Hooray for Michigan State University (The Spartans) and Professor Wichman!!!
Well, what do we have here. Looks like a small case of some people
being able to dish it out, but not take it. Let's start at the top. The
story begins at Michigan State University with a mechanical engineering
professor named Indrek Wichman.
Wichman sent an e-mail to the Muslim Student's Association. The e-mail
was in response to the students' protest of the Danish cartoons that
portrayed the Prophet Muhammad as a terrorist. The group had complained
the cartoons were "hate speech."
Enter Professor Wichman. In his e-mail, he said the following:
Dear Moslem Association:
As a professor of Mechanical Engineering here at MSU I intend
to protest your protest. I am offended not by cartoons, but by more
mundane things like beheadings of civilians, cowardly attacks on public
suicide murders, murders of Catholic priests (the latest in Turkey!),
burnings of Christian churches, the continued persecution of Coptic
Christians in Egypt, the imposition of Sharia law on non-Muslims,
the rapes of Scandinavian girls and women (called "whores" in your
culture), the murder of film directors in Holland, and the rioting and
looting in Paris France.
This is what offends me, a soft-spoken person and academic,
and many, many, many of my colleagues. I counsel you dissatisfied,
aggressive, brutal, and uncivilized slave-trading Moslems to be very
aware of this as you proceeded with your infantile "protests." If you
do not like the values of the West — see the 1st Amendment — 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.
I. S. Wichman, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Well! As you can imagine, the Muslim group at the university didn't
like this too well. They're demanding Wichman be reprimanded and
mandatory diversity training for faculty and a seminar on hate and
discrimination for freshman. How nice. But now the Michigan chapter of
CAIR has jumped into the fray. CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic
Relations, apparently doesn't believe that the good professor had the
right to express his opinion.
For its part, the university is standing its ground. They say the e-mail
was private, and they don't intend to publicly condemn his remarks.
That will probably change. Wichman says he never intended the e-mail
to be made public, and wouldn't have used the same strong language if he'd known it was going to get out.
How's the left going to handle this one? If you're in favor of the
freedom of speech, as in the case of Ward Churchill, will the same
protections be demanded for Indrek Wichman? I doubt it.
Hey folks, send this to everybody and ask them to do the same
and tell them to keep passing it around till the whole country gets it.
We are in a war.