On March 8, a McGill University student went on a tweeting rampage. His targets? Conservatives, libertarians, infidels, Jews, and non-Muslims.
Haaris Khan, who calls himself a “freedom fighter”, attended the screening of “Indoctrinate U” at the Montreal, Quebec campus. The event was hosted by the Conservative McGill and Libertarian McGill groups.
Throughout the event, Khan repeatedly tweeted incendiary things. The statements varied from killing students to denouncing “traitors” to “being angry and frustrated” to waging jihad.
The hosts of “Indoctrinate U” were not aware of Khan’s malicious tweeting during the screening.
The McGill Tribune has the story below:
Khan made the threats at a screening of “Indoctrinate U,” a documentary, on March 8 hosted by Conservative McGill and Libertarian McGill. “I want to shoot everyone in this room,” he tweeted at one point during the film, adding, “I should have brought an M16.”
None of the 20 or so students at the screening knew about the threats at the time, the event’s organizers said. Khan sat in the back of the room and tweeted quietly using his BlackBerry.
The event’s organizers found out about the tweets on Thursday, said Kevin Pidgeon, a Conservative McGill member who attended the event. A friend of Brendan Steven, another Conservative McGill member, contacted Steven about the posts, Pidgeon said. After reviewing them, Steven and the event’s other organizers decided to call McGill Security.
Though Khan has since deactivated his Twitter account, Conservative McGill members, at the suggestion of the Montreal Police Department, took screenshots of his tweets for evidence. Over the span of about an hour and half, during the screening Khan railed against Jews and Zionists in 10 separate tweets.
“I’ve infiltrated a Zionist meeting,” Khan wrote in his first tweet, at 6:04 p.m., shortly after the event began. “I feel like I’m at a Satanist ritual.”
“Oh man, a Muslim girl just appeared,” he wrote in his next post. “I thought, like me, she’s a freedom fighter. Unfortunately, she’s a co-conspirator. Traitor.”
About half an hour into the screening, Khan’s tweets turned violent.
“My blood is boiling,” he wrote at 6:38 p.m. “I want to shoot everyone in this room. I’m frightened, alarmed, and downright pissed. Never been this angry.”
“This experience has hardened me into a soldier for freedom and truth,” Khan wrote about an hour later. He posted his last tweet, about bringing an M16, minutes later.
Khan continued tweeting angrily for much of the next day, though not always about Zionism or Conservative McGill. (He called the Boston Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chára a “giant penis” after Chára delivered a brutal hit to Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty that night.)
But at 1:14 p.m. the next day, Khan tweeted, “The jihad begins today.”
This incident should not go unnoticed, as it could easily happen here in the United States. Whenever a student openly vents about his desire to carry out jihad, people should not take it lightly.
Muslim students affiliated with the respective MSA and MSU groups, or even individuals like Khan who espouse these violent beliefs, cannot be appeased to. They openly hate Jews, Christians, and others who do not proscribe to their belief system. Jews–particularly pro-Israel ones–cannot reach out to those who openly wish ill and death upon them.
If you haven’t already, watch the exchange between Horowitz and the Hamas girl from the event I hosted at UCSD on May, 10, 2010. This is the face of radical Islam on college campuses worldwide, especially in the United States.
Here’s another example:
And most recently, a terrorist-sympathizing cleric didn’t hesitate to reiterate his beliefs:
I urge all Jews, conservatives, Christians, Democrats, and other individuals who support Israel and condemn Hamas/radical Islam to get involved to suppress this influence.
If you don’t fight fire with fire, you will get trampled on.