Skip to comments.The Totalitarians Within
Posted on 05/31/2011 10:12:16 AM PDT by HorowitzianConservative
The Totalitarians Within Posted By David Horowitz On May 31, 2011 @ 12:12 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 18 Comments
On May 11, 2011, I spoke to a student audience at UCLA for about an hour. My speech was video-taped and recorded on audio. Frontpage Magazine posted the video and an edited transcript of the speech. We are now posting an unedited transcript (accessible here) for reasons I will make clear in a moment.
On May 24, the Undergraduate Students Association at UCLA, by a 10-0 vote passed a resolution proposed by the Muslim Students Association declaring that UCLA is a UC Campus Against Islamophobia. I dont mean to suggest that my appearance was the sole trigger of this resolution but it didnt surprise me to find that among the numerous Whereas clauses in which the reasons for the resolution are stated, I am the only individual mentioned, or that it just came two weeks after the controversy surrounding my appearance which was really not so much a controversy as a series of one-sided assaults on myself and the College Republicans who invited me. Islamophobes! Racists! Call it an opportunity that I presented for the MSA and its supporters to extract concessions from the broader student population and to attempt to reach into their pockets in the process. Since student governments are proving grounds for future politicians, it is also a moment for the rest of us to reflect on what is in store for the country if these university elites can repeat their gains in the world beyond the campus.
Here is how the Muslim Students Association formulated the concept Islamophobia:
Islamophobia is defined as ideologies, beliefs, and actions that perpetuate inaccurate and xenophobic views toward the culture and practice of Islam and the personification of its followers, such as being seen as monolithic, seen as a separate and other culture that does not share common values, seen as inferior to the West, seen as violent, aggressive, and supportive of terrorism, seen as sexist and oppressive of women, seen as a political ideology used for political advantage, anti Muslim hostility, and exclusionary or discriminatory practices against Muslims from mainstream society;
Please note, Islamophobia is manifest in statements about Islam that are innaccurate (and by whose standard you might ask); by statements that reflect the view that Islam does not share common values (as for example, a belief in the separation of church and state?); by attitudes that regard Islam as inferorior to the West as sexist and oppressive of women (in other words no more noticing that in sharia-governed countries women are consigned to a second class status that renders them the virtual chattel of males); nor can one entertain the opinion that Islam is a political ideology (as it indubitably is in Iran, Saudia Arabia, Lebanon and Gaza, just to name a few zones where the lines between politics and religion are invisible). In other words no noticing that the Party of God (Hezbollah) or the Muslim Brotherhood which is now the most powerful political party in Egypt are actually political. Nor can you link the Islamic beliefs, codified by a warrior named Mohammed who urged his followers to slay infidels and cut off their heads with terrorists who invoke those beliefs when slaying infidels by cutting off their heads.
My recent speech at UCLA is adduced as evidence of the Islamophobia directed against Muslims in this clause:
Whereas, On Wednesday May 11th controversial speaker David Horowitz made false allegations on campus against the Muslim Students Association and the Afrikan Student Union, and further instilled hate against Muslims by stating that Islam is a sick, sick culture (5)(6);
Two footnotes are attached to this clause as if there were some actual connection to facts of my appearance at UCLA on May 11. One of the footnotes links to a column by a UCLA Muslim, Asra Ziauddin, which seizes on the Wall of Lies that I had written and that College Republicans had erected to counter the slanders of Palestinian Awareness Week at UCLA. Palestine Awareness Week claimed among many similar blatant falsehoods designed to demonize Jews and the Jewish homeland, that Israel is an apartheid state. Our response: Israel is not only not an apartheid state, it is the only real democracy in the Middle East. To this Ziauddin countered Myth: Israel it is the only democracy in the Middle East. Fact: This democracy only works for Jewish citizens.
Actual Fact: Israels democracy works for 1.4 million Arabs who are Israeli citizens as well. To prove his fallacious point Ziauddin writes: Six million Palestinian refugees have not been granted the right of return. I dont for a moment believe that Ziauddins invented figure six million is a coincidence, but there is no such right of return except in the minds of Palestinian revanchists.
The second footnote refers to the allegation that I said that Islam is a sick, sick culture. The footnote is a link to the audio version of the hour speech I gave at UCLA and which none but the most hardy will actually listen to. That is the good fortune of the Muslim Students Association for the transcript of the audio refutes the claim and it provides a measure of the audacity of the lies which the Muslim Students Association has concocted and believes it can get away with. Moreover, these are the kinds of lies with which it makes its case swallowed whole by the UCLA student government for suppressing the right to criticize their politics, their views and actions, or the politics, views and actions of any of the Muslims engaged in a holy war against the rest of us.
