Rutgers Student Newspaper Scraps Entire Issue over ‘Muhammad’ Cartoon

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Rutgers University pulled the latest issue of their student newspapers because of a cartoon of Muhammad, Buddha and Jesus in a bar. Muslim supremacist students on campus demanded the issue be removed from campus and destroyed. And they were. Further, the editor-in-chief of the paper, ‘The Gleaner,’ must apologize to the terror-tied Muslim group, The Muslim Students Association,  and agree to meet with it “so that we can rectify this issue and ensure that it doesn’t happen again.”

The school should have stepped in and stood firm. Leaving it on the shoulders of a young student who would be targeted by savages had he not submitted was not the remedy. The quisling administration did nothing. Of course.

Freedom of speech is the foundation of a free society. Without it, a tyrant can wreak havoc unopposed, while his opponents are silenced.

AFDI strongly disavows the dangerous actions of Muslim groups and their leftist lapogs to censor and destroy the bedrock of America and Western civilization. Their relentless thuggery under the guise of “multiculturalism” is Hitlerian. We call upon all freedom loving peoples of ALL faiths and backgrounds (unlike the creed apartheid, racism and bigotry under the sharia) to pursue the path of righteous freedom and to support efforts to to stand in defense of diverse communities that make our civilization vibrant, successful, and the greatest in the history of man.

Putting up with being offended is essential in a pluralistic society in which people differ on basic truths. If a group will not bear being offended without resorting to violence, that group will rule unopposed while everyone else lives in fear, while other groups curtail their activities to appease the violent group. This results in the violent group being able to tyrannize the others.

Islamic law forbids criticism of Islam, Quran, Muhammad. If they cannot be criticized in the US, we are in effect accepting Islamic law as overriding the freedom of speech. This would establish Muslims as a protected class and prevent honest discussion of how Islamic jihadists use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and supremacism

“Rutgers Goes Sharia-Compliant,” By Robert Spencer, Front Page Magazine, April 28, 2016:

Student newspaper destroys every copy of latest edition featuring cartoon of Muhammad.

The April 5, 2016 issue of The Gleaner, the student paper of Rutgers University–Camden, published a cartoon of Muhammad, Buddha and Jesus in a bar. Its content, however, cannot be known at this point, because at the behest of Muslims on campus, and in a case fraught with implications for the health of the freedom of speech today, the entire issue has been deep-sixed.

Two weeks after the cartoon was published, the April 19 issue of The Gleaner contained a letter from the Muslim Brotherhood campus group, the Muslim Students Association, saying that it found the image offensive and asking The Gleaner to remove the image from the April 5 issue and circulate a new edition of that issue without it. The MSA letter claims that Christians and Jews on campus told MSA members that they, too, found the image offensive.

The MSA letter states: “Even though freedom of speech and press is emphasized and is something all of us value as proud Americans, the University prides itself on diversity of people of different faith and backgrounds so we feel that it is necessary to respect those faiths and backgrounds by honoring their beliefs.”

The April 19 Gleaner also contains a response to the MSA letter, written by Christopher Church, the Editor-in-Chief of The Gleaner. Church apologizes to the MSA and agrees to meet with it “so that we can rectify this issue and ensure that it doesn’t happen again.” He also agrees to remove any copies of the offending April 5 issue from the Gleaner boxes around campus and destroy them.

The Jihad Watch reader who alerted me to this sums up what is wrong here:

1. Freedom of speech is a Constitutional right. It is not negated by someone’s taking offense. This could have been and should have been a chance for Rutgers and The Gleaner to explain why the freedom of speech must be protected as our fundamental bulwark against tyranny, and why that means that we must all learn to put up with material that offends us.

2. Once a group’s feeling offended is taken as decisive, it may begin to take offense at other aspects of campus life it finds offensive. In the MSA’s case, it may begin getting offended at men and women sharing classrooms or coeds wearing tight jeans on campus.

3. In light of the violent attacks on those who have depicted Muhammad, The Gleaner by removing the image is bowing to the implicit threat of violence — which only in the long run encourages more violence. Rutgers’ Art Library recently featured an “artwork” depicting Jesus on a dartboard. It was ultimately removed, but not because it offended Christians. No one cares if Christians are offended: Rutgers officials know that offended Christians won’t murder them. Their solicitousness toward the MSA, by contrast, reveals that they know offended Muslims might very well kill them, and rather than stand up for the freedom of speech and against this kind of bullying, they signal their willingness to surrender and fall into line, accepting Sharia restrictions on speech.

Imagine how Rutgers would react if its Art Library had displayed, instead of this Jesus-on-a-dartboard “artwork,” a cartoon of Muhammad. The air would have been thick with cries of “Islamophobia.” Fragile Leftist students would be running for their safe spaces. The university would be instituting mandatory seminars designed to inculcate the proper “respect” that one must show for “The Other” so as to avoid charges of “racism” and “bigotry.”

