Islamo-Fascism Flyer Fallout

Islamo-Fascism Flyer Fallout

Those naughty GWU students whose flyer mocked October’s Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week have been punished, put on probation and fined $25 each.

That’s a pretty steep penalty, considering it cost less than five bucks to make the flyers.

There are the predictable howls of rage from the GWU campus host of Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week, the well-funded Young America’s Foundation. Perhaps YAF’s esteemed Regan Ranch Presidential Scholar, George Allen, will object and issue the kind of closely-reasoned essay, dense with citations of academic and legal precedents, for which Regan Ranch Presidential Scholars are known.

The David Horowitz Freedom Center and its director, um, David Horowitz, conducted Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week events at 60 campuses. Mr. Horowitz may see the GWU punishment as insufficient, part of a plot hatched by liberal academics and terrorist moles of Ottoman sleeper cells.

Personally, I’m disappointed GWU did not give the malefactors the punishment I suggested: 20 hours of public service work scraping old posters off campus walls and a compulsory 13-week course in writing satire. Most people who saw the posters didn’t realize they were a joke, even with the attribution line: “Brought to you by Students for Conservative-Fascism Awareness week.”

I would have suggested a course in “Reader-Response Theory,” but the kids had a good lesson in that already.

I hope these kids have learned their lesson: writing humor is harder than it looks.

 

Image by Mike Licht, with apologies to the Coachella Valley High School Fighting Arabs of Thermal, CA for appropriating their mascot.

3 Responses to “Islamo-Fascism Flyer Fallout”

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  3. Mick Says:

    That’s a small price to pay for fame and for being on the side of truth.

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