Skip to comments.‘Hump Day’ Camel Party Cancelled at College Over Fear of Offending Middle East
Posted on 06/01/2014 3:52:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Students at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota cancelled a Hump Day party last week featuring a live camel following complaints that the event could be viewed as offensive to Middle Eastern cultures.
The campus Residence Hall Association nixed its own event after several students began organizing a protest on Facebook. The protest had received more than 100 RSVPs before it was deleted Wednesday, according to aThursday report in Campus Reform.
The episode has since triggered a social-media backlash against campus political correctness, with critics expressing incredulity over the idea that a camel is somehow culturally insensitive or racist.
Hopefully this story will be the straw that broke the camels back for hypersensitivity on college campuses, said Andrew Clark, digital press secretary at the National Republican Congressional Committee, on Twitter.
Residence Life Director Aaron Macke told TommieMedia, the schools online publication, that the organization brought a reindeer to campus in December without incident.
We had done a program in December where we brought a reindeer to campus for the holiday time, and we did pictures and everything like that, Mr. Macke said. We had over 300 students attendand I think that may have inspired the idea. You know, we have petting zoos that come to campuswe have therapy pets that come to campus around finals time for stress relief. Ed Whelan, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, said on Twitter: Reindeer, yes, camel, no? Are college students racially insensitive to Laplanders? Or are they just idiots?
Other students complained on Facebook that the event was disrespectful to animals and too expensive at about $500. Mr. Macke said the camel is owned by a local vendor and specially trained for group events.
RHA president Lindsay Goodwin said in a post on the RHAFacebook page that the event
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What if everyone wears a fez and brings a pack of Camel cigs unfiltered?
It’s disrespectful to middle Easterners and to animals? How is it disrespectful to either?
Sura (2:191-193) - "And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution of Muslims is worse than slaughter of non-believers...and fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah."
Sura (4:74) - "Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward."
Sura (4:76) - "Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah "
Sura (5:33) - "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement"
Sura (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them"
Sura (8:39) - "And fight with them until there is no more persecution and religion should be only for Allah"
Sura (8:57) - "If thou comest on them in the war, deal with them so as to strike fear in those who are behind them, that haply they may remember."
Sura (9:14) - "Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands and bring them to disgrace..."
Sura (9:29) - "Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, even if they are of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued."
Sura (9:30) - "And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!"
Sura (9:123) - "O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness."
Sura (47:4) - "So when you meet in battle those who disbelieve, then smite the necks until when you have overcome them, then make them prisoners,"
Sura (61:4) - "Surely Allah loves those who fight in His way"
Sura (66:9) - "O Prophet! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be stern with them. Hell will be their home, a hapless journey's end
From the Hadith:
Muslim (1:33) - the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah
Bukhari (8:387) - Allah's Apostle said, I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah
Tabari 7:97 The morning after the murder of Ashraf, the Prophet declared, "Kill any Jew who falls under your power."
Ibn Ishaq: 327 - Allah said, A prophet must slaughter before collecting captives. A slaughtered enemy is driven from the land. Muhammad, you craved the desires of this world, its goods and the ransom captives would bring. But Allah desires killing them to manifest the religion.
Ibn Ishaq: 992 - "Fight everyone in the way of Allah and kill those who disbelieve in Allah."
Robert Spencer does a good job here explaining Islam - Blogging the Quran
Islamists would walk ten miles for a camel.
It’s gotten to the point where you had better not walk your dog as it ‘might’ offend some damn muslim. This is not America any longer.
My buddy is blind and has a great yellow lab assistance dog.
I keep telling him he needs to make a courtesy call at the local mosque some time just to see what happens.
Maybe spark an ACLU lawsuit or something...
I am convinced that the excessive political correctness we have been confronted with in the past year is part of a coordinated effort to temper our Judeo-Christian cultural confidence. Once we are trained that we must never do anything to offend any immigrant it will be that much easier to have them take over.
Every college in the USA should have a Camel Fiesta next week, to hell with these facists!
Yet some of these same muslim students will say they feel shut out and ignored. Make your mind up then, you can’t have it both ways. What are you, visible or invisible? You tell me.
On American college campuses today you are allowed to offend only Christians, conservatives, Jews, and white males.
Correct. I am deeply offended by Islam. F them. Bring back the party.
They weren’t planning to extend equal marriage protection to them.
The Amazing Racist visited a mosque.
BTW, Ari Shaffir (the Amazing Racist), is a comedian.
Young people have too much time on their hands to be outraged over this.
Or he could take a taxi driven by a Muzzie.
We were offended on 9/11 except the liberals and the left.
Correction: (maybe this can finally get me a fatwa)
Islamists would walk ten miles to do a camel.
A MERS party?
Morons for cancelling. The left wants you contrite, backing away, hat in hand mumbling apologies. I’d said KMA, we’re having the damn party. Feel free to join us or go jump in a lake. Whichever...
Years ago, I knew someone (American) who had lived in Saudi Arabia. One of the things he said about it was if they saw a woman (non Arab) with short sleeves or a sleeveless top, they would grab her & paint her arms black.
In Muslim countries, you have to follow their customs. Or else.
Why is it that rule isn’t reciprocal (for them) in America? Where are their manners?
And where is our spine? We should insist on the same.
Whaaa?? The camel is racially insensitive? I thought the offense du jour was a “trigger.” The camel would make you think of Arabs which would lead one to Saudi Arabia and 19 young men who destroyed WTC and part of the Pentagon. Seeing a camel would trigger horrible flashbacks to the 9/11 “tragedy.” Can’t have that.
See how easy this is?
“Id said KMA, were having the damn party.”
This is what troubles me the most about all these stories. College students today seem almost eager to submit to any politically correct edict, however absurd. Unfortunately they are being trained like dogs to do so from kindergarten on.
In my college days if some administrator or bureaucrat had tried to pull this crap they would have ended up with a live camel in their office.
If you ever want to know who rules you, just find out who you can’t criticize.
“Why is it that rule isnt reciprocal (for them) in America?”
You really want Americans to become more like arabs?
No toga parties either, offensive to Romans.
They should have offered to set up a Kissing Booth for the camel.
The Muzzies would be lining up for blocks
Reindeer yes, camel no? Say no to MERS?
Luckily they are only college students and not the future leaders of the US .... just more student debt slaves with a twisted PC sense of entitlement.
Camels are all over the place. How is this anti Muslim?
Hump, er I mean Bump.
A camel gets a cameo here —
Hey, nobody complained when we had Pearl Harbor Night at Penn State - complete with Jimmy Chang and the Japanese Dive Bombers as the band, and the bar was only serving Kamikazes ...
Of course not! I think you missed the point, which was: When you’re in my country, do things my way. When I’m in your country, do things my way. What’s wrong with that picture? Why are they leaving their country & coming to ours if things are supposed to be just the same? What’s the point in leaving home?
This business of camels or sombreros/ fiestas or whatever being “offensive” is getting ridiculous.
There was a time when the best part of having immigrant communities was the little festivals or fundraiser suppers they’d have. Banners would go up over the streets, everyone was invited, & they were a great time.
The Muslims wanted to have sexual relations with the camel in private...
Best Smokes ever. I used to smoke Non Filters because nobody would bum them. People thought they were harsh but they really were the smoothest cigs I ever smoked.
Point out the simple logic:
“You can’t depict camels, because you might offend those from the Middle East!”
“Your offering such a stupid conjecture is offensive to me!”
“It’s okay, because you are an educated westerner, not an ignorant, inferior peasant who lives in the Middle East. You can rationally deal with being offended.”
See how “protecting” others from offense is just slightly disguised racism?