Skip to comments.Showing of cartoons of Muhammad riles Calif. campus
Posted on 02/28/2006 9:31:24 PM PST by SmithL
Irvine, Calif. (AP) --
A student panel discussion on Islamic extremism that included the "unveiling" of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, including one of him wearing a bomb-laden turban, repeatedly descended into name-calling chaos Tuesday night.
The panel, which included one Muslim speaker, was repeatedly interrupted by hecklers from the audience who challenged assertions by panelist Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson that Islam was an "evil religion" and that all Muslims hate America. Outside, hundreds of Muslims and their supporters noisily protested the event amid a heavy prolice presence.
At one point, University of California, Irvine, police removed two men, one of them a Muslim, from the audience after they nearly came to blows.
The 424-seat campus auditorium where the panel discussion took place was nearly full. Outside, several hundred members of the Muslim Student Union and their supporters staged a protest and teach-in to counter the event, which they said was the equivalent of hate speech.
During the panel discussion, a moderator with The United American Committee displayed six cartoons: three depicting Muhammad and three anti-Semitic cartoons he said had appeared in Middle Eastern newspapers.
Thousands of Muslims worldwide have protested, sometimes violently, since the Muslim cartoons were published in a Danish newspaper in September and then in other European newspapers. The drawings are offensive to Muslims because Islamic tradition frowns on any depiction of Muhammad.
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Rev. Petersen is right, virtually all the muzzies I know (13 of em ) do hate America!!!
I think that SFGATE is more fearful of the festival of a thousand matches.
I guess it's hatred to ask CAIR and its followers to issue a fatwa against Bin Laden and to support the War on Terror. Of course, it didn't help that the President had CAIR to the White House. CAIR has contributed financially to terrorists in the past. I haven't heard this organization apologize for its mistake.
Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson Ping
These are most 'moderate' muslims that islam can produce and they show up to protest free speech and call it "hate speech". They must have been primed by Bush supporters.
So how can I make an objective evaluation of the cartoons displayed (both Isramic and anti-Semitic) if they don't publish them?
Right. Those murderous pre-WWII Jews, with their suicide-bombings, jet-crashings, be-headings, neighborhood-burnings, gang-rapings, riotous mayhem...
Oh, wait, they didn't do any of that, did they?
Hate is what extreme envy leads to.
I only know three. One never speaks about anything other than techno-babble and money, the second is quite amiable, and the third hates everybody.
"Hate Speech"= Facts they don't want heard, for Liberals and Islamofascists
The seemingly numberless mobs of dhimmis can't seem to become sufficiently abject to satisfy themselves.
Jesse Lee Peterson is a man who speaks the truth.
I heard CAIR refused to participate.
i wish they would get all upset over the kid in France that was murdered by the radicals, i wish they would get worked up over people having there darn heads chopped off, i wish they would get upset over 3,000 people who died on sept 11 (but they were passing out candy and dancing in the streets) frankly i am sick of it and why is everyone so chicken to stand up against this. It's a freakin cartoon and I have seen many nasty ones of our president, Condi and others let's see they get worked up over a cartoon, they get worked up over Tom and Jerry a cartoon, are we not going to be allowed to be Americans pretty soon because they get all worked up and SHAME ON THE MEDIA WHO GET'S ALL WORKED UP about there First Amendment Rights but are chicken when it comes to this group I dont see christians riot when they disgrace the Blessed Mother or Jesus Frankly it is making me ill
...Notice how they're not "Westernophobes" - we're "Islamophobes". What a bunch of a$$hole$.
Welcome to the Free World of the 21st Century backwards Muslim scum.
not the Sfgate.com probably wont print the cartoon but i bet ya that if President Bush sneezed the wrong way they would print that Just like the San Jose Merc they had all over the front for days about the Cartoon and the outrage and the rioting but the Jewish kid in France that got 2nd page print yes it did get a full page but it should have been on the front page that yes even France is not going to take this laying down
I heard the same thing. KFI played the protestors outside at one point.
