John Lewis Versus Islamic Totalitarians

 Posted by on 25 March 2008 at 5:22 am  Objectivism, Religion
Mar 252008

John Lewis recently e-mailed me the following about his recent speech at Georgia Tech:

I spoke at Georgia Tech last week on “No Substitute for Victory: The Defeat of Islamic Totalitarianism.” A pro-Islamic group in the audience (some at least were students) tried to filibuster the Q&A. Their attacks openly called for Islamic law (a “good thing”), praised jihad as a “wonderful” concept, and proclaimed that subjugated peoples forced to pay the Islamic tax should be “grateful” for the “protection” they receive. They whitewashed history as well as the present situation, demanded that we stop “offending” them, said that the Iranians had no reason to trust the United States, and called me a “criminal mind.” This was all-out support for a category of thoughtcrimes in American universities.

You can find the full report on Principles in Practice. It’s pretty stunning — and I can only admire John for keeping his cool in the face of such dishonest yet explicit Islamic totalitarians. Also, here’s an update on a conference of Muslims reported by an audience member to have condemned terrorism.

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