Wednesday, November 15, 2006

CAIR vs DePaul

College basketball season has started but this isn't a game decided on the hardcourt.
The outcome is far more important.
This is a fight over FREE SPEECH

Many of you will recall Ahmed Bedier's 'passionate defense' of free speech in the Denmark cartoon controversy and the controversy over Pope Benedict XVI's reading of a 14th century document.
He claims that CAIR is a free speech advocate.

But as in the past, claiming to be for free speech isn't the same as actually supporting free speech.

By Thomas Ciesielka
TC Public Relations | November 14, 2006

Newly released evidence has revealed that the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR) worked privately to pressure DePaul University to fire adjunct professor Thomas Klocek for telling Muslim activist students that their views on Middle-East issues were wrong. According to a letter to DePaul’s President from CAIR’s executive director M. Yaser Tabbara, “In light of …Mr. Klocek’s biased remarks, we are requesting that the University…reprimand Mr. Klocek for his conduct by permanently dismissing him from any teaching post at DePaul University.” (Exhibit # DPU 945).

At a student fair on September 15, 2004, during the same month that DePaul launched its Islamic World Studies Program, Professor Klocek engaged several Muslim students in a heated discussion about the Arab-Israeli conflict. He strongly disputed their assertions that Israeli treatment of Palestinians was equivalent to the Nazi treatment of the Jews. He also cited a Chicago Sun-Times columnist who was quoting an Aljazeera writer to the effect that although not all Muslims are terrorists, today most terrorists are Muslim. Later, in another connection between DePaul and the Muslim community, a DePaul Trustee, Michael Murad, wrote to DePaul’s president asking, “What steps have been taken to ensure that DePaul programs in the Middle East are not undermined by this incident?” (#DPU 003174)

According to documents furnished by DePaul in response to document discovery in the lawsuit between Klocek and DePaul, less than a month after the student fair incident, on October 12, 2004, CAIR’s Tabbara sent an email to those who opposed Klocek, stating, “…we [CAIR] will be ready to file a formal complaint with the Illinois State Board of Higher Education… This will also be accompanied by a press release, a press conference or both.” (DPU 003493)

Tabbara’s email also referred to a letter sent to DePaul’s president the next day in which Tabbara made the following demands of DePaul, “In light of the grave implications of Mr. Klocek’s biased remarks, we are requesting that the University take appropriate and immediate responsive action…including:

1. Provide a formal written apology to the students who experienced the incident firsthand.

2. Reprimand Mr. Klocek for his conduct by permanently dismissing him from any teaching post at DePaul University.

CAIR actually demanded the firing of a professor for professing his beliefs.

CAIR continued its campaign against Klocek when, according to another just released document (DPU 000763), on December 16, 2004 CAIR wrote Prof. Klocek’s Dean, Suzanne Dumbleton, and said, “The gravity of Mr. Klocek’s actions towards the students should result in his permanent dismissal as a matter of policy. Any alternative action will set a dangerous precedent…”

John W. Mauck, attorney for Thomas Klocek, said, “These documents confirm our suspicions. Rather than protect academic freedom or even treat Thomas Klocek, a professor with a 14 year spotless track record at DePaul, the university surrendered to behind-the-scenes Muslim activist pressure. At DePaul academic freedom has been subjugated to Sharia.”

Professor Klocek was dismissed without pay.

If this can happen at a Catholic University to a Catholic professor, what does this say to academic freedom? What does this say to free speech?
Just as CAIR attacked Congresswoman Brown-Waite, CAIR attacked Professor Klocek because he dared to challenge the perverted view of reality that CAIR would like to force on the American public. In the past, CAIR has been rewarded for its bullying techniques.

What happens when someone stands up to CAIR ?
They are usually charged with bigotry and outright lying as was the case with Congressman Brown-Waite who defended her constituents rights to free speech.

"It's unethical and shameful for a congresswoman to resort to lies and fabrication in order to defend anti-Muslim bigotry," Bedier said Thursday.

This is CAIR s usual response to anyone who states the truth about Islam.

Why is CAIR so afraid of an honest open discussion of Islamic philosophy?
Are they really afraid of the truth?


At 9:20 AM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

They cant handle the least not objective honest Truth..they are Jew haters to the core..and make no mistake..........terrorist cells.

At 10:44 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

They know that their truth is indefensible!

I am appalled that this professor was fired without pay! Dhimmitude is creeping ever closer!

AC, watch Exposed tonight!

At 11:37 AM, Blogger American Crusader said... can count on it.

Angel, CAIR is a subversive Islamist organization whose purpose in the United States is to squelch free speech (especially on Islamic activities) and a front for future anti-American agendas.
Like a needs to be rooted out and destroyed.

At 1:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do note that DePaul does employ noted Holocaust minimizer and commie Norman Finkelstein. The NYT book review compared Finkelsteins writtings to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

At 1:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Expose them for what they really are AC. How can you be an Islamist without adhering to the Quran?

At 2:04 PM, Blogger nanc said...

a couple of things our great nation is coming to if these people are allowed to thrive:

NOBODY will be immune! they are using our own constitution against u.s. - islam needs to take it's people and go home "peacefully".

At 7:02 PM, Blogger Terror-Free said...

Islamonazi CAIR Intimidates Yet Another American Business In Dhimmitude - MSNBC video

Free Patriotic Corner Banners:

At 8:13 PM, Blogger American Crusader said...

I ended up watching Exposed tonight. I was amazed by how early they start indoctrinating their youth.
The Nazi Hitler youth program pales in comparison.
Imagine teaching your children so much hate and giving martyrs such high status?

At 1:30 AM, Blogger Pierre-Joseph Proudhon said...

The crisis of conscience... Academic Survival

"...In every profession, every professional with a conscience will be faced with at least one crisis. In a vocational profession like Academe, this is a shock for which the budding academic is completely unprepared. In fact, this is true of all conscientious people, whatever their profession. The fact of having to fight an issue of conscience is a crisis in itself.

Under the impact of this double shock: the crisis of conscience and the crisis of the crisis, people typically fall back on their earliest conditioning. That is, as in all the best childhood propaganda, they stand up for what they believe is right, proclaim their truth with clarity, and wait for the expected vindication and approval. To do less is a betrayal of their values, craven cowardice.

But it is quickly borne in upon the idealist that their profession will not tolerate these attitudes. Some people realise this before they make their first crusade, but all, at some stage, realise that their stark choice is to crusade and be ejected, head held high but professionally stigmatised (and do they have a family to support yet?), or to fold and become part of what they would rather stamp out.

Most, perforce, decide to fold. They may find ways of continuing the good fight in small areas, promising themselves that when they are secure in the system, when they have risen to a position of power, that they'll push for change and protect the vulnerable. Some do manage to achieve this. Many find out too late - if they are still capable of seeing the truth - that the system has instead poisoned them, and that by toeing the line, by standing by when injustices were perpetrated around them, by despising the naivety of the crusaders and believing that they brought their destruction upon themselves - by doing all this, they have become all this. And so it goes on for another generation..."

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

At 4:38 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

CAIR actually demanded the firing of a professor for professing his beliefs.

And CAIR's demand was met!

Did this case get any coverage in the msm?

Where is the outrage over the erosion of free speech?

At 9:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have Brigitte Gabriel up on my site.
She is quite vocal in her stance against Islam. Tormented by them and now free of Islamic terror.
I have seen her speak several times on TV at the Heritage Foundation.
She is an excellent speaker, full of knowledge!
I not sure if you guys heard of her...give her a listen.



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