the Islamic Apartheid Conference that the David Horowitz Freedom Center is sponsoring at Temple University Monday. Hosted by Students for Intellectual Freedom, the Conference will feature Pamela Geller, Nonie Darwish, Simon Deng and me. In reporting on the coming protests, however, the Philadelphia City Paper noted only that “two of America’s most high-profile anti-Muslim bigots” will be speaking – Geller and me – and doesn’t mention Darwish or Deng even once. The omission was telling, revealing the hypocrisy of the protests as a whole.

Nonie Darwish is an ex-Muslim who grew up learning hatred for Infidels in a Muslim school in Gaza. Simon Deng is a South Sudanese Christian who was held as a slave by Muslim captors for several years. Both of them know Islamic apartheid firsthand, and have been its victims. The Leftists at the City Paper therefore could do nothing but omit them from their story attacking the Conference, for to include them would in itself have been to reveal the reality of what they’re denying: Islamic apartheid.

The City Paper’s story focuses on Pamela Geller, retailing hard-Left talking points against her consisting entirely of distortions, misrepresentations, and outright falsehoods about things she has said and positions she has taken. Its objection to the Conference appears to be that Geller, and apparently therefore also the Conference as a whole, is “anti-Muslim.”

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?

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