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Ann Coulter couldn't speak due to the "tolerant"

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  1. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2006
    Ann Coulter couldn

    It is amazing to me that the ones that consider themselves the most tolerant are in fact the LEAST tolerant,,,,unless you agree with their views,,,,this sounds familiar here as well....

    "OTTAWA — After protesters at the University of Ottawa prevented Ann Coulter from giving a speech Tuesday night, the American conservative writer said it proved the point she came to make — free speech in Canada leaves much to be desired.

    Then she said what she really thought of the student protesters who surrounded the school's Marion Hall, making it too unsafe, in the view of her bodyguard, for the pundit to attempt entry.

    "The University of Ottawa is really easy to get into, isn't it?" she said in an interview after the cancelled event. "I never get any trouble at the Ivy League schools. It's always the bush league schools."

    Coulter said she has been speaking regularly at university campuses for a decade. While she has certainly been heckled, she said this is the first time an engagement has been cancelled because of protesters.

    "This has never, ever, ever happened before — even at the stupidest American university," she said.

    Coulter remarked on the reception she has had since entering the country.

    "Since I've arrived in Canada, I've been denounced on the floor of Parliament — which, by the way, is on my bucket list — my posters have been banned, I've been accused of committing a crime in a speech that I have not yet given, I was banned by the student council, so welcome to Canada!"

    The "accusation" of which Coulter speaks is a reference to an e-mail she received from University of Ottawa vice-president and provost Francois Houle on Friday, warning her that freedom of speech is defined differently in Canada than in the U.S. and that she should take care not to step over the line.

    Coulter said that letter set the tone for and encouraged the protesters. She said it's well known on the campus speaking circuit that conservatives need to travel with security staff, as she did.

    "I'm pretty sure little Francois A-Houle does not need to travel with a bodyguard," she said. "I would like to know when this sort of violence, this sort of protest, has been inflicted upon a Muslim — who appear to be, from what I've read of the human rights complaints, the only protected group in Canada. I think I'll give my speech tomorrow night in a burka. That will protect me."

    Canadian conservative political commentator Ezra Levant, the other speaker travelling with Coulter on the three-city tour, presented by the International Free Press Society of Canada, told the half-filled hall that no more people would be able to enter and that Coulter had been advised it would not be safe for her to appear.

    Coulter's bodyguard ultimately made the judgment, after conferring with security staff on site.

    In a short speech, Levant said Tuesday was "an embarrassing day for the University of Ottawa and their student body, who could not debate Ann Coulter . . . who chose to silence her through threats and intimidation, just like their vice-president did."

    Levant laid the blame squarely on Houle.

    "A fish rots from the head down," he said. "Francois Houle got his wish. He telegraphed to the community that the University of Ottawa is not a place for free debate."

    Houle could not be reached for comment Tuesday night.

    Levant said the spectacle showed "just how eroded our Canadian values of free speech have become" — especially on university campuses.

    "I think this has turned into a teaching moment for the entire country, a reminder that freedom of speech is a Canadian value," he said.

    Rita Valeriano was one of several protesters inside the hall who, with chants of "Coulter go home!" shouted down the International Free Press Society of Canada organizer who was addressing the crowd.

    Valeriano, a 19-year-old sociology and women's studies student, said later that she was happy Coulter was unable to speak the "hatred" she had planned to.

    "On campus, we promise our students a safe and positive space," she said. "And that's not what (Coulter) brings."

    Outside the hall, Sameena Topan, 26, a conflict studies and human rights major at the U of O, spoke to the Citizen on behalf of a group of protesters.

    "We have a large group of students that can very clearly outline the difference between discourse and discrimination," Topan said of the protest. "We wanted to mobilize and make sure that's clear on campus, that there's a line between controversy and discrimination, and Ann Coulter has crossed it. Numerous times."

    "We had concerns about (the event) at the beginning, but especially after we saw what happened at the University of Western Ontario, when she called out a Muslim girl there and was saying she needs to take a camel because Muslim people shouldn't fly. That kind of stuff just reaffirmed everything that we were afraid of and that's when . . . we really got worried."

    Topan was pleased to hear the students behind her shout, "Hate speech cancelled!" in unison.

    "I think that's great. I think we accomplished what we were here to do, to ensure that we don't have her discriminatory rhetoric on our campus," she said.

    Jonathan Reid, 18, a Carleton political science student and a fan of Coulter, brought a book to be signed.

    During the protest outside after the event was cancelled, Reid and a group of other students shouted a counter-chant, "No more commies on our campus!" while pumping their fists. The Coulter protesters moved forward to face them, and TV crew lights lit angry faces.

    "It's a shame," Reid said of the cancellation. "They claim we're the intolerant ones, yet they're the ones who refuse to allow a Conservative speaker to come to campus. That is the definition of intolerance."

    U of O political science student Faris Lehn, 23, said he doesn't support Coulter's message, but had hoped for a debate.

    "It's too bad she didn't get to speak because I think she would have made herself look more ridiculous than anyone here could have made her look," Lehn said.

    "The problem with Ann Coulter . . . is that the arguments that she uses don't necessarily promote good debate, they promote this," he said, glancing at the chanting crowd.

