Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Real Reason That Ann Coulter Should Speak At Every Single University In Canada...



For those arriving from Bill Tieleman's excellent piece in The Tyee, please see follow-up posts on Ms. Coulter's subsequent Canadian Tour Stops in Ottawa and Calgary here and here.

The following exchange between conservative comedian Ann Coulter and a young university student named Fatima Al-Dhaher that took place in London Ontario the day before Ms. Coulter's speech at the U of Ottawa was cancelled for apparent 'security' reasons fully demonstrates precisely how free speech and open discourse actually work.

Not to mention self-ridicule.

....Fatima Al-Dhaher, a political science student from London (Ontario), 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.”....


Original link source: The Cynical One.



G West said...

Quick question: What school did Coulter go to?

Seems to me that's the one that needs the warning signs.

RossK said...


If I'm not mistaken, the fine conservative comedian, who is almost as funny as Mr. Stephen Colbert, but in my opinion not quite as convincing with her crackpotian arguments, went to the same ivy league school as Andy Bernard of 'The Office. (US version, of course*)'


And Keith Olbermann.


*Although, in a perfect world Ms. Coulter and Mr. Ricky Gervais would have gone to the same 5th form grammar school for budding young deliquents where they would have made a pact to run off and join the Circus together, thus saving the world from ever having been subjected to the never-ending spectacle of wingnut welfare-generated bouts of pandemic Coultergeists.

Not to mention the fact that every country in the world wouldn't have to put up with a different Office franchise comedically colonizing their TeeVees every week.


Grant G said...

But like a train wreck,you can`t look away.

Her statement a couple of months ago...Conservative Woman are better in bed.....

Limbaugh and Coulter doing the funky....Yikes!


G West said...

Cornell eh?

Well, Yale gave Bush the younger a degree and Harvard has its share of flaky alumni too as does Columbia - I guess I can't make much more of that than you've done already.

Coulter really is a strange one though - and then there's that extremely prominent adam's apple!

You're right though - better to let her dig her own hole than help her.

RossK said...

Speaking of hole, digging.....

It would appear that the security 'situation' that led to the cancellation of the speech at the U of Ottawa was a figment of Ms. Coulter's and/or her handlers' imaginations.


Wonder what they were really scared of?


Norman Farrell said...

People such as Coulter and Ezra Levant don't have enough sensitivity to be frightened. Instead, they will be triumphant. They wanted press coverage not encounters with real and intelligent people such as Fatima Al-Dhaher.

Bob Broughton said...
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Bob Broughton said...

Here's my take:

RossK said...



Which has me wondering if the possibility of more such encounters with real and really intelligent kids like Ms. Al-Dhaher is the real reason that the next night's appearance in Ottawa was cancelled at the last minute.


RossK said...

Thanks Bob!

How many sleeps to first pitch at Nat Bailey?


Bob Broughton said...

The Thunderbirds will be playing all their home games at Thunderbird Park (16th Ave. and East Mall) this season, due to all the Olympic-related activity around The Nat.

They already played a four-game series the weekend before last; wasn't very good baseball weather. There's four more home games April 2-3.

kootcoot said...

"Which has me wondering if the possibility of more such encounters with real and really intelligent kids like Ms. Al-Dhaher is the real reason that the next night's appearance in Ottawa was cancelled at the last minute."

This explains why she was apparently so comfortable at Stephen Harper's Alma Mater, the one I call the Community College Junior Varsity annex of the Chicago School of Economics - training school for modern day robber barons!

BTW, Bush the Lesser also "earned" an MBA from Harvard - you know the must have credential for the modern day white collar criminal!