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Protesters against Ann Coulter outside Marion Hall after they managed to have the planned speech at the University of Ottawa cancelled due to security concerns. Photograph by: Wayne Cuddington, The Ottawa CitizenProtesters against Ann Coulter outside Marion Hall after they managed to have the planned speech at the University of Ottawa cancelled due to security concerns. Photograph by: Wayne Cuddington, The Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa, Canada - A protest by hundreds of students led organizers to cancel a Tuesday night speech by American conservative commentator Ann Coulter at the University of Ottawa.

A spokesman for the organizers said Coulter was advised against appearing after about 2,000 “threatening” students crowded the entrance to Marion Hall, posing a security threat.

“It would be physically dangerous for Ann Coulter to proceed with this event,” said conservative political activist Ezra Levant inside the hall. “This is an embarrassing day for the University of Ottawa and their student body . . . who chose to silence her through threats and intimidation.”

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A protest organizer, international studies student Mike Fancie, said he was pleased they were able to stop Coulter from speaking.

“What Ann Coulter is practicing is not free speech, it’s hate speech,” he said. “She’s targeted the Jews, she’s targeted the Muslims, she’s targeted Canadians, homosexuals, women, almost everybody you could imagine.”

The announcement of the cancellation was greeted with shouts of “Shame” and “We want Ann” from about 100 people inside the hall. Outside protesters mockingly chanted “Goodbye Ann Coulter.”

About 10 Ottawa police cars were called to the scene, but there were no incidents.

A disappointed Ezra Levant, who was supposed to introduce Ann Coulter for her speech in Marion Hall at the University of Ottawa, had to instead announce that protesters had managed to have the speech cancelled due to security concerns. Photograph by: Wayne Cuddington, The Ottawa CitizenA disappointed Ezra Levant, who was supposed to introduce Ann Coulter for her speech in Marion Hall at the University of Ottawa, had to instead announce that protesters had managed to have the speech cancelled due to security concerns. Photograph by: Wayne Cuddington, The Ottawa Citizen

Coulter expressed her outrage, calling the University of Ottawa a “bush league” institution in an interview for The Washington Times.

“This has never happened before,” she told the newspaper. “I go to the best schools, Harvard, the Ivy League and those kids are too intellectually proud” to threaten speakers.

Levant blamed the bedlam on university academic vice-president Francois Houle, who had written Coulter to warn her that Canadian laws make provisions for hate speech.

“Promoting hatred against any identifiable group would not only be considered inappropriate, but could in fact lead to criminal charges,” he warned her in the letter, which Coulter quickly leaked to the media.

The university has refused to comment since. Levant said Houle’s advice to Coulter had emboldened students to block her appearance.

Coulter, a best-selling author and syndicated columnist, was in the middle of a three-city tour of Canada, which began at the University of Western Ontario in London on Monday, and ends in Calgary on Thursday.

The event in London went without incident, but not without controversy.

When answering questions from students, Coulter told a 17-year-old Muslim student to “take a camel” instead of the flying carpet she has previously suggested Muslims use for transportation. Coulter later told CTV that the “camel” remark was a joke.


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1

 Mar 24, 2010 at 09:29 AM Izzy Says:

the liberal disease is alive and well in Canada

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 09:30 AM Anonymous Says:

The feigned outrage and screaming were all weapons against free speech; their aim was to shut up Coulter and it worked! Everyone knows Coulter uses satire & wit to make tough political points that gelded politicians are too fearful to make. Canada has lost a bit of her soul by yielding to Muslim extremism.

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 09:37 AM tsvika55 Says:

i'm sure if Ahmanajad was the guest, these liberal freaks would have no problem with letting him speak about destroying the Zionist state...

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 09:39 AM Anonymous Says:

I don't understand. Who is outraged at her comment? The camel?

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 09:43 AM PMO Says:

It was a stupid thing for her to say. She is essentially Rush Limbaugh in a dress and the school should have known that such an inflammatory figure would not play well there. It was a stupid idea to bring her there in the first place. There are plenty of good Conservative speakers who would have been better choices, not only for their civilized tone, but their far greater intelligence as well.