The double standard is stark: Jesus crucified on a dartboard is art – and what’s more, it’s courageous. One Rutgers student chortled on Facebook that the dartboard “art” was “hilarious,” and crowed that “we don’t have to cater to the wills of the Church or any denomination of Christianity or religion.” Those who complained would be admonished: Don’t you respect the freedom of expression, you right-wing bigot?

A cartoon of Muhammad, on the other hand, even one as innocuous as the one in The Gleaner appears to have been — that’s an outrage. No one was crowing in that instance about not having to cater to the wills of the mosque. On the contrary, the message was clear: Don’t you respect Muslims as human beings, you right-wing bigot?

This is the kind of “respect” being irrationally violent will win you. Rutgers officials knew that Christians weren’t going to kill them, and that they could mock Christianity with impunity. They would only start blathering about “respect” when it comes to Islam. This respect won at the point of a sword does not bode well for the future of free expression in the West.

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  • ro

    Why are universities all over America stifling free speech? What are these appeasers afraid of? Pull federal funding from all those, including Rutgers, offenders.

    • Cuda

      pull federal funding are you kidding? It is likely federal funding mandating they do what they are doing and allowing islam freewill to go unchallenged while all other religions are handcuffed! ro your comment means you are asleep at the wheel !!!!

      • moose

        All federal “funding” comes with strings attached. I’m sure your statement is dead on !!

    • Why?

      In one word: “liberalism.”

    • Rob Porter

      A few days ago in a press conference, David Cameron, now evident a complete imbecile, with Obama present complimented America on its wondrous universities and absolutely astounding intelligence and security services. I could happily have thrown up! All we see emerging from those wondrous universities are politically correct, brainwashed fools – and this Includes Harvard, Princeton and other Ivy League establishments. Anyone who over the last few days watched those Washington University students got a graphic idea of the level of their ‘intellect’. As to those ‘intelligence’ and security services, CIA, FBI, Homeland Security, we now know that they’ve been infiltrated by Muslims, not least Muslims of the Muslim Brotherhood – thanks to the revolting and disgusting Barack Obama. Where the devil does David Cameron get his information – comic books?

    • jebor

      Mo in a pic

  • Concerned

    Muslims are sum and mohammed was a murdering, rapist child fucking scumbag.

    • stonepillow

      Scum, scum, scum, the C is very important in describing muslims.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Those were his good points.

  • Shelley Begley

    Political correctness will eventually get us all killed if these idiots don’t wake up.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      It will get them killed, the rest of us, not so much. There is the option of fighting back, without the authorities approval or consent.

      • moose

        Keep your powder dry…….the day will come when you’ll need it…..

        • Mahou Shoujo

          Have sufficient in proper storage.

  • darryl2009

    College pussies!

  • Rocinante44

    do not hire a rutgers grad. they are beyond stupid and wimpy. let them eat cake

    • Mahou Shoujo

      rutgers: Not recommended. Grovelling substandard.

  • Fred

    Expel Muslims and Sharia. Problem solved

  • Solipsis

    War Zone Travel Advisory:
    Rutgers has fallen.

    Avoid at all costs.

  • joker

    You would have thought that at an university there would be open debate, challenging ideas and the likes. Just a thought.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Those of us who agree with you are living in an academic utopian distant past, where university involved learning, not rote memorization the questions and answers based on the qur’an.

  • Umma Clinic runs Loon Watch

    Dr Rushdi Cader Loon watch loonwatch.com Umma Clinic

    UMMA CLINIC RUNS LOONWATCH.COM

    We have Muslim educators, academics and doctors in the US of immigrant familiies who promote hate against the West, and who are dedicated to promoting Islamism by diverting the blame from Islamist

    texts to blowback from ‘colonialism’ and ‘Zionism’. This is often done under the guise of civil rights and fighting ‘islamophobia’ for Muslims and supporting Muslim colonialism.

    Take Loon Watch whose 2 anonymous moderators ‘Garibaldi’ and ‘Ilisha’ claim to fight hate and ‘islamophobia’. This is done by promoting anti Zionist, anti West and

    anti-semitic hate and promoting worldwide conspiracies of muslim victimisation. Their veteran writer and commenter DrM of drmaxtor.blogspot.com is a notorious anti west, anti hindu

    anti-semite (real name Dr Rushdi cader) Dr Rushdi Cader supports a

    caliphate and Islamist laws, Loon Watch has denied the Armenian genocide

    and Loon Watch support Muslim colonialism whilst hypocritcally citing

    western colonialism as the cause of Islamist terrorism. The lies of

    these Islamists are breathtaking. Yazidies have been in the region

    longer than Muslims and are being wiped out. They are not western

    colonialists. Christians and Jews were in the Middle East before Islamic

    colonialsm. Ilisha doesn’t want Muslim countries to be like the West

    yet chooses to live there herself.

