Here are two excellent essays about the panel discussion, Totalitarian Islam’s Threat to the West, held at UCLA on April 12, 2007. As “hecubus” notes, “[t]he panel consisted of notable Middle Eastern and Islamic experts, Dr. Yaron Brook, executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute (the organization that hosted the event), Dr. Wafa Sultan, and Dr. Daniel Pipes, Director of the Middle East Forum and current instructor at Pepperdine University.”
Go here to read the accounts of the panel discussion and the protests by Muslims that occurred:
I first posted about this here: Boycott the Sponsors of The View?
I have been thinking about this some more and I am even more convinced that I am right and we are starting an extremely bad trend if we start forcing people off the air through boycotts instead of simply not tuning into their shows and letting them go off the air due to lack of viewership.
Most people who read my blog know about, as Charles Johnson rightly refers to it, the Saudi-funded radical Islamic front group calling itself the Council on American Islamic Relations (C.A.I.R.)“. Most people also know about how much power they wield in this country, forcing shari’a based law slowly into our society. You also know about the cowardice of the media and Hollywood in not standing with Denmark and printing the Mohammad Cartoons. The media and Hollywood, not to mention our own government, cowtowed to C.A.I.R. and the Muslim community in condemning the cartoons and censoring themselves from showing them.
Also, recall how C.A.I.R. pressured the producers of “24” to make dhimmi statements in some of their shows to make sure Muslims were not offended that Muslims were shown as criminals and terrorists in the show. (Imagine that! Muslims as terrorists. The show is actually trying to be realistic, yet they are forced by Muslim terrorist-front groups, funded by Saudi Arabia, to apologize. Anyone see anything wrong here?)
Now, imagine if C.A.I.R. decided to organize and get smut off our TV? Bye-bye Desperate Housewives. Bye-bye The O.C. Bye-bye daytime soap operas. Bye-bye American Idol. Bye-bye Grey’s Anatomy. Bye-bye (fill in any TV show which has any sort of sexual context to it).
Do you want that to happen?
While I do not like those shows and cannot stand how they are what represent the culture of America, I am not going to organize a boycott of the sponsors of the shows to get them off the air.
And I don’t think we should be doing it for The View either, regardless of the fact that I think Rosie O’Donnell is an idiot moonbat.
Unless we want our public TV, Radio and print media censored by mob rule, we should stop with this boycotting nonsense. That is what liberals and fascists do to suppress free speech and ideas with which they do not agree. That is NOT the Conservative way.
I say again, boycott The View the right way: by not watching it.