April 12, 2007

USC (& other colleges) to Air "Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West"

The USC Objectivist Club will be showing a free screeing of "Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West". The public is invited. Oh, and there's free pizza.

Monday, April 16, 2007
7:30pm - 9:30pm
THH-101 (University of Southern California)

If you're not familiar with the campus, I'd park on Jefferson or Hoover (free street parking after 6 p.m.). Enter the campus at the Trousdale Pkwy entrance, which is just a few yards from where Hoover dead ends into the school. Walk past the waterfountain and THH is the first major building on your right, or ask any student for directions.

Knowing USC like I do, I'd expect to see a few, but not many, protesters in front of the building. Remember, until recently USC's Muslim Student Association hosted wanted al Qaeda terrorist and Southern California native Adam "Azzam al Amreki" Gadahn's conversion story on their website.

But even with the MSA, a front for the the Muslim Brotherhood, on campus, this still is USC. The kind of place where girls from Middle Eastern countries are far more likely to have breast implants than wear the hijab.

UPDATE: Within minutes of posting this came this press release from David Horowitz. He's organized the showing of the film at 70 campuses, simultaneously, three days after the USC event. One of those campuses is at UCLA. Which just goes to show that USC students are always three steps ahead of their UCLA counterparts.

Info on the event called "Islamo-Fascism Awareness Day" and the 70 participating schools below.

The Terrorism Awareness Project, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, announced today that more than 70 universities across the country will participate in “Islamo Fascism Awareness Day” teach-ins on April 19. Senator John Kyl and former Senator Rick Santorum have agreed to host showings at Arizona State and Georgetown. Former Cincinnati Reds pitcher and current radio talk show host Frank Pastore will host a showing at UCLA, and “Battlelines” talk show host Alan Nathan will do the same at George Washington U. Bay Area radio personality Melanie Morgan will host the showing at San Francisco State University, and Atlanta talk show host Martha Zoller will do the same at the Georgia Tech.

The event will consist of showings of “Obsession,” a documentary about the terrorist threat from Islamic militants. The film uses interviews with authorities on the Middle East, former jihadists, and experts on terrorism to take the viewer inside the worldview and plans for world domination of radical Islam. Following the film, there will be town hall-style dialogues about terrorism, the U.S. response in Iraq and elsewhere, and other issues. Some campuses will mark the event by other activities, including panel discussions by writers and thinkers on the terrorist threat.

Columbia University, Duke, Dartmouth, the University of Colorado, Georgia Tech, University of Texas, Notre Dame, Boston College, Ohio State, and the University of California at Davis are among the campuses that will participate in Islamo-Fascism Awareness Day on April 19th.

“Obsession” has drawn fire from radical student groups. Recently Hillel students seeking to present the documentary at Pace University were threatened by two of Pace’s deans, reacting to anger by Muslim students on campus, that they might become suspects in an unrelated event at Pace involving desecration of the Koran if they went ahead with the showing. The Hillel students cancelled the event, but in the resultant furor, Pace President David Caputo was forced to apologize for the school’s act of censorship.

“Islamo Fascism Awareness Day is necessary because of the denial and ignorance about terrorism on the part of many students,” says Stephen Miller, a senior at Duke University and national coordinator of the Terrorism Awareness Project. “These factors, combined with the unholy alliance between anti American and pro jihad groups on many campuses has made for a lethal combination. We’re in a fight for survival and many students are on the sidelines.”

The Terrorism Awareness Project has campus coordinators at 105 colleges and universities. It has sent two flash videos—“The Islamic Mein Kampf” and “What Americans Need to Know About Jihad”—to more than 1 million email boxes of students and the general public. It has also distributed pamphlets and books and provided speakers as part of its effort to counter the anti American indoctrination that takes place on many campuses and make college students aware of what radical Islam is and what it wants.

“The Terrorism Awareness Project is an effort to wake students from the trance they’ve fallen into since 9/11,” says Stephen Miller. “The next attack—and there will be one sooner or later—will be far more devastating than the one that took down the Twin Towers.”

The schools:

Arizona State University

Azusa Pacific

Ball State

Bates University

Bloomsburg

Boise State University

Boston College

Bowdoin College

Bradley University

Bryant University

Catholic University

Clemson University

Colby College

Columbia University

Columbus State Community College

Dartmouth College

Dickinson College

Drew University

Drexel University

Drury University

Duke

Evangel University

Florida State University

Gardner-Webb University

George Mason University

Georgia Tech

Hillsdale College

Holloman Air Force Base

Huntington University

Indiana State University

Ithaca College

Johnson and Wales University

Kansas Wesleyan University

Kansas Wesleyan University

Lawrence University

Liberty

Loras College

Messiah College

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Missouri State University

Missouri Western State University

Mountain Home AFB

New Mexico State

North Carolina State

Northeastern University

Northern Arizona University

Pace University

Palisades Charter High School

Purdue University

Regent University

Rhodes State College

Roger Williams University

Rollins College

Saint Anselm College

Saint Francis University

Santa Ana College

Santa Barbara City College

Shippensburg University

SUNY New Paltz

Temple University

The College of New Jersey

The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University

U of Alabama

U of Maryland, Baltimore County

U of Wisconsin - La Crosse

UC Davis

UC Irvine

UC Riverside

UC Santa Barbara

UNC - Chapel Hill

UNC Charlotte

UNC Wilmington

Unity College

University of Alabama

University of Colorado

University of Delaware

University of Florida

University of Iowa

University of New Haven

University of North Carolina Greensboro

University of Notre Dame

University of Pennsylvania

University of Rhode Island

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

University of Texas Austin

University of Toledo

Washington University in St. Louis

Westmont College

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:05 PM | Comments |