Is there a major university in this country that has not been crippled by anti-American, anti-conservative, anti-common-sense philosophy? What we’re seeing on these campuses is worse than your everyday, garden-variety liberalism. We’re seeing a new radical movement that echoes the Vietnam protest era.
Except there isn’t any war.
And there isn’t any rational cause.
Be that as it may, these kids are thirsty for drama. At the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, the student government voted down a proposal to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 because opponents believe it will engender Islamophobia.
If only the dangers of engendering Islamophobia had been chief in the minds of the 19 hijackers, there might not be so much of it these days.
“The passing of this resolution might make a space that is unsafe for students on campus even more unsafe,” said student government representative David Algadi. “Islamophobia and racism fueled through that are alive and well.”
How can you even talk about “safe spaces” in the same breath as you’re discussing 9/11? Algadi is talking about whether or not Muslims feel comfy on the University of Minnesota campus. Whether they feel respected. Whether they will fit in perfectly with their peers. And meanwhile, we’re talking about a mass murder that stole the lives of 3,000 people. This kid doesn’t know the first thing about safety.
Further demonstrating his ignorance, he asked the student newspaper, “When will we start having moments of silence for all of the times white folks have done something terrible?”
Well, you have to shut up in order to have a moment of silence, and that’s something you and your liberal kind seem unable to do.
If Muslims on campus could take the temperature of things, they would see a resolution like this for the opportunity that it is. An opportunity to come and speak out against the evils of radical Islam. American Muslims and moderate Muslims worldwide have been woefully silent in the years since 9/11. Why is that? Why aren’t they among the most vicious and relentless critics of ISIS, Al Qaeda, and the rest of these evil organizations?
To say it’s because they secretly support them would probably be going a step too far, but it is certain that they do not see them as you or I see them. They may not approve of what happened on September 11, but do they approve of Palestinians knifing Jews in Jerusalem? They may not approve of what just happened in Paris, but is there any part – any part – of them that says, “Well, that’s why the West should get their military off holy ground”?
But this is largely beside the point, because this isn’t even about Muslims versus everyone else. This is about liberal kids who haven’t had a day of struggle in their entire lives looking desperately for something that will make them feel like they are part of a cause.
Funny thing is, that’s exactly the kind of people ISIS attracts.