5 readers online now  |  69 million page views

Tolerance on Campus

Reader comment on item: Islamists Police the Classroom [at the University of South Florida]

Submitted by Seth Frantzman (United States), Jan 12, 2004 at 16:41

'How dare you defame Islam' is something we hear often on our college campus.

Here I see it everyday in the seminars and the classrooms where we are told 'Islam is a religion of peace'. I'm not sure how much longer it will be untill my girlfriend will have to attend her class in a headscarf because god forbid we dont want to offend peaceful Islam. How long? How long until the faculty decrees that five times a day every student will whip out his prayer rug and pray to mecca, becuase we need our students to be tolerant and in order to be tolerant these days you have to actually become one of what ever your tolerating.

Soon the faculty will ask Hillel to no longer be involved on campus and they will refer to Hillel(the worldwide organziation for Jewish youth on Campus) as the 'Zionist entity'. How long until every faculty will be forced to have special days when they spend hours teaching students about everfy facet of Islam from Ramadan to the Eids?

On my college campus our daily student newspaper prints special columns for Muslims to tell us all about their faith. And special columns by Muslims are always encouraging conversion to the 'religion of peace'. Following Sept. 11 the president of my university never ONCE botherered to reach out to the people on campus who actually had family victims of the attack but our university president spent hours with Muslim students telling them how much he valued them and how he loved them.

And of course when large white 'walls of expression' were put up on my campus where students could 'share their feelings regarding Sept. 11" what appeared on the walls? Well aparently the religion of peace was at work because the next day slogans were printed saying 'israel created 9/11' and 'the jewish bloodsucker nazis are the real terrorists'.

What happened to the tolerance of Islam for our way of life? Well, according the faculty of my university, Islam doesnt need to be tolerant of my rights, it can have special fialouges where anti-semetic remarks are made, and I have to sit back and read special tracts fo the Koran as part of my Dorm 'tolerance' experience where I have to be tought how to convert to Islam.

HEY THIS IS REALITY AND EVERYDAY OUR COUNTRY IS BEING SWALLOWED UP BY THIS. THANK YOU MR. PIPES FOR STANDING UP AND TELLING THE TRUTH.

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Submitting....

Submit a comment on this item

<< Previous Comment      Next Comment >>

Reader comments (32) on this item

Title Commenter Date Thread
1I am Muslim and totally disagree with that practice... [622 words]MarciaDec 12, 2008 15:11144987
08 A counterpoint. [137 words]Phil GreendMar 30, 2008 13:52124112
1Islamic treachery [199 words]AnonymousJun 19, 2005 11:2422745
1to outlaw islam, it is not a religion [76 words]joseph anonymousMay 10, 2006 21:5822745
1Spirit of America [136 words]AngeleJan 26, 2004 23:3813571
1Shame and submission [135 words]MauricioJan 22, 2004 22:2913497
1It is mind control at its' most destructive [80 words]Mukmaad SadaakiNov 27, 2006 10:5413497
11402# comment [163 words]S.C.PandaJan 19, 2004 05:1613403
Why don't you say it clearly and unequivically ? [105 words]Saul PfefferJan 14, 2004 19:4213367
Tolerance on Campus [410 words]Seth FrantzmanJan 12, 2004 16:4113310
Put yourself in their place [200 words]Charles R.L. PowerJan 7, 2004 16:5213215
We should put ourselves in their place to defend our free and secular societies [122 words]Herman Van KeerMar 9, 2007 16:4513215
What? [195 words]Daryle DawsonDec 23, 2007 11:0913215
High School vs 7th Grade [85 words]Walt BreedeJan 6, 2004 20:5213174
islam in world history-will it contain the last 50 years? [64 words]vijay ladJan 6, 2004 12:3413166
Not subjective artcle [86 words]shaker AsiriJan 6, 2004 05:2813159
Islam in the universty class room taught by devotees. [250 words]kameelfaragJan 6, 2004 02:1313154
Islam in classrooms [72 words]HArry WelelrJan 5, 2004 22:4913149
Not proven [107 words]Leif KnutsenJan 5, 2004 14:1913123
separation of church and state [80 words]pattiJan 5, 2004 13:4913118
Painting with a broad brush [335 words]Naomi HordesJan 5, 2004 13:1413113
The Thought Police [162 words]Dov Sussman, Esq.Jan 4, 2004 22:2513100
Campus watch [98 words]robert fusfeldJan 4, 2004 21:4713099
PLEASE STOP THIS TRAGEDY [85 words]Maged RofailJan 4, 2004 21:2613098
racial profiling among other things [128 words]Norm LeenstraJan 4, 2004 21:1513097
An Omission? [205 words]ron thompsonJan 4, 2004 18:5313095
Jihad [81 words]steven charlesJan 4, 2004 15:3013092
Is There An Islam Behind The Islamism? [346 words]Alain Jean-MairetJan 4, 2004 13:5713089
Teaching "Sunday School" religion [55 words]mikeJan 4, 2004 13:5313087
1Are our schools to be taken over in america by muslims [30 words]SchoolsJul 8, 2010 23:3613087
Islam, The Religion of Fear [402 words]Arlinda DeAngelisJan 4, 2004 12:0113082
like it or lump it [61 words]Richard HandJan 4, 2004 09:0113078

Comment on this item

Name
Email Address (optional)
Title of Comments
Comments:

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

ADVERTISEMENTS

eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2017 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum. Daniel J. Pipes