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 09:54 AM Eli Says:

Ann Coulter is an anti-semite who made remarks against Jews before, and what she said is not free speech it's hate speech.

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 10:01 AM Anonymous Says:

what is wrong with a camel? i thought they still use them in their hometown?

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 10:08 AM Midwestern Guy Says:

Reply to #5  
PMO Says:

It was a stupid thing for her to say. She is essentially Rush Limbaugh in a dress and the school should have known that such an inflammatory figure would not play well there. It was a stupid idea to bring her there in the first place. There are plenty of good Conservative speakers who would have been better choices, not only for their civilized tone, but their far greater intelligence as well.

And who gets to pick? You? Me?
The point is that she was shut down. As long as liberals (or anyone else for that matter) shut down free speech, we have cause for concern. It doesn't matter who you think is more civilized or intelligent.

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 10:09 AM Professor Says:

Canada is another European socialist country on the wrong side of the pond!
They're cowering and whimpering in fear of the muslims and will do anything to be their friends.
The only thing Canada likes about freedom and democracy is the United States' health care system so their "big" people can come across and get good healthcare.

(The Canadiens are the most upset with Obamacare, because they already know how good socialized medicine is, and now they will have nowhere to go!)

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 10:27 AM Milhouse Says:

Reply to #6  
Eli Says:

Ann Coulter is an anti-semite who made remarks against Jews before, and what she said is not free speech it's hate speech.

You're a liar. She's no antisemite and has never made anti-Jewish remarks. And anyone who draws a distinction between "free speech" and "hate speech" is a totalitarian.

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 10:27 AM Milhouse Says:

Reply to #5  
PMO Says:

It was a stupid thing for her to say. She is essentially Rush Limbaugh in a dress and the school should have known that such an inflammatory figure would not play well there. It was a stupid idea to bring her there in the first place. There are plenty of good Conservative speakers who would have been better choices, not only for their civilized tone, but their far greater intelligence as well.

She's far more intelligent than you are, PMO.

12

 Mar 24, 2010 at 10:34 AM Anonymous Says:

I'm for anything that'll shut Coulter up, she's a bigot hiding behind a conservative agenda and it puzzles me that anyone would pay her money to speak. I'm also surprised at the support she seems to be getting here, she's made plenty of anti-Jew comments.

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 10:47 AM Anonymous Says:

I wonder if they would have a cancelled a MUSLIM hate speaker because of Isrealis protesting... And if they can't provide security against a Hateful Crowd then what country are they? Do they have Police? Riot Police? ANYBODY HOME???

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 11:01 AM MazelKGH Says:

Canada is owned by France.

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 11:02 AM murray Says:

Reply to #7  
Anonymous Says:

what is wrong with a camel? i thought they still use them in their hometown?

I, also see nothing wrong with a camel...........they used to refer to these beasts of burden as the "ship of the desert', is this now to be considered a racist term?

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 11:17 AM Ooh, good one! Says:

Reply to #11  
Milhouse Says:

She's far more intelligent than you are, PMO.

So nice to see my fellow Jews embracing anti-Semites like Ann Coulter. I've read your posts before. Are you really Jewish? This last one, and several others, don't really sound like a Jew talking.

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 11:19 AM Ummm Says:

Reply to #10  
Milhouse Says:

You're a liar. She's no antisemite and has never made anti-Jewish remarks. And anyone who draws a distinction between "free speech" and "hate speech" is a totalitarian.

From Foxnews.com:

Coulter made the remarkable statements during an often heated appearance to promote her new book on advertising guru Donny Deutsch's CNBC show "The Big Idea."

In response to a question from Deutsch asking Coulter if "it would be better if we were all Christian," the controversial columnist responded: "Yes."

"We should all be Christian?" Deutsch repeated.

"Yes," Coulter responded, asking Deutsch, who is Jewish, if he would like to "come to church with me."

Deutsch, pressing Coulter further, asked, "We should just throw Judaism away and we should all be Christians?" She responded: "Yeah."

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 11:40 AM murray Says:

Reply to #10  
Milhouse Says:

You're a liar. She's no antisemite and has never made anti-Jewish remarks. And anyone who draws a distinction between "free speech" and "hate speech" is a totalitarian.

