It's Islamo-Fascist Awareness Week, that festive week where David Horowitz sends Ann Coulter to Tulane University in order to teach the students there about berserk ideological extremists.
According to my close friend and erstwhile e-correspondent Robert Stacy McCain (who assures me he is full of Love), these Horowitzian Doves of Peace are encountering savage Leftist resistance on the campuses they have decided to visit.
You don't say. Why, you'd almost suspect that the entire point of this bullshit was to engage in some sort of lunatic psychodrama involving The Left, and not to teach blank-slate American college students about "Islamofascism," whatever the fuck that is when it's at home.
But that would be wrong. Because you can just tell that the presenters Horowitz has discovered are not at all nuts. Nope. (I assure you, I have not made the following up. It is 100% true real. I hope that's a comfort to you, though I can't see why it would be.)
“The radical Muslims on American campuses are getting more belligerent, far more militant,” author and lecturer Nonie Darwish tells me. “They have perfected their intimidation and disruption techniques.”
I don't know who Nonie Darwish is, so I Google her. Feel free to do likewise. Draw your own conclusions. But let's look at the rest of this piece, which I remind you I am not making up.
Last week, on October 18, 2007, our hero Darwish spoke at the all-female Wellesley College as the guest of Hillel on campus. She was not treated as a hero; then again, maybe she was, maybe her treatment is precisely how heroes are greeted on American campuses today. About 80-100 students came. Far more Muslim than Jewish students came and “so many” of the Muslim girls were wearing head-scarves.
According to Darwish, the female students in head-scarves did the following: As she spoke, they made exaggerated, “mean girl” faces at her. They rolled their eyes, practiced “disbelieving” facial expressions—did everything but stick out their tongues. And they continued to talk to each other in loud whispers while Darwish spoke: “How can she tell such lies!” “I was never, ever indoctrinated against Jews!” “Can you believe what she is saying?” “We do not call Jews pigs and apes, how can she lie about her own people?”
In addition to the “mean girl” faces and the continual loud whispering, one by one, at least four to five head-scarved girls, got up to leave the room during Darwish’s speech. This meant that each girl took two minutes to move to the end of her row, physically causing the other students to get up or twist aside, causing the entire room to look at the departing student, not at their invited guest—and then each girl did precisely the same thing when she returned two minutes later, presumably from a bathroom break.
They quadruple-teamed Darwish and did not stop until Darwish ended her lecture. Twenty to thirty minutes of soft-core, well-choreographed, goon squad behavior.
They made "mean-girl" faces at her? They savagely went to go pee in turn? Their whispers were audible in complete sentences from the podium?
You want the punchline? (As if you would say no, redsnouts.)
“They are Hamas-trained” says Darwish.
Hamas is training female Muslim Wellesley students in pretend pee techniques? They don't miss a trick, that Hamas, ya gotta give 'em that. That's a new one on me. But wait, there's more.
“And all the while,” Darwish says, “the Jewish students cringed and cowered, so afraid that they might have hurt Muslim feelings. (Or rather, that the Muslims might physically hurt them afterwards. According to Darwish, one Jewish student told her that “she “was locking her door. I am scared.”)....
The Muslim chaplain at Wellesley herself wears a headscarf, and arrived accompanied by a bearded male companion. Darwish asks: “Who is paying for all these Muslim chaplains on every American campus? Why are they needed? What is their real role?”
In Darwish’s view, “the happiest Muslims on earth are those who live under Judeo-Christian laws, not under Shari’a law.” These young girls are “disconnected from the reality of Islam.” Or, they are exercising the “only power anyone, men or women, are allowed to have: the power to enforce the status quo and to further the Muslim jihadic mission.”
Darwish repeated, many times, that “not all Muslims are terrorists, but so many terrorists are Muslims”; that she is “not speaking about peaceful Muslims or about each and every Muslim” but about Muslims who uphold a reactionary status quo.”
Darwish concludes: “Muslim girls like these are like gangsters. They know more about their rights in America than the Jewish girls do. The Muslim girls all have a chip on their shoulders.”
And then she is silent. Softly, she says: “We are fighting an avalanche. We are too few. I am frightened by my culture of origin. I am scared of my own people.”
Gosh that's persuasive.
I'm not a Citizen Journalist or anything. Because if I were, I'd call bullshit.