Ahmadinejad Columbia Protest 9/24

For those in the NY Metro region, the JCC of Northern NJ is going to NYC to protest Ahmadinejad’s visit to Columbia. For all Americans concerned with allowing a terrorist Jew Hater like Ahmadinejad from spreading more hatred, I urge you to attend.

Picture this, a you A”hitler”jad outside Columbia making demands for the release of hostages. Sound far fetched, well it has already happend in Iran when Ahmadinejad and his fellow jihadist took captive the US Embassy in Tehran.

He is like David Dukes, he shed the hood and put on a suite. Underneath he is the same terrorist.

What would be really great is if enough protestors attended and completely jammed the pathway to Columbia.

Or better yet, authorities arrested Ahmadinejad for his role in the 79 Hostage Taking and killings.

Little Green Football’s list of protests:

MONDAY, SEPT. 24:
What: Ahmadinejad to speak at luncheon at National Press Club by videolink
When: Protesters needed from 11:00-2:00. Come for however long you can.
Where: Washington, DC: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW
Please note: Attendance inside is limited to NPC members, their guests and accredited media only.
Our protest will be held outside of the NPC Building at the corner of 14th and F Streets NW which is close to the Metro Center metro station.
For More info: Contact Meagan Buren at 202-230-7389 or Brandon Gray at 202-857-6627

MONDAY, SEPT. 24:
What: Rally led by Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and the Jewish Community Relations in cooperation with United Jewish Communities, UJA-Federation of New York and Jewish Council for Public Affairs. Speakers include Debra Burlingame, sister of Charles F. “Chic” Burlingame, III, (Capt., USNR, Ret.), pilot of American Airlines Flight 77 that crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11.
When: 12 p.m. (rain or shine)
Where: NYC: Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 2nd Ave. at 47th St.(across the street from the UN)
For more info: Conference of Presidents, 212-318-6111 or info@conferenceofpresidents.org or the JCRC, 212-983-4800, ext. 161 or info@jcrcny.org

MONDAY, SEPT. 24:
What: Rally by students from Columbia and dozens of other organizations.
When: 12:30 – 3 p.m.
Where: NYC: Outside Columbia University at W. 116th St. and Broadway- only people with Columbia student IDs will be allowed on campus. The main protest will happen on Broadway on public space next to the building where Ahmadenijad is speaking, so even non Columbia people can protest at this event.

Michelle Malkin’s view on the Ahmadeijad visit

Americans against Ahmadinejad; Update: Planning to meet 9/11 families and ‘war critics’?!

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 23, 2007 09:07 AM

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He’s ready for take-off. Are you?

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Update: 9/11 family member Sgt. Tim Sumner passes along this flabbergasting FARS report and wonders which families he’s going to meet…

After having been rejected by the United States administration to visit the site of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is now planning to meet the families of the 9/11 victims, Fars news agency reported.

Fars, which is close to the presidential office, further reported that Ahmadinejad would also meet US war critics…

Yes, question their patriotism. And their sanity.

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In addition to the National Rally to End the Threat Now at noon on Monday at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza across from the United Nations and the Columbia U. student protest on Monday from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at The Columbia Gates. 116th and Broadway, there’s a rally against Ahmadinejad today at 12:30pm:

At 12:30 p.m. Sunday, New York City Council Member David I. Weprin (D-Hollis), chair of the New York City Council Finance Committee, will join other elected officials, community groups and civic leaders to protest Ahmadinejad’s visit and urge Columbia to rescind its invitation. The rally is to take place at Columbia’s main gate at W. 116th St. and Broadway.

Ahead of his visit here, the Iranian nutjob sent a shout-out to his Hamas homeboys

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reaffirmed his support for the Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip, in a telephone call with the premier dismissed by the Palestinian leadership, a Hamas spokesman said Sunday.

“Prime minister Ismail Haniya spoke Saturday night with … the president of the Iranian Islamic republic Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,” spokesman Tahar Al Nunu said.

“He wished him well on the occasion of the month of Ramadan, and reaffirmed Palestinian-Iranian ties,” he added.

…and enjoyed an Iranian military parade of new long-range missiles, replete with “Death to the US/Israel” banners (via LGF):

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Will Ahmadinejad’s hosts at his National Press Club luncheon videoconference chew on that?

Stand With Us.

Not all Columbia students on the bandwagon:

Columbia U. students organize: Ahmadinejad is not welcome here; Update: Hitler-friendly and proud of it!

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 21, 2007 10:30 AM

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Update 7:50pm Eastern 9/22. Video: Yes, says Columbia official John Coatsworth, we’d invite Hitler. Because, of course, as I linked to yesterday, they already did.

Transcript of Dean John Coatsworth’s comments on Fox News:

If Hitler were at uh, the League of Nations or some meeting in NY–the League of Nations wasn’t there–um, if Hitler were in the United States and wanted a platform from which to speak, he would have plenty of platforms from which to speak in the United States. If he were willing to engage in a debate and a discussion, to be challenged by Columbia students and faculty, um, we would certainly invite him.

Reason number 9,991 not to send your kid to Columbia University.

Update 1:23pm Eastern 9/22. Bill Kristol calls for a boycott.

Update 9:45pm Eastern. Columbia U. alum Matt Sanchez sends along the security notice e-mailed to Columbia students regarding protection plans for Ahmadinejad…

Dear members of the Columbia community:

On Monday, September 24th, the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is scheduled to appear as a speaker on our Morningside campus.

