Angry college students protest publisher of Muhammad cartoons

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Ten years ago, the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten “inflamed the Muslim world” (as if that were hard to do) by publishing some innocuous Muhammad cartoons. The cartoons were published in September 2005 without incident. An Egyptian newspaper picked them up and ran them in October. But it wasn’t until the Organization of Islamic Cooperation met in December of that year that the cartoon jihad was launched. It was thus decided that the Danish cartoons (to whom no one had paid any attention until that moment) was where the Muslim world would throw down the sword in order to force the West to adhere to the blasphemy laws under the sharia (Islamic law). And they chose to do it by brute force and violence.

All that was bad enough. But the idea of American college students aiding them in this imposition of sharia blasphemy laws is unconscionable. Does no one at Franklin & Marshall College have any understanding of the freedom of speech?

“Angry Students Protest Publisher Of Mohammad Cartoons,” by David Krayden, Daily Caller, March 13, 2017:

The Danish journalist who ignited violent Muslim protest when he published cartoons of Islamic prophet Mohammad over a decade ago, still ignites a crowd when he speaks.

The College Fix reports that free speech advocate Flemming Rose was at Franklin & Marshall College this month to talk about his new book, “Tyranny of Silence: How One Cartoon Ignited a Global Debate on the Future of Free Speech” and had to face down some angry students.

Rose was demonized by Muslims in 2005 when, as the cultural editor of the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, he published cartoon depictions of Mohammad. That decision resulted in global riots by Muslims who took their anger onto the streets over what they considered Rose’s blasphemy for reproducing their prophet’s image.

Several dozen protesters appeared on cue when Rose arrived at the Lancaster, Pennsylvania college on March 2 to talk to students not only didn’t want to hear the lecture, they didn’t think Rose should speak at all.

The Judaic studies professor who invited Rose wrote about being harassed by students who said they were “feeling threatened and unsafe” by the visit and accused him of inviting a journalist who imparts “ever-increasing feelings of vulnerability, marginalization, and fear for our safety.”

Matthew Hoffman wrote a long letter of explanation to Franklin & Marshall’s newspaper, The College Reporter.

Rose told The College Fix that he faced a very angry crowd at his lecture.

“There was a loud protest outside the auditorium before my talk, around 30 people,” Rose recounted. “They held posters and one of them showed Kurt Westergaard’s cartoon of the prophet with a bomb in his turban on her smartphone, which to me seems a little bizarre. Why show the cartoon if you find it so offensive?”

Other signs demanded, “Do not use my prophet as a tool to gain fame,” and others told Rose to “check his privilege at the door.”

Rose described the question and answer session that followed the speech as “tense” but said the protesters did not get out of hand.

Even before Rose’s arrival, Hoffman was warned by faculty colleague that it was a “bad idea” to invite Rose to the college….

  • livingengine

    The completely absurd international Muslim uprising over cartoons in 2006 continue to reverberate to this day. Like similar incidents such as the Miss World riots of 2002, the theft of Muhammad’s hair in 1964, or the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883, Muslims are poised to riot, and kill over anything, or nothing, at all. It could be the weather, a rumor, a hair, or a cartoon; it is all pretext for killing the unbelievers.

    The pattern is depressingly consistent. An incident which is at first ignored by Muslims, is declared by an Islamic authority to be a cause for violence. The ensuing rioting continues until 200-300 people are killed, and thousands are rendered homeless. It is always the same, 200-300 people killed, and thousands are made homeless.

    Until the world accepts that unregulated, unrestrained Islam is a prescription for murder, more people will continue to be killed for anything, or nothing, at all.

    • Sharon Christian
    • Suresh

      Its useful idiots on the Left/liberals and their “moderate” jihadi instigators who are behind this. Arrest them for suppressing free speech with $1000 fine. Repeat offenders be fined upto $5000. watch as this Bullsh*it dies down.

      If you don’t take action , then this will continue.

      Media , Obama, Hillary , most Dems , RINO’s have been working against American interests for a long time .

      And are nothing more than paid puppets of lobbyists for saudi/OIC and Iran too http://tinyurl.com/njzxzed

      Left/Liberals are just sick collaborator with jihadis.

      • Pray Hard

        I’m thinking water cannon enemas.

    • Nabi Rasch

      Yep, and we’ll never forget how BO and Clinton blamed a video, trashed the 1st amendment while the mob in Dearborn, applauded by leftards, screamed like ghouls. That pair deserve a special spot in infamy.

