Outrage! GW President Punishes Wrong Students!
Steve Knapp, the President of George Washington University, decided this week to make a stand against the fake and horrible Islamofascism posters that were pinned up on campus by punishing the WRONG PEOPLE!
The Washington Times reported:
Last week’s Knaves were the seven GW students who posted satirical anti-Muslim posters around campus, which were wrongly atttributed to the conservative Young America’s Foundation. This week, Mr. Knapp takes dubious honors for vowing consequences but giving the kid-gloves treatment once it emerged that the offending students were not young conservatives, but a bunch of left-wingers seeking to portray the foundation as a nest of bigots.
When the posters were first discovered, Mr. Knapp, unable to recognize them for what they were, called them “reprehensible” and said: “There is no place for expressions of hatred on our campus.” That clearly doesn’t apply when “expressions of hatred” are meant to smear a conservative group. Late last week, after the perpetrators came forward, the university announced that all disciplinary issues would be handled by the Student Judicial Services, and not the administration. University police have closed their investigation. In fact, the students may escape punishment altogether because GW’s “hate speech” provisions do not extend to political affiliation.
Young America’s Foundation remains the school’s target. School administrators demanded something like a loyalty oath, in which the foundation promised “that you will not allow hate speech to be a part of any [group] events, literature, written or verbal communication planned for Islamofacism Week.” When you’re afraid of the guilty at GW, you punish the innocent.
This is cross-posted at Incorrect University website.