Nonie Darwish speaks at Berekely
Watch her interviewed by Al-Jazeera, here.
Solomonia has a post. Interestingly, this is what one comment says:
As a part of "Islamofascism Awareness Week", Nonie Darwish spoke at U.C. Berkeley on October 22. As usual, Islamofascists and their Dhimmi supporters have shown their unwavering resolve to crush any type of dissent. One the members of the "Students for Justice in Palestine" claimed that the purpose of the "Islamofascism Awareness Week" is to reinvigorate anti-Muslim and anti-Arab campaign. Given the fact that the speaker, Nonie Darwish, is both Muslim and Arab it truly shows the depth of brainwashing on campus.
Berkeley, the recipient of The Dhimmi Award.#4
Posted by: Muslims Against Sharia at October 25, 2007
Why is it interesting? Because the Insane Left, given the choice between Nonnie Darwish's Islamic message of peace and tolerance and the self-appointed Islamic rejectionists of peace and compromise represented by these "Islamofascists and their Dhimmi supporters", will opt to root for the latter.
Bob succinctly puts the moral emphasis where it belongs:
It takes no courage to heckle a meeting. But it takes very great courage to be Nonie Darwish.
Another similarly bizarre alliance was noted by Terry Galvin, here:
It's about the shameful absence in Canada of any effective solidarity with Iran's pro-democracy forces. And sure enough, one of the first responses contains the accusation that the column is "neocon propaganda," which perfectly confirms Samira Mohyeddin's observations, and my own, and Danny Postel's, too.
Many Canadians tend to define themselves as what they are not. The most popular thing not to be these days is American. With the outrageous result that active support for promotion of democracy in Muslim countries, especially women's rights, is seen as helping and abetting the Bush administration's "neo-con" campaign. It is a horrible travesty of the saying: the enemy of my enemy is my friend. It is like saying my friend who my enemy supports becomes my enemy, too. At least de facto, if not in pure intent.
Another example, via Oliver Kamm:
.. "All over Europe, there are Muslims who are exercising their right in a free society to change their religion, or to become atheists. And they are regularly being threatened, beaten, and burned-out, while the police largely stand by, inert."
The bravery of these ex-Muslims is remarkable, and I pay tribute to them. One of them, whom Johann interviews, is an Iranian dissident, Mina Ahadi, who was awarded the title "Secularist of the Year" by the National Secular Society at the weekend. ... It's still more extraordinary how scant, or at least how quiet, is the support for their cause among progressive organisations.