Freedom Center Ads and Double Standards

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The Lantern publications committee disagreed with them. A faculty adviser for the student paper confirmed that “the adviser and co-chair of the publications committee agreed that the ad did not violate [their] policy.” A Muslim student at OSU contributed an editorial to The Lantern defending the right to freedom of speech and pointing out that the magazine’s editors have no control over the advertising. But then she wrote, “If there’s someone we should all be mad at, it’s Daniel Greenfield who wrote the pamphlet.” Interestingly, none of the student complainants is mad at the listed terrorists or the MSA for breeding them, only at the Freedom Center for bringing this to people’s attention.

David Horowitz noted that “this attack on the messenger instead of addressing the facts is the standard operating procedure of the terrorists and their apologists, who include leading liberal organizations like the Center for American Progress.” (The Soros-funded Center for American Progress released a report late last year – “Fear Inc., The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America” – attacking the critics of jihad as “Islamophobes”; numerous FrontPage writers have exposed and discredited it).

This is the usefulness of the concept of “hate speech” for such opponents of free speech as al-Akhras: when faced with the irrefutable truth – in this case the documented connections of MSA leadership to violent jihad – they simply claim to be offended and denounce it as “hate speech.” End of story. No debate. No acknowledgement of the facts. Instead of addressing the content of the ad, al-Akhras and its other critics simply seek to shut down the truth as “hate.”

Furthermore, Jana al-Akhras’ indignation and accusations of hate speech reek of hypocrisy. According to the Jawa Report, she is the daughter of Ahmad al-Akhras, former National Vice Chairman of CAIR, the Muslim Brotherhood front group posing as a civil advocacy organization. The Brotherhood is devoted to the elimination of Western civilization.

Two years ago al-Akhras was on a Viva Palestina caravan bearing supplies and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash to Hamas in Gaza. She appeared on Al-Jazeera discussing the caravan, which met with several Hamas leaders including known terrorists. Also on the caravan was Mohammed Soltan, president of the Ohio State Muslim Student Association and son of international terror sheikh Salah Soltan. The convoy members met with a number of Hamas officials, including the Hamas representative in Lebanon, and Musa Abu Marzook, the deputy leader of Hamas and a designated terrorist. They were also greeted by Hamas spokesman Talal Nasser and the political bureau head of Hamas himself, Khaled Mishaal.

Perhaps if Jana al-Akhras is so intolerant of hatred, a good place to begin condemning it is in the Hamas charter itself, which openly promises the extermination of Israel. Or she could condemn the Muslim Brotherhood’s open Jew-hatred and its subversive plan for destroying America and Israel. She could even start with the baby step of questioning why the Muslim Students Association spawns so many “bad apples.” But that would require acknowledging the truth. 

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  • Anamah

    We need to eradicate all suspicious organizations and individuals willing to suppress free speech in USA and around the world under the disguise of alleged damage on sensitivity people. Muslims and communist have an extreme low standard of respect to the truth or to individual rights, or minorities rights. American deserve to be admire for it, certainly not the UN which became an iconic symbol of indecency around the world.

  • Alvaro

    MSA check list when dealing with criticism

    Victimization [x}
    Silencing critics with words like as "bigots", "racists" and "hate mongers" [x}
    Never discuss facts [x]

  • StephenD

    Where is the line drawn that puts ones words over into "hate speech?" Should someone be upset because their shirt was described as ugly, is that "hate speech?" What if another got offended because someone spoke out against the smell of garlic and they always smell of garlic; is THAT "hate speech?"
    We wouldn't need a law protecting free speech if everything that is said is not offensive to anyone. We have a right to free speech in the face of perhaps offending someone that disagrees and they in turn have a right to refute what was said. This is the price we willingly pay; we may be offended by what we hear on occasion. So be it. The alternative is dire. Once our right of speaking freely is gone under the guise of wanting not to offend, we have lost all our other rights. When you can no longer disagree you become a subject rather than a citizen.

    • guido

      well said!!!

  • jacob

    Eevr noticed that when there has been a public debate with Muslim clergy, when
    confronted with the murderous claims in thei holy books, they shelter themselves
    in nthe "ISLAM IS A RELIGION OF PEACE" mantra ?????

    YES: That of the graveyards….
    Down to the nitty-gritty, Is there actually any difference between the KORAN
    preachigs and those of MEIN KAMPF…?????????
    Shame on the learning institution "AUTHORITIES" for allowing such as MSN
    to exist

  • mrbean

    Here is some hate speech if she wants it. Muslims don't want to be tolerant, they don't want allies, they don't want to assimilate, they want to change America to conform to Islam and Sharia law. Useful idiot Dhimmis of The Lanternjust want no conflict and the alligator to eat them last. Muck the Fuzzlims! Kill 'em all, wrap 'em in their prayer rugs and put 'em all in piles, burn 'em all using pork grease for a starter, and let Allah sort 'em out. Oh deaaaarrr, I am just sooooo full of hate speech.

    • kidbertha

      Absolutely awesome Bean! Well said!

    • Jack

      Great MrBean guess you religious teachings and principles are no different from the Muslims!

  • Maher

    When al-Akhras realized that there are “bad apples” at the MSA? When did she (and her likes) speak out against them? Hypocrites, as usual.

    • Junkie

      Correct. They never do. Tells you all you need to know, doesn't it.

    • Ghostwriter

      Agreed.

  • Tim

    This is just one of the many glaring examples of how leftists want to silence speech they disagree with. Keep up the great work of exposing these frauds, David.

  • Carl

    Boy are we in a for debauchery if people refuse to stand up to this hate speech farce. Kudos to the university for doing so in this instance, but these terrorist-loving Jew-haters are certainly not going to back away from this pathetic tactic and it's our duty to never give in to it. When the absolute truth becomes "hate speech," Satan is at the reigns.