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Penn State Bans Jewish Student's Terrorism Exhibit
Israel National News ^ | Apr. 23, 2006 | Ezra Halevi

Posted on 04/23/2006 9:45:06 AM PDT by Alouette

Pennsylvania State University has cancelled an art exhibition about terrorism and the destruction of Jewish historical and religious sites claiming it "did not promote cultural diversity."

The ten-piece exhibit, by student Josh Stulman, was the result of years of preparation. It was called "Portraits of Terror" and focused on images of Palestinian terrorism, hate-propaganda cartoons printed in PA newspapers and photos of Jewish holy sites destroyed by Muslims.

Just three days before the exhibition was to take place, Stulman received an email from the School of Visual Arts saying that his exhibit on images of terrorism "did not promote cultural diversity" or "opportunities for democratic dialogue" and the display would be cancelled, according to the PSU Collegian newspaper.

"I'm being censored," Stulman told the paper, "and the reason for censoring me doesn't make sense."

The school's director, Charles Garoian responded by saying the images "did not mesh with the university's educational mission." He said the decision was made after reviewing the university's Policy on "Nondiscrimination and Harassment and Penn State's Zero Tolerance Policy for Hate."

The exhibit was sponsored by the Penn State Hillel, according to Stulman, and is aimed at creating awareness on campus about the senselessness of terrorism. Hillel regularly sponsors art exhibits by Jewish students, dealing with Jewish and Israeli themes, as well as secular themes.

Stulman said that the director of the school has refused to meet with him and told the Collegian that advertisements for the event were defaced, with at least one sporting a large swastika that someone had drawn on it.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: academia; bigots; campus; campusspeech; censorship; discrimination; diversity; leftismoncampus; pc; pennstate
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1 posted on 04/23/2006 9:45:09 AM PDT by Alouette
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FRmail me to be added or removed from this Judaic/pro-Israel/Russian Jewry ping list.

Warning! This is a high-volume ping list.

2 posted on 04/23/2006 9:45:40 AM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 119 1:96)
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To: Alouette
Shamed by my school again.

president@psu.edu

3 posted on 04/23/2006 9:48:10 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Alouette

Seems to me that even Jews should be able to have an opinion and express it. But then what am I thinking? This is the U.S. and we are talking about one of our universities.


4 posted on 04/23/2006 9:51:01 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (The United 'Door Mats' of America! Go ahead, scrape your feet on it. Everyone else is.)
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To: Alouette
It appears that in the mind of the stupefied left "cultural diversity" includes the promotion and excuse of terrorism as simply another cultural practice to be tolerated in the name of "multiculturalism".



5 posted on 04/23/2006 9:54:53 AM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Alouette
Just three days before the exhibition was to take place, Stulman received an email from the School of Visual Arts saying that his exhibit on images of terrorism "did not promote cultural diversity" or "opportunities for democratic dialogue" and the display would be cancelled, according to the PSU Collegian newspaper.

That's what all commie/fascists say, innit?

6 posted on 04/23/2006 9:54:59 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must)
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To: Alouette


But art exhibits about how bad the United States is are just fine?


7 posted on 04/23/2006 9:56:40 AM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: Alouette

its crap like this that caused me never to give a dime back to my alma matar. what a disgrace.


8 posted on 04/23/2006 9:57:20 AM PDT by philsfan24
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To: Alouette

Of course exhibits that show art like crucifixes in urine and madonnas with elephant dung are perfectly acceptable and should be government-funded.


9 posted on 04/23/2006 10:03:02 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Alouette
Those who associated with the left wing and thought they were on their side are finding out that the left is pro terrorist and anti-freedom of religion or any other kind of freedom except for themselves. Like all Communist, National Socialist and other people who believe the government should be the total law in the land and not the people we are now seeing the left prove its hate mongering and support for any enemy of the American People or Israel.
10 posted on 04/23/2006 10:03:31 AM PDT by YOUGOTIT
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To: Pharmboy
did not promote cultural diversity

They are crazy! Of course it promotes cultural diversity. It shows how one culture is very diverse from another. One is barbaric and the other is responding to this diversity. Before we can come together, we need to understand our diversity. There, doesn't that sound pretty PC?

11 posted on 04/23/2006 10:03:52 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: ncountylee

With a little rewrite, will the school o.k. a new exhibit called "Portraits of Cowardice"?