    • lato_sensu

      http://islamcomicbook.com/15.htm – it be to much camel pee

      • Dave from San Antonio

        I’ve downloaded a few…very good!

        • lato_sensu

          downloaded a few? what – I just save and print all I “need”..

    • patriotusa2

      “Until the world accepts that unregulated, unrestrained Islam is a prescription for murder, more people will continue to be killed for anything, or nothing, at all.”

      I couldn’t agree more and the frightening thing is that many people are pro Muslim.

  • Fred

    Where are the pictures of his slaves and 6 year old wife

  • CanadaGoose1

    So sad. Like a left-wing professor at Vermont Middlebury College being beat up by even more left-wing protestors recently. Such is the state of university free speech these days.

    • Dave from San Antonio

      These days…the only ‘free speech’…is that which they agree with. All other ‘free speech’…is labeled as hate speech…by these moronic snowflakes…who are being led like sheep to the slaughter.

  • US.Patriot1776
  • StandTall

    ““inflamed the Muslim world” (as if that were hard to do)”
    c’mon, Pam, give credit where credit is due. It is easy to inflame the Muslim world, but it is NOT easy to live with a sword over your head (as you know). You should support more the European newspaper editors that published the cartoon. Only you in the US had the courage to do it.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Bawwwark buck buck buck, the latest word from the west european poultry. First western europeans step under the sword of islam, then they fear it. Truly the lot have the brains of a chicken.

      • Dr. Doomsday

        Inflamed.. maybe we should lance the boil, and get rid of the infection of the earth.

        • Mahou Shoujo

          Eventually that is exactly what will have to be done.

          • CharlesWilliamMorganJr

            And the sooner the better!

      • JacksonPearson

        This Danish cartoon has always been a laugher for me, because there’s no such Allaha’s heaven that exists. Moreover, there are no “near death experiences” recorded for Muslims like there have been for Jews/Christians..:

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6911b4228e612f139e47db7591dbaafbfd2055b1fb5e8d22b72393889aa8b47c.jpg

        • Mahou Shoujo

          muslims are dead men walking, from the time they accept islam.

        • santashandler

          Maybe because their souls are already dead?

          • Mahou Shoujo

            That would be easy to defend in debate.

      • arnoldspriggs

        At least we get free eggs. (Actually, we are not all chickens – or sheep).

        Check out : Britain First website.

        • Mahou Shoujo

          Just what Britain needs, halal eggs. Yes, the Britain First site is good, but the results of court and political decisions coming out if Britain look very islamic.

          • Rocky Lucchetta

            It’s time for the Western world to wake up, and the first place to go would be to European politicians who seem blind to the dangers of Islam. Use the power of your vote to turn this insanity around. If you don’t see what’s coming then you must be blind, or stupid.

          • Mahou Shoujo

            Western european voters have made their choice, the elect and re-elect socialist governments that have created this multicultural slaughterhouse called western europe. No one can change europe except europeans, so, they anoint an unelected european union government to take control of the decisions and actions of the elected governments. western europe is a write off, It will have to rot in its own filth until it disappears or does something for itself. As two world wars have indicated, there is no value in spending the blood and treasure of the free world on senseless western european ingrates.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    Persons attending today’s college and university are no longer “students” the spelling is to be changed to “stupids” as that is what they are.

    • Dr. Doomsday

      Lemming University

      • Mahou Shoujo

        Ewe-niversity Eunuch-versity

    • AlgorithmicAnalyst

      “College Stupids” … good one :)

      • Mahou Shoujo

        There is no evidence to counteract that statement.

    • santashandler

      Well, now, they can’t all be ‘stupids.’ Some of them are mindless drones, while others empty-headed sheep. So, you see, it’s very “diverse.”

      • Mahou Shoujo

        You get full marks for that.

    • Dave from San Antonio

      Amen…

  • bn

    Those who are perplexed by the free speech penalization when it comes to islam, need to realize just this –
    – Freedom of speech is protected by law. But religion is also protected by law.
    Thanks to religious freedom, the same constitution that guarantees freedom of speech, also guarantees immunity to religion, including islam.
    And unlike freedom of speech, millions (muslims) are prepared to die for their religion. Would you be willing to die and kill because your freedom of speech was violated? No. But millions of muslims are willing to die and kill if their islam is violated.
    So which protection do you think will prevail if both these freedoms are in conflict? The one whose upholders are, at best, willing to write strongly worded letters, or the one whose upholders are willing to murder for it? I trust we all know the answer.

