My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Friday, June 19, 2009

Jews barred from hate-mongering speech at Haifa University....

Well, I support freedom of speech.. but this sort of stuff sickens me...
University of Haifa students clashed with security officers Wednesday afternoon while protesting a highly charged speech given to a group of Muslim students by the leader of the Islamic Movement's northern branch,

Outraged over both Salah's words and the fact that Jewish students were barred from entering the auditorium as he spoke, some 150 protesters gathered outside the auditorium waving Israeli flags and yelling "This is not Teheran."

Speaking about the idea of making concessions in Jerusalem, Salah told the crowd, "We love life, our families, our homes and our children, but if they suggest that we give up our principles and holy sites, we would rather die and we welcome death."

He also claimed that Israel is constantly digging tunnels under the Temple Mount and that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was planning to rebuild the Temple.

Students clashed with the security officers outside, as chants of "Allah hu-akbar" came from the auditorium in response to Raed's remarks. Police were dispatched to the scene but not required to intervene.

University officials said they were unhappy with the event and that they had managed to prevent Salah from visiting the institution for several years, but that recently the university's lawyers had said it could no longer reject students' requests to have the Islamic leader lecture to them.


Anonymous Tory@York said...

I had to do a double take there for a second to make sure the headline wasnt York University...

5:33 PM  

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