12 posted on 04/23/2006 10:04:00 AM PDT by at bay ("We actually did an evil....." Eric Scmidt, CEO Google)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on or off this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.
Articles on Israel can also be found by clicking the keyword or topic Israel.

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13 posted on 04/23/2006 10:05:51 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do!)
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To: Alouette

Somebody needs to point out the difference between "hate speech" and the TRUTH. Documentary evidence of the effects of terrorism is NOT hate speech.


14 posted on 04/23/2006 10:06:27 AM PDT by free_at_jsl.com
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To: free_at_jsl.com

Where's the ACLU on this?

Oh, yeah, I forgot, the ACLU doesn't defend Jews, only SELECTED, APPROVED, minorities get defended.


15 posted on 04/23/2006 10:10:22 AM PDT by kjo
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To: philsfan24
In the 60's PSU had a large Jewish student segment, largely from New Jersey and New York.
16 posted on 04/23/2006 10:10:44 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Alouette

If you deny it long and loud enough.....then it never happened. Kinda like Goebbels in reverse.


17 posted on 04/23/2006 10:17:54 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: ncountylee
It's not only your school, but the MSM and dumbocraps also. If you would like to read about "the Harlot of Babylon" (Islam) go to yourarmatoisrael.org and access "the End Time Beast-the Harlot of Babylon" by Rabbi Moshe Koniuchowsky. Learn what Daniel 9 states about Ha-Allah. I read it yesterday and it was very informative.
18 posted on 04/23/2006 10:25:46 AM PDT by Lewite (Praise YAHWEH and Proclaim His Wonderful Name, His Son Yahshua Messiah is coming soon!)
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To: YOUGOTIT
The most definitive proof of your statement can be found in the emails that Michele Malkin received and posted last week after her UCSC blog entry appeared.
Do you want to know who the "Enemy Within" is? Go to that blog and read the words of these people. I was absolutely stunned.

I do not usually follow Mrs. Malkin's blog, and I am aware that she is outspoken re the ILLEGAL immigration issue, as she herself is of Filipino descent and highly indignant at all times that anyone would "cut to the head of the line", and I don't really agree with her strident stance on that issue. In true conservative fashion, I am in total agreement with her about the UCSC hippie retro show. So, I linked to her blog via a thread put up here on FR, and saw more hate, and more filth, and more racism than I could have imagined.



I am currently residing in FR Siberia for being less than frothing at the mouth during open season on Mexicans Month.
I am also a Conservative Catholic in every sense, meaning I want all those Peace and Justice weenies to rot in hell! 1/2 joke! I just think that everyone let the MSM lead them by the nose on this issue, that the best and the brightest from every aspect should have been brought together to make a viable solution, and that there really can be a solution. Hence, my reference to MM's blog. You can disagree...why would you ever deliberately be so unkind?
19 posted on 04/23/2006 10:26:13 AM PDT by ishabibble (UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL)
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To: Alouette
I just bet Penn State would be more than happy to replace their exhibit with one from a radical Palestinian anti-Israel exhibit.....all in the name of diversity of course.

Someone needs to get a list of their alumni and start a letter writing campaign.
20 posted on 04/23/2006 10:31:29 AM PDT by iluvlucy (swim the Tiber, the water is fine)
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To: Unam Sanctam
"Of course exhibits that show art like crucifixes in urine and madonnas with elephant dung are perfectly acceptable and should be government-funded."

Yes of course.....Doncha see as long as you are attacking the Catholic Church or the State of Israel them you are okay and in need of encouragement....You do see this doncha ya?

//sarcasm off//
21 posted on 04/23/2006 10:34:47 AM PDT by iluvlucy (swim the Tiber, the water is fine)
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To: upier

ping !


22 posted on 04/23/2006 10:42:53 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Alouette
How 'bout a 9/11 photo exhibit? (with a couple of pictures from Paterson, NJ, or maybe the A-rab sections of Jerusalem)

ML/NJ

23 posted on 04/23/2006 10:46:50 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Alouette
" did not promote cultural diversity "

L A M E

24 posted on 04/23/2006 10:48:07 AM PDT by rageaholic
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To: ishabibble
I am currently residing in FR Siberia for being less than frothing at the mouth during open season on Mexicans Month. I am also a Conservative Catholic in every sense,

IMHO, you are, at best, a bold bender of the truth. I have yet to see a racist statement against hispanics on this forum. Most people I associate with are hispanic. I challenge you to repost a single racist post made herein. The issue of illegal immigration is not, nor has it ever been "open season" on any minority.

