University of Texas dean issues strong statement on academic freedom and free speech


By David Bernstein

David Bernstein is the George Mason University Foundation Professor at the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, VA. His latest book, Lawless: The Obama Administration’s Unprecedented Assault on the Constitution and the Rule of Law, will be published in November.

Last week, I blogged about how a group of activists led by a University of Texas law student disrupted a  guest lecture by Gil-Li Vardi, hosted by Professor Ami Pedahzur of UT’s Institute for Israeli Studies. I noted a wishy-washy response by Randy Diehl, dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

I’m pleased to note (h/t Legal Insurrection) that on Monday Dean Diehl issued a strong statement defending Pedahzur and the Institute for Israel Studies and noting that “disruption of a visiting scholar’s invited academic lecture violates academic freed and free speech”

“Amidst the current controversy concerning the disruption of an academic lecture sponsored by the Institute for Israel Studies, I want to reiterate my deep admiration for the work of Professor Ami Pedahzur and the Institute for Israel Studies in conducting courses and public programming that represent the highest standard of academic discourse and dispassionate reasoning and research on a controversial subject of enormous importance. Students and faculty of every background, including Palestinians and Israelis alike, have enthusiastically received Prof. Pedahzur’s courses and his supervision of undergraduate and graduate research.

Although reviews are still ongoing, I wish to emphasize that there are places on campus for responsibly discussing disagreements. Disruption of a visiting scholar’s invited academic lecture violates principles of academic freedom and free speech that are crucial to our mission as a great university.”

   Dean  Randy L. Diehl


Muslims at SDSU Stage ‘Anti-Islamophobia’ Rally

Why aren’t they condemning the terrorist?  Maybe because they support them?


Members of the Muslim Students Association at San Diego State University (SDSU) held a rally Monday rally against Islamophobia after a reported attack that the group is highlighting as a “hate crime.”

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A list of demands posted on Monday to the SDSU Muslim Students Association Facebook page includes: zero tolerance for “Islamophobic” speech; mandatory training for faculty, staff and students; increased coursework offered on Islam; more money for the Center for Intercultural Relations; and “that the SDSU administration address, alleviate, and eliminate systems of oppression that disproportionately target students of color, womyn [sic], and all marginalized students on campus.”

The incident referenced in the demonstration happened last Thursday. According to local ABC News affiliate 10 News, campus police say that a yet-unidentified twenty-something white man pulled off a woman’s headscarf in a campus parking lot and hurled racial comments at her. The report indicated that she was not injured in the altercation.

The Muslim Students Association called for students to come forward with information, while urging students to “create a more inclusive campus climate by promoting tolerance and acceptance between different cultures and religions.”

Ironically, SDSU has hosted anti-Israel events in the recent past, as has the Muslim Students Association, which supports an ongoing campaign for divestment from Israel. (but THAT is alright.)

SDSU has also experienced other problems with anti-Israel rhetoric. In 2013, the professor of an Arabic language course at SDSU eliminated the country of Israel on a map. The instructor replaced Israel with “Palestine.” After the pro-Israel group Stand With Us called out the professor and demanded action on the part of the university, SDSU issued a statement calling the map “inaccurate” and “unacceptable.”

Similar problems have cropped up on other campuses across the state, as Breitbart News Editor-At-Large Ben Shapiro noted during a recent speech to students at the University of Southern California.

“The radical Islamic agenda on campus has gotten significantly stronger since I was on campus [at UCLA], and it was strong even then,” Shapiro explained to USC students last Wednesday. He noted that the UCLA branch of the Muslim Students Association had been particularly radical.

It’s No-Longer Just Idle Rhetoric – CAIR Really IS Aiding ISIS Terrorists in Attempts To Circumvent Anti-Terrorism Measures

All the more reason to sign the petition making CAIR a terrorist organization.

A man, who just two years ago was the poster boy for the far-Left media’s attacks against the U.S. government’s no-fly list for “unfairly” targeting Muslims, finds himself and several family members sitting in a Turkish prisonarrested earlier this month near the Turkey-Syria border as members of an ISIS cell.

