Tuesday, May 02, 2006

A Patriotic Professor

We hear all the time about moonbat professors of the Marxist-Skinnerist mindset saying the most absurd things imaginable and then complaining because people get upset about it. But what happens when a professor says something that the left does not agree with? A professor at Michigan State University just found out.

Professor Indrek Sven Wichman, a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State, in a private e-mail, made a remark that upset the Islamic community. What precisely did he say? I have not found a copy of the e-mail, though I am sure it is out there, but some quotes from Human Events are following:

he called the group "dissatisfied, aggressive, brutal, and uncivilized slave-trading Moslems.

A bit tactless, but unfortunately all too often true.

Moreover, the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says Professor Wichman expressed his desire that the group would "return to your ancestral homelands...instead of troubling Americans."

If they're not willing to live by our laws then they are not welcome here. I have to agree with this one.

Suprisingly, and pleasantly so, the usually slightly left-of-center Lansing State Journal is siding with the professor on this one. An editorial states: In the wake of this controversy, the MSA is asking MSU to, among other things, establish mandatory freshman seminars on hate and discrimination. Since Wichman's e-mail is the impetus, this sounds more like code words for ways to muzzle free speech.

According to a seperate article by the Lansing Journal, the Muslim Student's Association (MSA) and the Michigan Chapter of CAIR have the following demands: Both Abdul Azeez and Dawud Walid, executive director of CAIR's Michigan Chapter, said they were making the e-mail public because the university had not provided a satisfactory response.
"They should send out an official statement to the public distancing themselves from these types of statements," Walid said, "and confirm for us that they did, in fact, do a formal investigation and that there is going to be some kind of disciplinary action against Dr. Wichman."

Now what about all those academic associations that were so quick to defend Ward Churchill and his right to state his opinion? Where are they now?


Blogger ABFreedom said...

Definitely a different response if it goes the other way. Where are the free speech advocates now ... are they afraid to loss their head?

9:31 PM  
Blogger NEO, SOC said...

Your question answers your question ABFreedom! And the sad part about it is that it will only get worse!

6:55 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

Well I'll tell you, this guy got tons of support from the Free Press readers. I agree, this guy said nothing wrong. Pointing out that Muslim (using the "o" spelling really is just a dig and you guys all know it, it's like using "Peking" instead of "Bejing")terrorists are doing bad things. I think the Muslim (with a "u") students are the ones who need sensitivity training, not him.

10:49 AM  
Blogger shoprat said...

actually tim I did not know that about Muslim vs Moslem. It's good to know.

10:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is totally stereotype and wrong! do you think what would happen to him if he said similar things about Jews? so behaive equal to everybody, if you say hey we are a democratic country, freedom etc. etc. i am sorry guys really sorry about you

12:08 AM  

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