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A students guide to hosting Islamo-Fascism Awareness week October 22-26 2007

September 2, 2007

A Student's Guide to Hosting Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week

October 22-26, 2007

During the week of October 22-26, 2007, the nation will be rocked by the biggest conservative campus protest ever Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week, a wake-up call for Americans on 200 university and college campuses. The purpose of this protest is as simple as it is crucial: to confront the two Big Lies of the political left: that George Bush created the war on terror and that Global Warming is a greater danger to Americans than the terrorist threat. Nothing could be more politically incorrect than to point this out. But nothing could be more important for American students to hear. In the face of the greatest danger Americans have ever confronted, the academic left has mobilized to create sympathy for the enemy and to fight anyone who rallies Americans to defend themselves. According to the academic left, anyone who links Islamic radicalism to the war on terror is an "Islamophobe. " According to the academic left, the Islamo-fascists hate us not because we are tolerant and free, but because we are "oppressors. " Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week is a national effort to oppose these lies and to rally American students to defend their country. Download Complete Guide [PDF] [HTML]

Schools to date at which the David Horowitz Freedom Center will be organizing Islamo-Fascism Awareness Weeks

  1. Penn State
  2. Temple University
  3. Pace University
  4. Arizona State University
  5. UC Berkeley
  6. George Mason University
  7. Columbia University
  8. Emory University
  9. Georgia Tech University
  10. UCLA
  11. Dartmouth University
  12. University of Rhode Island
  13. American University
  14. Northeastern University
  15. Columbus State Community College
  16. Depaul University
  17. Bates College University of Miami
  18. University of Michigan Ann Arbor
  19. University of New Haven
  20. George Washington University
  21. University of Virginia
  22. USC
  23. Harvard University
  24. Yale University
  25. Cornell University
  26. Princeton University
  27. University of Pennsylvania
  28. Brown University
  29. Georgetown University
  30. Stanford University
  31. University of Washington
  32. Ohio State University
  33. Purdue University
  34. Notre Dame University
  35. University of Michigan Dearborn
  36. Wellesley
  37. University of Pittsburgh
  38. Dennison
  39. Cal State Northridge
  40. Duke University
  41. University of Colorado, Boulder
  42. Santa Ana College
  43. Regent University
  44. Bradley University
  45. Drury University
  46. Washington University in St. Louis
  47. Indiana State University
  48. SUNY New Paltz
  49. University of Texas, Austin
  50. Unity College
  51. Roger Williams University
  52. Lawrence University
  53. University of Delaware
  54. Loras College
  55. The College of New Jersey
  56. University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  57. Broward Community College
  58. Hampden-Sydney College
  59. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  60. King's College
  61. Bloomsburg University
  62. UNC Chapel Hill
  63. UC Irvine
  64. University of Arizona
  65. Florida State University
  66. BYU Idaho
  67. Liberty University
  68. Clemson University
  69. University of Maine Farmington
  70. University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
  71. University of Alabama
  72. Saint Francis University
  73. Ohio State University
  74. Drexel University
  75. Dickinson College
  76. Messiah College
  77. Western New Mexico
  78. University of Toledo
  79. Furman University
  80. UNC Greensboro
  81. Franciscan University of Steubenville
  82. UNC Charlotte
  83. Rice University
  84. Hillsdale College
  85. Evangel University
  86. Northern Arizona University
  87. UNC Wilmington
  88. Saint Anselm College
  89. North Carolina State
  90. Huntington University
  91. Boise State University
  92. University of Wisconsin La Crosse
  93. Kansas Wesleyan
  94. Minneapolis Community and Technical College
  95. Hanover College
  96. University of Iowa
  97. University of Texas San Antonio
  98. Williams College
  99. Texas A&M
  100. Palomar College
  101. Trinity University
  102. Brooklyn College
  103. East Tennessee State University
  104. Skyline College
  105. Tulane University
  106. Bucknell University
  107. Southern Maine Community College
  108. Washington State University
  109. Cal State Fullerton
  110. St. Mary's College of California
  111. St. Louis University

    Israel

  1. Ben Gurion University
  2. Haifa University

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A Student's Guide to Hosting

Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week

www.terrorismawareness.org

October 22-26, 2007

During the week of October 22-26, 2007, the nation will be rocked by the biggest

conservative campus protest ever Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week, a wake-up call for

Americans on 200 university and college campuses.

