Under the innocuous and kumbaya-ish sounding title “Egypt and the Struggle for Democracy,” Georgetown University is putting on a conference that originally planned to feature a slew of pro-Muslim Brotherhood speakers, Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison (of course) and…a founder of the Egyptian Nazi Party.Not surprisingly, the university has come under some criticism for hosting this event, and stacking the speaker list with primarily pro-Morsi, pro-Muslim Brotherhood characters – oh and a Nazi.
Rami Gan, one of the founders of the Egyptian Nazi Party, was on the original list of speakers for the fun-filled event, but according to the New York Times, will no longer be participating.In fact, the entire event has been postponed from its original December 5th date to January 30th “due to lengthy delays with our Egyptian participants getting visas” according to the Event Brite page. What a shame, but there’s still time for you to RSVP.
I’m sure you’ll miss hearing Mr. Gan expound on some of the themes he and his fellow Nazi party founders discussed during this tv interview, such as “all we want to take from Nazism is the respect. That’s it. We want to have supremacy over our world,” and “We have nothing to do with Hitler. The one and only thing we have adopted from Nazism is racial supremacy.” Okay, well that makes me feel better.Gan was originally billed as a member of a little-known group called “Christians Against the Coup.” But as reported in the Free Beacon, most Coptic Christians supported the removal of Muslim Brotherhood-backed President Mohamed Morsi and have been the victims of violence and vandalism in the months since Morsi was deposed.
If the event goes on, it will be held at the Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. Isn’t it strange that the only Christian originally invited to speak happened to be not only a Muslim Brotherhood supporter but a Nazi? I guess according to this crowd, the only Christian worth understanding is a Nazi Christian.
Free speech is one of our most cherished rights in this nation, and no voices should be silenced. But providing a megaphone with open arms to those whose aims and interests are so clearly anathema to our own and our allies is disturbing.Perhaps you’ve heard this statement before: “When tolerance becomes a one-way street, it leads to cultural suicide.” Guess who said it?