    • I am (and many other Americans are) perfectly willing to let Islamists die for our freedom of speech, if their wish is to murder and die for their cause. Any fanatics willing to kill and die over a cartoon are clearly insane and need to be put out of their misery.

      Armed civilized Americans will not kill anyone over their right to freedom of speech, but if we are attacked with intent to kill by Islamists because of something we said, wrote or drew, we will be happy to send them to meet Allah. The first and second amendments to our Constitution tend to work together. I think Ms. Geller proved that quite effectively.

  • No Fear

    “Do not use my prophet as a tool to gain fame,”

    Do not use YOUR “prophet” as a political weapon!

  • No Fear

    Netherlands. It is TIME!

  • DemocracyRules

    Ohh, terrible weather in NY. Leftists can’t go outside – Climate Change. Gibbled Warming

    • DemocracyRules
      • Mahou Shoujo

        Pesky global warming, all 10 feet of it.

      • Suresh

        On GW both sides take extreme views, both are wrong.

        Fact : Ice in the arctics is thinner , so is snow in himalayan glaciers.

        Ocean temperature are rising, higher acidification resulting in coral bleachings.

        High temperature results in more evaporation during summer and results in more rains around the year and more snow in winter.

        GW does not mean there will be no snow/No winter ! During winter sun is at its furthest and hence cooling will take place resulting in water vapours falling down as snow.

  • gia

    Let these same students live in an middle East country under Sharia law that administers muhummads teachings. That would shocked the hell out of them. No longer would they support any one thing that represents Islam . pampered college kids with nothing to worry over haven’t any idea what Islam really is .
    Stupid self serving demented ,violent, deadly occult that destroys !

    • Marie

      Are these stupid college student not aware that women in sharia law have no freedom? They are not allowed to drive, not allowed to wear short anything, and most of all a lot of them have genital mutilation. Aren’t these stupid kids aware of all this? Or don’t they care? WE know so they must know too, or maybe they just don’t believe it?

      • Rocky Lucchetta

        I doubt that these students have actually taken the time to try to understand Islam and the evil associated with it. I think it’s small people who want to be a part of something bigger than themselves. Kind of like role playing with little understanding of that role. They’re like children playing the part of a cowboy or Indian in their make believe world!!!!

      • gia

        I think they maybe met a few Muslims that “seemed ” outwardly normal so they assume that they are all misunderstood and just being picked on. Nobody bothers to look at the full scope of what Muslims are really about.
        The other issue I believe is that those of college age just need to be in angst over something .
        It’s seems there is a whole generation of weak minded people who believe everything is unjust and unfair and cry about everything and anything.

  • Duchess of Pork

    I await with interest the howls of outrage, violent protest, vehicle torching and flag burning by the same angry crowds when Iran next stages its International Holocaust Cartoon competition.

  • Commieobamie

    Kill em. Or better yet, let the islamo moHOGmad demons kill them, that’ll show em the PIECE of islam..

  • lato_sensu

    islamcomicbook.com believe it or else

  • lato_sensu

    islamcomicbook.com

  • Winghunter

    Al Jazeera Poll Kills the Myth of the ‘Tiny Minority of Extremists’
    “The Al Jazeera news network accidentally let the cat out of the bag recently by asking readers whether they support Islamic State victories. After more than 40,000 readers responded, the network found thatmore than 80 percent supported ISIS. “Do you support the organization victories of the Islamic state in Syria and Iraq?”
    50,732 Yes; 7.566 No.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9dc14c0b8c31d50bd44bd72e34c230fb05b0f16aa58a85ba4a2e710ad8011c17.jpg http://clashdaily.com/2015/05/pc-bs-destroyed-al-jazeera-poll-kills-the-myth-of-the-tiny-minority-of-extremists/

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Actually there is a lot that can be done to stop muslims from killing others, simply by dealing with them in such a way as they no longer are capable of killing anyone. A bounty on muslims will take care of them in a week.

      • Frank Smith

        An oldie but goodie for you:

        Three strangers strike up a conversation in the airport passenger lounge in Texarkana, awaiting their flights.

        One is an American Indian passing through from Arkansas.
        Another is a Cowboy on his way to Dallas for a livestock show and the
        third passenger is a fundamentalist Arab student, newly arrived from the Middle East.

        Their discussion drifts to their diverse cultures. Soon, the two
        Westerners learn that the Arab is a devout, radical Muslim and the
        conversation falls into an uneasy lull.