If you fail to accept my challenge, why not buzz off?

25 posted on 04/23/2006 10:53:19 AM PDT by at bay ("We actually did an evil....." Eric Scmidt, CEO Google)
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To: Alouette

I forwarded the article to thefire.org. Let's see if it stirs up some sh...ah, multiculturalism.


26 posted on 04/23/2006 11:09:13 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Rachel Corrie's not dead - she's taking a CAT nap.)
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To: rageaholic

Its been censored because liberal academia will side with enemy ideologies (a.k.a. ISLAM), before anything else.


27 posted on 04/23/2006 11:35:42 AM PDT by John Frum
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To: Slings and Arrows

As a (huge) taxpayer in Pennsylvania whose dollars support this university, as well as a Jewish-born relative of Holocaust survivors, I am beyond outraged by this. Be assured that I will write my state legislators and local newspaper about it.


28 posted on 04/23/2006 11:40:56 AM PDT by Dems_R_Losers
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To: Alouette

Penn State surely wouldn't like Michael Savage's web site.


29 posted on 04/23/2006 12:00:51 PM PDT by RoadTest (The wicked love darkness; but God's people love the Light!)
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To: Dems_R_Losers

Good. It's time these jackasses learned that they are accountable for their actions.


30 posted on 04/23/2006 12:12:16 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Rachel Corrie's not dead - she's taking a CAT nap.)
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To: at bay
I just read your nasty little FRmail. Just who do you think you are?

>>>Most people I associate with are hispanic.<<<
Is that anything like, "Some of my best friends are blacks"? Sorry, not buying.

>>>If you fail to accept my challenge...<<<
Or what? Pistols at dawn? Are you kidding me with this?

>>>...why not buzz off?<<<
OK, let me see if I have this right. You don't agree with what I wrote, so I should just disappear? Don't stand on one foot waiting for that to happen.

And the Grandaddy of all your nonsensical statements:

>>>I have yet to see a racist statement against hispanics on this forum.<<<
C'mon now, even Helen Keller wasn't that blind!

Our brief time together is now over. I wish you well as you enter the 8th grade, and hope that one day you will grow up to be a gentleman who is strong enough to be good enough to be kind enough. And always remember, gentlemen don't pick on ladies!
31 posted on 04/23/2006 1:51:23 PM PDT by ishabibble (UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL)
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To: Right Wing Professor

You were asking for good examples of cencorship on college campuses? This one is incredible.


32 posted on 04/23/2006 1:55:01 PM PDT by TaxRelief (Wal-Mart: Keeping my family on-budget since 1993.)
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To: ishabibble
I ... saw more hate, and more filth, and more racism than I could have imagined.

Here? On FR? Can you give us an example? Did you alert the admin moderators?

33 posted on 04/23/2006 1:59:14 PM PDT by TaxRelief (Wal-Mart: Keeping my family on-budget since 1993.)
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To: Alouette

Wonder if they allow exhibits on slavery? Seems Universities only allow negative images of whites - all others are protected species.


34 posted on 04/23/2006 2:01:05 PM PDT by onevoter
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To: Alouette
I am going to contact the Universtiy about this. This angers me.

I'm sure there are students at Penn State willing to present the opposite point of view if they so choose.

35 posted on 04/23/2006 2:03:44 PM PDT by TAdams8591 (Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US!)
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To: Alouette

How utterly repugnant! This is worse than anything that has been done at my alma mater, Columbia. Columbia may have idological teachers, and accept illegal contributions from the Saudis, but it is not censoring presentation of terror from the Israeli victims's perspective.


36 posted on 04/23/2006 2:05:09 PM PDT by Piranha
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To: TaxRelief
Did you even read my post? More hate, filth, and racism refers back to the emails up at Michele Malkin's site in regard to her piece on the UCSC incident. Sometimes, reading comprehension is worth more than gold...

