Monday, March 03, 2008

Hooray for Indrek Wichman

The following appeared in my in-box. Don't know if it is true or not.

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 Moslem 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 in Turkey ), 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 Moslems 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 (unlike the broad latitude given to the Islamists to spew their hate-filled raves). 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.


Anonymous said...

Ditto on the Hooray for Indrek Wichman. It is honorable that, finally, someone in academia has had the foresight to see that while giving all people - immigrants, legal and illegal, their "constitutional rights, that the true Americans are loosing their rights. If we want FREE SPEECH, then lets have it for all; not only for the diverse minorities.

Anonymous said...

I agree with every line of Prof. Wichman's letter. This should have been trumpeted in the media. But the media shares the fear we all have now of speaking our minds, not only about Muslims, but low class black behavior, 'diversity', Hispanic parasitism which has damaged our quality of life, rap music, feminism, and many other issues. It's gotten so it's dangerous to use a gender pronoun. William Goldsmith, M.D.

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Anonymous said...

It is indeed sad to see that we, who live in our country, are not allowed to have free speech anymore. If we were in a Muslim country, could we attack their religion? Heck no, we would be in JAIL or dead. This is a free country unless we allow it to otherwise. So keep practicing our free speech. Professor Wichman has the absolute right viewpoint. Dr. Breitkopf

Anonymous said...

Americans are too busy working to have time to protest. Unfortunately our media does little to keep us truly informed, unless Britney Spears or Paris Hilton has another driving mishap, then they are all over it. Meanwhile, The muslims are like a tapeworm. Killing us from the inside while getting stronger themselves. It's time American's stood up to these bullies and starting taking back our great country before it no longer exists as we knew it.

Anonymous said...

I'm so proud of this professor, and all of the people who have made comments before me. We do live in a free country, and freedom of speech is one of our rights.