She is very "pro-Xtian", which (by some convoluted logic) to some of the readers here, makes her "anti-semitic-automatically. The fact that she believes in, and promotes her religion is a threat to many of the readers here whose "religion" is first and foremost Liberalism, and then only secondarily: Jewish. She is a bona fide conservative, and her views parrallel that of Orthodox Judaism in many ways.

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 11:42 AM It's all in how you see it Says:

Reply to #15  
murray Says:

I, also see nothing wrong with a camel...........they used to refer to these beasts of burden as the "ship of the desert', is this now to be considered a racist term?

A nose isn't a racist term. But I've heard anti-Semites say something about Jewish noses, and it most certainly sounded racist, even though Jews have noses and often big noses. Arabs have been called, in a derogatory way, camel-jockeys. She absolutely meant this in a nasty way.

I can't believe how quick we are to declare everything anti-Semitic but are happy to defend people who are nasty about other groups.

This is as clear as the nose on your Jewish face.

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 11:45 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #5  
PMO Says:

It was a stupid thing for her to say. She is essentially Rush Limbaugh in a dress and the school should have known that such an inflammatory figure would not play well there. It was a stupid idea to bring her there in the first place. There are plenty of good Conservative speakers who would have been better choices, not only for their civilized tone, but their far greater intelligence as well.

No its not your stupid. Its a great line and its true, if there gonna blow our planes up we should throw them off.

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 11:49 AM who cares Says:

Reply to #17  
Ummm Says:

From Foxnews.com:

Coulter made the remarkable statements during an often heated appearance to promote her new book on advertising guru Donny Deutsch's CNBC show "The Big Idea."

In response to a question from Deutsch asking Coulter if "it would be better if we were all Christian," the controversial columnist responded: "Yes."

"We should all be Christian?" Deutsch repeated.

"Yes," Coulter responded, asking Deutsch, who is Jewish, if he would like to "come to church with me."

Deutsch, pressing Coulter further, asked, "We should just throw Judaism away and we should all be Christians?" She responded: "Yeah."

That doesn't make here anti smite. And donny deutch is a left wing liberal who could care less about being jewish.

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 11:53 AM TruthMan Says:

Reply to #10  
Milhouse Says:

You're a liar. She's no antisemite and has never made anti-Jewish remarks. And anyone who draws a distinction between "free speech" and "hate speech" is a totalitarian.

Yes, she made a statement about a year ago that "Jews need to prepare for the coming of C" and that was viewed by many as an anti-Semetic statement. Actually it is current evangelical Christian policy, even among the ones that "love" Israel and the Jews.

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 11:55 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #10  
Milhouse Says:

You're a liar. She's no antisemite and has never made anti-Jewish remarks. And anyone who draws a distinction between "free speech" and "hate speech" is a totalitarian.

DEUTSCH: We should just throw Judaism away and we should all be Christians, then?

COULTER: Yeah.

DEUTSCH: "Let's wipe Israel off the earth." I mean, what, no Jews?

COULTER: No, we think - we just want Jews to be perfected, as they say.

DEUTSCH: Wow, you didn't really say that, did you?

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 11:57 AM Wolffman Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

The feigned outrage and screaming were all weapons against free speech; their aim was to shut up Coulter and it worked! Everyone knows Coulter uses satire & wit to make tough political points that gelded politicians are too fearful to make. Canada has lost a bit of her soul by yielding to Muslim extremism.

The protest against the denial of free speech for Ann Coulter is laudable - but if the issue really is free speech, and I think it is, then we have to be just as firm in our commitment to allow free speech for those we may believe to be dispicable . . . such as gays, Ahmadinejad, pro-Arabsopeakers and Nazis. It is no chidush to cry "free speech" when the speaker is your friend . . . the rubber meets the road when it's your enemy who's speaking.

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 12:04 PM Oh, no Says:

Reply to #20  
Anonymous Says:

No its not your stupid. Its a great line and its true, if there gonna blow our planes up we should throw them off.

Nobody would call you stupid after reading what you just wrote.

