I think that they should throw the book at them. Not because I disagree with
their message, but because I agree with it. The worst action against a cause is
not a good action against it, but a bad action for it.Fight an idea
with a better idea, not by boorish, obnoxious behavior. They could have asked
pointed questions, they could have issued a letter to the campus newspaper, they
could have had a demonstration. As it is, they look like spoiled children and
they have hurt the credibility of a valid, justifiable cause.
And Muslims wonder why the majority of Americans look upon upon Islam in
disgust. They were unrepentant and very proud of their bevavior. Muslims want
tolerence but do not give tolernce.
I always find it interesting that people come to the US to exercise rights that
their own countries and governments deny them. All the civil rights heroes
mentioned in the article acted for change in their own country, the United
States of America. These people know that if they tried something like this in
their own countries that they would probably never be seen or heard from again.
If these people want to be real heroes I suggest they return to their home
nations and work for the rights that are as unalienable there as they are here.
Then they would be heroes. They could start by demanding that women be given
equal rights on all levels and move forward from there.
UPDATE: This says it all ----(AP) ANAHEIM, Calif. Eight Muslim students
convicted of misdemeanors for disrupting a speech by the Israeli ambassador at
the University of California, Irvine thanked supporters and expressed no regrets
at a public meeting in an Anaheim mosque.As they have "no
regrets" for what they have done or for their convictions, there should be
no further justification for this criminal act.
Why are we making excuses for criminal behavior?It seems that some
people are unaware that radical Islamists are engaged in a war on the west,
especially the United States and Israel.Tolerating this low level
activism is giving aid and comfort to the enemy.
"As much as I may disagree with the students message and methods, I cant
support the convictions". As a grandfather, holding both a BA and MA
degrees, and as a retired law enforcement commander, I cannot fathom Mark's
logic. What these "students" did was far beyond mere harrassment.
They, like CAIR, are a radical, lawless organization that supports terrorism in
whatever form then can get away with. If these "students"
are here on visas, they should be immediately deported.
Quite often I find Mark's editorial comments interesting and thought provoking.
Not so today.I was very disappointed with his viewpoint that no
legal action should be taken against these illegal rioters. What he is saying,
in essence, is "Boys will be boys." While I would agree with this
thought if the "boys" were engaged in light fun, this is not the case
here.One of America's pillars of freedom is freedom of speech. The
Israelite speaker is entitled to exersizing that right. Some may say that the
Irvine 11 were exersizing thier freedom of speech. But when their protest
interfered with the speaker, at that point they are no longer exersizing free
speech, but instead inhibiting free speech. There is nothing wrong
with seeking to assure that both sides of an issue are represented. But
stifling one side so only yours can be put forth is against all that is part of
our freedoms. To allow a group to do so is to yield those freedoms.
welcome to romper room !
It's interesting how these students can be considered heroes. I did those kinds
of things when I was about three years old, too.
Next up...community organizing for these leftist activist. Who knows, someday
they may hold high office or become president of the U.S. Anything is possible
in this new, bold, hopey changy America.