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June 10, 2008

Columbia Professor Blames USA for Execution of Homosexuals in Muslim Countries

The Weekly Standard reports on the moonbattery prevailing among the Middle Eastern Studies faculty at Columbia University. The department that hosts Obama's PLO buddy Rashid Khalidi is also home to professor Joseph Massad:

In Desiring Arabs, Massad asserts that the West "produces homosexuals as well as gays and lesbians, where they do not exist." But for colonialism, Massad contends, there would be no gay people in the Middle East for the tyrannical governments of Egypt and Iran to persecute. Although Massad says he opposes hanging gay people, he shifts the blame from the hooded executioners to the United States.
When Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited Columbia last fall and made a similar claim ("In Iran, we don't have homosexuals like in your country."), students laughed and booed. They recently, however, elected to award Massad the Lionel Trilling Book Award for making the nearly identical claim.

Hey, what do you expect for only $36,997 per year tuition?

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Joseph Massad: Installing the opinions of future State Department moonbats.

Hat tip: American Thinker; on a tip from V the K.

Posted by Van Helsing at June 10, 2008 8:57 AM

Comments

Mr. Massad might be right. Up until Western Imperial Colonialism ruined the Near East, I believe goats and sheep were the preferred species of choice for conjugal bliss. (When a man was asked how his goat was in bed, he was heard to say "Not baa-aa-aa-d.")

Seriously, is there ANYthing that isn't blamed on the U.S.? We better rout out the "progressives" from the universities in a big hurry. The frenzied hatred they are generating towards the America we knew is very quickly killing us from within.

Posted by: matt at June 10, 2008 9:50 AM

Well, pick a side moonbats. Are you for gay rights or are you with Islam on this one?

Posted by: forest at June 10, 2008 9:51 AM

  • The moonbats are in favor of mainstreaming homosexuality.
  • The moonbats are in favor of letting Muslims subvert our culture in favor of their own.
  • Muslims don't like gays, and in fact tend to kill them.

Well, this is a hell of a thing, isn't it? Do you suppose any of the moonbats are paying attention to all of this?

Posted by: CoderInCrisis at June 10, 2008 10:13 AM

As every liberal knows; If George Bush wasn't stoopid gays would be accepted into islam.

Posted by: Jimbo at June 10, 2008 10:15 AM

Do you suppose any of the moonbats are paying attention to all of this?.

The moonbat response is to ignore the Islamic radicals and go off on a rant about "right-wing Christians." As though on-violently opposing a radical restructuring of the institution of marriage is exactly equal to crushing gays to death under stone walls.

Since "right-wing Christians" aren't about to chop anyone's head off or strap bombs to their kids to blow up people who aren't "right-wing Christians," it's a perfectly safe bash for the cowards on the left to make. And they can also throw in a limp "I condemn all forms of religious bigotry" bit of equivocation to try and cover themselves, but you'll notice they only get specific and heated up when they're bashing Christians.

Posted by: V the K at June 10, 2008 10:22 AM

Right on, V! The Left loves to target anyone or anything that cannot or will not fight back. Hence their absolute avoidance of any criticism of even the mildest kind of Islam or the Islamic Jihadists, who will pull a Theo Van Gogh on them if they complain about the killing of homosexuals (much less the "honor killings" of women who offend their male owners -- still waiting for the NAG's to complain about this, or about female circumcision, or any of the other forms of Islamic subjugation and mutilation of women and girls; I won't hold my breath).

Having no spine and no cojones (in the case of the alleged male leftists, at least), they pick the easy targets, whom they despise anyway, and deliberately avert their eyes from the people who are their, and our, real enemies.

Posted by: jc14 at June 10, 2008 11:48 AM

No wait, they may be right. Remember how scared the muzzies were when we invaded Iraq when everybody was saying that America and our allies didn't have the guts? We should have gone in with everything we had and BEAT THE LIVING SNOT OUT OF THEM and the hell with offending their religion!
But, since we didn't do that, they think (Or maybe they KNOW) that they can get away with anything.

Posted by: KHarn at June 10, 2008 12:00 PM

I blame the the VERMIT!KHAN! and THULSA DUM!!Those pasty gringos spread HOMONISM like no other. VERMIT's clan of Queers aided by VAN HELSING himself LORD of all QUEERS, enjoy QUEER orgis. The VERMIT and VH, enjoy playing the bith part, from what I am told.

HEY VH, guess what I crapped on my hand, flung it, and happened to hit you on the face !! TOO BAD !!

VOTE OBAMA 08!! VIVA VILLA and OBAMA !!


VILLA RIDES !!!

Posted by: PANCHO VILLA at June 11, 2008 3:39 PM

Not this asshat again.

Posted by: Thulsa Doom at June 12, 2008 9:03 AM