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 12:09 PM Love it! Says:

Reply to #24  
Wolffman Says:

The protest against the denial of free speech for Ann Coulter is laudable - but if the issue really is free speech, and I think it is, then we have to be just as firm in our commitment to allow free speech for those we may believe to be dispicable . . . such as gays, Ahmadinejad, pro-Arabsopeakers and Nazis. It is no chidush to cry "free speech" when the speaker is your friend . . . the rubber meets the road when it's your enemy who's speaking.

Love your list of those you deem despicable. Gays and Nazis in the same list.

27

 Mar 24, 2010 at 12:12 PM David Says:

Leftists are always solidly in favor of free speech (for leftists). Ann Coulter says some disagreeable things (and some flat-out wrong things), but she's smart and she's funny, and it's hard to imagine a better tribute to the merit of her positions than the fact that her opponents have an easier time shouting her down than arguing with her.

28

 Mar 24, 2010 at 12:12 PM esther Says:

Reply to #17  
Ummm Says:

From Foxnews.com:

Coulter made the remarkable statements during an often heated appearance to promote her new book on advertising guru Donny Deutsch's CNBC show "The Big Idea."

In response to a question from Deutsch asking Coulter if "it would be better if we were all Christian," the controversial columnist responded: "Yes."

"We should all be Christian?" Deutsch repeated.

"Yes," Coulter responded, asking Deutsch, who is Jewish, if he would like to "come to church with me."

Deutsch, pressing Coulter further, asked, "We should just throw Judaism away and we should all be Christians?" She responded: "Yeah."

this does not make her an anti- semite;it makes her a religious fundamentalist christian.she is entitled to her opinion that her religion is THE right one as long as she's not advocating forcing it on anyone.me personally i respect goyim who are not wishy washy about their religion and they are usually the strongest supporters of israel.

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 12:38 PM Anonymous Says:

You know, in her case it is totally appropriate for her to be shut down once in awhile. When challenged, she explains away her most outrageous and mean-spirited comments as "jokes". Her whole reason for being is to create controversy, garner attention and sell books - only a psychopath could really believe some of the things she says!

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 12:42 PM esther Says:

Reply to #24  
Wolffman Says:

The protest against the denial of free speech for Ann Coulter is laudable - but if the issue really is free speech, and I think it is, then we have to be just as firm in our commitment to allow free speech for those we may believe to be dispicable . . . such as gays, Ahmadinejad, pro-Arabsopeakers and Nazis. It is no chidush to cry "free speech" when the speaker is your friend . . . the rubber meets the road when it's your enemy who's speaking.

ahmadinajad and nazis= coulter? C'MON !!! there's a difference between insulting someone and calling for their annihilation.

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 01:47 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #26  
Love it! Says:

Love your list of those you deem despicable. Gays and Nazis in the same list.

Your comment is well taken - I do not believe gays are despicable at all - but many of our brethran do, and my comment went to the issue of whether THEY would defend a gay's right to speak. I apologize for my ill chosen phrasing of the issue.

32

 Mar 24, 2010 at 01:53 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #30  
esther Says:

ahmadinajad and nazis= coulter? C'MON !!! there's a difference between insulting someone and calling for their annihilation.

Esther - the issue is the viability of the threat - unless one is actually able to incite action, they can say anything they like. So let the Nazis march in Skokie . . . they end up getting jeered and booed anyway - but stop a Klan leader at a rally from firing up a crowd into a lynching. Hate speech per se and alone is no crime in the United States, as opposed to Canada and the UK . . . a principle, by the way, that protects many an Obama basher on the far right - like those hurtling the "N" word at Black Congressmen last Shabbos in Washington.

33

 Mar 24, 2010 at 02:18 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Izzy Says:

the liberal disease is alive and well in Canada

NO. Intimidation by muslim demagogues and terrorists is alive and well, in Canada!!!

