School cancels speech from conservative activist

Sunday, October 4, 2009 | 8:20 p.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — Conservative activist David Horowitz has been asked not to present a speech titled "Islamo-Fascism Awareness and Civil Rights" at St. Louis University.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the school canceled his appearance because officials were concerned the speech could be viewed as "attacking another faith."

The school's College Republicans student group had invited Horowitz to speak this month on campus. Money generated from student activity fees would have paid for the appearance.

The university stressed in a statement that it did not "ban" Horowitz from campus.

Horowitz described the decision "outrageous." He said his speech is about what he sees as a campaign against Jews and the state of Israel on many college campuses.

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Ray Shapiro October 4, 2009 | 9:44 p.m.

-Supporting an American ally such as Israel by addressing legitimate concerns regarding Ahmadinejad's Iranian religious rules and lack of civil rights is like the complete opposite of approving and embracing Phelp's Westboro's Baptist Church's philosophy and behavior toward gays, Jews and the US military.
("So what makes Ahmadinejad a radical Twelver? First, the vast majority of Shiites believe that only Allah knows when the Mahdi will return. But since his election four years ago, Ahmadinejad has been predicting the imminent return of the Mahdi. Even more ominous, Ahmadinejad believes that it is within his power to call the Mahdi back from his occultation.

How? It's believed that the Mahdi will return at a time of great chaos and war. This sheds some light on Ahmadinejad's pursuit of nuclear weapons and his talk of wiping out Israel: They threaten to create the kind of chaos and war amid which the Mahdi is expected to return.")
-The cancellation of David Howowitz may have more to do with his Republican affiliation then St. Louis University's concern about offending the "religion" of Radical Islamo-Facisism, unless we are no longer allowed to "out" or discuss how many of the world's terrorists are being bred and cultivated...And by who.
("The Campus War Against Israel and the Jews: Joseph Massad")
("The radical Islamic state of Iran is leading a global movement calling for a second Holocaust — the elimination of Israel from the face of the earth. The Islamic terrorist organizations Hizbollah and Hamas are calling on Muslims to destroy the Jewish state and kill the Jews in those exact words. And on campuses across the United States, radical professors and student groups are lining up to support the genocide.")

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