Georgetown University was built with a Catholic and Jesuit identity. This bit of information is proudly displayed on the school’s website. But like Bethlehem in Israel, that identity is quickly being lost to a radical strain of Islam, as a counter-terror symposium has been abandoned and a pro-terror conference has been confirmed. Indeed, one of America’s most prestigious universities appears to be under siege.
Fearing violent reprisal from militant Muslim members of their student body, the school’s conference center rejected an educational symposium being hosted by America’s Truth Forum (formerly the People’s Truth Forum), a non-partisan, fact-based organization whose sole mission is to educate the American people on topics of national security. In this case, the subject matter to be discussed involved the “Underlying Roots of Terrorism: The Radical Islamist Threat to World Peace and National Security.”
The official statement from the General Manager of the Georgetown University Conference Center (a.k.a. Marriott Georgetown) was as follows: “Your event is too controversial to be held on the property. This decision is based upon business considerations, as the event would call for heightened security since protestors might be attracted from both the student body and off campus. I’m concerned that these protestors might block the main hotel entrance, leading to confrontations with hotel guests and/or room cancellations.”
While the counter-terror symposium was shunned, an organization associated with violence has been awarded a forum. From February 17 - 19, the Palestine Solidarity Movement (PSM), an activist group that has expressed its willingness to work with Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, will be holding its “Fifth Annual Divestment Conference” on Georgetown University’s campus. At past events, shouts of “Kill the Jews” and “Death to Israel” could be heard amongst the crowd. And according to a news report, during PSM’s last conference, when a resolution to condemn terrorism was voted down, “the delegates erupted in cheers.”
When PSM announced its event, it’s interesting to see who they sent a press release to. A site that devotes a page to the release, Palestine Monitor, is said by one source to be a “PRO-TERRORIST SITE.” This is easy to understand, as the website contains numerous pages glorifying the Intifada (uprising) against Israel. Another location that prominently displays the press release is Ramallah Online, a hate site that equates the Jewish Star (Star of David) with the Nazi Swastika.
Not wanting to anger its on-campus insurgency, the university has remained hush about the event. The consideration of a small matter of money may also be on Georgetown’s mind. The PSM conference is coming on the heels of a $20 million donation to the school, given by a fairly effluent Saudi sheikh, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. This is the same sheikh who had previously donated $27 million to a telethon that raised money for the families of suicide bombers.
In an article in Georgetown’s newspaper, The Hoya, Saad Omar, the Vice President of the Muslim Students Association, stated that “any demonstration that might result from the conference would be restrained and unlikely to turn into rioting” and that he has “not seen a tendency toward rioting in the student body.”
If this is so – that rioting is unlikely – why would Georgetown’s conference center deny America’s Truth Forum from holding its event, whilst stating otherwise (heightened security, confrontations with hotel guests)? Could it be that the university is only concerned with the group’s stance against radical Islam?
Either Georgetown is suffering from an identity crises or it has completely capitulated to the enemy by replacing Old Glory’s stars and stripes with a green crescent and a sword. The infiltration of radical Islam into Georgetown University is a tremendous blow to this once great educational institution. Unfortunately, Georgetown is not alone in this respect, as many universities across America are falling into the radical trap. As this trend continues, much can be said about the potential of losing the war on the home front.
We are looking at a near future, when our country will have to worry less about the danger from terrorists abroad and more about imploding (or exploding) from within.
America’s Truth Forum
Like most well-intentioned and critical grassroots endeavors, America’s Truth Forum has met with resistance from those who are devoid of the facts and those ignorant to the immediacy of the situation. Fortunately, the organization has persevered against “formidable” odds and has amassed tremendous support.
America’s Truth Forum has taken on the task of educating the American people on the threat posed by radical Islamofascism – a wickedness which not only threatens our national security but our very existence. The organization is neither political nor agenda-driven. It is not an opportunistic special interest group. Its sole mission is to provide solid, fact-based, first-source information to the American people.
America’s Truth Forum has assembled a panel of globally recognized, counter-terrorism experts to speak at its event. Each of the panel members has appeared as a counter-terrorism authority on the many news channel talk shows, and each has been published on the subject, some of them numerous times. Their areas of expertise range from having provided counter-terrorism training for our government agencies to having seen the horrors of radical Islamist terror first hand. Also slated to join the panel is a former Palestinian terrorist, who will provide his first-hand knowledge of radical Islam’s terrorist jihad. Many of these speakers have indicated that nothing like this has ever been attempted before and have expressed enthusiasm for the project.
The symposium has been scheduled for April 29, 2006 in the greater Washington area. A forthcoming press release will identify participants and detail registration procedures.
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