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‘Islamic Totalitarianism’ Book Censored at UCLA Free Speech Event

‘Islamic Totalitarianism’ Book Censored at UCLA Free Speech Event

“Students are said to have formed a human shield around the table”

Some people think free speech is great unless you offend the wrong crowd.

The Daily Caller reports:

UCLA Free Speech Event Censors ‘Islamic Totalitarianism’ Book

According to The College Fix, a free speech seminar at UCLA on Feb. 1 became an exercise in censorship when a book on “Islamic Totalitarianism” was removed from sight after boisterous student protest.

Students are said to have formed a human shield around the table where the offending book, entitled Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism, rested. After shocked and outraged students demanded the book’s removal, UCLA staff intervened and did just that.

The denial of free speech occurred at an event in support of free speech, sponsored by the UCLA chapters of the Federalist Society and the Ayn Rand Institute — groups that have not been banned thus far at the university.

Though UCLA issued an apology for removing the book, a campus spokesman is downplaying the incident, suggesting no one formed a human shield around the table and that students voiced their objections in a civil tone.

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RE: a campus spokesman is downplaying the incident, suggesting no one formed a human shield around the table and that students voiced their objections in a civil tone.

Then why did UCLA cave?

UCLA’s administration caved because that is their default response to student demands – the more ridiculous the demand, the quicker they prostrate themselves.

[sarcasm]
And notice their denial of the students actions; if they admitted their Prewcious Widdle Stew-dents really did those things, they might actually have to discipline them … and they couldn’t put something like that on their Permanent Records, now could they?
[sarcasm]

I’m surprised they didn’t burn the books while singing The Internationale.

More appropriately, the Horst Wessel song.

    OldProf2 in reply to Luapious. | February 20, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Great historical reference! Most of the Book Burners at UCLA probably consider themselves to be socialists. It seems almost inevitable that socialist movements produce totalitarian policies and leaders, such as Hitler with the National Socialists, Stalin with the Soviet Socialist Republics, and Mao with the socialist People’s Republic of China.

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