Dear Moslem Association:
As a professor of Mechanical Engineering here at MSU I intend to protest your protest. I am offended not by cartoons, but by more mundane things like beheadings of civilians, cowardly attacks on public buildings, suicide murders, murders of Catholic priests (the latest in Turkey!), burnings of Christian churches, the continued persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt, the imposition of Sharia law on non-Muslims, the rapes of Scandinavian girls and women (called "whores" in your culture), the murder of film directors in Holland, and the rioting and looting in Paris France.
This is what offends me, a soft-spoken person and academic, and many, many, many of my colleagues. I counsel you dissatisfied, aggressive, brutal, and uncivilized slave-trading Moslems to be very aware of this as you proceeded with your infantile "protests." If you do not like the values of the West Â— see the 1st Amendment Â— you are free to leave.
I hope for God's sake that most of you choose that option.
Please return to your ancestral homelands and build them up yourselves instead of troubling Americans.
I. S. Wichman, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Apparently, this has made it's way through the various right wing (Jewish and non-Jewish blogs) and of course everyone is hootin' and hollerin' in support...
Here is what I don't understand. Clearly, the cartoons in the papers were intended to insult and provoke. We always complain about, is the fact that the Muslims always react violently to these types of provocations, yet here is the case where they are planning a peaceful protest and what is the message they get - get out of our country, you crazy barbarians? This is the positive re-enforcement we give them?
I don't blame the professor - he says that it was a private email and he regrets sending it. But the way the right wing media is disseminating this as a rallying cry, really baffles and frankly disappoints me.