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 02:27 PM esther Says:

Reply to #32  
Anonymous Says:

Esther - the issue is the viability of the threat - unless one is actually able to incite action, they can say anything they like. So let the Nazis march in Skokie . . . they end up getting jeered and booed anyway - but stop a Klan leader at a rally from firing up a crowd into a lynching. Hate speech per se and alone is no crime in the United States, as opposed to Canada and the UK . . . a principle, by the way, that protects many an Obama basher on the far right - like those hurtling the "N" word at Black Congressmen last Shabbos in Washington.

how can you possibly know when a threat is viable or not? if the nazis or arabists fire up even one lunatic to commit violence,then the threat is viable.

35

 Mar 24, 2010 at 02:41 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #23  
Anonymous Says:

DEUTSCH: We should just throw Judaism away and we should all be Christians, then?

COULTER: Yeah.

DEUTSCH: "Let's wipe Israel off the earth." I mean, what, no Jews?

COULTER: No, we think - we just want Jews to be perfected, as they say.

DEUTSCH: Wow, you didn't really say that, did you?

How does that make her an anti-semite? Are you anti-Christian because you believe that is false?

36

 Mar 24, 2010 at 03:02 PM PMO Says:

Reply to #20  
Anonymous Says:

No its not your stupid. Its a great line and its true, if there gonna blow our planes up we should throw them off.

Sorry... I don't believe in insulting an entire segment of the world's population because their view of "tsnius" means NOT allowing naked x-rays of their women.

I expect nothing less from people like Ann Coulter who has said on many occasions that the US should be a strictly xian country and we should stop catering to the needs of non-xian religions.

You certainly must realize that she is all "show" and no substance, right? Her best friend (and occasional date) is Bill Maher... the ultra-liberal.

Can you tell me the "profound" contribution she has made to this country? The only thing she is known for is insulting people to get attention when she has a new book out... and easily-swayed morons fall for it every time. It is truly sad.

37

 Mar 24, 2010 at 03:17 PM Allow me to answer Says:

Reply to #35  
Anonymous Says:

How does that make her an anti-semite? Are you anti-Christian because you believe that is false?

I'm not anti-Christian and I do not say that they could improve by becoming Jewish. They are what they are and we are what we are. In her mind, we are inferior and should convert.

If you're so pro conversion to Christianity, what are you doing on this site? You do know it's for Jews, right? Primarily Orthodox Jews, in fact.

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 03:20 PM PMO Says:

Reply to #27  
David Says:

Leftists are always solidly in favor of free speech (for leftists). Ann Coulter says some disagreeable things (and some flat-out wrong things), but she's smart and she's funny, and it's hard to imagine a better tribute to the merit of her positions than the fact that her opponents have an easier time shouting her down than arguing with her.

Please stop embarrassing yourself. Here's a little lesson for you:

1. "Freedom of Speech" is freedom from the GOVERNMENT interfering in speech. PEOPLE have the right to protest anyone.

2. Because people have the right to protest anyone's appearance, we have stopped all kinds of antisemites from appearing on our college campuses. This is no different.

3. Nobody wants to argue with her, because there is nothing to be argued. In order to have an honest argument, both sides have to be truthful and use facts as a weapon. Coulter can do neither. She throws out insults at everyone who not an ulta-xian conservative, to the point that nobody wants to talk to her.

The fact is that people don't like HER... it has nothing to do with her politics. There are plenty of good Conservatives who don't draw this kind of ire.

Her words from a recent interview:
"A Jew who becomes a xian is not giving up being Jewish..." she goes on to say that she has many friends who are xians who call themselves "perfected Jews".

You should know that she works for several evangelical missionaries who ACTIVELY convert Jewish kids on college campuses. That's all the reason I need to hate her.

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 03:30 PM PMO Says:

Reply to #27  
David Says:

Leftists are always solidly in favor of free speech (for leftists). Ann Coulter says some disagreeable things (and some flat-out wrong things), but she's smart and she's funny, and it's hard to imagine a better tribute to the merit of her positions than the fact that her opponents have an easier time shouting her down than arguing with her.

I almost forgot to mention that Ann Coulter is currently under investigation in CT for voter fraud. This is the second time she has voted while registered in another state. Apparently the first time she was guilty in FL, but it was beyond the 2-year statute of limitations for prosecution. However the current investigation from last year is ongoing in CT. Maybe she should have been working for Acorn?

