Monday, April 17, 2006

Fear on the Campus

Three American university professors have filed a complaint of discrimination and harassment against a librarian because they felt "unsafe" by his suggestions of some books for a reading list. The university- Ohio State- is taking the charges seriously and is investigating the librarian.

What did the librarian do that has struck such fear into the professors? Suggested Mein Kampf? A manual on cannibalism? 12 Easy Steps to be a Hitman? No, not quite-

Scott Savage, who serves as a reference librarian for the university, suggested four best-selling conservative books for freshman reading in his role as a member of OSU Mansfield’s First Year Reading Experience Committee. The four books he suggested were The Marketing of Evil by David Kupelian, The Professors by David Horowitz, Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis by Bat Ye’or, and It Takes a Family by Senator Rick Santorum. Savage made the recommendations after other committee members had suggested a series of books with a left-wing perspective, by authors such as Jimmy Carter and Maria Shriver.

I find it incredible that recommending some books can not only make American university professors feel so terror stricken that they have to file a complaint, but that an American university will take those charges seriously and "investigate"- whatever that means- the librarian.

What's happened to the world?

1 comment:

religion of pieces said...

Tell you what makes me feel unsafe - this:

According to Muslim doctrine, all Kafirs (non-believers) are 'najis' (Arabic for 'filth' or 'vermin')

Take a look at

http://www.al-islam.org/laws/najisthings.html

and http://www.sistani.org/html/eng/menu/3/inside/18.htm

"108. The entire body of a Kafir, including his hair and nails, and all liquid substances of his body, are najis."

Muslims regard Kafirs as filth. Kafirs are vermin infesting Allah's earth. Muslims don't actually tell us that to our faces, but they certainly preach it in their mosques and madrassahs, and publish it on their websites.

The doctrine of 'najis Kafirs' confirms (if confirmation were needed) that Muslim hatred of unbelievers is intrinsic to their 'religion'. A Kafir doesn't need to DO anything to offend a Muslim, his very existence is enough of an affront.