More than 100 students walked out on retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Allen West on Thursday as he began a speech at Saint Louis University to discuss the threat of radical Islam.
The students protesters — led by the SLU Rainbow Alliance and the Muslim Students’ Association — had arrived early and filled many of the seats in the two-story auditorium where West was slated to speak. As he took the stage they stood up and filed out.
At issue is West’s use of the term “radical Islam” — also the subject of his speech.
Last week an administrator at Saint Louis University told the conservative and Republican students organizing the talk that they were not allowed to use the words “radical Islam” on advertisements for the event, reported Young America’s Foundation, which sponsored the talk.
The hard truth about these indoctrinated egg heads is this. Their safe space involves them placing their heads directly up their behinds. They prefer being ignorant, and perpetually aggrieved to critical thinking and dealing with reality. Colonel West, as you might imagine, is not foolish enough to coddle these whiners. We should all follow his example. Nothing good will ever come out of anyone shutting down an exchange of ideas. If you are offended, or do not believe in ideals expressed, then please feel welcome to debate, or refute those ideals. Freedom of speech goes all ways folks. What these students did is nothing more than intellectual cowardice.