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Widespread denunciation of "Islamo-fascism Awareness Week"

Event leader Ann Coulter's anti-semitic rant also denounced

Background by JewsOnFirst.org, October 26, 2007

Interfaith groups, among other critics, have sharply reproached right-wing activist David Horowitz and his associates for staging "Islamo-fascism awareness weeks" on campuses around the country this week. The events were hosted by right-wing campus groups, in some cases by the campus Republican association. The organizers claim that their target is Muslim terrorism. But critics -- such as the authors of the first two articles below -- say they are promoting a blanket condemnation of Muslims and their faith.

In Los Angeles, the Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP) held a protest outside the event at the University of Southern California. Their signs affirmed religious unity against hate. Photos of that protest are posted on this page. The op-ed by ICUJP board members (cited immediately following) is posted on AlterNet; Rabbi Haim Beliak, one of the authors, is co-director of JewsOnFirst.

Ann Coulter, a featured speaker in some of the events, including the one at USC, kicked off some preliminary bigotry on October 8th when she stated on CNBC that Christians want Jews "to be perfected" by converting to Christianity.

Interfaith Group Blasts Horowitz' Islamophobia Promotion Week

Rev. George Regas, Imam Shakeel Syed, and Rabbi Haim Dov Beliak, AlterNet, October 24, 2007.

Under the leadership of David Horowitz, Ann Coulter, Rick Santorum, and their neoconservative colleagues "Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week" is taking place October 22-26 on many campuses across America, including USC and UCLA. We believe that this is a calculated strategy to inflame fear of Muslims and ultimately to soften up the American public to support the next assault in the "War on Terror:" war against Iran. The audience is not so much the young people and their professors on campus but the unsuspecting public – you and us.

Several days after the attacks of September 11, 2001 Ann Coulter asserted: "We should invade their [Muslim's] countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity." Last week she told Donny Deutsch: "… we should throw Judaism away and we should all be Christians." Now she is scheduled to take her message to academic institutions, to challenge their practices of freedom of inquiry and speech. The targets are Muslims, participants in Women's Studies Centers and academics who do not espouse the neoconservative litany. But the ultimate victim of these hate-fests will be America's reputation for fair play, civility, tolerance and liberty. Continue.

Judeo-Christo-Fascism Awareness Week Comes to American Campuses!
Interreligious Relations

Arthur Waskow, The Shalom Center, Week of October 21, 2007

Did that title make the hair on the back of your neck bristle? Did it feel like a bigoted attack on Christianity and Judaism?

OK, I'll tell you a secret. That week is imaginary. But one like it, with a different target, is NOT imaginary. And this imagining is important for us all to do.

When the imaginary feature film sent out for use in this imaginary Week -- which focused on the disgusting Christian-led war that killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and the disgusting Jewish-led killing of Muslim children by airplane bombng raids on Gaza -– also included interviews with a few peacenik Quakers, Methodists, and left-wing Jews, criticizing that war and those bombings, did you relax, feeling it was a balanced presentation of Judaism and Christianity? Continue.

Coulter's appearance at USC prompts ovations, protests
Hoots of appreciation and shouts of opposition echo on the campus as the author and TV commentator joins a controversial forum.

Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times, October 25, 2007

As Muslim students and their supporters protested outside, commentator Ann Coulter told a USC audience Wednesday night that Americans should get tough on terrorists and "stop genuflecting before Islam."

Coulter's speech to a supportive audience of about 230 in Annenberg Auditorium was part of a nationwide series of events on college campuses that has been dubbed "Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week" by its organizer, Los Angeles author and activist David Horowitz. Another 100 or so watched on screens in the auditorium lobby, not far from about 150 protesters from Muslim, Jewish and Christian student and community groups.

Coulter, who spent as much of her hour-long appearance bashing Democrats as discussing Islam, was greeted in the hall with laughter, cheers and several standing ovations. Continue.

Horowitz draws ire with controversial message
The UW-Madison College Republicans hosted David Horowitz to launch "Islamo-Facsism Awareness Week" Monday at the Memorial Union Theater.