I never feel the need to cry like a child, so why would I alert anyone? I was visiting Sanity Island yesterday, and even lovely FR'r snugs commented sadly on the tone of late.
You might want to take a look at what she wrote, as snugs has far more credibility here than I do, but I do agree with her wholeheartedly.
37 posted on 04/23/2006 2:14:58 PM PDT by ishabibble (UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL)
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To: Alouette
Pennsylvania State University has cancelled an art exhibition about terrorism and the destruction of Jewish historical and religious sites claiming it "did not promote cultural diversity."

Purely Orwellian.

38 posted on 04/23/2006 2:16:36 PM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Seems to me that even Jews should be able to have an opinion and express it.

We live in a totalitarian order where all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.

39 posted on 04/23/2006 2:21:26 PM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: ishabibble
I wish you well as you enter the 8th grade

Kids, and any others reading this exchange, do you see what happened? I challenged a poster, (apparently a woman although there was no way of knowing, nor does it matter) to provide an example or examples of racism on free republic. She did everything humanly possible to divert the question, including insults, and refused to answer the question. Now it is my turn to let loose with a return invective, having exposed the lies of ickybabble: babble, you are a lying scumbag in defaming freerepublic as a site of racists posts.

40 posted on 04/23/2006 2:29:13 PM PDT by at bay ("We actually did an evil....." Eric Scmidt, CEO Google)
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To: at bay
OMG. Absolutely unbelievable!

Did you read the original post? Did you go back and read the original post before starting with this childish, and now crude, bullying posting game?

Michelle Malkin received a bunch of hateful, racist emails.
I linked to her site via a FR thread.

Could you please show this post to someone who can explain it to you? Ickybabble? Pal, if you didn't have a keyboard, you'd have written that with Crayolas. Gimme a L
Gimme a O Gimme a break! See ya...
41 posted on 04/23/2006 3:00:46 PM PDT by ishabibble (UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL)
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To: ishabibble
Our brief time together is over

Apparently not. You feel you can come on this forum and represent that it is "open season on Mexicans Month". This is the standard p.c. ploy of the liberals, that if you are against illegal immigration, you must be a racist. You don't belong here, and why would you want to be here if you feel we're a bunch of racists?

42 posted on 04/23/2006 3:34:52 PM PDT by at bay ("We actually did an evil....." Eric Scmidt, CEO Google)
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To: at bay; ishabibble

Knock it off!


43 posted on 04/23/2006 3:43:10 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: ml/nj
I'm ashamed of my school.
44 posted on 04/23/2006 4:59:43 PM PDT by upier (Stop Child abuse - Teach your children English!)
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To: Alouette

The student newspaper also announced the student union movie theatre would be showing the double feature, "Paradise Now" and "Munich" free of charge.


45 posted on 04/23/2006 7:10:32 PM PDT by NavVet (“Benedict Arnold was wounded in battle fighting for America, but no one remembers him for that.”)
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To: Right Wing Assault
You're right. It shows diversity. It shows how the Palestinian culture treats other religions and cultures. Very informative.

Do you think if they added some pictures of burned out churches or copies of the death threat letters given to Christian leaders they would approve the exhibit?

46 posted on 04/23/2006 10:18:56 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: TaxRelief
You were asking for good examples of cencorship on college campuses? This one is incredible.

It is, and I'm not surprised. The PSU chancellor, Graham 'Crackers' Spanier, used to be our chancellor, and he was incredibly PC even then. He inflicted on us, before he left, a cumbersome but very PC core curriculum that we're still trying to get rid of.

47 posted on 04/24/2006 6:54:08 AM PDT by Right Wing Professor
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To: Alouette; lightingguy

Unbelievable.


48 posted on 04/24/2006 6:59:19 AM PDT by agrace
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To: Alouette
Seems like a clear-cut case for a truly decent and bona fide civil liberties attorney to take on:

The artist's federally protected constitutional right to free speech has been violated by a state agency.

Therefore, a federal civil suit under 42 USC Sec. 1983 would be appropriate, IMHO.

Now would the ACLU stand up and be counted for this abused student? Don't hold your breath. It doesn't fit into their political agenda, you see.

49 posted on 04/24/2006 7:01:53 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: ishabibble

I read those e-mails too. Malkin left them completely unedited, with every foul curse word and racist slur intact, and they are a revealing window in to the unhinged mind of the contemporary Left.


50 posted on 04/24/2006 7:09:42 AM PDT by RightWingAtheist (Creationism is to conservatism what Howard Dean is to liberalism)
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