"He said that during last month's street protests in France, the US television network Fox -- owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation in which Al-Walid himself has shares -- ran a banner saying: 'Muslim riots.'Tell me that 40 million to Georgetown and Hahvard doesn't come w/a long leash and a phone tied to Prince Charming's office. Gee, you think he'd mind if, maybe,
'I picked up the phone and called Murdoch... (and told him) these are not Muslim riots, these are riots out of poverty,' he said.
'Within 30 minutes, the title was changed from Muslim riots to civil riots.'"
Georgetown could use a fraction of the 20 million to set up an adjunct for its plans to "use the gift, the second-largest in its history, to expand its Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding." and fund a chair on our First Amendment Made Simple for Muslim students.
I know the Marriott, just down the road from the campus, would appreciate the news. Last month the poor little hotel keepers were so scared of Moslem students kicking their butt if they allowed The Peoples Truth Forum to hold a conference so close to the campus they just flat out said 'get lost':
Keith Thomas, Marriott Special Services Department, Corporate Headquarters, November 16, 2005:
"Due to the high density of Muslim students on the Georgetown campus, members of the staff at Marriott Georgetown were afraid of the potential for violent protests, injured hotel employees and property damage. This is the official stance of the Marriott Corporation."
"Patrick Hardy, Sales Manager for Marriott Georgetown, November 11, 2005: “I need to inform you that you will not be permitted to host your event on the hotel grounds, because your organization is not only too controversial, but the venue is not appropriate for this type of function. Marriott corporate headquarters was contacted about this and was supportive of our decision.”
PTF is an organization devoted to educating the public on national security consequently any speakers that are invited speak at their forums are experts in their field and not just any Harry Homemaker with an opinion.
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