The purpose of this protest is as simple as it is crucial: to confront the two Big Lies of the

political left: that George Bush created the war on terror and that Global Warming is a

greater danger to Americans than the terrorist threat. Nothing could be more politically

incorrect than to point this out. But nothing could be more important for American

students to hear. In the face of the greatest danger Americans have ever confronted, the

academic left has mobilized to create sympathy for the enemy and to fight anyone who

rallies Americans to defend themselves. According to the academic left, anyone who

links Islamic radicalism to the war on terror is an "Islamophobe." According to the

academic left, the Islamo-fascists hate us not because we are tolerant and free, but

because we are "oppressors."

Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week is a national effort to oppose these lies and to rally

American students to defend their country.

Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week will feature

Memorial services for the victims of Islamic Terror both in America

and around the globe.

A Student petition denouncing Islamo-Fascist violence against women,

gays, Christians, Jews and non-religious people.

A Teach-In on "The Oppression of Women in Islam."

Sit-ins in Women's Studies Departments and campus Women's

Centers to protest their silence about the oppression of women in Islam.

Prominent speakers against Islamo-Fascism such as Ayan Hirsi Ali,

Mark Steyn, David Horowitz, Nonie Darwish, Christina Hoff Sommers,

Phyllis Chesler, Frank Gaffney and Daniel Pipes.

Documentary films about the Islamo-Fascist crusade against America,

Israel and the West.

Distribution of materials on Islamo-Fascism including the pamphlets

The Oppression of Women in Islam, The Islamic Mein Kampf, Why Israel

is the Victim, Jimmy Carter's War Against the Jews, and What Every

American Needs to Know About Jihad.

In the present campus climate, this program is bound be controversial. It will test

universities' claims to be politically open and intellectually diverse. Its goal will be to

refute the curriculum of the left, which teaches that America is the enemy in the war on

terror and the terrorists are "freedom fighters," whom progressives should support.

We expect that many universities will create impediments to the planned protests and

events, refuse necessary permits or room reservations, and otherwise demonstrate their

hypocrisy by failing to allow patriotic students a voice on campus. We hope to be proven

wrong, but past experience counsels otherwise. The David Horowitz Freedom Center will

enlist lawyers and alumni to help student organizers fight these battles.

If you are looking for a challenge this fall, if you want to break through the barrier of

politically-correct doublespeak that prevails on American campuses, if you want to help

our brave troops who are fighting the Islamo-Fascists abroad -- bring Islamo-Fascism

Awareness Week to your campus this October.

Agenda for Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week:

An Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week will consist of any one or several of the following

elements:

A keynote speaker on Islamo-Fascism

A panel on the Oppression of Women in Islam or any facet of the Islamo-

Fascist threat

A showing of Suicide Killers, Obsession, or Islam: What the West Needs

to Know or the ABC mini-series The Path to 9/11

A "sit-in" outside the offices of the Women's Studies Department

protesting the silence of feminists over the oppression of women in Islam

A petition denouncing Islamo-Fascism and its violence against women,

gays, Christians, Jews and religious people

A memorial service for the victims of Islamo-Fascist violence around the

world.

Some student organizers will be eager to host several of these suggested events on

campus, combining them into a week-long Teach-In program. Others may feel that their

time only permits one or two events. Whatever your schedule, we encourage you to

participate in Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week to the extent that you are able. Even

hosting a film screening can go a long way towards waking up a campus to the threat we

face.

To ensure that your participation in Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week gets the greatest

media exposure and attention possible, we strongly encourage you to appoint a

communications director/press secretary whose job it will be to attract campus and local

media attention. Communications directors will also work directly with our office to

promote these events. Current information on the Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week

events will be posted at www.terrorismawareness.org

It is important for each student group to request funds from Student Activities funds to

support Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week. Even if the request is denied, the battle over

these funds will focus attention on the political message of the protests and will generate

publicity for the events themselves.

