Why? Because Geert Wilders is coming to speak:
A victory for the freedom of speech: Wilders to speak at Temple despite Muslim attempts to silence him
The thugs of the Muslim Students Association can’t answer him, so they tried to silence him. This time, they failed.
The Muslim Students Association, by the way, was named as an allied group of the Muslim Brotherhood in theÂ Brotherhood internal document that explained the Brothers’ mission in the United States as a “grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”
- Atlas Shrugs:Â Michael Savage Exclusive Interview With Geert Wilders
- The Hate Campaign at Temple â€“ by David Horowitz Â»
None of that, of course, makes the Philadelphia Inquirer. Nor does the Inquirer note that Wilders is “anti-Islamic” essentially for quoting the Koran and showing how Islamic jihadists use it to justify violence and supremacism.
“Temple allows Dutch speaker with anti-Islamic views,” by Robert Moran for theÂ Philadelphia Inquirer, October 20 (thanks to JW):
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A controversial Dutch politician with anti-Islamic views will be allowed to speak at Temple University this evening despite calls by Muslims that he be prevented from giving an address on campus.
Geert Wilders, a member of the Dutch parliament, has called for a halt to the immigration of Muslims to the Netherlands and a ban on the Quran.
On Friday, he was allowed to visit Britain after a court ruled that a government prohibition against his presence was unjust. He called the court ruling “a victory for the freedom of speech.”
During his British visit, according to multiple news accounts, Islamists protested outside where Wilders spoke, holding placards that read: “Islam Will Dominate the World” and “Sharia for the Netherlands.” They also chanted, “Free speech go to hell.”…
“Temple University is a community of scholars in which freedom of inquiry and freedom of expression are valued,” the university said in a statement yesterday. “We respect the right of our student organizations to invite people who express a wide variety of views and ideas.”
The Muslim Students Association asked the university to reject his visit. “The Muslim population at Temple feels attacked, threatened, and ultimately unsafe that Mr. Wilders has been invited to voice his hate-driven opinions,” the association said….
Robert Spencer in the National Review â€“Â 2009: A year to defend free speech:
Wednesday, January 21, was a black day for freedom, and the beginning of an all-out assault on free speech in the Netherlands. The Amsterdam Court of Appeals ordered the prosecution of Geert Wilders (one of this article’s co-authors) for his statements about Islam. To participate in public debate is now a dangerous activity. This is the Netherlands todayâ€”and it could be the entire Western world tomorrow.
The prosecution of Wilders was unexpected, though in retrospect one can see that something like it has been in the offing for a while. The year 2008 marked 60 years since the United Nations first promulgated its Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Yet instead of celebrating this notable anniversary by reaffirming human rights, the world in 2008 saw certain fundamentally important human rights nearly disappear under intense pressure from Islamic countries that oppose freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the equality of all people before the law. Islamic efforts to create exceptional privileges for Muslims in the area of human rights have been advancing for quite some time, and they made great strides in 2008. Now, with the Amsterdam court’s judgment, we see the outcome of such efforts.
The Islamic bloc has been on record for two decades as opposing free speech. In 1990, foreign ministers of the 57 member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), currently the largest voting bloc in the United Nations, adopted the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam. It states clearly that Islamic lawâ€”shariaâ€”is the only true source of human rights. Few analysts in 1990 understood that this was tantamount to declaring the legitimacy of institutionalized discrimination against women and non-Muslims, and signing the death warrant of freedom of speech and freedom of conscience as well. And not just in Muslim lands: The OIC and allied organizations have been aggressively pursuing efforts to extend elements of sharia into the West, though few people realize it even today.
Due to the relentless efforts of the OIC, passage of a resolution on combating defamation of religions is now a yearly ritual in the United Nations. First introduced in the General Assembly in 2005, the resolution has been adopted with landslide votes every year since. While this resolution is non-binding, the OIC has declared its intention to seek a binding resolutionâ€”one that would require UN member states to criminalize criticism of Islam, as the OIC defines such criticism. This is a clear indication of the progressing Islamization of the United Nations.