Wait a minute. They're upset that the verse was removed, but not at its contents?
Progress is being made, by way of Jihad Watch:
"The provost said that 'the passage cited is truly despicable.... We did some investigations and have ordered the passage to be removed.'The key point there is that in order for those Biblical passages to be offensive, they must be taken out-of-context. In order for Muhammad's words to offend, they need only to be . . . read.
But the Muslim Student Union the dominant Muslim student group at USC accused the university of censorship calling the take-down 'unprecedented and unconscionable.' 'We are outraged at the censorship of a complete religious and classic text without consulting us or any religious authority first ' the group said in the statement. 'The compendium is now incomplete. There are verses in many religious texts be it the Torah or the New Testament that when taken out of context can be taken as offensive.'
Supporters of the move defend the provost s actions. 'It may be part of the religious canon but that doesn t make them less hateful ' said David Horowitz who has lobbied a number of schools to remove the 'hadiths of hate ' as he calls them from their websites. Horowitz says this is the first he s heard of a university taking down documents after community members complained.""religious authority"? Do they mean the Pope?
Here's my response left at the Daily Trojan and the U.S. News and World Report:
Muslims are outraged at having their anti-Semitic and genocidal texts removed? Why are they not offended at what their prophet commanded and practiced?
Where is the public's outrage at advocates for genocide and anti-Semitism (and slavery, rape, pedophilia, mutilation, and offensive warfare) [in Allah's name]?
I commend the provost for his courage in calling a spade a "spade." The passages removed are a good start. However, Allah's commands for the slavery and murder of all who refuse conversion are found throughout Qur'an and Sunnah.
Here are some other passages offensive to [all] non-Muslims, apostates, women, and little girls:
"the Messenger of Allah . . . would say: 'Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war. . . . When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. . . . Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them. . . . If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah's help and fight them . . .'" (Muslim Book 19, Number 4294).Such vile, wretched, hateful filth has no place in a free and decent society. Neither does anyone who defends it.
"fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war) . . . " (Qur’an 9:5).
"Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued" (Qur'an 9:29).
"Allah's Apostle said: 'I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah's Apostle . . . '" (Bukhari Volume 1, Book 2, Number 24).
"It is not for any prophet to have captives until he hath made slaughter in the land. Ye desire the lure of this world and Allah desireth (for you) the Hereafter, and Allah is Mighty, Wise" (Qur'an 8:67).
“Allah’s Apostle said, ‘I have been made victorious with terror . . . ’” (Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220).
"Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him" (Bukhari Volume 9, Book 84, Number 57).
“. . . good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them . . . " (Qur'an 4:34).
“Your women are a tilth for you (to cultivate) so go to your tilth as ye will,” (Qur'an 2:223).
"Allah's Apostle said, "If a husband calls his wife to his bed (i.e. to have sexual relation) and she refuses and causes him to sleep in anger, the angels will curse her till morning" (Bukhari Volume 4, Book 54, Number 460).
“Get two witnesses, out of your own men, and if there are not two men, then a man and two women, such as ye choose, for witnesses, so that if one of them errs, the other can remind her” (Qur'an 2:282).
“My mother came to me while I was being swung on a swing between two branches and got me down. My nurse took over and wiped my face with some water and started leading me. When I was at the door she stopped so I could catch my breath. I was brought in while Muhammad was sitting on a bed in our house. My mother made me sit on his lap. The other men and women got up and left. The Prophet consummated his marriage with me in my house when I was nine years old” (Tabari 9:131).
“Narrated 'Aisha [Mohammed's six-year-old bride and nine-year-old sexual "partner"]: 'Allah's Apostle said (to me), "You were shown to me twice in (my) dream [before I married you]. Behold, a man was carrying you in a silken piece of cloth and said to me, 'She is your wife, so uncover her,' and behold, it was you. I would then say (to myself), 'If this is from Allah, then it must happen.'"'" (Bukhari Volume 9, Book 87, Number 139 and 140).