By Jack Zeller, The Daily Cardinal (University of Wisconsin Madison), October 27, 2007

Controversial conservative author David Horowitz addressed a mixed crowd of protesters and supporters at the Memorial Union Theater Monday, launching a week-long campaign discussing the dangers of fascist Islamic governments.

The UW-Madison College Republicans invited Horowitz to campus as part of the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s campaign for Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week. The campaign, which will feature similar addresses on college campuses across the country, has garnered nation-wide attention for its staunchly conservative message.

Horowitz began his speech by mentioning the negative press his campaign has received in recent weeks and accused left-wing politicians and supporters of orchestrating what he called a “malicious and sinister” campaign to target him as a racist. Continue.

Audience challenges Santorum address
Rick Santorum speaks in Osmond Lab last night to a packed house.

By Margaret Miceli, The Daily Collegian (Penn State), October 24, 2007

Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum said he wants to hear from people who disagree with him -- and there was no shortage of them during a speech he gave on campus last night.

Students packed 119 Osmond to hear Santorum speak as part of "Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week," an event aiming to expose the danger that radical Islam poses to the West. The week has been met with protest from the Muslim Student Association, who announced a "Peace Not Prejudice" seminar series to counter the movement.

Santorum began his speech by acknowledging that some are offended by the term "Islamo-Fascism," but said it is misunderstood.

"What that term does is describe an ideology," he said. "You either subscribe to it or you do not."

However, the audience was not pacified by Santorum's statement. Even during the former senator's 45-minute speech, the crowd could not stay quiet, interjecting questions and corrections throughout. Continue.

It's Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week!

Barabara Ehrenreich, The Nation, November 5, 2007

I've never been able to explain Halloween to the kids, with its odd thematic confluence of pumpkins, candy and death. But Halloween is a piece of pumpkin cake compared to Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week, which commences today. In this special week, organized by conservative pundit David Horowitz, we have a veritable witches' brew of Cheney-style anti-jihadism mixed in with old-fashioned, right-wing anti-feminism and a sour dash of anti-Semitism.

A major purpose of this week is to wake up academic women to the threat posed by militant jihadism. According to the Week's website, feminists and particularly the women's studies professors among them, have developed a masochistic fondness for Islamic fundamentalists. Hence, as anti-Islamo-Fascist speakers fan out to the nation's campuses this week, students are urged to stage "sit-ins in Women's Studies Departments and campus Women's Centers to protest their silence about the oppression of women in Islam." Continue.

Evangelicals Seize on "Islamofascism" as New "Gay Marriage" Issue of 2008

by Eric Gorski, Associated Press, Advocate.com, November 10-11, 2007

Following last month's Values Voter Summit in Washington, conservative Christian power broker Gary Bauer sent an e-mail to supporters.

He listed the issues important to activists in attendance. Opposition to ''abortion-on-demand'' and preservation of traditional marriage led the way.

Then the one-time presidential hopeful turned his attention to a different threat, one U.S. social conservative leaders hope will shake their constituents from their apathy about the 2008 presidential race.

''The war against Islamofascism is in many respects a 'values issue,''' Bauer wrote. ''That may seem like an odd statement at first glance, but, as I have often said, losing Western Civilization to this vicious enemy would be immoral.'' Continue.

Coulter escalates war of words with Jewish groups

Jewish Telegraphic Agency, November 2, 2007

Ann Coulter escalated her war of words with Jewish groups. In a column Thursday, the conservative pundit blasted the Anti-Defamation League for condemning her earlier remarks suggesting that Jews would be "perfected" by Christianity. Coulter suggested the ADL was soft on Iran and Islamist extremists. "The ADL is more concerned with what it calls the 'neo-Nazis' and 'anti-Semites' in the Minutemen organization," she wrote, referring to an anti-illegal immigrant group that has drawn support from right-wing extremists, "than with people who behead Jews whenever they get half a chance."

The ADL is at the forefront of lobbying for tougher anti-Iran sanctions and monitoring pro-terrorist activity.

She also blasted the ADL for defending Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim in Congress, for taking his oath on a Koran instead of a Muslim bible. "Do they have Ellison on the record acknowledging whether the Holocaust happened?" she wrote. Ellison joined resolutions in the Minnesota legislature condemning Holocaust denial and attended Holocaust commemorations. Continue.

Understanding Why Islamophobia is on the Rise

Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies/U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, October 15, 2007

Right-wing and neo-conservative political forces are calling for campus mobilizations 22 – 26 October 2007 for “Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week” events. They deliberately use the provocative term "Islamo-Fascism," linking Islam (and blurring the religion, the countries where it is a majority, and its adherents) with the most despised political movement in history -- fascism. They do so despite the disdain with which the most violent and extremist versions of political Islamism holds both the nation-state and corporations, both of which fascism holds sacred. Their call predicts “the biggest conservative campus protest ever” and identifies their goal as “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.”

The very language of their goals makes clear that this is not solely a racist assault on Muslims, Arabs, Arab-Americans, South Asians and anyone viewed as sympathetic towards those communities. Certainly this Islamophobic crusade, led by the neo-conservative David Horowitz FreedomCenter, does reflect a deeply rooted racist demonization of those targeted communities.But it reflects dangers even beyond the threat it poses to those communities and to the social fabric of this country from the consolidation of racist demagoguery as a “legitimate” part of public discourse. Continue.

Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week
David Horowitz intends to spread fear and hatred under the guise of patriotism and freedom.

Chelsey Perkins, Opinion article, The Minnesota Daily (University of Minnesota), October 16, 2007

This coming Monday, brace yourself for the excitement and thrills brought to you by the David Horowitz Freedom Center's "Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week," beginning Oct. 22 and ending Oct. 26.

This fun-filled week will feature an array of speakers, films, enlightening literature and the opportunity to participate in a sit-in. Student organizers can choose from a delightful list of speakers, including:

Mark Steyn, a man who calls himself a "culturalist" rather than a "racist" for finding Western culture preferable to Arab culture and who supports immigration with the condition of assimilation Continue

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

The Terrorism Awareness Project, promoter of Islam0-fascism Awareness Week, mid-October 2007. This page includes a list of campuses where groups are holding the events.

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. Continue.

Ann Coulter: Christians "just want Jews to be perfected"

On CNBC's The Big Idea, Coulter said that "we" Christians "just want Jews to be perfected"

Media Matters, October 10, 2007

During the October 8 edition of CNBC's The Big Idea, host Donny Deutsch asked right-wing pundit Ann Coulter: "If you had your way ... and your dreams, which are genuine, came true ... what would this country look like?" Coulter responded, "It would look like New York City during the [2004] Republican National Convention. In fact, that's what I think heaven is going to look like." She described the convention as follows: "People were happy. They're Christian. They're tolerant. They defend America." Deutsch then asked, "It would be better if we were all Christian?" to which Coulter responded, "Yes." Later in the discussion, Deutsch said to her: "[Y]ou said we should throw Judaism away and we should all be Christians," and Coulter again replied, "Yes." When pressed by Deutsch regarding whether she wanted to be like "the head of Iran" and "wipe Israel off the Earth," Coulter stated: "No, we just want Jews to be perfected, as they say. ... That's what Christianity is. We believe the Old Testament, but ours is more like Federal Express. You have to obey laws."

After a commercial break, Deutsch said that "Ann said she wanted to explain her last comment," and asked her, "So you don't think that was offensive?" Coulter responded: "No. I'm sorry. It is not intended to be. I don't think you should take it that way, but that is what Christians consider themselves: perfected Jews. We believe the Old Testament. As you know from the Old Testament, God was constantly getting fed up with humans for not being able to live up to all the laws. What Christians believe -- this is just a statement of what the New Testament is -- is that that's why Christ came and died for our sins. Christians believe the Old Testament. You don't believe our testament." Coulter later said: "We consider ourselves perfected Christians. For me to say that for you to become a Christian is to become a perfected Christian is not offensive at all." Continue

Coulter on her controversial comments regarding Jews and Christians: The "irreligious" are "trying to stir up trouble with the religious"

Media Matters, October 31, 2007

Responding to Alan Colmes' questioning about her comment that Christians "just want Jews to be perfected," Ann Coulter said that she "wear[s]" criticism from Jewish groups over the remark "as a badge of honor," adding, "The point is: This is the same old fight we see all the time with the irreligious trying to stir up trouble with the religious." Responding to Colmes' assertion that Coulter "doesn't want to own up to" her statement, Coulter said: "I gave a beautiful description of the Old Testament and the New Testament, but it's very frightening to secularists."

On the October 30 edition of Fox News' Hannity & Colmes, co-host Alan Colmes said to his guest, conservative author and pundit Ann Coulter: "I haven't spoken to you since you made your infamous comment saying that people like me need to be 'perfected,' " adding, "So how about embracing one of the great Christian virtues, as Jesus discussed, humility, and apologizing to all those people you offended by that comment?" Colmes was referring to Coulter's statement, documented by Media Matters for America, on the October 8 edition of CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch that "we" Christians "just want Jews to be perfected." Responding to Colmes, Coulter stated: "[I]f you're going to go around citing all the people I have offended, Alan, I have 1,000 Orthodox rabbis supporting me." Later, Colmes asserted: "You claim 1,000 Orthodox rabbis support you. I don't know who they are, but I can tell you, you know the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Congress, and many others have condemned you for that. Do you care?" Coulter responded: "I wear it as a badge of honor. It's like citing the National Organization of Women to tell me how all women feel. The point is: This is the same old fight we see all the time with the irreligious trying to stir up trouble with the religious." Continue.

Coulter: Christians as ‘Perfected Jews’

Sarah Wheaton, The New York Times Caucus Blog, October 11, 2007

When Donny Deutsch invited Ann Coulter on his CNBC show “The Big Idea” for a segment called “Being Extreme Makes Millions” about branding strategy, he probably didn’t foresee the extent to which the controversial conservative commentator would illustrate the point.

“We just want Jews to be perfected,” Ms. Coulter said, explaining why she thinks a Christian America would be ideal.

Three days and hours out, it appears that the story’s momentum is only getting stronger. It’s stirring up the blogosphere, and now the National Jewish Democratic Council is petitioning television news organizations to drop her as a commentator. Continue.

Ann Coulter on CNBC Show: Jews Need 'Perfecting'

Editor and Publishing Staff via ReclaimTheMedia.org, October 11, 2007

Appearing on Donny Deutsch's CNBC show, "The Big Idea," on Monday night, columnist/author Ann Coulter suggested that the U.S. would be a better place if there weren't any Jewish people and that they needed to "perfect" themselves into -- Christians.

It led Deutsch to suggest that surely she couldn't mean that, and when she insisted she did, he said this sounded "anti-Semitic."

Asked by Deutsch whether she wanted to be like "the head of Iran" and "wipe Israel off the Earth," Coulter stated: "No, we just want Jews to be perfected, as they say. ... That's what Christianity is. We believe the Old Testament." Continue.

Stop Interviewing Ann Coulter

National Jewish Democratic Council, mid-October 2007

You can sign NJDC's petition to urge CNN, FOX News, NBC, ABC, and CBS to stop inviting Ann Coulter as a guest to comment on politics. Click here.

Coulter Slanders Jews Again
Says Jews Believe Jesus a “Raving Lunatic”

National Jewish Democratic Council, October 19, 2007

Washington, D.C. – Within days of saying that Jews should be “perfected” and that America would be better off where Judaism thrown away Ann Coulter has struck again, telling right wing radio host Michael Medved that “the Jews believe that my savior, a Jew, was a raving lunatic, and you don’t see me sniffling and crying.”

“Broadcasters know exactly what they are getting when they choose to put Coulter on the air,” said NJDC Executive Director Ira N. Forman. “The next time a news network chooses to help her sell books by giving her air time, we can only assume they are tacitly endorsing her behavior. And, if Republican presidential candidates continue to abstain from condemning her, they are tacitly endorsing her behavior as well. Continue.

Navigating the Wake of Ann Coulter’s ‘Perfect’ Storm

Gabriel Sanders, The Forward, October 17, 2007

Right-wing pundit Ann Coulter ignited a firestorm last week, and she did it with a single word.

In an October 8 appearance on CNBC’s “The Big Idea” with host Donny Deutsch, the ever-provocative Coulter said that what Christians ultimately want is for Jews to be “perfected” into Christians.

“That,” she said, “is what Christianity is. We believe the Old Testament, but ours is more like Federal Express.” Continue.

Is it okay for Ann Coulter to want all Jews to become Christian?

Shmuel Rosner, Life U.S. Correspondent, Haaretz.com blog, October 11, 2007

Blogging can sometimes be a silly business. For example, when one has to deal with controversies over things that were said by commentator Ann Coulter. Nevertheless, people say she's an influential celebrity, so we have to take her words seriously. I'll try, but I have to warn you that it won't be easy. Continue.

Ann Coulter's dream of a Jew-free America

Bradley Burston, Haaretz.com,, A Special Place in Hell, October 16, 2007

From time to time, particularly in the wake of schoolyard shootings, failing markets, failing wars, failing administrations and the like, Americans take pause to take stock, wondering what's at the bottom of the malaise that afflicts their beloved, chronically clueless nation.

What is it, really, that's wrong with America?

If we're taking nominations, I'd like to open the bidding with Ann Coulter You may know her as the acerbic, not to say verbally abusive, syndicated columnist whose bare-knuckles conservative punditry raises hackles and ratings across the cable news spectrum. Continue.

Spokesman for Orthodox Rabbis Says Coulter "Said Nothing Anti-Semitic"

John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews.com, October 15, 2007

With the secular media trumpeting the outrage of liberal Jewish groups at Ann Coulter's remarks on her desire for all people, Jews included, to become Christian, LifeSiteNews.com spoke with Orthodox Jewish Rabbi Yehuda Levin. Rabbi Levin, the spokesman on moral issues for some 1000 Rabbis, told LifeSiteNews.com, "She said nothing that in any way indicates anti-Semitism."

On CNBC's 'The Big Idea' last week, host Donny Deutsch became hysterical when Coulter tried to explain that Christianity considers itself the continuation of Judaism, and thus Christians wish followers of Judaism to complete the journey - "we want Jews to be perfected" she phrased it.

Deutsch called Coulter's comment uneducated, "hateful and anti-Semitic" and went so far as to compare her to Iran in wishing to "wipe Israel off the earth." Continue.

Medved fears Coulter may have created "some additional controversy" with assertion: "Jews believe that my savior, a Jew, was a raving lunatic"

Media Matters, October 16, 2007

On the October 15 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Michael Medved hosted right-wing pundit Ann Coulter to discuss her October 8 assertion on CNBC's The Big Idea -- documented by Media Matters for America -- that "we" Christians "just want Jews to be perfected." Before airing a clip of Coulter's comments, Medved said: "[W]hat I wanted to do was to just get clear on the record here ... [n]ot only [on] what you said but what you meant. Here is the section of the original interview ... that started the process that got you into such heated controversy." During the subsequent discussion, Coulter asserted, "[A]s long as we're playing this new sport of 'he who is offended first wins,' if anyone's going to be offended by anyone else's religion, the Jews believe that my savior, a Jew, was a raving lunatic, and you don't see me sniffling and crying." In response, Medved said, "Be careful," adding, "I'm sure this is gonna come back. You don't really want to say -- because Jews do not -- traditional Jews do not really believe ... that Jesus was a raving lunatic." Before going to commercial break, Medved announced: "We're coming right back with Ann Coulter, who has, I don't know, maybe created some additional controversy -- I hope not." Continue.

Tribe and Truth -- Ann Coulter, Theologian

David Klinghoffer, The National Review Online, October 16, 2007

Here we go again, another Ann Coulter media blowup. This time, however, there is a serious point worth drawing from the episode. Coulter’s latest contested comments were delivered on CNBC to Donny Deutsch on his show The Big Idea. She offered the opinion that Jews need to be “perfected” by becoming Christians.

Deutsch, who is Jewish, spluttered about “how hateful, how anti-Semitic” this idea is. Yet from a certain perspective — which is not my own, but as an Orthodox Jew I find reasonable coming from her — she’s right.

I first became aware of the Deutsch exchange by listening to the curiously popular radio program hosted by Michael Savage (a/k/a Michael Weiner), a New York Jew who plays to the Christian audience while studiously avoiding mention of his own ancestry. Savage, to my surprise, was predicting pogroms. Continue.

Perspectives: Coulter's remarks could have used 'perfecting'

Matt Friedeman, OneNewsNow.com via FireSociety.com, October 17, 2007

"Coulter's remarks are outrageous, offensive and a throwback to the centuries-old teaching of contempt for Jews and Judaism," the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) recently huffed in response to Ann Coulter. The commentator's remarks to an interviewer that Jews needed to be "perfected" by Jesus didn't set well, even if delivered with a winsome smile.

The ADL apparently doesn't have a clue about Christianity. So, let's review. Jews -- inspired by God -- wrote and revere the Old Testament, same as Christians. Jews daily read and meditate on that Testament, as do serious Christians.

If only Ann Coulter could have had the time to do so, here's what I believe would have been a better way to respond when asked by a Jewish talk-show host on CNBC: "We should all be Christian?" Continue.

Breaking Down Ann Coulter, Part 1

Dave, Jill Miller Zimo, Political Blog, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 13, 2007

Last week, Dave asked me if I'd be interested in a longer point/counterpoint post about some issues raised by Ann Coulter's appearance on Donny Deutsch (you can read more about what she said here). This post is the result of me saying, absolutely! Please let us know what you think - about the content and the format.

Is talk of a Christian being a "Perfected Jew" inherently offensive to Jews? Continue.

Breaking Down Ann Coulter, Part II

Dave, Jill Miller Zimon, Political Blog, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 15, 2007

This is the second part of a point/counterpoint post started here, in reaction to the reaction surrounding Ann Coulter's Deutsch interview last week.

Dave: I read with interest Jill's response yesterday, along with the thread comments, and hope to respond here before we dive into today's question. Continue.

Breaking Down Ann Coulter, Part III

Dave, Jill Miller Zimon, Political Blog, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 17, 2007

This is the third (and final) part of a point/counterpoint post started here with Part I, in reaction to the reaction surrounding Ann Coulter's Donny Deutsch (host of a cable show called, The Big Idea) interview last week. Here is Part II and Part III's question and answers are below. Thanks to everyone for reading and participating. Let us know if there are other topics you'd like to see explored this way.

Part III's question: Is the use of a religious tenet for the purpose of being provocative acceptable? Continue.

Did Ann Coulter Go Too Far?

Drew Dyck, The New Man, October 15, 2007

There's no question about it: Ann Coulter likes to push the envelope. She's known as a provocateur quite comfortable with using hyperbole to drive home a political point.

However, her latest brush with controversy led well off the political path. When asked by CNBC host Donny Deutsch what her ideal America looked like, she responded that everyone would be Christian. Deutsch, a Jew, took exception.

“It would be better if we were all Christian?” he asked incredulously. Continue.

Ann Coulter calls for Jews to be 'perfected' by converting to Christianity
Jewish group calls on media to boycott right wing author

Nick Juliano, Raw Story, October 11, 2007

The National Jewish Democratic Council called for media organizations to stop inviting arch-conservative Ann Coulter to appear on television after the right wing pundit and author continued her habit of making outrageous, offensive comments on national television.

This time, Coulter said Jews should be "perfected" by accepting Jesus and America would be better off if everyone was a Christian.

A national Catholic organization also criticized Coulter's remarks. Continue.

Can I get an amen?

Dave Dawson, Indiana Daily Student News, October 18, 2007

Attention, Jews: Ann Coulter, the strongest case for the abolition of the First Amendment and the self-proclaimed voice of American conservatism, thinks you have some room for improvement. In fact, last week on Donny Deutsch’s CNBC show, “The Big Idea,” Coulter declared exactly what you have to do to make said improvements – convert to Christianity.

Shocking, but not surprising. After all, Coulter paid IU a visit not too long ago to spew her usual ignorant message of hate and intolerance. Her appearance on “The Big Idea” was no different in that regard, but this time she didn’t waste her time calling any audience members “gay boy.” Instead, she laid it out plain and simple: America would be a better place if everyone was Christian.

Although Coulter is renowned for being an outrageous caricature, I am intrigued by this idea. What would America be like if everyone was Christian? I suspect that this fantasy, a longstanding wet dream of conservatives everywhere, would not turn out quite like Coulter and her mindless minions would hope. Continue.