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University Protects Student Who Issued Jihadist Death Threats Against Conservatives and Jews

Posted on March 22 2011 2:00 pm
Lisa Graas has covered politics and religion at her blog since 2008. She has served as a crisis pregnancy counselor, youth speaker, mental health advocate and legislative consultant.

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I should have brought an M16…My blood is boiling…I want to shoot everyone in this room.

These are some of the terroristic words of McGill University (MU) student Haaris Khan, tweeted in reference to Conservatives, Libertarians and Jews. The following day he tweeted,

The jihad begins today.

Despite university policy which prohibits threats of violence, and with a police investigation underway, MU has opted to take no disciplinary action against the student and is now stoking fear about potential backlash if word gets out. When did anti-Semitism and  jihadist death threats become protected speech at MU?

Indoctrinate U” is a documentary covering the “assault on free speech and free thought on college campuses.” During a viewing sponsored by the student organizations Conservative McGill and Libertarian McGill on campus, Khan became “agitated” by the film’s depiction of leftist indoctrination and suppression of conservative speech in academia. Khan decided that the appropriate response to the film was violent jihad.

“I feel like I’m at a Satanist ritual.” “Oh man, a Muslim girl just appeared. I thought, like me, she’s a freedom fighter. Unfortunately, she’s a co-conspirator. Traitor.” “My blood is boiling.” “I’m frightened, alarmed, and downright pissed. Never been this angry.” “This experience has hardened me into a soldier for freedom and truth.” “The jihad begins today.”

In addition to these tweets, Khan reportedly “railed against Jews and Zionists in 10 separate tweets.”

McGill University policy ostensibly protects students not only from violent threats, but also from anything that will “unnecessarily endanger” a student’s “dignity.” The policy even ostensibly protects students from “humiliation” but apparently the university does not believe conservatives, libertarians and Jews have dignity worth protecting as no disciplinary action is being taken. Preposterous? Absolutely, but wait. It gets worse.

Next: Violent Threats? It Depends on Who’s Doing the Talking

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