Friday, October 09, 2009

Double Standard

As reported in the October 3rd St. Louis Dispatch:
Conservative activist David Horowitz will not be speaking at St. Louis University this month after school officials raised objections about the title and content of his speech, "Islamo-Fascism Awareness and Civil Rights."

The SLU College Republicans, a student group, had invited Horowitz to speak on campus. The event would have been paid for out of student activity fees.

SLU said in a statement that it did not "ban" Horowitz from campus. Rather, the school was concerned that the event could be viewed as "attacking another faith and seeking to cause derision on campus."

Horowitz, reached by phone on Friday, called the university's decision "outrageous." He said his speech is about what he sees as a campaign against Jews and the state of Israel on many college campuses.

"I have spoken at 400 universities," he said. "This is the first time my speech has been censored and stopped by an administration. And they are supposed to be the guardians of intellectual discourse."
Of course, that same school had no qualms about sponsoring a speaker who claimed "Israel was 'four times the terror state' that Hamas is."

(via Gateway Pundit)

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