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March 16, 2007

We Stand To Learn Much About Radical Islam From 'Confrontation at Concordia University - 2002' (5 Must See Videos)

In September 2002, LGF covered the story of the violent demonstrations at Montreal's Concordia University that forced the cancellation of a speech by former Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Yesterday a reader there emailed-in a link to a shocking documentary on the event, showing what LGF describes as the "thuggish, extreme nature of the Saudi-funded Muslim Student Association in a way that hasn't been exposed before; they believed they had the upper hand, and they had utter contempt for the Canadian authorities. It was a little intifada, right in the middle of Montreal." The event occurred only one year after the September 11 attacks on America. There are five parts to the film, and they can all be viewed in the extended post below.

As George Jonas noted yesterday at the National Post, liberals have a tough time thinking of entire ethnic, racial or religious groups as hostile, and an even tougher time thinking of other groups as morally or intellectually flawed. While this is a good thing, it's a bad thing when liberals' are reluctant to recognize dangerous threats where they truly exist, and their reluctance stands in the way of a sober and factual analysis of a highly dangerous threat like radical Islam. Such is the case in recent years, during which many liberals have failed to face up to certain facts about Islamism and Islam, including the relationship between the two:

[...] Islam is one of the world's great religions. Islamism is a radical movement of intolerance, coercion and terror. The followers of Islam are a billion faithful Muslims around the world. The followers of Islamism include Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaeda, Sheikh Omar and his Taliban, the nuclear ayatollahs of theocratic Iran, the militants of Hezbollah, the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria, the late Shamil Bashayev's human bombs from Chechnya and a string of other terrorists in far-flung parts of the globe.

Unfortunately, they also include some of our neighbors down the block or around the corner.

Is there a connection between Islamism and Islam? Liberals wince when someone poses this question.

Whatever the answer, the question is legitimate and liberal-minded people should not have to wince when they hear it. It should not be a taboo for liberals to examine the ideas that fuel some ethnic or religious groups from time to time. It should not be a taboo to examine them honestly and rigorously. It can be a matter of survival to accurately assess historical trends, even when they are associated with ethnic or religious groups. In this, as in most other matters, it is possible to retain liberal principles without losing one's judgement and common sense.

It is a good thing to make sure that we do no injustice to any individual, no matter what group he or she belongs to. It is a good thing to safeguard liberal values. It is a good thing to keep searching our souls. It is a bad thing to abdicate to evil.

Until the first attack against the World Trade Center in New York in 1993, Islamist hatred was noted in our part of the world mainly by some scholars, some diplomats, a few journalists and perhaps a handful of intelligence officers. It may have also been noted by the relatives and friends of 241 U.S. Marines killed outside Beirut, Lebanon, when their barracks were blown up in 1983, or by the American hostages in Iran. Dubbed "Muslim rage," at first glance it seemed to be directed primarily against "the great Satan" America and "the little Satan" Israel.

But anti-Americanism and anti-Zionism turned out to be only the tip of the iceberg. The baffling Islamist rage targeted modernity itself, the entire set of ideals and accomplishments of Western civilization and liberal democracy. It was a backlash against the secular values of the contemporary world -- a backlash against what Islamists considered the evils of a godless society, with all its licentious customs and indulgences, as viewed from the perspective of the medieval mind.

(Via YouTube) Concordia University: Montreal. A University with a significant Muslim population and left wing professional activists. The year is 2002 and due to student apathy and low turnout in student elections a group of Islamists and radical leftists dominate the student union.United by their common hatred of Western Democracy and their lust for totalitarianism the radical leftists and the Wahhabi led and Saudi funded Muslim Student Association terrorize Concordia's campus, intimidating students violently and shut down free speech on campus.Fed up with being stripped of their rights and their denial of freedom of speech a group of grassroots Concordia students decided to fight back. This is their story - in 5 parts.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Be sure to read all of George Jonas' must-read article at The National Post. It's a perfect accompaniment to the above must-see videos.

Related article: Israel's grassroots defenders

Source: Hyscience

Posted by Richard at March 16, 2007 8:09 AM

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