    Notice how Islamists prefer to live in the countries they claim are the root of

    evil. THis proves their ulitimate goal is subversion and envy otherwise

    they would move to the countries they claim are victims of the west.

    DrM is careful to hide his hatred of the West preferring to spew his bile

    anonymously as DrM at his own blog drmaxtor.blogspot.com

    and since 2007 DrM has been a heavy contributor to Loon Watch and has ceased

    updating his own blog.

    He

    now posts regularly at Loon Watch. DrM does not reveal his real life

    identity at Loon Watch or at his blog where he claims to write about

    medical issues and ‘muslim’ issues. When his identity was made public Dr

    Rushdi made his 1DrM Disqus history private http://disqus.com/by/1DrM/

    Dr Rushdie Cader AKA Dr Maxtor AKA DrM is the founder of the Umma Clinic http://www.ummaclinic.org in California.

    which receives public funds He is a UCLA graduate Rumi Cader who is a professor at UCLA is on the board of the Umma Clinic whose Wikipedia page is here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UMMA_Community_Clinic

    DrMaxtor real name is Dr Rushdi Cader

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/rushdi-cader/6a/a23/175

    Evidence of Dr Maxtor excusing Jihadism and promoting anti-semitism, anti-western, anti-hinduism

    all the while blaming Zionism for all the ills in Islamic societies can be seen at his own nazi like blog and his commenting history on Loonwatch.

    In one comment he says he wouldn’t treat Zionists. It is worth investigating how many Americans have died whilst being treated by him

    Dr Rushdi Cader is a member of the Mosque of Nasreen, San Luis Obispo http://mosqueofnasreen.org

    The hypocritical Dr runs an anti-semitic blog yet isn’t above taking freebies from Pro Israel Jews. This hypocritical islamist uses Facebook to promote his

    clinic. Mark Zuckerberg is a Jew with operations in Israel. Facebook – UMMACommunity Clinic https://www.facebook.com/pages/UMMA-Community-Clinic/155816815511

    Dr Rushdi Cader hosts his anonymous hate blog on Google’s blogger, whose founder is Jewish. Google has operations in Israel.

    The police who employed him have no idea of his underground Islamist activities. http://www.swattrauma.com/PRAC

    http://www.swattrauma.com/PRAC

    Dr Rushdi Cader in Israel as

    part of a medical team.Israeli authorities have no idea of his online

    anti semitism http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2002/588/re5.htm

    Dr Rushdi

    Cader and his wife Nisha Cader featured in Saudi media

    https://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/200703/healing.south.central.htm

    Twitter account where he is careful not to show his true colours like he does

    at Loon Watch https://twitter.com/ummaclinic

    DrM has been cited approvingly at many anti-semitic sites including Stormfront: http://www.stormfront.org/forum/t507704

    DrM is a

    Muslim activist well known amongst American Muslims (urls to Ikhras and Muslim

    Matters follow) Muslim Matters speaks glowingly of his anti-semitic

    ‘Judeofascism’ posts

    http://muslimmatters.org/2007/10/21/bigotry-awareness-week/

    “Check out Judeofascist Awareness Week at my blog.

    … I agree

    – DrM’s Judeofascist posts are awesome – very enlightening and right on

    point”

    http://ikhras.com/mona-eltahawy-slightly-improving/

    DrM.

    August 2,

    2010 at 10:27 PM. Asalamu Aliakum! Well said. Glad to … who tried to hijack

    and misrepresent Islam for their Judeofascist masters.

  • Kinda makes one wonder how the Harvard(later, National) Lampoon would have responded 40 years ago, had it happened at That school?

    • Mahou Shoujo

      It would have gnashed its teeth and wrung its hands in progressive politically correct angst, like every other phoney resting on their laurels.

  • Emmett

    HAVE PIZZLAM HAVE JIHAD, NO PIZZLAM NO JIHAD ! So when does the draw MOHAMMMAD contest at Rutgers begin ?

  • spacearcadian

    why the need of provoking muslims? they lead peaceful lifes enriching the american life and of the world. islamophobic people must be fired from their jobs, fined or jailed

    • Andy_Lewis

      Hit the road, Achmed.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Your feeble repetitive, dull and outright stupid attempts to be ever the contrarian, are boring, get a new schtick.

    • John W.

      Are you willing to re-write that post, replacing the word “muslims” with “Christians” and the word “islamophobic” with “anti-Christian”? How about replacing the words with “Jews” and “anti-semite”?