Other Groups:

If there are other groups on campus who share your agendas, form a coordinating

committee to plan the events and deal with the media. As long as a screening or speaker

is billed as part of Islamo-Fascism Week, a group may sponsor an event under its own

auspices. Thus a campus College Republican club or Hillel could sponsor a panel or

speaker on a subject related to Islamo-Fascism under its own auspices so long as it is

willing to have it billed as part of Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week.

The Time Frame:

It is not necessary to confine the events strictly to the October 22-26 time frame. A

showing of The Path to 9/11 could be scheduled for the week or weekend before as part

of the build-up to the official "Week" and be included in the menu of events associated

with the week. A noted speaker could be scheduled for the week before or after and be

associated with its events.

Film Screenings:

One of the simplest ways to take part in Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week on your

campus is to host a screening of a film about Islamic radicals and their violent intentions

toward America and its citizens. The David Horowitz Freedom Center and its Terrorism

Awareness Project (TAP) will provide several films which can be screened on your

campus during Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week and will also provide you with sample

posters advertising the screening and talking points on each film. We encourage you to

show more than one of these films on your campus during the Week. We will provide

organizers with a DVD copy of each movie that you plan to screen free of charge.

We also encourage you to invite a local radio host or other local figure to introduce the

film and possibly moderate a discussion on it afterwards. A film screening can be

combined with a panel discussion (see below).

Films Available for Screenings:

Suicide Killers

Description: French-Algerian filmmaker Pierre Rehov risks his life to interview terrorists

carrying out suicide bombings against Israeli civilians. Pierre speaks with the terrorists

and their families in the Palestinian areas, visits terrorist training camps, interviews

convicted suicide bombers (obviously they failed to carry out their missions) inside

Israeli jails, and interviews their Jewish and Arab victims. This astounding documentary

shows first-hand that terrorists are created not by Israeli or American foreign policy, but

by the repression, lack of democratic freedom, and poverty of Arab societies. A must-see

for anyone who wishes to understand the sources of Islamic terrorism: Islamic societies

themselves.

Islam: What the West Needs to Know

Description: Virtually every major Western leader has over the past several years

expressed the view that Islam is a peaceful religion and that those who commit violence

in its name are fanatics who misinterpret its tenets. This claim, while widely circulated,

rarely attracts serious public examination.

Using original interviews, citations from Islamic texts, Islamic artwork, computeranimated

maps, footage of Western leaders, and Islamic television broadcasts, Islam:

What the West Needs to Know reveals the violent, expansionary ideology of the so called

"religion of peace" that seeks the destruction or subjugation of other faiths, cultures, and

systems of government.

The Path to 9/11 (longer filmmay require two nights for screening)

Description: This controversial ABC miniseries dramatizes the 1993 World Trade Center

attack and the events leading up to the terrorist attack of September 11th. Due to pressure

from Bill Clinton and his supporters, ABC was forced to edit out several crucial scenes

before the broadcast. While this miniseries may never be released, we are lucky to have

the full, unedited version intended for broadcast on DVD.

Obsession

Description: The acclaimed documentary Obsession uses unique footage from Arab

television to create an insiders' view of the hatred Islamic radicals are teaching in the

Middle East, their incitement of global jihad, and their goal of world domination. The

film features interviews with Daniel Pipes, Steve Emerson, Alan Dershowitz, a former

PLO terrorist, and even a former Hitler Youth commander.

The David Horowitz Freedom Center and its Terrorism Awareness Project will provide a

copy of each film you plan to screen on DVD, posters advertising the event (you will fill

in date/time/place), a summary of talking points, and an authorization form allowing you

to screen the film.

What you need to do: Reserve a room to show the film and publicize the screening on

campus. Sample posters will be provided by the Terrorism Awareness Project (TAP) and

posted at www.terrorismawareness.org. Request a copy of the DVD from Jeffrey Weiner

at 800-752-6562, ext. 206 or at Jeffrey@horowitzfreedomcenter.org. Consider cosponsoring

a screening with your campus Hillel chapter or with the College Democrats or

other groups. This will help to increase your audience and you can suggest that a panel

discussion follow the film that will debate the points-of-view offered.

Panel Discussions and Speakers:

Hosting a panel discussion on campus is an excellent way to reach out to the broader

campus community. By including a diverse array of views on your panel, you will make

attendance more appealing to campus groups that disagree with you and will silence

critics who claim that you are not interested in a real debate on these controversial issues.