        The cowboy leans back in his chair, crosses his boots on a
        magazine table and tips his big sweat-stained hat forward over his face.
        The wind outside is blowing tumbleweeds around, and the old windsock is
        flapping; but still no plane comes.

        Finally, the American Indian clears his throat and softly he
        speaks, “At one time, my people were many, but sadly, now we are
        few.”

        The Muslim student raises an eyebrow and leans forward, “Once my
        people were few,” he sneers, “and now we are many. Why do you suppose
        that is?”

        The Montana cowboy shifts his toothpick to one side of his mouth and from the darkness beneath his Stetson says in a drawl,

        “That’s ’cause we ain’t played Cowboys and Muslims yet.”

        • Mahou Shoujo

          The day is coming when the game of cowboys and muslims will be played. muslims will not know what hit them.

      • santashandler

        Yep. And there’d be no shortage of people willing to carry out those bounty’s.

        • Mahou Shoujo

          It would give those interested a chance to practice their skills and make a few dollars to cover ammunition costs.

    • balafama

      come on this is fake .i’m not saying islam is not expansionist

      • Winghunter

        If you thought it was fake you should’ve started doing your GD homework!

        5/2016: Top U.S. Muslim Imam “I Promise, This Country WILL Become A Muslim Country”
        http://ladylibertysnews.com/?p=2535

        Poll: 500,000 American Muslims Want People Who Criticize Islam Put To Death
        And while the majority of Muslims reject the most draconian tenets of Islam, it might not be as big a majority as you think. Back in 2012, the Wentzel Strategies group conducted a poll asking American Muslims about their faith and the law. More than half – 58 percent – believed that criticism of “Islam or Muhammad” is not permitted under the First Amendment. 45 percent believed people who criticize the religion should “face criminal charges.”But that’s not the shocker. The poll also revealed that 11.5 percent of American Muslims – of which there are more than 5 million – either strongly agreed or somewhat agreed that “Americans who criticize or parody Islam should be put to death.” The margin of error is 3.98 percentage points. For those doing the math, that’s more than a half-million American Muslims who want death for anybody criticizing Islam.” http://www.jewsnews.co.il/2015/05/07/poll-500000-american-muslims-want-people-who-criticize-islam-put-to-death/

        4/2014: Muslim Imam in Tennessee PREACHES “Jews & Christians are Filthy, Their Lives & Property can be Taken in Jihad by Muslims” in America
        http://rightwingnews.com/uncategorized/muslim-imam-in-tennessee-preaches-jews-christians-are-filthy-their-lives-property-can-be-taken-in-jihad-by-muslims-in-america/

        “Watch footage taken inside Islamic Terrorist Training camps in
        the U.S. where young Jihadists are taught how to kill guards, kidnap Christians, and strangle the infidel. Muslim enclaves that are hostile to surrounding communities are springing up across America. Funded by Pakistani radicals, 22 villages in 9 states have already been established that are teaching terrorist tactics to members of their compounds.” http://conservativebyte.com/2015/01/terrorist-training-no-go-zones-now-u-s/

        • balafama

          like i said, having lived in an islamic region i know full wel’l islams conquest ideology ,but this particular billboard is a prank/parody .no such billboard was put up .

          • Winghunter

            SFW!?? We KNOW that’s who they are and what they intend to do so, WTH does it matter whether they put it up or not!?? Just STFU!

          • balafama

            well make me big boy

          • Winghunter

            There’s nothing wrong with you that a proctologist and a winch couldn’t fix, AH.

          • Winghunter

            There’s nothing wrong with you that a winch and a proctologist couldn’t fix, MF.

  • santashandler

    It seems that today’s colleges are nothing more than ‘safe spaces’ and crying centers for those who feel ‘threatened and unsafe.’ If college was supposed to prepare someone for careers and adult life, they are failing miserably. These college kids today, will be life long whiners, complainers and most of all, fascists. ‘Good luck, punks.’

    • Marie

      They are all Communists!!! The Left calls the Right Fascists.

    • Pray Hard

      It’s due to the corporatization of colleges. They’re just giving them what they want in exchange for big bucks, pandering for profit. Soon, they’ll be giving out customized diplomas through vending machines. Oh, you picked your nose AND scratched your ass? We can give you a double major! Please insert $100,000 in the slot.

  • David

    America

  • origen

    Hey not to be the voice of reason here but did I miss something. Was someone injured during this protest? Are you not allowed to be vocal? 30 whole people. Not exactly a mob. Isn’t this what you are talking about when you say the adherents of Islam would take this right away and yet you lambast these students for exercising there 1st amendment rights? The only thing that bothers me is when “students” prevent someone from speaking which I don’t think they realize runs counter to what they are protesting about.