    Ottawa Citizen"
  2. timberfaller

    timberfaller Well-Known Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Eastern Washington
    Ann Coulter couldn't speak due to the

    Minds of Mush as Rush sayes! The HATE speach from what I read, came from the U of O students and politians of canada.

    But Hey what do you expect from a Country made up of scum we kicked out of the east coast some 230 years ago! They were then called Torrey's!

    There are good people in Canada, but like the rest of the world politicans, they become scumbags once they get elected! Power corupts, only those who are coruptable!

    Our higher education system is just the same here in the good ole USA! I was sent back to college when I was 46 years old. They preached tolance, but practiced "Intolarance"
  3. highflyer

    highflyer TS Member

    Feb 1, 2006
    Ann Coulter couldn't speak due to the

    Ann Coulter's biggest problem is she doesn't sugar coat the truth. That will get you into trouble every time with liberals. They can only take the truth in small doses. It shocks their sensitive liberal system. Like 7 1/2's at 30 yards out of a full choke.
  4. daddiooo

    daddiooo TS Supporters TS Supporters

    Jan 29, 1998
    Ann Coulter couldn't speak due to the

    CANADA.....our closest neighbor. Stay on your side of the fence. From now on we don't let you send your citizens and politicians over to get GOOD health care. Stay home and wait your turn.

    Thanks for the snub, we'll be sure and return it.
  5. canada

    canada Member

    Jan 15, 2007
    Ann Coulter couldn't speak due to the

    Pretty quick to generalize a whole country after this incident. The words narcissism and bigotry come to mind after reading some of the above comments towards Canada.

    Ann Coulter has made some pretty ignorant and arrogant comments, and I don't see how you could deny that. Her views on gays, Muslims and Liberals are her opinion, and shared by many republicans on this site. She is entitled to those opinions, but telling Muslims to take a carpet instead of an airplane? Free speech is one thing, but straight ignorance is another.
  6. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Ann Coulter couldn't speak due to the

    C'mon guys, it wasn't "Canada" acting like a bunch of hooligans, it was the college/university students led by a liberal, ivy tower type puke.

    Once those kids get out in the real world and have to work, etc., they'll look back and say; What the hell was I thinking?

    College campus antics (good or bad) are just that and really not worthy of any ink!!

  7. chazbodazz

    chazbodazz Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Ann Coulter couldn't speak due to the

    AHEM Mr CANADA, The quote was "they should take a CAMEL" not a CARPET.Try to be accurate at least when you spew your DRIVEL!!! Charlie Gallagher

    OVBILL TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Ann Coulter couldn't speak due to the

    here's the quoted exchange

    LONDON, Ont. -- A 17-year-old Muslim student sparked the testiest exchange and the loudest cheers and jeers at a speech by controversial U.S. conservative Ann Coulter at the University of Western Ontario Monday.
    After a wide-ranging speech attacking gay rights activists, the mainstream media and the Barack Obama administration, Coulter took questions from an audience clearly divided in its support for her style of attack conservatism.
    Fatima Al-Dhaher, a political science student from London, rose and spoke about comments Coulter made after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
    The firebrand Republican had suggested Muslim countries be invaded, their leaders killed and all Muslims converted to Christianity. She later suggested Muslims denied air travel take “flying carpets” instead.
    “As a 17-year-old student of this university, Muslim, should I be converted to Christianity? Second of all, since I don’t have a magic carpet, what other modes do you suggest,” Al-Dhaher said to loud and sustained applause.
    “I thought it was just American public schools that produced ignorant people,” Coulter replied, prompting her own round of applause.

    Coulter then noted many Japanese were converted to Christianity after the Second World War and “we haven’t heard a peep out of them.”
    To shouts of “Answer the question,” Coulter finally replied “What mode of transportation? Take a camel.”

    KEYBEAR Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Ann Coulter couldn't speak due to the

    And your Quote is wrong did,t happen .

    She later suggested Muslims denied air travel take “flying carpets” instead .
    Wrong again . It was a Student in the back of the room that said that .

    shouts of “Answer the question,” Coulter finally replied “What mode of transportation? Take a camel.”

    You finally have one right . that is Coulters answer 10 minutes later .

    Muslims are not all terrorist but all terrorist are muslims .

    When one Muslim leader stands up against the terrorist then all muslims are not terrorist .
  10. Danny56

    Danny56 TS Member

    Feb 4, 2006
    Ann Coulter couldn't speak due to the

    Alf-99 "Muslims are not all terrorist but all terrorist are muslims"
    What a stupid statement....Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols weren't Muslim were they?
  11. tcr1146

    tcr1146 Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Ann Coulter couldn't speak due to the

    I will take my chances flying with Timmy boy vs a raggie on board! Tom Rhoads
  12. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2007
    Ann Coulter couldn't speak due to the

    Danny boy, Duh.....once in awhile a fox gets in the hen house.

    Hint: How did WW 1 start?
  13. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Deplorable Bitter Clinger in Liberal La La Land
    Ann Coulter couldn't speak due to the

    Liberals believe in the rights they deem you are allowed.
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