If you are a student of ‘World Affairs’, you ought to expect that events that ‘shake the world’ – as the Charlie Hebdo massacre did – will be covered in class. Anything else would be an abdication of an educator’s responsibilities.
But, if you do live up to your responsibilities, you just might find yourself the subject of protest by Muslims, demanding your resignation or firing:
‘The teacher, Deepa Bhandaru, recently earned her Ph.D from the UW Political Science department, and works for ReWA teaching a free class on world affairs for youth, where she showed the cartoons during a lesson on free speech and religious pluralism.
Like Yessef, many at the protest said they’d lived in the U.S. for decades and emphasized that they embraced American values of freedom of speech and religion. But more than one participant said they felt that showing the cartoons to youth had crossed a line, and insisted that they would only be satisfied if Bhandaru were fired.’
Sad, so sad…
So much sadder since it is so predictable…
We must stop the creeping blasphemy ban in its tracks, or we stand to loose our freedom of – and from – religion!!!
We all know it.
Modern-day anti-Semitism hides behind the term anti-Zionism.
Which is why it is good to have a judge rule it so.
‘At his hearing, Can insisted he was not an anti-Semite, and was merely opposed to the policies of the State of Israel. But Judge Sastry was having none of it. Die Welt quoted her as clarifying that “‘Zionist’ is the language of anti-Semites, the code for ‘Jew.’”’
That much is good about the ruling.
The rest – not so much.
While it is good to have it confirmed that anti-Zionism=anti-Semitism in the language of the new fascists, it is sad to see yet another person criminalized for speech.
I would much rather the anti-Semites/anti-Zionists spewed their hate for all to hear than have these cockroaches hide under rocks…