And now for the long awaited, annual pro-Florida post...

...because they do, occasionally, get it right. Occasionally.

A Florida university faces protests and veiled threats from Muslim students angered over the selection of Salman Rushdie as their graduation speaker.

Little Green Footballs reports:

Besides concerns based on Rushdie’s writing, students also expressed worries over safety.

”Who is to say there is not someone willing to try and kill him while inflicting harm to everyone else at the ceremony?" said NSU student Randy Rodriguez-Torres in an editorial published in this week’s Nova student newspaper.

"I mean, I'm not saying I would so such a thing, but Achmed over there...well, he really has a thing for silencing infidels."

It remains to be seen if the university has backbone and refuses to capitulate to bullies. Goodness knows if it were the reverse situation and Ward Churchill (who doesn't deserve that last name) was selected, and Christian conservatives protested (without threatening to kill anyone, of course), his honorarium would be increased.

Posted by Portia at April 19, 2006 10:09 PM | TrackBack

One would hope not only does the university stick to its guns, but in addition makes all the attendies face Mecca durring the speech. Oh and point all the toliets towards mecca too.

Posted by: the Pirate at April 20, 2006 09:29 AM