[FoRK] Hooray for Michigan State University
Stephen D. Williams <
sdw at lig.net
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Mon Oct 2 15:45:55 PDT 2006
Current events with often proudly claimed association are hardly opinions.
Sad and embarrassing for the sane in a culture and religion, just as the
latest wacko in Waco is (or should be) sad and embarrassing to those in
I would be up for protesting any religion that has not clearly
repudiated and re-interpreted all calls for murder and other crimes that
are not according to Western civil law. It must be guaranteed that
anyone being taught from a bible-like document be given a pamphlet
describing what passages are historical and now repudiated. Religions
and cultures that do not comply will be sanctioned with extreme
prejudice. We all need to decide that hate-cults (to coin a much-needed
category) are not religions. We successfully modulated the KKK,
probably the closest thing in modern Western cultures to Muslim extremism.
The only way we're going to survive in the long run is jihad on jihad
and nothing else. Hate speech laws have already been found to be
constitutional. Simple application of them to religious teaching is
needed. Tolerance of intolerance is, at the limit, deadly.
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*From:* Michelle.H.2 at bwc.state.oh.us <mailto:Michelle.H.2 at bwc.state.oh.us>
*To:* ddottiequeen at columbus.rr.com <mailto:ddottiequeen at columbus.rr.com>
; saigonwarrior at columbus.rr.com <mailto:saigonwarrior at columbus.rr.com>
*Sent:* Monday, September 18, 2006 10:25 AM
*Subject:* Hooray for Michigan State University
Hooray for Michigan State University (The Spartans) and Professor Wichman!
Well, what do we have here. Looks like a small case of some people being
able to dish it out, but not take it. Let's start at the top. The story
begins at Michigan State University with a mechanical engineering
professor named Indrek Wichman. Wichman sent an e-mail to the Muslim
Student's Association. The e-mail was in response to the students'
protest of the Danish cartoons that portrayed the Prophet Muhammad as a
terrorist. The group had complained the cartoons were "hate speech."
Enter Professor Wichman. In his e-mail, he said the following:
Dear Moslem Association:
As a professor of Mechanical Engineering here at MSU I intend to protest
I am offended not by cartoons, but by more mundane things like
beheadings of civilians, cowardly attacks on public buildings, suicide
murders, murders of Catholic priests (the latest in Turkey!), burnings
of Christian churches, the continued persecution of Coptic Christians in
Egypt, the imposition of Sharia law on non-Muslims, the rapes of
Scandinavian girls and women (called "whores" in your culture), the
murder of film directors in Holland, and the rioting and looting in
This is what offends me, a soft-spoken person and academic, and many,
many, many of my colleagues. I counsel you dissatisfied, aggressive,
brutal, and uncivilized slave-trading Moslems to be very aware of this
as you proceed with your infantile "protests".
If you do not like the values of the West -- see the 1st Amendment --
you are free to leave. I hope for God's sake that most of you choose
that option. Please return to your ancestral homelands and build them up
yourselves instead of troubling Americans.
Cordially, I. S. Wichman Professor of Mechanical Engineering
As you can imagine, the Muslim group at the university didn't like this
too well. They're demanding that Wichman be reprimanded and mandatory
diversity training for faculty and a seminar on hate and discrimination
for freshman. Now the Michigan chapter of CAIR has jumped into the fray.
CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, apparently doesn't
believe that the good professor had the right to express his opinion.
For its part, the university is standing its ground. They say the e-mail
was private, and they don't intend to publicly condemn his remarks. That
will probably change. Wichman says he never intended the e-mail to be
made public, and wouldn't have used the same strong language if he'd
known it was going to get out.
How's the left going to handle this one? If you're in favor of the
freedom of speech, as in the case of Ward Churchill, will the same
protections be demanded for Indrek Wichman? I doubt it.
Hey folks, send this to your friends, and ask them to do the same. Tell
them to keep passing it around until the whole country gets it.
We are in a war. This political correctness crap is getting old!
God Bless America ...
And those that protect her.
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