  • bannedquran20

    islamic sympathizers to be sure neighbor.

  • Simba

    The world over,most academic institutions are taken over systematically and with a well oiled plan by the Leftists.They stage violent protests in favour of all disruptive activists and their “ideologies”.It was hoped that with the demise of the U.S.S.R. AND the East European nations( Warsaw PACT) leaning toward NATO or at least the U.S.,there will be peace on earth and deliverance from the Communists.However,this lunatic creed refuses to die,exactly like cockroaches under a nuclear attack.Now the Muslims have joined them.

  • Rob Porter

    Values-devoid mental midgets! “…. students who said they were “feeling threatened and unsafe” by the visit
    and accused him of inviting a journalist who imparts “ever-increasing
    feelings of vulnerability, marginalization, and fear for our safety” – all of this just trumped up, hysterical nonsense from utterly pampered jerks. As Pamela not long ago said, “Don’t trust anyone under 30”.

  • knightsstrength

    Our freedom of expression must be protected

  • got243kids

    It’s indicative of the proper use of free speech. If you’re not stimulating debate, you’re not excircising the first amendment right. The fact that it is met with violence means you’re right on target.

    Thin skinned snowflake tyrants lack civility, a reality lost on them in their transparency.

    Grow up children, it’s time.

    • santashandler

      Excellent point but, won’t happen.

  • disqus_9Yn3o9kWjq

    Actforamerica.org

  • Pray Hard

    When are the day care punks not angry about some feigned slight?

  • Rocky Lucchetta

    These protests on university campuses need to be reeled in. This is a direct affront to freedom of speech. It’s time to lay down the law and bring attention to these snowflakes, that the real world isn’t always kind. Sorry snowflakes, but once you lose the shelter of your campuses, you won’t be dealing with, or protected by mommy and daddy. This should be the responsibility of the school to rein these students in before you leave them unprepared for life beyond school.

  • CrystalDawn0603

    Who knew in 2017 we’d have to fight so hard for freedom of speech or that colleges would be the ones to stand against that right?

  • Objectivist Jew

    This new generation is a cancer

  • az

    Calling them college students is an insult to me and many former college students.
    They are just bums living off their parents/scholarships/welfare. If they were actually students they wouldn’t have time to spend on this crap.
    It would be interesting to see what they actually do in campus, how are their grades and all sort of productive stuff like that.
    I wouldn’t be surprised if they spent their time scratching their pussies/balls, getting drunk (it’s not a sin, if you’re not caught doing it with the infidels), smoking pot and praying to the moon god.

  • Grant Woodside

    Since no depictions of Mohammed are acceptable
    It is therefore logical, he was a nothing,
    A murderer, pedophile, wishing not to be on a most-wanted poster
    Just another Cult Leader
    Requiring disciples to bow down to him 5 times a day
    (All other religions have evolved over the centuries)
    Truth is really stranger and more dangerous than fiction
    I don’t know if Pam Geller ever sees these comments
    I think a book should be published about Mohammed and Allah
    Call it, Without Prejudice: Allah & Mohammed: Pictures & Words
    Each page would be blank, because they are both nothing
    Except for one word or so
    Like, Pedophile,,, Murderer,,,
    And pages with quotes from the Koran
    Without Prejudice

  • Steve

    I’m offended by this. Those students should be sentenced to live with isis for a month.

    • mike

      That would turn out to be a life sentence LOL

      • Steve

        Yes!

    • santashandler

      They wouldn’t last a month. They’d be killed in the first few days, then ISIS (per their own training manual), would eat the students and make them into jerky.

      • Steve

        Jerky out of student jerks seems appropriate. Another possibility is to make use of them to destroy isis. Drop them off in the middle of the night near isis with ankle monitors and when isis comes in for the feast then “send in the clones”.

  • Dave from San Antonio

    Yo, “snowflakes”…get over it. Personally…I love a good “Big Mo” cartoon.

  • Merchantseamen

    So these “children” mock me/us for believing in Jesus Christ. Create filthy artworks. Call Christianity a myth etc. etc. Then they have a meltdown about being “unsafe” over a cartoon written 10 years ago? They beleive the “prophet” feelings are hurt? Don’t they realize that the muzzys beleive in Jesus Christ? How were these people raised is what I want to know.

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