Antiwar Group Posts Phony Poster to Smear GW Conservatives

UPDATE: The Flyer Flap is making headlines in Pakistan.

The UK Muslim News is also reporting the incomplete story.

The New Kerala from India is also reporting this news.


The story fits right in with their American stereotype.
They don’t consider it a prank!
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Charles Johnson reported on this controversy yesterday:

At George Washington University, another outrageous action by the Saudi-funded radical Islamic front group calling itself the Muslim Student Association, as they circulate flyers purporting to be from a conservative campus group with disgusting anti-Muslim messages.

The flyer was posted on campus by radical Leftists slandering GW conservatives:

Now the conservative group is being asked to apologize.

Jason Mattera of the Young America’s Foundation, a conservative group on the GW campus, released a statement on the fake flyers:

Radicals at The George Washington University Fake Young America’s Foundation Event to Suggest Incident of Hate

Leftist administrators at The George Washington University are on a rampage against a conservative group on campus for anti-Muslim fliers posted that the group had nothing to do with. Young America’s Foundation chapter at GWU did not disseminate fliers that read “Hate Muslims? So Do We!!” even though the flier purported to have the group’s moniker at the bottom. The flier went on to advertise an actual event on radical Islam that the group is sponsoring the end of October.

It’s obvious to anyone with a moment’s reflection that such fliers were created to fake an incident of hate where none exists, rather than contribute to a robust discussion regarding the threat of radical Islam. The bottom of the flier, for instance, spitefully reads “Brought to you by Students for Conservativo-Fascism Awareness.” And as if that weren’t enough to tip off University officials that the flier was created with malicious intent, the very last line stating “PS Seriously, do a google video search for ‘The Power of Nightmares’ ” should have ended any doubts. If you’re unaware, “The Power of Nightmares” argues that the threat of radical Islam worldwide is in fact a myth perpetrated by politicians in America who have been hoodwinked by neoconservatives.

GWU officials have glossed over the fact that someone on campus misrepresented a school-sanctioned club. Instead, the school is cuddling up with the local Islamic groups to denounce the drummed up incident of hate and force the Young America’s Foundation chapter to sign a statement condemning hate speech.

Bridgette Behling, the assistant director of the Student Activities Center at GWU, wrote an email to one of the conservative students urging them to disavow hate speech that may originate from any future Foundation events: “due to the inflammatory nature of today’s events [falsified posters], as a good faith effort on behalf of YAF, it is important that YAF drafts a statement which states that you will not allow hate speech to be a part of any of YAF’s events, literature, written or verbal communication planned for Islamofacism Week. This statement should also include your plan for preventing these things from happening as well as the consequences for these things happening. It is important that we have this document should any further incidents occur as we move forward.”

The conservative group was slandered by a radical Leftist group on campus and now they are being attacked by the administration?
This is crazy!

HotAir has a list of the radical slandering Leftists behind this ruse, via the Washington Times and The GW Hatchet:

A group of seven GW students sent an e-mail to The Hatchet late Tuesday night admitting to hanging hundreds of controversial posters around campus early Monday morning.

The students – Adam Kokesh, freshman Yong Kwon, senior Brian Tierny, freshman Ned Goodwin, Maxine Nwigwe, Lara Masri and Amal Rammah – said their motives were misinterpreted. . . .
Kokesh, a graduate student and Iraq War veteran, gained celebrity over the past year because of his vocal opposition to the war. Nwigwe and Rammah are also graduate students.

Adam Kokesh is the antiwar mairine who wore his uniform when “Operation First Casualty” hit the streets of Washington DC in protest of the Iraq War in May.

Adam Kokesh stands guard over a mock prisoner at a mock attack in Washington DC. He was disciplined for wearing a uniform during the protest. He complained that his right to free speech was being violated. But, a court saw it differently. Kokesh was kicked out of the Marines days early with a general discharge after he wore his uniform during an anti-war demonstration.

Now the discharged ex-marine is posting phony posters on campus.
Nice followup, Kokesh!… Your character shines through.

Charles Johnson has the latest.
STACLU has more.

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