Protests in Irvine California? That's a first. ;)
Especially with all those fatwas...
Are the prolice folks the same as the prochoice group? Or is this saying something about mooslims?
Because They Hate
By Brigitte Gabriel
Front Page Magazine
February 20, 2006
[Editor's Note: Below are selected excerpts from Brigitte Gabriel's speech delivered at the Intelligence Summit in Washington DC , Saturday February 18, 2006].
We gather here today to share information and knowledge. Intelligence is not merely cold hard data about numerical strength or armament or disposition of military forces. The most important element of intelligence has to be understanding the mindset and intention of the enemy. The West has been wallowing in a state of ignorance and denial for thirty years as Muslim extremist perpetrated evil against innocent victims in the name of Allah.
I was ten years old when my home exploded around me, burying me under the rubble and leaving me to drink my blood to survive, as the perpetrators shouted "Allah Akbar!" My only crime was that I was a Christian living in a Christian town. At 10 years old, I learned the meaning of the word "infidel."
I had a crash course in survival. Not in the Girl Scouts, but in a bomb shelter where I lived for seven years in pitch darkness, freezing cold, drinking stale water and eating grass to live. At the age of 13 I dressed in my burial clothes going to bed at night, waiting to be slaughtered. By the age of 20, I had buried most of my friends--killed by Muslims. We were not Americans living in New York , or Britons in London . We were Arab Christians living in Lebanon .
As a victim of Islamic terror, I was amazed when I saw Americans waking up on September 12, 2001, and asking themselves "Why do they hate us?" The psychoanalyst experts were coming up with all sort of excuses as to what did we do to offend the Muslim World. But if America and the West were paying attention to the Middle East they would not have had to ask the question. Simply put, they hate us because we are defined in their eyes by one simple word: "infidels."
Under the banner of Islam "la, ilaha illa allah, muhammad rasoulu allah," (None is god except Allah; Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah) they murdered Jewish children in Israel, massacred Christians in Lebanon, killed Copts in Egypt, Assyrians in Syria, Hindus in India, and expelled almost 900,000 Jews from Muslim lands. We Middle Eastern infidels paid the price then. Now infidels worldwide are paying the price for indifference and shortsightedness.
Tolerating evil is a crime. Appeasing murderers doesn't buy protection. It earns one disrespect and loathing in the enemy's eyes. Yet apathy is the weapon by which the West is committing suicide. Political correctness forms the shackles around our ankles, by which Islamists are leading us to our demise.
America and the West are doomed to failure in this war unless they stand up and identify the real enemy: Islam. You hear about Wahabbi and Salafi Islam as the only extreme form of Islam. All the other Muslims, supposedly, are wonderful moderates. Closer to the truth are the pictures of the irrational eruption of violence in reaction to the cartoons of Mohammed printed by a Danish newspaper. From burning embassies, to calls to butcher those who mock Islam, to warnings that the West be prepared for another holocaust, those pictures have given us a glimpse into the real face of the enemy. News pictures and video of these events represent a canvas of hate decorated by different nationalities who share one common ideology of hate, bigotry and intolerance derived from one source: authentic Islam. An Islam that is awakening from centuries of slumber to re-ignite its wrath against the infidel and dominate the world. An Islam which has declared "Intifada" on the West.
America and the West can no longer afford to lay in their lazy state of overweight ignorance. The consequences of this mental disease are starting to attack the body, and if they don't take the necessary steps now to control it, death will be knocking soon. If you want to understand the nature of the enemy we face, visualize a tapestry of snakes. They slither and they hiss, and they would eat each other alive, but they will unite in a hideous mass to achieve their common goal of imposing Islam on the world.
This is the ugly face of the enemy we are fighting. We are fighting a powerful ideology that is capable of altering basic human instincts. An ideology that can turn a mother into a launching pad of death. A perfect example is a recently elected Hamas official in the Palestinian Territories who raves in heavenly joy about sending her three sons to death and offering the ones who are still alive for the cause. It is an ideology that is capable of offering highly educated individuals such as doctors and lawyers far more joy in attaining death than any respect and stature, life in society is ever capable of giving them.
