While it’s certainly the case that a University may host an event paneled by individuals that the University leadership does not agree with or even may find reprehensible, it starts to look more like endorsement when they get into the habit of tossing law abiding citizens for asking questions of the University guest that may be uncomfortable.
John Guandolo at Big Peace describes what is taking place:
It captures a member of the Florida community, Randy McDaniels (Chapter Leader, ACT! for America), asking a pointed question to Jamal Badawi about Islamic Law based on facts sited from the Islamic Law book McDaniels is holding during the exchange – Islamic Law which was approved by the Fiqh Council of North America of which Badawi is a member. McDaniels is forcefully removed by uniformed police at the event for asking this question. Where are we today in America when a university will warmly welcome terrorists, and forcefully remove Americans who challenge them?
The question that Mr. McDaniels is asking is related to Islamic law, specifically a book translated to english called “Reliance of the Traveller: The Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law Umdat Al-Salik,” which, as McDaniels points out, is accepted by the Fiqh Academy at Jedda and the Fiqh Council of North America as “a valuable and important work, whether as a textbook for teaching Islamic jurisprudence to English-speakers, or as a legal reference for use by scholars, educated laymen, and students in this language.” Since Badawi, the panelist at the UFC event, sits on the Fiqh Council which literally put their stamp of approval inside the book, McDaniels asks if he, as result, endorses the laws in the book which calls for the stoning and execution of apostates who leave Islam as well as all non-Muslims.
Even though Mr. McDaniels asks his question in a completely calm manner and then proceeds to sit and listen to the response, he is in short order, asked to leave and then eventually forcibly removed from the event. The best that apologists seem to be able to come up with as justification is that there were panel rules expressed at the beginning of the event which apparently must have made clear that no questions which might detract from the propaganda being spewed by this Hamas co-conspirator is to be allowed.
As noted, the media is essentially silent on this issue as apparently, it’s only freedom of speech if you are throwing pies at Ann Coulter or ransacking the stage when a member of the Minute Men is speaking at our sacred universities.
However, the reason for the censorship in this case appears far more devious than typical political correctness.
As was noted at Redstate recently, this Friday the UCF will again host radicals as Sirhaj Wahajj, another unindicted co-conspirator, this time for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, will be speaking to the university. Hopefully Mr. McDaniels will again be there to do the work that the mainstream media will not.
And the designation “unindicted co-conspirator” should not cause you to feel any less concern about folks like Badawi and Wahajj. Badawi was on the Board of Directors of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States (a Hamas front group) and was listed as a coconspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Trial, otherwise known as the largest terrorism fundraising trial in American History.
Wahajj testified on behalf of Omar Abdel Rahman, known by most as the Blind Sheikh.
So then why weren’t they found guilty? Better question is “why weren’t they found innocent?” As the Judge in the HLF Trial noted in his opinion:
The Government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR, ISNA and NAIT with HLF, the Islamic Association for Palestine (“IAP”), and with Hamas. While the Court recognizes that the evidence produced by the Government largely predates the HLF designation date, the evidence is nonetheless sufficient to show the association of these entities with HLF, IAP, and Hamas. (emphasis mine)
Maybe UCF is inviting these men to speak purely for educational reasons? Without passing judgement on what they are saying? Aside from the tossing of any who question them, there’s a far worse reason to believe that it is something else.
To quote the Muslim Brotherhood:
The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.
The panel that Badawi, and now Wahajj, are invited to speak on is organized by the campus group Muslim Students Association (MSA). In 1963, the MSA was created at the University of Illinios by an Islamic interest group. You may have heard of them … The Muslim Brotherhood.
Cross-Posted at Liberty Pundits