Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Cartoon Controversy at MSU

Michelle Malkin blogged Here's the full text of an e-mail from Michigan State University engineering professor Indrek Wichman to the campus Muslim Students Association, which organized a protest against the Mohammed Cartoons in February:

Dear Moslem Association: As a professor of Mechanical Engineering here at MSU I intened to protest your protest.

I am offended not by cartoons, but by more mundane things like beheadings of civilians, cowardly attacks on public buildings, suicide murders, murders of Catholic priests (the latest in Turkey!), burnings of Christian chirches, the continued persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt, the imposition of Sharia law on non-Muslims, the rapes of Scandinavain girls and women (called "whores" in your culture), the murder of film directors in Holland, and the rioting and looting in Paris France.
Professor I agree those are much more objectionable. And if one is going to object to a cartoon, how about the daily cartoons about Jews and Christians printed in the Arab press.
This is what offends me, a soft-spoken person and academic, and many, many, many of my colleagues. I counsul you dissatisfied, agressive, brutal, and uncivilized slave-trading Moslems to be very aware of this as you proceed with your infantile "protests."

If you do not like the values of the West -- see the 1st Ammendment -- you are free to leave. I hope for God's sake that most of you choose that option. Please return to your ancestral homelands and build them up yourselves instead of troubling Americans.

Cordially, I. S. Wichman, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
The liberal champions of free speech are clamoring for Wichman to be punished. And the usual suspects have turned out:
The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations also is urging the university to take "appropriate disciplinary" action,
Appropriate action would be to promote him to Chairman of his department.
saying the e-mail creates a hostile learning environment for students.
Islam Online is stirring up the pot here.

Once again, they have successfully distracted attention from the truly hostile environment at issue here--not the one created by a professor's intemperate e-mail, but by the knife-wielding, embassy-burning, effigy-hanging, fatwa-issuing Muslim hate-mongers threatening to murder all infidels who merely insult them. Remember?

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