Shimon Samuel, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Paris:”Among the organizers are those who clearly seek a provocation which must be stopped to ensure public order.”
PARIS (EJP)—The head of a Jewish organization has called on France’s Interior Minister to ban a planned pro-Palestinian demonstration Saturday in a Paris suburb because of the risk of violence against Jewish worshippers.
In a letter to French Interior Minister MichÃ¨le Alliot-Marie, Shimon Samuels, director for international relations of the Paris-based Simon Wiesenthal Centre, warned of the “danger of a a mass demonstration Saturday, 6 October 2007, at 2 pm, in the Paris suburb of Argenteuil under the slogan ‘For the Liberation of Jerusalem and against its Judaization – Yom Al Qods’ (Jerusalem Day).”
The demonstration is organized by the party of Muslims in France as part of the ‘World Jerusalem Day’ initiated by Iran’s former spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
Samuels said: ‘This march, organized, inter alia, by extreme left
and Islamist groups – and advertised on their websites – is to pass a
synagogue on the final Sabbath of the Tabernacles Holy Days.”
The Centre urged that, “due to the risk of violence to the many Jewish worshippers and to the general public, the Minister should ban this demonstration.”
“Among the organizers are those who clearly seek a provocation which must be stopped to ensure public order,” Samuels added.
Meanwhile, Islamo-fascists and theirÂ army of sycophants in the West keep vilifyingÂ the ‘Jewish Lobby:’
The ‘Israeli lobby’ is credited with disproportionate power more and more in the mainstream media of late.
“Disproportionate” is the new term of choice to use against Jews. It has been used:
1) To float the idea of re-instituting admissions quotas in American institutions of higher learning, because Jews “take a disproportionate number” of the places available.
2) To decry the “disproportionate” power of the “Israel lobby,” Jewish “influence” on/in the media, on/in Hollywood, on/in financial institutions, on/in American business.
3) To decry the “disproportionate” casualties inflicted on “Palestinians” by the Israelis, because Israel has not permitted itself to sustain civilian casualties equal to those sustained by the terrorists.
4) To decry Israel’s incursion into Lebanon to thwart Hezbollah rocket attacks.
Iranian protestors burn an effigy draped in Israeli and US flags after special Friday prayers at Tehran University 5 October 2007, to mark “Quds” (Jerusalem) Day — Iran’s annual day of mass protest marches in solidarity with the Palestinians. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a new tirade against Israel amid growing tensions with the West, vowing to work to abolish the Jewish state and questioning the scale of the Holocaust.
Censorship at Columbia
The New York Sun reports that Columbia University, which hosted Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad under the banner of ‘free speech’ and an ‘exchange of ideas’ ten days ago is far less accommodating to its own students’ exercise of their right of free speech.
A week after Columbia University termed itself a stronghold of free speech for hosting the Iranian dictator, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a new documentary about censorship on college campuses claims that Columbia administrators demanded content review of all footage shot on its property in an effort to stifle an unflattering representation of the university.
“Indoctrinate-U,” which premiered at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., last Friday, claims that America’s colleges and universities bill themselves as bastions of reasoned debate even while enforcing political conformity by silencing viewpoints that they do not consider politically correct.
In deleted scenes posted on the Web site for the documentary, the director of the film, Evan Mahoney, recorded his dealings with administrators regarding the rules for filming at Columbia.
“The way I was treated was something out of an East German playbook,” Mr. Mahoney said during an interview yesterday, explaining the footage. “The university said there had to be a handler with me at all times. They wanted to have final content control. After I filmed with one of their handlers, I wouldn’t be allowed to release anything publicly unless they approved it. They said the amount of money to pay was dependent on what our point of view was.”
In footage posted on the film’s Web site, Mr. Maloney shows a Columbia administrator, filmed only from the neck down, saying that the content of the film needed to be approved so that the university was portrayed in “the best possible light.” He tells Mr. Mahoney that filming on campus costs $1,500 an hour.
Here’s the film:
And Columbia’s response?
A Columbia spokesman, Robert Hornsby, said the university does not perform content reviews of any footage filmed on campus. The employee who appears in the documentary no longer manages the film permits, and only Hollywood production companies pay the rate of $1,500 an hour to shoot on campus, he said.
And they have a bridge to sell you between lower Manhattan and Brooklyn if you’re interested.