The Department of Public Safety is working closely with both the New York Police Department and the Secret Service – as we do for all major events on campus – to ensure the safety and security of all members of the University community during this high profile event. Please take note of the following procedures we are putting in place to maintain a safe and secure campus environment on Monday:

UNIVERSITY ID CARD NEEDED TO ACCESS CAMPUS
Access to campus will be limited on Monday, at various hours, to Columbia affiliates with a valid University ID card only. All faculty, staff and students must show a University ID to enter the campus.

114TH STREET GATES CLOSED
In addition to the above restrictions, the gates to access campus on 114th Street, at both Carman and John Jay Halls, will be closed during the day. In order to facilitate access to the South Field residence halls, we will open the Taint Gate at 115th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. Entry to campus through this gate will also be limited to Columbia affiliates with a valid University ID only.

NOISE POLICY EXTENDED
We also ask for your patience as we extend the University’s amplified sound policy for student groups holding a rally on campus between 11:30am and 6:00pm on Monday.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we continue the work of keeping our campus safe for the many activities of our university community.

Jim McShane
Associate Vice President
For Public Safety

Update 8:00pm Eastern. Columbia U. and Hitler: Then and Now. Wow.

Update 4:15pm Eastern. The American Congress for Truth has a petition to Columbia U. president Lee Bollinger. You can sign here.

Update 3:30pm Eastern. Mahmoud is welcome at the National Press Club for a lunchtime videoconference. For crying out loud.

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As I mentioned yesterday, Columbia students on Facebook have been busy organizing a protest of the Iranian nutjob’s visit on Monday.

Here are some details:

WHEN: Monday, September 24, 1:00-3:00
WHERE:
COLUMBIA STUDENTS (w/ Columbia ID’s): On campus, outside Lerner Hall
NON-COLUMBIA STUDENTS: The Columbia Gates. 116th and Broadway – we have secured a permit to stage a protest there.

WHO: YOU and your friends, along with Hillel, Hasbara, StandWithUs, Amcha, ZOA, The David Project, Columbia student groups, concerned citizens. Expected attendance is in the thousands.

WHY: Remember – the world is watching. This is a monumental opportunity to make our voices heard. Generations will ask us, What did we do to protest? Where were we?

NEED A RIDE?

Hasbara Fellowships will be organizing busses from various campuses and points around the city. They are planning to provide busses from: NYU, Rutgers, Baruch, Queens, Hofstra, Brooklyn, and from the earlier rally in front of the UN. YU and Stern students probably have their own busses, ask around. We also need people to step up and be campus leaders to organize the bussing and rallying. Please be in touch. More details will be forthcoming.

The Columbia organizers link to this video as a reminder:

And the organizers link to signs here. A few samples:

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The campus paper, the Columbia Spectator, reports:

Nearly 50 student leaders and a dozen administrators sat down with University President Lee Bollinger for an hour on Thursday for a passionate yet civil discussion to air concerns about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s scheduled speech on campus on Monday.

When asked by Bollinger, student leaders overwhelmingly agreed that the event was in line with the academic purpose of the University, but several students expressed their disappointment in Bollinger’s handling of the invitation, with many airing concerns about student participation. Meanwhile, students began to solidify plans for a rally on Low Plaza this Monday.

Students’ concerns with the event included the logistics of establishing a rally on campus and the worry that lending Ahmadinejad a podium from which to speak would elevate and legitimize his views. Those in attendance expressed their greatest concerns regarding how students would be involved in the event itself.

“A girl came up to me after [a College Democrats meeting last night]—she was an Iranian student, an Iranian refugee, and she was near tears. She said, ‘I came to Columbia just for this moment, and I can’t believe the event is closed off before I can even register for it,’” Josh Lipsky, CC ’08 and president of the Columbia University College Democrats, said, while expressing his disappointment that only the most well-connected of students had been able to snatch up seats. He called on those in the room to give their seats to underclassmen.

Administrators said that 80 percent of all seats had been reserved for students. For those without a spot, the event will be available via Webcast.

Meanwhile, idiocy abounds. Here’s reason number 9,871 not to send your kid to Columbia:

Christien Tompkins, CC ’08, co-chair of the United Students of Color Council and member of Students Promoting Empowerment and Knowledge, compared the invitation of Ahmadinejad to that of Jim Gilchrist and said he was “disappointed” in Bollinger’s leadership for going out of his way to denounce the Iranian head of state and but not the “racist” founder of the Minutemen Project.

Because, like, opposing illegal immigration is just as bad as calling for the annihilation of Israel, pursuing nuclear revenge, and funding terrorism against American civilians and soldiers.

Live by moral equivalence, die by moral equivalence

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4 Responses

  1. Well you got your wish you jew lover, its been cancelled now.

  2. John,
    I must say that is one of the most intelligent posts I have ever seen. Did you graduate Columbia?

  3. Muslims Against Sharia condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the decision of Columbia University to provide a speaking venue for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Apparently letting Akbar Rafsanjani speak at the National Cathedral was not the height of American Dhimmitude, because providing a venue for the world’s foremost anti-Semite, whose proclaimed goal is the destruction of the USA and Israel, definitely takes the cake. What is surprising is that we don’t hear any complaints from Columbia alumni who should be ashamed of their silence.

    More on the subject: Why Does Columbia host Ahmadinejad?

  4. I’m wondering which former Soviet administration official took the liberty of restricting a foreign dignitary from visiting a public site in the United States… And what kind of Americans would organize to restrict a visitor’s right to speak? Isn’t that a violation of the highest law of our land, the US Constitution, not ot mention the UN Declaration of Human Rights? — So just where does the USSR get off in America?

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