Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Letter to Kansas State Collegian

The K-State student "news" paper has posted my letter to the editor at its website. The paper has a policy of not publishing letters in their print edition due to "space limitations." I suspect that the real reason is a policy of not publishing anything in the Collegian that contradicts Student Publications, Inc's., "diversity" agenda. As they state in today's print (and online edition), "She [Sheila Ellis, president of something called Diverse Mass Communicators] said DMC hopes to make this one of its signature, annual events to promote diversity throughout campus."

So without further ado, here is my letter:

To the Editor of K-State Collegian:

On 12 October 2001 New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani rejected a ten-million dollar donation to the Twin Towers Fund by Saudi prince Al-Waleed bin Talal. Giuliani did so because of the strings that were attached to the gift. Talal stated that the United States “must address some of the issues that led to such a criminal attack." Talal was positing the “blowback” theory of the 9-11 attacks by claiming American policies, such as support of Israel, leads to Islamic terrorism. Talal is an adherent of the extremist Wahhabi branch of Islam, which is the state religion of Saudi Arabia. In Saudi Arabia, the religious police, the Metaween, use extreme repression to maintain Wahhabi orthodoxy.

In the September 26, 2008 Collegian there is a story of Georgetown University’s John Esposito giving the first address for the International Activities Council Lecture Series. Esposito is director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. That’s right; Talal has found many willing recipients for his cash in academia. And he is getting his money’s worth. On October 23, Esposito will be hosting a conference at Georgetown that asks the question: “Is There a Role for Sharia Law in Modern States?” Of course, this begs the question of whether the medieval theocracy of Saudi Arabia can claim the status of “modern.” Talal and Esposito agree that it’s American “perceptions” that cause terrorism as opposed to Saudi Arabia’s, and other Islamic nations’, religious tyranny. Their idea of “understanding” is to silence all criticism of Islam and discussion on the countless, heinous crimes committed in its name.

Grant Jones
Ph.D. Student
American History

Crossposted at The Dougout


Damien said...

Grant Jones,

I admire Rudy Giuliani for not taking that guy's money. I really wish our collages and universities would stop taking money from Islam-o-Fascist regimes. Its one of the factors that really corrupts them, and is preventing honesty and objectivity in higher education.

Anonymous said...

Aloha Damien,

I think you are reversing cause and effect. They are corrupt, and therefore will accept money from those who are their allies in the war against the West. Hence their "diversity" mantra.

Damien said...

Grant Jones,

Actually we could both be right.
You know the old saying, "what came first the chicken or the egg?"

They may have been corrupt before, but even if so, taking the money from these evil people corrupted them even more.

That's why I said that its one of the factors corrupting them. Its not the only one. Plus if you notice they are much more willing to criticize things like conservatism and Christianity, than Islam. Besides, if they really cared so much about diversity, they'd care about the most important type of diversity, Intellectual diversity. They are not that tolerant of descent.