Sunday, March 11, 2007

Sharia On Campus

I keep hearing about what a sad state Britain and the rest of Europe is in on American blogs- and they are, of course, quite right. Britain has lost the right to the prefix "Great" in my opinion. The problem, however, is not limited to this side of the Pond- enemies without and within are weakening the mighty USA too; more so than some realise I think. There was something of a storm about British university students printing the Mohammed cartoons in a student newspaper- police questioned them under the Public Order Act (causing harassment, alarm or distress). That doesn't really compare to this story though-

College Republicans at San Francisco State University desecrated the name of Allah by stepping on makeshift Hezbollah and Hamas flags, charged school officials who brought the students before a hearing yesterday.

The trouble began at an Oct. 17 anti-terrorism rally in which the students stepped on butcher paper painted to resemble the flags of the Middle East terrorist organizations Hamas and Hezbollah. The College Republicans say they simply copied the script from an image on the Internet and didn't know it bore the name of Allah in Arabic script.

University spokeswoman Ellen Griffin, however, told San Francisco Chronicle columnist Debra J. Saunders the university "stands behind this process" of investigating the students for possible punishment.

"I don't believe the complaint is about the desecration of the flag," Griffin said. "I believe that the complaint is the desecration of Allah."

The university has 10 days from the time of the hearing to decide whether to sanction the students.

Let's look at that one more time- a university in the USA is charging students with "desecrating the name of Allah". I am dumbfounded by this one. Looks like Einstein's being proved right again. So much for the "intellectuals" and their love of free speech.

The imposition of Sharia norms has already begun in America- and the universities, the institutions of higher learning where freedom of thought is supposed to be cherished, are ahead of the curve.

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