Marty Peretz is a famous Brandeis Alum, and the editor-in-chief of the New Republic. He recently wrote a column with this disturbing conclusion:
But, frankly, Muslim life is cheap, most notably to Muslims. And among those Muslims led by the Imam Rauf there is hardly one who has raised a fuss about the routine and random bloodshed that defines their brotherhood. So, yes, I wonder whether I need honor these people and pretend that they are worthy of the privileges of the First Amendment which I have in my gut the sense that they will abuse.
This is the collective response of the Brandeis community.
Please co-sign the letter if you are a Brandeis community member:
Dear Marty Peretz '59,
Your recent remarks are appalling, and do not reflect the values of the broader Brandeis community.
Recently, in your September 4th column, you claimed that Muslims don't value human life, that they are soft on terrorism, and that you wish to strip them of their First Amendment Rights.
That was unacceptable, irresponsible, and wrong.
Mr. Peretz, your name and likeness is used in our admissions materials, the University lists you among its most prestigious alumni, and not two years ago you accepted a Distinguished Alumni award from us. For better or worse, your actions reflect on us.
Brandeis University stands for love, not hate. Brandeis stands for respecting the truth. Brandeis stands for recognizing the humanity in others. We value our Muslim community members here; they are part of our broad family.
If nothing else, this University was founded to fight back against discrimination, bigotry, and fear of minorities.
Attacking people's First Amendment rights is un-American, un-Brandeisian, and unethical. You're hurting us. You're hurting our Islamic community members, our pride in you, and our good name.
We, the united Brandeis community, respectfully and firmly demand you apologize.
|Number||Date||Name||Organization||Would you like to leave a ...|
|497||Thu Jan 17 14:04:05 EST 2013||Autumn Kane||Arca||According to my investigation, thousands of people all over the world receive the mortgage loans at good creditors. Hence, there is great possibilities to find a secured loan in every country.|
|496||Sun Nov 25 20:43:52 EST 2012||Bilal Maneka||Student||I did not sign this petition. I don't involve myself with any political debates. It'll be great if you could kindly take me off this list. Thanks much.|
|495||Thu Aug 11 23:50:12 EDT 2011||Anonymous||I had a desire to begin my business, nevertheless I did not have got enough of money to do that. Thank heaven my close colleague said to use the <a href="http://bestfinance-blog.com/topics/mortgage-loans">mortgage More....|
|494||Sat Jan 08 09:40:55 EST 2011||Anonymous|
|493||Thu Sep 30 01:44:34 EDT 2010||Anonymous||204 -->203Whenver you are on campus please let me know. I would would like to say hellos to you and let you know that I am deeply hurt by your statement. I wish that you wrote "some Muslims." instead of "Muslims."|
|492||Sun Sep 26 09:06:17 EDT 2010||Anonymous||I demand this apology with respect to both my Palestinian friends, the Kahook family, and Israeli friends, the Ben Horin and Reis families, Muslims and Jews, both insulted in my opinion.|
|491||Sun Sep 26 05:19:00 EDT 2010||Anonymous|
|490||Thu Sep 23 15:48:35 EDT 2010||Anonymous||Marty, I remember you well, never would have, in my wildest dreams, have expected you to say something as devisive, and hateful. Shame on you! Didnt Brandeis teach you better than that?|
|489||Thu Sep 23 07:37:46 EDT 2010||Sabita Parida|
|488||Thu Sep 23 07:36:59 EDT 2010||Sabita Parida|
|487||Tue Sep 21 10:23:13 EDT 2010||Anonymous|
|486||Mon Sep 20 23:21:39 EDT 2010||Anonymous|
|485||Mon Sep 20 14:10:32 EDT 2010||Anonymous|
|484||Mon Sep 20 09:19:54 EDT 2010||Anonymous|
|483||Sun Sep 19 20:31:35 EDT 2010||Casey||Mount Holyoke College|
|482||Fri Sep 17 21:56:54 EDT 2010||Miriam Dick Rosenthal||Eastern Virginia Medical School|
|481||Fri Sep 17 18:40:37 EDT 2010||Anonymous|
|480||Fri Sep 17 15:10:35 EDT 2010||Anonymous|
|479||Fri Sep 17 10:57:10 EDT 2010||Anonymous|
|478||Fri Sep 17 10:53:12 EDT 2010||Anonymous|
|477||Thu Sep 16 17:30:47 EDT 2010||Anonymous|
|476||Thu Sep 16 16:45:59 EDT 2010||Anonymous|
|475||Thu Sep 16 16:45:01 EDT 2010||Anonymous|
|474||Thu Sep 16 16:44:19 EDT 2010||Anonymous|
|473||Thu Sep 16 15:40:08 EDT 2010||Anonymous|