College liberals are in a fit of pique because various
speakers are coming to their campuses this week as part of
David Horowitz's Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week not to be
confused with Islamo-Fascism Appreciation Week, which I
believe is in April.
Apparently liberals support Islamo-fascism.
The Democratic leadership might want to have a powwow
with their base because I believe their public position is
to pretend to oppose Islamic
Elected Democrats at least make empty rhetorical
gestures about opposing Islamic fascism. Of course, amidst
their nonspecific condemnations of Islamic terrorism, they
make very specific demands that we genuflect before Islam
and perform exotic fetishes on the fascists.
Liberals believe in burning the American flag,
urinating on crucifixes, and passing out birth control
pills to 11-year-olds without telling their parents but
Heaven forbid an infidel touch a Quran at Guantanamo.
College campuses across the nation are installing foot
baths to accommodate Muslims' daily bathing ritual, while
surgically removing the Ten Commandments from every public
space in America. Maybe the Ten Commandments could be
printed on towels and kept next to the foot baths.
The National Council for Social Studies recommended a
lesson plan after 9/11 that included a story titled "My
Name Is Osama" about a nasty little white boy, "Todd," who
taunts a fine upstanding Iraqi immigrant named "Osama." Go
ahead, laugh it up we'll see who's laughing when "My
Name Is Osama" ends up on ABC's prime-time lineup next
This story was proposed in response to an event in
which Muslims with names like "Osama" committed the most
massive hate crime in U.S. history against 3,000 innocent
civilians with names like "Todd."
Still and all, Democrats who seek the votes of their
fellow Americans continue to claim in a vague, meaningless
way to oppose Islamo-fascism.
And then when speakers like Cyrus Nowrasteh, the
writer and producer of the ABC miniseries "The Path to
9/11," and Nonie Darwish, whose father founded the
Fedayeen, show up on college campuses to criticize Islamic
terrorism, the Democratic base threatens to riot. The only
thing that makes the cut-and-run crowd mad enough to fight
is the idea that someone, somewhere might be criticizing
Consequently, the speakers for Islamo-Fascism
Awareness Week require the sort of security phalanx one
would expect for someone more like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Oh wait no. Ahmadinejad was cheered by college
students a few weeks ago at least until he expressed
reservations about sodomy. (On the basis of Ahmadinejad's
claims, instead of looking for weapons of mass destruction
in Iraq, how about we start looking for gays in Iran?)
Even American intellectuals like Dennis Prager and
Michael Medved who are speaking during Islamo-Fascism
Awareness Week are denounced by liberals as if they were
David Duke. One pro-Islamo-fascism Web site indicts Medved
on the grounds that he "has claimed that Islam has a
'special violence problem.'" It doesn't get much more
diplomatic than that.
Conservative speakers are constantly being physically
attacked on college campuses including Bill Kristol, Pat
Buchanan, David Horowitz and me, among others. Fortunately
the attackers are Democrats, so they throw like girls and
generally end up with their noses bloodied by pretty
college coeds. But that doesn't make it right.
Michael Moore can waddle anywhere he wants in America
without fear of violence from Republicans. But we still
have to hear about every testy e-mail Paul Krugman ever
receives as if liberals are living in the black night of
fascism. Any time Krugman wants to get into a "Most Vicious
Hate Mail" contest, just say the word. You don't hear me
Congressional Democrats are constantly calling for
conservative private citizens to be silenced. Even
Democratic candidates for president and their wives are
getting in on the act.
A few weeks ago, in the midst of Senate Democrats'
demand that Rush Limbaugh's microphone be silenced, Lizzie
Edwards distracted herself from the latest National
Enquirer by announcing on Air America that Limbaugh's draft
deferment was phony.
I was pretty shocked. Who knew Air America was still
on the air?
I know every time Democrats call for me to be
silenced, I feel a delicious surge of martyrdom. For a
brief moment, I understand the thrill the left gets by
going around claiming to be victimized all the time.
I could almost imagine a poem:
First they came for Rush Limbaugh, and I
didn't speak up because I wasn't Rush Limbaugh;
And then they came for Ann Coulter, and I didn't speak
up because I wasn't Ann Coulter;
And then they came for David Horowitz, and I didn't
speak up because I wasn't David Horowitz;
And then ... they came for me ... And by that time
there was no one left to speak up.
Liberals claim to be terrified that the Religious
Right is going to take over the culture in a country where
more than a million babies are exterminated every year,
kindergarteners can be expelled from school for mentioning
God, and Islamic fascists are welcomed on college campuses
while speakers opposed to Islamic fascism are met with
If liberals want to face real fascism, try showing up
on a college campus and denouncing fascism.