    • ronno

      this has to be a joke right?

      • jebor

        It is serious as polio.

    • Mark Rosenthal

      Hmm another sick islamic scum shows his pathetic self. Soon deportation will start returning islamic sick minded ppl like U back 2 any islamic country we can drop U off at. Enjoy our west for now

    • Dravaa

      lol, “peaceful lives enriching the american life and of the world” — the sad thing is so many ignorant morons blindly feel this way that we can’t even be sure it’s said sarcastically

  • EJO

    Rutgers removes crucified Jesus dartboard from library after students complain about the ‘offensive’ artwork

    ** Rutgers University student Natalie Caruso posted pictures and complained about the piece of art last Thursday

    ** ‘It is surprising that a state university would allow this,’ Caruso wrote

    ** While many defended the unidentified artist’s freedom of speech, the
    university ended up removing the artwork later that same day

    By: Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com / Published: 14:08 EST, 26 April 2016 / Updated:15:17 EST, 26 April 2016

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new

  • Mahou Shoujo

    The more muslims oppress decent people, the more advertising they get, the more people realize they are the garbage of the criminally insane. There is a whole generation of administrators who are mere leftovers of society, they are too lazy to work and far to stupid to steal, so they become sucks to whatever trend is fashionable so as to put on the appearances of doing something. It is to treat them with ridicule and contempt, give islam more advertising, especially the oppressive violent precepts that define it.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    The editor is a shameless cork soaker.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    One Rutgers student chortled on Facebook that the dartboard “art” was “hilarious,” and crowed that “we don’t have to cater to the wills of the Church or any denomination of Christianity or religion. – The snivelling coward that wrote that does not have the balls to whimper the slightest murmur against his islamic masters. Chicken feces like that are what make democrats the political grubs they are. Come on big boy, lets hear what ewe got. Hmmm, all I hear is the sound of a vacuum, must be typing with his ear.

  • spacearcadian

    islam starting to rule america

  • Jim McCormack

    Obama is a “surrender at any cost ” piss poor coward. I haven’t heard of ANY COLLEGE with guts to reject this incessant Muslim bitching about being “OFFENDED”
    BY SOMETHING,ANYTHING.

  • Drew the Infidel

    Being an institute of higher learning the school could have turned this into a “teachable moment” by showing that the First Amendment the students heard about all those years ago starting in junior high actually does what it says.

  • adonbilivit

    why not have a word with them personally? This is their official facebook page

    https://www.facebook.com/RutgersCamden/?fref=ts

  • Joellen

    Never forget though, it’s acceptable and even encouraged to demean JESUS CHRIST and HIS followers at every opportunity!

  • Ross Blankert

    I kind of like the cartoon myself. It shows how idiotic calling Islam a religion of peace as he juggles cut of heads on his unicycle. It shows creativity. This Rutgers graduate I would hire and the rest I would send back to the drawing board.

  • Profiler

    Meanwhile, the House should prepare itself for hard and heavy tidings. I
    have only to add that nothing which may happen in this battle can in
    any way relieve us of our duty to defend the world cause to which we
    have vowed ourselves; nor should it destroy our confidence in our power
    to make our way, as on former occasions in our history, through disaster
    and through grief to the ultimate defeat of our enemies.

    Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have
    fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious
    apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to
    the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and
    oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in
    the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall
    fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall
    fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we
    shall never surrender, and if, which I do not for a moment believe,
    this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our
    Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would
    carry on the struggle, until, in God’s good time, the New World, with
    all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of
    the old.

    Sir Winston Churchill

  • s;vbkr0boc,klos;

    Rutgers University explicitly enforcing sharia law.

  • BPatMann

    Hey! Islam can be a real blast!

  • Captain Clutch

    Well that one less terrorist attack.

  • lato_sensu
  • lato_sensu

    The bartender asks each of them what they want.

    Muhammad orders a glass of cranberry juice.

    Jesus orders a glass of water, and promptly turns it into wine.

    Then the bartender asks Buddha, “what do you want?”

    Buddha replies, “Make me one with everything.”

  • lato_sensu

    http://islamcomicbook.com/23.htm — believe it or else

  • Roland Deshain

    Since when does the MSA speak for Christians and Jews? I believe they would rather behead us! This surrender must stop! The $54,000 question is how? It most certainly will not start at the top.

  • Robt C

    Even if some Christians and Jews fond it offensive, they didn’t ask for it to be removed. If you live in a free society, which I always thought the US was (is?), you have to be prepared to be offended once and again. Suck it up. We are grownups, after all.

  • joe1429

    The left on full display… If they dont like you, they shut you down. If this doesnt change fast, the first amendment is slowly going out the window

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