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 03:48 PM Tzi Bar David Says:

To bring people back on point, it does not matter whether you perceive her to be an anti-Semite, or evangelical Protestant, she has a right to speak and you have a right not to pay attention. What you do not have is a right to keep her from speaking.

"I despise what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." - Voltaire

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 03:54 PM PMO Says:

Reply to #35  
Anonymous Says:

How does that make her an anti-semite? Are you anti-Christian because you believe that is false?

No, but I don't actively fund and support organizations who go out and get Jewish college students to come to church and become "perfected Jews" (their term for a yid who believes in their phony messiah). THAT makes her an antisemite. She, and others like her, are actively pursuing yiddishe neshomos every day with incredible precision, efficiency and success.

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 03:56 PM esther Says:

Reply to #38  
PMO Says:

Please stop embarrassing yourself. Here's a little lesson for you:

1. "Freedom of Speech" is freedom from the GOVERNMENT interfering in speech. PEOPLE have the right to protest anyone.

2. Because people have the right to protest anyone's appearance, we have stopped all kinds of antisemites from appearing on our college campuses. This is no different.

3. Nobody wants to argue with her, because there is nothing to be argued. In order to have an honest argument, both sides have to be truthful and use facts as a weapon. Coulter can do neither. She throws out insults at everyone who not an ulta-xian conservative, to the point that nobody wants to talk to her.

The fact is that people don't like HER... it has nothing to do with her politics. There are plenty of good Conservatives who don't draw this kind of ire.

Her words from a recent interview:
"A Jew who becomes a xian is not giving up being Jewish..." she goes on to say that she has many friends who are xians who call themselves "perfected Jews".

You should know that she works for several evangelical missionaries who ACTIVELY convert Jewish kids on college campuses. That's all the reason I need to hate her.

this issue of actively recruiting jews to christianity is totally separate from politics and yes that is reason to hate anyone.

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 04:06 PM duvid Says:

Reply to #18  
murray Says:

She is very "pro-Xtian", which (by some convoluted logic) to some of the readers here, makes her "anti-semitic-automatically. The fact that she believes in, and promotes her religion is a threat to many of the readers here whose "religion" is first and foremost Liberalism, and then only secondarily: Jewish. She is a bona fide conservative, and her views parrallel that of Orthodox Judaism in many ways.

The only convoluted logic here is yours. But perhaps you aren't aware of what Anne has said about Jews and Judaism. Why not search youtube for "ann coulter jews perfected" .

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 04:30 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #12  
Anonymous Says:

I'm for anything that'll shut Coulter up, she's a bigot hiding behind a conservative agenda and it puzzles me that anyone would pay her money to speak. I'm also surprised at the support she seems to be getting here, she's made plenty of anti-Jew comments.

better then wat most bigots hide behind: liberalism!

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 04:33 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #39  
PMO Says:

I almost forgot to mention that Ann Coulter is currently under investigation in CT for voter fraud. This is the second time she has voted while registered in another state. Apparently the first time she was guilty in FL, but it was beyond the 2-year statute of limitations for prosecution. However the current investigation from last year is ongoing in CT. Maybe she should have been working for Acorn?

than shed get away with it. liberal monkeys

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 04:39 PM Still... Says:

Reply to #40  
Tzi Bar David Says:

To bring people back on point, it does not matter whether you perceive her to be an anti-Semite, or evangelical Protestant, she has a right to speak and you have a right not to pay attention. What you do not have is a right to keep her from speaking.

"I despise what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." - Voltaire

Would you feel the same about an anti-Semite speaking locally? Or somebody who acts like one just to get attention? Because Coulter is really just a bunch of shtick, a book-selling machine.

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 07:58 PM Robert Says:

Reply to #6  
Eli Says:

Ann Coulter is an anti-semite who made remarks against Jews before, and what she said is not free speech it's hate speech.

she has a jewish boyfriend
i doubt she is an antisemite

she has made comments about jews from a theological perspective that we all disagree with ( i certainly do disagree with her on that)
but if you look at vin most people here usually disagree with other jews about religious matters

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 10:33 PM Freedom Says:

No one has a right to shut up anyone, because they don't like them or their message. If you don't like them personally, or what you presume what they might say. Take a number, wait your turn. If you really had something important to say then perhaps they would be paying you anti-speakers or inviting you some place. This is called freedom. The U.S. has freedom the last time I checked. No matter what some may say, people with a dream still come to the U.S. Here you can say what you want, but maybe not healthcare... We lost some of that liberty.