If you want to bring in a non-local speakers or someone prominent who charges a

speaking fee, you should first apply to your student government to request funds. Even if

you suspect that the student government will turn down your request for political reasons,

you should still take this step, as it will prove the hypocrisy of your university's claim to

be committed to intellectual diversity and academic freedom.

You should also apply to groups like Young America's Foundation and the Leadership

Institute to request help in funding a speaker for Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week.

Consider co-sponsoring a screening with your campus Hillel chapter or with the College

Democrats or other groups who have an interest in this topic. Encourage them to invite

speakers to participate in the panel who will take an opposing view. By pooling funding,

you can bring in more prominent speakers and the event will gain greater legitimacy from

the diversity of viewpoints offered.

The David Horowitz Freedom Center and its program, the Terrorism Awareness Project

(TAP), will provide help in obtaining speakers and moderators, materials such as films

and pamphlets, and general assistance. Contact Jeffrey Weiner at 800-752-6562, ext. 206

or at Jeffrey@horowitzfreedomcenter.org

What you need to do: First, consider which local personalities and local think tanks you

may draw on for help and speakers. Local radio show hosts and professors at your

university or at neighboring universities are good options. Approach other organizations

on campus such as the College Democrats and Hillel about co-sponsoring the event.

Book a room, confirm the time and date with all participants, and publicize the event on

campus through posters and press releases to campus and local media.

Panel Discussion Topics:

Defining the Enemy (This is a good opportunity to create a diverse panel discussion

about the term "Islamo-Fascism.")

The Oppression of Women in Islam (For a list of suggested speakers, consult

www.terrorismawareness.org or contact Jeffrey Weiner at 800-752-6562, ext. 206 or at

Jeffrey@horowitzfreedomcenter.org

An attempt should be made to hold these panels on every campus that is hosting a full

teach-in, but additional panel ideas are welcome.

Of course Islam also oppresses Christians, Jews, gays and atheists. We are focusing on

the oppression of women (but not excluding the oppression of others) because this the

largest and most immediately suffering group, and drawing attention to its plight exposes

the academic left's hypocrisy in the most dramatic way possible.

Keynote Speakers:

Inviting a big-name speaker to deliver a keynote address on the subject of Islamic

terrorism or the War on Terror is another excellent way to draw attention to Islamo-

Fascism Awareness Week.

As with hosting a panel discussion, first apply to your student government for funds to

bring in a prominent speaker. If they refuse, protest the university's lack of commitment

to intellectual diversity in campus speakers and programs. Consider co-sponsoring a

speaker with other campus groups that have a stake in these issues, such as the College

Democrats or your campus Hillel chapter.

If your planned speaker has recently authored a book, see if you can get copies from your

campus bookstore and hold a book-signing either before or after the event.

The David Horowitz Freedom Center and its Terrorism Awareness Project can suggest

potential speakers on these topics who are local to your area.

Former Senator Rick Santorum is a potential speaker.

What you need to do: Secure funding for a speaker and invite a knowledgeable authority

on issues of terrorism to speak. Approach other organizations on campus such as the

College Democrats and Hillel about co-sponsoring the event. Book a room, arrange for

security if necessary, confirm the time and date with all participants, and publicize the

event on campus through posters and press releases to campus and local media.

Campus Sit-Ins:

To protest the silence of Women's Studies programs and Women's Centers in our

universities while women are suffering brutal and inhumane treatment in the Islamic

world, we recommend holding a "sit-in" at the offices of your campus Women's Studies

Department or Women's Center.

A sit-in may serve as a prelude to a later film screening or panel discussion that same

evening, and can be a means of advertising other events during Islamo-Fascism

Awareness Week.

Please note: Sit-ins should not obstruct university operations or violate university rules.

We encourage you to station yourselves in a public area (directly outside the office of the

Women's Studies Department or the campus Women's Center for example) and to set a

start and end time for the protest.

The David Horowitz Freedom Center and its Terrorism Awareness Project will provide

Pamphlets outlining the brutal treatment of women in Islamic societies, sample protest

signs and signs advertising the demonstration, a sample press release that you can adapt

to your campus and send to your campus media.

