2012 ISLAMIC APARTHEID CONFERENCE at Temple University: Muslims and Socialist try to shut down Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller, Nonie Darwish and Simon DengBy
On April 23rd, Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller, Nonie Darwish and Simon Deng spoke at Temple University for an Islamic Apartheid Conference and the Muslims and “Socialist” came out in full force trying to not only oppose and protest the conference,,, but to shut it down by getting belligerent during the speakers speeches. Witness the intimidation and disruption tactics employed to try to stop this conference in the videos below. I especially liked Nonie Darwish’s speech.
Robert Spencer was the first speaker; listened to by most, although there was the to-be-expect disruption by a few (this happens in a couple of moments during Spencer’s opening remarks) and handled by the speaker (security seemed to just stand by and watch). He was followed by Pamela Geller.
In spite of a couple of hecklers, Ms Geller confidently waited them out and then spoke of her organization, dedicated to the individual human rights and to women’s rights. The next speaker was Nonie Darwish.
Ms Darwish spoke of her upbringing as a Muslim In Egypt, of leaving Islam and the Islamic Apartheid against Former Muslim, Christians and Jews. The next speaker: Simon Deng.
Simon Deng was enslaved at the age of 9 by Muslims in the Sudan; a horrible practice that continues throughout the Muslim world today. This was a powerful presentation….
Next is the Q and A
Part 1 of the Q and A. One heckler remained in the crowd ( ignored by security) and then many of the ‘questions’ were instead statements of propaganda. All handled superbly by the spaekers.
Part 2- Q and A continues with a concerned young man asking Robert Spencer about what he has read in the Quran. He doesn’t like the violence in the Quran. The loud mouth heckler shouts out a few times, but the Q and A continues in spite of him. Part 2 is intense and quite interesting .
Part 3 ( end of the Q and A) The students get more argumentative. Their minds are closed but the speakers, Spencer, Geller, Darwish and Deng are politely confident as they continue to address The Islamic Apartheid ….a truth these students refused to listen to.
And here is a video of the protest that happened outside at Temple University.
FROM THE VIDEO DESCRIPTION: “On April 23rd Temple University Students for Intellectual Freedom hosted a gathering of racist, Islamophobic bigots. The event was titled the “Islamic Apartheid Conference” and featured Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, among others.
Occupy Temple, the International Socialist Organization, Students for Justice in Palestine, the Party for Socialism and Liberation, Occupy Philadelphia and other community and student organizations held a protest to condemn their outrageous hate speech.
In the wake of the recent hate crime/murder of Shaima Alawadi (32 year-old Iraqi-Muslim, and mother of 5 children), the wrongful imprisonment of Tarek Mehanna, the murder of Trayvon Martin, and the constant demonization, criminalization, and crimes against Black, Latino, and other oppressed communities throughout the country, among unending wars against Arab and Muslim countries, we must organize a multi-racial fightback against these racist hatemongers. “
WHAT RACE IS ISLAM?