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Old 04-16-2008, 02:28 AM   #1
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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 buildings, 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 of my colleagues. I counsel you dissatisfied, aggressive, brutal, and uncivilized slave-trading Muslims to be very aware of this as you proceed 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.

Cordially,
I. S. Wichman
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As you can imagine, the Muslim group at the university didn't like this too well.
They're demanding that Wichman be reprimanded and the university impose mandatory diversity training for faculty and mandate a seminar on hate and discrimination for all freshmen.

Now the local 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 in support of Professor Wichman, saying the e-mail was private, and they don't intend to publicly condemn his remarks.
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That is a great letter and should be published nationally.

I love how the same people who hide behind their right to freedom of speech, religion, and protest also use it as ammunition against those who oppose their views.

They disregard the actual freedom, the idea of free-flowing thought, reason and understanding. Despite how one would agree or disagree. Why have we come so far from this meaning? It was Voltaire who said "I may not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it". People have lost this context and it's very sad.

I find it amazing that a culture, which came from such an oppressive society, where the idea of free speech is blasphemy, can throw stones, to sit here and say another person cannot say something.
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Now the local 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.
i just want to say one thing to that:

FREEDOM OF SPEECH MOTHER****ERS! our rights as americans to say what the **** we want, when we want, however we want.

if you cant take the heat, gtfo the kitchen.
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Old 04-16-2008, 04:11 AM   #4
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I agree, and the professor just like the student has a right to express their opinion.
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Link to where we can send our thoughts to the muslim group?
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regardless of how i feel, i would never send out a letter like that... its just asking for trouble. good lord, that takes some big balls.
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C'mon wiaraumuaius. You need to join the movement to stand up against Islamic Intolerance.
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props the the prof
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