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 11:57 PM Anonymous Says:

It is NOT anti-semitic to consider Jews "unperfected" people. In practise, it comes out to pro-semitism, since evangelicals are bigger supporters of Israel and Jews than most Jews are. And there is no conflict in it! If JC doesn't come again, Xians will stay supportive - no problem. And if he does, then Xians will expect us to convert. But since he won't..... :-)

As for attracting Jews to Xianity - c'mon, people! We *want* people to choose derech Hashem - they cannot choose if they are given no options. Hashem gives us that choice, and we must openly *market* Judaism to our own people. The only Jews who convert to Xianity are Jews who have not been "sold" on why they should be Jewish. So if Coulter supports converting Jews, some of you have a problem with that because it makes *us* look bad, not because we should resent Xians who are true to their own beliefs.

Ann Coulter should be free to speak, and in a free arena, the truth will out.

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 Mar 25, 2010 at 04:49 AM Rifka Says:

What did she say anyway?
Ride on a camel, sounds like she has a great sense of humor.

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 Mar 25, 2010 at 09:05 AM PMO Says:

Reply to #49  
Anonymous Says:

It is NOT anti-semitic to consider Jews "unperfected" people. In practise, it comes out to pro-semitism, since evangelicals are bigger supporters of Israel and Jews than most Jews are. And there is no conflict in it! If JC doesn't come again, Xians will stay supportive - no problem. And if he does, then Xians will expect us to convert. But since he won't..... :-)

As for attracting Jews to Xianity - c'mon, people! We *want* people to choose derech Hashem - they cannot choose if they are given no options. Hashem gives us that choice, and we must openly *market* Judaism to our own people. The only Jews who convert to Xianity are Jews who have not been "sold" on why they should be Jewish. So if Coulter supports converting Jews, some of you have a problem with that because it makes *us* look bad, not because we should resent Xians who are true to their own beliefs.

Ann Coulter should be free to speak, and in a free arena, the truth will out.

So, you're saying that someone who spends millions of dollars actively getting Jews to commit A"Z by using phony "rabbis" with lies about H", and lies about Torah, is A-OK in your book and should be acceptable because SOME of their nice words are in line with ours?

Sorry Mr. Anonymous, but that's a bill of goods I'm not buying. Your understanding of the incredible success of missionaries using lies and deception to in pursuit of pushing our children to commit A"Z is as horrific as your understanding of "free speech".

This is a Catholic college (yes... a conservative, by Canadian standards, Catholic college), not the government, who stopped her speaking there. These students have every right to their free speech as well. The only protections on speech in the US is protection from GOVERNMENT interference, it does not apply in private institutions. In Canada, there are laws against 'hate speech' in both public and private places, much like what you find in Europe (typically to stop the spread of antisemitism through holocaust denial). "Camel" jokes are as bad as "oven" jokes. These students exercised their speech as well. 2000 against, 100 pro. I guess the majority won.

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 Mar 25, 2010 at 01:32 PM Wolffman Says:

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Still... Says:

Would you feel the same about an anti-Semite speaking locally? Or somebody who acts like one just to get attention? Because Coulter is really just a bunch of shtick, a book-selling machine.

Yes . . . that's precisely the PRINCIPLE underying free speech. The content of the speech is not the point - a rabid anti-semite has just as much right to speak as does anyone else. The important point is that no one in gov't should have a right to decide to allow only "good" speech and prohibit "bad" speech. Once you enter that slippery slope it opens the door to prohibiting all sorts of speech simply because it is disagreeable to whoever is calling the shots at the moment. Meir Kahane would be praised by some Yidden and vilified by others - some might make a reasonable argument that his "speech" is as "bad" as anti-Semetic speech. All speech needs to be protected - and that is a fundemental freedom in the United States.

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