It’s a long way from 2013 when Saadiq Long’s cause was being championed by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Glenn Greenwald, and Mother Jones, and was being represented by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) terror front.

His story got considerable media attention when his CAIR media representatives here pushed the story that Long wanted to return to his native Oklahoma from his current home in Qatar to visit his ailing mother but couldn’t because he was on the TSA’s no-fly list. They said his case represented institutional “Islamophobia.”

Long’s cause got international attention when Glenn Greenwald published an article at The Guardian saying that Long was “effectively exiled from his own country.” Kevin Drum of Mother Jones branded it the “Kafkaesque World of the No-Fly List.” CAIR has 22 article entries related to Long’s case on its website.

After several months of wrangling between his CAIR attorneys and the Department of Homeland Security, Long was temporarily removed from the no-fly list and allowed to return to Oklahoma.

Once home, however, he was still subject to FBI surveillance according to claims he made during a press conference with his CAIR handlers.

After an incident with local police and the FBI, Long was apparently placed back on the no-fly list, preventing his return to Qatar.

That prompted even more outrage from the far-Left media and garnered him an appearance with his CAIR handler on Chris Hayes’ MSNBC show:

Eventually, Long boarded a bus to Mexico and got on a flight there to return home to Qatar.

U.S. and Turkish officials confirmed Long’s arrest to PJ Media, saying that he was arrested along with eight others operating along the Turkish-Syrian border. So far, no U.S. media outlet has reported on his arrest.



Reps Endorse Bill to Name Brotherhood as Terror Entity

Kerry rallies Gulf Arabs behind renewed anti-IS push


Abu Dhabi (AFP) – US Secretary of State John Kerry travelled to the Gulf on Monday to stress the urgent need to unite a region riven by conflict against the threat from the jihadist Islamic State group.

 Kerry believes his ambitious plan to bring Syria’s other warring parties to the negotiating table is the key to isolating and ultimately defeating the extremists.

So he came to Abu Dhabi to encourage his Emirati and Saudi allies in their efforts to convince Syria’s rebel factions to agree a ceasefire with Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

“That’s why I’m here,” he told reporters, repeating his hope that a ceasefire between the opposition and the government could be struck “in a few weeks”.

“We’re working very hard to accelerate the efforts out of Vienna, to give that diplomatic process life,” he said.

“You can be confident that the diplomatic front is in high gear, with a very real plan on the table to be implemented.”laughing-emoticon-7


Islam Abhors Terrorism, Says Sultan

Instead of talking and do nothing, why don’t these savages in sheep clothing come out and take action against their fellow terrorists.?

Don’t sit there and tell me Islam means peace. No one believes that shit anymore. -BBJ

THE Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday, reiterated that Islam is a religion of peace, which abhors acts of terrorism.

temp11-23aThe revered religious leader also charged all Nigerians to expose any cleric indoctrinating people into any act of terrorism, urging Muslims to educate their children to prevent youths from being recruited into terrorism and insurgency.

The Sultan said this while presiding over the turbaning of the Grand Imam of Ekiti State, Sheikh Jamiu Kewulere Bello, as the President General of the League of Imams and Alfas in the Southwest, Edo and Delta States.

The Sultan said, “We know what Islam is presently facing, most especially with the issue of terrorism; we know this is not an Islamic agenda and the biggest challenge facing the President General is to bring all Imams, Alfas and Ulamas to brainstorm on how we can stop our children from participating in anti-Islamic activities.
“As teachers in Islamic studies, we want you to teach our children what Islam is and what Islam is not. Imagine a 10-year-old involved in suicide bombing and killing, this has no place in Islam and has no basis in our religion


…and here is another muslim cry baby:

Top Egypt cleric urges disassociating Islam from attacks

Cairo (Egypt) (AFP) – Egypt’s top Muslim cleric issued an impassioned appeal Saturday to disassociate Islam from extremist attacks, saying Muslims themselves had suffered most from “the catastrophe of terrorism.”


Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb, head of Egypt’s prestigious Islamic Al-Ahzar institution, also appealed for an end to anti-Muslim violence in Western countries, such as attacks on mosques.

“Those who have burned Korans or houses of God (mosques) in the West should know that these acts are also terrorism by any standard,” Tayyeb said at a meeting of senior Muslim clerics.

“So don’t respond to terrorism with terrorism,” he said in a speech.

Al-Azhar, which operates a university, has regularly denounced violence by the Islamic State group and other extremists that this month struck Beirut, Paris and Mali.

“God knows where the near future of humanity is headed, with those death squads and brokers of evil,” Tayyeb said.

“We condole with the families of victims in Europe and Africa and share their sadness and pain,” he said.

Until you people stand up and DO SOMETHING about YOUR Islam problem, Don’t bother making excuses for your savage brothers.



‘Do you remember Paris?’ Man ‘stabbed in REVENGE for France attacks because he’s Muslim’

Now you know how the Israelis feel?

A MUSLIM man was allegedly stabbed in a random street attack in apparent revenge for this month’s France terror.

The 21-year-old was reportedly slashed while on his way to a petrol station.CRY BABY AWARDHe was left seriously wounded after being attacked near Norway’s capital Oslo by a man who allegedly asked him if he was a Muslim before he pulled out a knife.

The stab victim said: ”I was alone. I was pretty sure I was going to die. I looked at my clothes, my leather jacket, my slacks, everything was covered with blood.”

He tried stabbing me. The knife didn’t hurt me but then he tried again with more force and the knife stood out of my body.”The next thing the 21-year-old remembers is the alleged attacker standing over him asking “do you remember Paris?”.

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Belgian authorities arrest 16 in anti-terror raids



Belgian authorities announced 16 more arrests as anti-terror raids continued Sunday.

Federal prosecutor Eric Van Der Sypt said that “no firemarms or explosives were discovered,” in the 22 raids — 19 in Brussels and the three in Charleroi in the country’s south.

“The investigation continues,” he said.

A judge will decide Monday whether the 16 people will continue to be detained.

Salah Abdeslam, the only Paris terror attacker who survived, was not among the men captured. Officials believe Abdeslam drove three suicide bombers to the Stade de France for the attacks on Nov. 13 before he fled. One of Abdeslam’s brothers blew himself up as part of the coordinated massacre that killed 130 people and wounded scores of others.

 One of the people arrested during Sunday’s raids was wounded when police fired on the man’s car.

Officials announced Sunday that Brussels would remain on the highest state of alert into Monday due to a “serious and imminent” threat. Brussels, the Belgian capital where several of the Paris terrorists had connections, is on a heightened state of alert since the French attacks.

Police and military action in Brussels filtered onto social media on Sunday, prompting authorities to plead with posters to stop tweeting information about the government actions.

Soldiers stood outside the Radisson Blu hotel in Brussels and one soldier inside the hotel lobby told a Channel 4 news producer there was a “real threat of attack.” The same news team was also reportedly advised to “stay inside for your own security.” The Rue du Midi, a street a few blocks from the Radisson Blu, was simultaneously the scene of a police operation. Patrons locked into a café by police were escorted out and allowed to leave after about 45 minutes, according to POLITICO Europe’s Ryan Heath.

The Radisson Blu is the same hotel chain that was attacked by Islamists in Mali on Friday.

Five Syrians Stopped at Laredo International Bridge One

I guess they found their way to Mexico….

Five more Syrians have been stopped at a Laredo port of entry on Friday. This brings the total number of Syrians seeking to enter the US through our city this week up to 13.

According to a statement from the Department of Homeland Security, five Syrian nationals presented themselves at the Gateway to the Americas Bridge. A family consisting of a man, woman and child, and two other men were taken into custody by Customs and Border Protection — a standard procedure.

The statement reads that CBP “checked their identities against numerous law enforcement and national security related databases. Records checks revealed no derogatory information about the individuals. CBP turned them over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further processing and placement in an ICE facility.”

As you may recall, a group of eight Syrians were also taken by CBP at a Laredo port of entry on Tuesday.

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