Engineering a Revolt

The story begins at Michigan State University with a mechanical engineering professor named Indrek Wichman.

Wichman sent an e-mail to the Muslim Student’s Association. The e-mail was in response to the students’ protest of the Danish cartoons that portrayed the Prophet Muhammad as a terrorist. The group had complained the cartoons were ‘hate speech.’ Enter Professor Wichman. In his e-mail, he said the following:

Dear Muslim Association,
As a professor of Mechanical Engineering here at MSU I intend to protest your protest. I am offended not by cartoons, but by more mundane things like beheadings of civilians, cowardly attacks on public buildings, suicide murders, murders of Catholic priests (the latest inTurkey), burnings of Christian churches, the continued persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt, the imposition of Sharia law on non-Muslims, the rapes of Scandinavian girls and women (called ‘whores’ in your culture), the murder of film directors in Holland, and the rioting and looting in Paris, France. This is what offends me, a soft-spoken person and academic, and many, many of my colleagues. I counsel you dissatisfied, aggressive, brutal, and uncivilized slave-trading Muslims to be very aware of this as you proceed with your infantile ‘protests.’ If you do not like the values of the West – see the 1st Amendment – you are free to leave. I hope for God’s sake that most of you choose that option Please return to your ancestral homelands and build them up yourselves instead of troubling Americans.

I. S. Wichman
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

As you can imagine, the Muslim group at the university didn’t like this too well. They’re demanding that Wichman be reprimanded and the university impose mandatory diversity training for faculty and mandate a seminar on hate and discrimination for all freshmen. Now the local chapter of CAIR has jumped into the fray. CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, apparently doesn’t believe that the good professor had the right to express his opinion. For its part, the university is standing its ground in support of Professor Wichman, saying the e-mail was private, and they don’t intend to publicly condemn his remarks. (Source)

9 thoughts on “Engineering a Revolt

  1. There’s a good bit of coverage at jihad watch from April 2006 below in which Spencer links CAIR to this attempt to intimidate the West.

    On a related topic, pomo bimbo, the one who is an expert in Bollywood representations of Muslims, is linked in the Mcleans hearing to Karim H. Karim. I can’t find his book off-hand. If anyone has it, look for the section on 9/11 in which he uses his best pomo garble-speak to laud the attacks as justice for the world’s oppressed and to condemn America and imperialism.

    Much is lost to us if we don’t know what the subsurface can reveal. Karim is a terrorist supporter. He recommended pomo bimbo to F. Joseph as an expert witness. I’ll try to find the quotation, but it could take a long time. For now, if you will, trust that Karim is not a “moderate.”

  2. It must be nice to live in a country where the state won’t punish you for exercising the right to tell snivelling sphincters they are snivelling sphincters.

  3. Bravo, Prof. Wichman!

    So nice to see a fellow engineer stand up and call it like he sees it.

    To borrow a quote from one of my friends…
    “Everybody’s thinkin’ it… he’s just sayin’ it.”

    In this case I’d say we have to limit the definition of “everyone” to “everyone with some modicum of common sense and self respect.” But the phrase still works.

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