What you need to do: Alert us that you are holding a sit-in, send out a press release

announcing the sit-in to campus and local media, set a time and place for the sit-in

(ensuring that you will not obstruct university operations) and recruit students to take part

in the protest.

Petition Drive:

To draw further attention to the problem of radical Islam's treatment of women, religious

minorities, and others dissenters we encourage you to hold a petition drive on your

campus. The petition will ask students and faculty to denounce "Islamo-fascism and the

violence directed against women, gays, Christians, Jews and non-religious people." (Text

included as an appendix to this document.)

Distributing a petition is an excellent protest tactic for several reasons. First, it is a very

easy and cost-effective way to draw attention to the issues at hand. Second, a petition can

serve as an advertisement for other events, such as film screenings and panel discussions

(when you ask students to sign the petition, hand them a flyer about the other activities

you have planned throughout the week). Perhaps most importantly, a petition forces

students and faculty to declare their allegiances: either to fighting our terrorist adversaries

or failing to take action to stop our enemies. For this reason, we encourage you to make a

special effort to bring this petition to those groups who might be least likely to sign it, for

example to campus administrators, student government officers, and the Muslim

Students' Association.

We will provide the petition text which you will be able to download from our website at

www.terrorismawareness.org

What you need to do: Set up a table in a central location on campus and urge students to

sign the petition. Make a special effort to approach specific groups on campus such as the

Faculty Senate, Student Government, and the Muslim Students' Association to ask that

they sign. If they refuse, issue a press release criticizing their refusal to condemn Islamic

violence directed against women and minorities.

Memorial Service:

It is impossible to discuss the threat of Islamic terror without remembering those who

have already been its victims. With this in mind, an important component of Islamo-

Fascism Awareness Week is holding a memorial service for the American and

international victims of Islamic terror who lost their lives in the 1993 and 2001 World

Trade Center attacks, the attacks on the USS Cole and Khobar Towers, the African

embassies, the Pentagon, and other instances around the world.

We will provide flyers and literature documenting the atrocities Islamic terrorists are

responsible for around the globe, timelines detailing when major attacks occurred, and

sample press releases to send to campus and local media.

What you need to do: Plan a time and date for the memorial service, bring literature

provided by the David Horowitz Freedom Center and its Terrorism Awareness Project,

consider lighting candles (one candle can represent 100 terror victims) or setting up

crosses or use other means of representing those who have died at the hands of Islamic

terrorists. Publicize the memorial service on campus and ask key university officials to

attend.

How to Get Involved:

To participate in Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week or to register as a TAP Coordinator,

please contact Jeffrey Wiener at the David Horowitz Freedom Center at 800-752-6562,

ext. 206 or at Jeffrey@horowitzfreedomcenter.org.

Appendix I: Petition

Islamic Jihadists around the world have declared war on America, Israel and the West

and have made clear that:

The goal of the Islamo-Fascist jihad is world domination

The Islamo-Fasacist Jihad demands the suppression of all Infidels

The Islamo-Fascist Jihad is a war against Women

The Islamo-Fascist Jihad is a war against Gays

The Islamo-Fascist Jihad is a war against Christians

The Islamo-Fascist Jihad is a war against Jews

The Islamo-Fasacist Jihad is a war against non-religious people

In opposition to this, we affirm four key principles denied by the jihadists and threatened

by them:

The right of all people to live in freedom and dignity

The freedom of the individual conscience: to change religions or have no religion

at all

The equality of dignity of women and men

The right of all people to live free from violence, intimidation, and coercion

We call upon all campus political, cultural, ethnic and religious groups to stand with us in

opposing all forms of religious supremacism, violence and intimidation.

Appendix II: Appeal to Muslim Students Association

Invitation to the Muslim Students Association:

In recognition of the Fiqh Council of North America's condemnation of terrorism and

other statements by Muslim leaders dissociating themselves from the jihad of Osama bin

Laden and others who share his ideology around the world;

and in view of our own solidarity with all the victims and potential victims of the violent

ideology of jihad and Islamic supremacism that bin Laden represents, including the

Muslims whom he and his ideological kin have branded as insufficiently Islamic;

we invite the Muslim Students Association to endorse this petition, thereby standing with

us in affirming the human rights and fundamental dignity of all peoples everywhere.

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