I am going to reproduce here the actual transcript of the only passage in my speech which refers to a sick, sick culture. As it happens and it is not really coincidental that I am referring in this passage to a film that was made by Palestinian Muslims at Brooklyn College who then doctored the film, cutting out the premise of statements like this is sick, sick culture in order to make me look as hateful as possible. This doctored version was then posted on the Internet with the title Horowitz Spreading Hate At Brooklyn College.
In other words, the passage of my UCLA speech which contains this reference is an attempt a futile one where these religious ideologues are concerned to correct the false impression made by the doctored version:
What I said [at Brooklyn College] was this people have been oppressed for thousands of years, horribly oppressed. Enslaved. Massacred. And yet, in thousands of years of recorded history, there has never before, never, been a people that has strapped bombs onto its own children, told them to go ahead and blow up other children. And if you do, youre going to go to heaven. And if youre lucky enough to be male, youre going to get 72 virgins. That is sick. Thats a sick death cult is what
Well, every one of you who applauded qualifies to be on the Internet, as I am Horowitz spreading hatred at Brooklyn College. Because all they show me saying is, Thats sick, a sick culture, which it is.
[Click here to see the actual transcript]
In other words, what I was saying was that suicide bombing was sick and that the culture that supports it is sick. I was talking about the Palestinian culture of death, obviously framed by the Hamas version of Islam. So what my UCLA Muslim critics are actually saying is that Hamass death cult version of Islam is Islam. I didnt say this the Muslim Students Association, which is a Hamas-supporting offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood did. But if the UCLA student government was an actual government, you can bet an Islamophobia law would put me in jail or worse I for saying what I did.
Keep in mind that these are students at one of the top dozen schools in America, and there doesnt seem to be an adult around to teach them what a democracy is and what a totalitarian concept like Islamophobia portends.
Ah, yes, I promised in the title of this piece to talk about extortion. Well, one of the consquences of signing to a crusade against Islamophobia like this is that you have to fork over money to fund the crusade and better yet the anti-Israel, anti-American clubs and associations at UCLA who will be carrying on the crusade, and lets have courses and re-education centers at UCLA to indoctrinate UCLA students in our ideology, our cause and our agenda:
Let it be resolved, that the Undergraduate Students Association Council does not tolerate or accept the behaviors of students, staff, faculty, or administration that infringe upon the safety of another person and/or develop a hostile and unsafe environment.
Let it be resolved, that the Undergraduate Students Association Council supports the efforts of the present work-group between students and respective faculty, in creating a series of general education Introduction to Islam courses, to help foster a better understanding of the religion of Islam and American-Muslim identity.
Let it be further resolved, that the Undergraduate Students Association Council urges the University of California, Los Angeles to financially support and promote all the Ethnic and Religious Studies Interdepartmental Programs, Departments, and Centers at UCLA.
[Editor's note: The graphic for this article is a cartoon illustrated by Bosch Fawstin. Visit his site at fawstin.blogspot.com.]
I’m sure not all Japanese were to blame for Pearl Harbor either......that didn’t stop us from kicking their collective ass until they begged to surrender!
You’ll never hear these Leftists talk about “Christianophobia” (made-up word just like homophobia and Islamophobia).
Arrest and deport all muslims immediately. Islam can not peacefully coexist in our Republic.
Leftists and muslims are happy to engage in Serbophobia.
Bur when we tell the truth about what muslims do to Serbs and other Eastern Christians, they call that “islamophobia”, or even “Serb ultranationalist propaganda”!!!!
What’s scary is NOT the Muslims...as they are just acting in character. Rather how easily the (presumably) non-Muslim UCLA Student government rolled over for them...and how liberals among us seem to think it’s their duty to kowtow to every Muslim demand.
THESE are the real Totalitarians, as Islam always has been totalitarian—and Muslims are still only a tiny minority here. That native, non-Muslim Americans though are ready, willing, and able believe the lies, and to enact totalitarian policies....just to keep the Mus’ happy, well, that’s just cowardly and, yes, evil.
We're being ruled by the red-diaper-doper babies.
I wish that the “red-diaper-doper babies” at least wouldn’t be so busily selling us out to islam.
Don’t they realize that if the muslims took over America they would target the leftists for total annihilation? And that they would come for them first—long before they would target even people like me.
They're drugged-up, out-of-control elementary-school kids. They don't want to listen to reason.
Well, what's the difference? The difference is that "Islam= an ideology (one with related religious, political, militay, ethical, economic and legal components), whereas "Muslims" are human beings.
It is dehumanizing to say that a person IS a disease, because that implies that the persons as such need to be eradicated. But the observation that Islam (the ideology) is like a disease (i.e. it is dangerous, it is contagious, it has features incompatible with human flourishing) can be quite handily supported by evidence.
I like your explanation, and here is another example of Islam at work: