At last, someone's gotten USC's attention. David Horowitz, Robert Spencer, and the third Islamofascism Awareness Week have gotten results. According to Hugh Fitzgerald:
USC Provost C. L. Max Nikias, [. . .] declared that "the passage cited is truly despicable...The passage in the Hadith that you brought to our attention violates the USC Principles of Community, and it has no place on a USC website." Said Nikias: "I have ordered that the passage be removed" [. . .] The USC MSA complied.So, the USC Muslim Student Association removed one offensive (to normal, decent people, not to Muslims) hadith (Muslim, 41.6985, see the count jump in the screenshot below) encouraging the slaughter of Jews:
But don't celebrate just yet.
That's only one out of many requiring slavery, mutilation, rape, and death for those who refuse the "invitation" to Islam. Will USC remove the rest? What about Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 177:
"Allah's Apostle said, 'The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say, "O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him"'" (Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 177)?What's left of Islam when you remove the rape and slaughter? Prepositions?
So far, instead of removing all of the hateful passages, there is now a disclaimer at the bottom of the pages of the MSA's Compendium of Muslim Texts distancing USC from whatever is contained within it:
Not only that, but the MSA has been allowed to include two links to the removed hadith:
So, in effect, what have we gained? Only a better sense of the cowardice and impotence of USC's leadership?
While USC plays Whack-A-Hadith, the jihad continues.
Still, the provost has demonstrated greater knowledge and courage on the subject of Islam and its foundational texts than has President Bush.
Why are the people behind this site allowed to walk freely among us? Why is such vile filth allowed in any non-Muslim land? When will our leadership do its job, which is to defend We the People against all enemies, foreign and domestic?
What will be Muslim reaction when word gets out that Nikias called the hadith, "despicable"?
When I say that kind of thing, I get Muslims talking about killing me.