May 19, 2014, - 2:25 pm
A perpetually OUTRAGED! group of people are upset over a camel at a Midwest university. And it’s not PETA (a/k/a PUTAh–People for the Unethical Treatment of Animals and humans). Nope, it’s Muslims.
So, let’s see. They’re offended by pigs. They’re offended by co-ed public gyms. They’re offended by pictures and reminders of Bin Laden, who murdered thousands of Americans IN THE NAME OF ISLAM. And, now, they’re offended by “Hump Day” camels. I’m losing track of everything that offends them. Perhaps a shorter list of what does not would be easier to compute. What is the most offensive about this ridiculous episode–the latest in America’s ever-growing cowering to Muslims’ every absurd grievance–is that the university apologized. Can you imagine a university apologizing to the German-American Bund during World War II for serving frankfurters (that’s “hot dogs” for those of you in Dearbornistan) at a picnic? Note to easily pissed-off Muslims: the slur about you is “camel jockeys,” not “camels.” (And in some instances, also “camel toe.”)
Oh, and one other thing: note that the article doesn’t mention two key words that are the raison d’etre for the whole story . . . Muslims and Islam. The only hint of what actually happened here is the brief note that angry students said the camel is “religiously” or “racially” motivated. (As I always ask, um, what race is Islam? Also, what religion are camels?)
The University of St. Thomas has been getting some negative attention after a camel was scheduled to come to the St. Paul campus for “Hump Day.” The animal was set to come Wednesday for a petting zoo put on by the Residence Hall Association, but the idea was met with backlash from students and St. Thomas canceled the event.
The camel was going to be rented from a vendor north of St. Paul. The event was meant to make light of what is known as “Hump Day” to help relieve stress for students as they study for exams, said school spokesman Jim Winterer.
But instead of posting selfies with the camel on Instagram, some angry students protested on Facebook and blogs. . . . The university didn’t think anything of the petting zoo at first, Winterer said. The school brought in a reindeer in December at the end of first semester and the event was well-received, Winterer said. Some students said . . . . the event was a form of animal cruelty and disrespectful to the animal. Others felt it was racially or religiously motivated.
Winterer said the school’s reason for canceling the event was after all the hype, “it wasn’t going to be fun anymore.” Winterer gave the following statement on behalf of the university:
“The Residence Hall Association, a student organization at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., arranged to bring a camel to campus from a vendor located north of St. Paul on May 14 for an end-of-semester, petting-zoo-type event for students. When the event was announced, some students wrote Facebook comments protesting the visit, suggesting the event would not be a good use of funds, would promote a negative carbon footprint, and would remove an animal from its “natural habitat.”
It was never the university’s intent to make a political or cultural statement of any kind by bringing a camel to campus. In light of the negative comments, it was clear that the camel’s visit would no longer be simply a fun, stress-reducing activity for students as originally intended. At that point, the university decided to cancel the event.”
I agree that the camel is a stupid idea. But more stupid is the wimpy reaction to angry Muslims’ typical hyperbolic rage over anything benign that we evil infidels do.
This is the “Catholic” university that is full of prayer rooms for Muslims. Apparently petting a camel insults Islam. I attended this school for two semesters in the 80s and later worked at the Divinity School (the seminary) for a few years. I am really disgusted. Thanks for all you do, Debbie!
Yup, I’m disgusted, too. But extremely jaded now because you know that there is no level of ludicrous to which this mass grievance theater troupe parading as a religion won’t stoop. And no level to which we won’t bend over backward (and forward) to appease them.
Uh-huh. If these appeasers-in-chief were around in 1944, you’d be saluting Hitler, and I would never exist because the rest of my family would have been cooked in the ovens.
G-d save this dying nation.
Don’t forget, this is a religion whose adherents typically slaughter and eat camels. And other unspeakable things to the animals when they are alive (including “Hump Day” minus the “Day” part). (Do a google images search on Muslims and camels.) Pot. Kettle. Muslims. Black.
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