posted on 10/12/2006 1:39:27 PM PDT
There is an excellent summary of the talk and the Q&A at Urban Elephants,
a New York City GOP blog.
posted on 10/12/2006 1:42:17 PM PDT
To: alisasny; bc2; Black Agnes; BobFromNJ; Cacique; catfur; Clemenza; Coleus; Computer Tech; copycat; ..
Chapter members and others . . . One of our FR activists at work here.
posted on 10/12/2006 1:45:20 PM PDT
posted on 10/12/2006 1:48:18 PM PDT
(DNC - "We support our troops! Ummm.....what do they look like again?")
Yeah, so? What are alums gonna do about it (answer: nothing)?
posted on 10/12/2006 1:49:59 PM PDT
"The approved application was for a Columbia student event and their invited guests," a statement from Columbia's public affairs office said. "Bringing 115 people who are not Columbia students and whom the sponsoring group cannot identify or vouch for is not consistent with the student event that was proposed and approved."
But of course if you don't bother with getting approvals and simply storm somebody else's approved event with a big crowd of "people who are not Columbia students and whom the sponsoring group cannot identify or vouch for", that's no problem.
Omar Siddiqi, CC '09 and president of the Muslim Students Association, called the fliers a "desecration" of University students' safe spaces. "I feel as though my personal safe space was violated because this happened at our prayer room door." Siddiqi said that he didn't attend the speech because "I knew what he was going to say." He added, "I respect his right to speak, but they [speakers including Gilchrist and Shoebat] deprave and dehumanize groups."
Sounds like Omar Siddiqi, unlike many Molsem people, is a tolerant guy who would never associate with people who "deprave and dehumanize groups", huh. Then why is he apparently a buddy of the oh-so-tolerant folks who run the blog called "team sakib"? In a February posting (near the bottom of the page), the blog mentions a Guardian article about the origins of the Danish cartoon flap brought to the attention of the bloggers by Siddiqi, and goes on to comment:
The newspaper's editors felt the Mohammed (pbuh) cartoons would be enjoyable to their readership and would not provoke their target readership to outcry. Given that the newspaper aims to sell to right-wing, Christian, xenophobic, Islamphobic Eurotrash, this seems like sound marketing logic.
Those are not his words, but they are the words of a person that he voluntarily associates with.
So, Omar, doesn't it sound like your buddies "deprave and dehumanize groups"? What are you doing associating with such people?
Note: While there may be many people going by the name of Omar Siddiqi, I am quite confident that it is the same one, because a different post within the same blog contains the following wording: "By request of Omar Siddiqi (Columbia University- Salem, NH)"...
posted on 10/12/2006 2:21:55 PM PDT
posted on 10/12/2006 3:06:45 PM PDT
by GOP Poet
posted on 10/12/2006 5:05:39 PM PDT
by Doctor Raoul
(New York Times? Get a rope!)
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