The United States has been a prime target for radical Islamic hatred and terror. Every Friday, mosques in the Middle East ring with shrill prayers and monotonous chants calling death, destruction and damnation down on America and its people. The radical Islamists' deeds have been as vile as their words. Since the Iran hostage crisis, more than three thousand Americans have died in a terror campaign almost unprecedented in its calculated cruelty along with thousands of other citizens worldwide. Even the Nazis did not turn their own children into human bombs, and then rejoice at their deaths as well the deaths of their victims. This intentional, discriminate and wholesale murder of innocent American citizens is justified and glorified in the name of Islam.
America cannot effectively defend itself in this war unless and until the American people understand the nature of the enemy that we face. Even after 9/11 there are those who say that we must "engage" our terrorist enemies, that we must "address their grievances". Their grievance is our freedom of religion. Their grievance is our freedom of speech. Their grievance is our democratic process where the rule of law comes from the voices of many not that of just one prophet. It is the respect we instill in our children towards all religions. It is the equality we grant each other as human beings sharing a planet and striving to make the world a better place for all humanity. Their grievance is the kindness and respect a man shows a woman, the justice we practice as equals under the law, and the mercy we grant our enemy. Their grievance cannot be answered by an apology for who or what we are.
Our mediocre attitude of not confronting Islamic forces of bigotry and hatred wherever they raised their ugly head in the last 30 years, has empowered and strengthened our enemy to launch a full scale attack on the very freedoms we cherish in their effort to impose their values and way of life on our civilization.
If we don't wake up and challenge our Muslim community to take action against the terrorists within it, if we don't believe in ourselves as Americans and the standards we should hold every patriotic American to, we are going to pay a price or our delusion. For the sake of our children and our country, we must wake up and take action. In the face of a torrent of hateful invective and terrorist murder, America 's learning curve since the Iran hostage crisis is so shallow that it is almost flat. The longer we lay supine, the more difficult it will be to stand erect.
Thanks to FReeper ANGGAPO for sharing this.
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Regarding protests by muslims in Irvine. Apparantly you know Irvine, but for those that dont, it is one of the high dollar planned newer community in Orange County, Ca. Homes go for 1 million or more for the most part. Our lacksidaisical attitude toward this growing threat of islam encourages them and very soon imo, you will see terrorist attacks on small scales right here and guess what? Its our own fault, imo. We surely invite them to do their muslim thing.
Yep, ole Anaheim, home of Disney Land, is crammed full of Muslims just up the road. And there are more than a few nasty ones from my experience, too.
Everything I've got on the War of the Twelve Cartoons ( what may be come to be known as the start of WWIV ) is located there.
The original title?
"The drawings are offensive to Muslims because Islamic tradition frowns on any depiction of Muhammad."
Just keep repeating this falsehood, until it becomes "fact"
Listen to the Dennis Prager show today for a report from one of the people who was there.
http://www.krla870.com will get you the feed. He's on at the same time as Rush Limbaugh. Don't know when he'll have the report.
Is their god so weak that they have to kill for him?
Look, you guys are all Kuffars,
...so you cannot say anything hateful against Islam or Mohammad (piece of sh*t be upon him)
**Hate is what extreme envy leads to.**
This is so true. All the hateful, deadly revolutions and ideologies have risen from envy. Nazism, Communism, Islamofasism... Envy is one of the seven deadly sins.
Part of the reason why they are so hate filled, is because all of their societies are awful failed hellholes, thus giving the lie to the supremicism(sp?) of islam.
Yes! The same with communism.
Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson BUMP.
UNITE AGAINST ISLAMOFACISM.
You have stumbled onto the real thing: THEY are the real dhimmis in this world as it stands, thats why they're so insane
Linus says, "I need my security blanket!".
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