Defense of the Constitution
004/07 February 8,
Offended By Rubber Duck
On February 7, the “Newsday.com” web site carried
a story about college employee’s being fired over a video they
posted that "insults" Islam.
The video, by five student resident hall
assistants (RA’s), mocked real-life terrorists by holding a rubber
duck, “Pete”, as hostage. The five spoke in exaggerated accents,
wore terrorist garb, and were generally insensitive to Muslim
How do we know that they were insensitive to Muslim
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) got involved.
In the words of CAIR’s spokesman, Ibrahim
“It’s something that
needs to be addressed”.
Five students mock Muslim
Terrorists, and this is “something that needs to be addressed?”
(We assume they are mocking Muslims, else why would Hooper get involved?)
Parroting CAIR’s attitude, university provost
Joseph Shenker said that student RA’s
"…function as role models and as teachers for the other students…"We
expect them to be instructing our students on being sensitive regarding
There we have it.
Student RA’s are expected to be sensitive to
all groups; including Muslim
Shenker continues: “I think the tape was an insult to the
victims and families involved in hostage situations.”
(If so, why
didn’t Newsday.com find a beheading victim
to interview? Would it be
because they are all dead
at the hands of Muslim
As to the families, there were none mentioned in
this article. Even so, we find it very hard to believe that
anyone would mind mocking Muslim
.... (Imagine that!)
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