Coulter: "[B]eat[ing]" Yale student with Taliban ties "even more senseless" would demonstrate that "[p]atriotic Americans" can "act like men"

››› ››› KURT DONALDSON

In her column, Ann Coulter declared: "Patriotic Americans don't have to become dangerous psychotics like liberals, but they could at least act like men." Asking "Why hasn't the former spokesman for the Taliban matriculating at Yale been beaten even more senseless than he already is?" and alleging that Hollywood portrays America as "a cauldron of ethnic hatreds positively brimming with violent skinheads," Coulter continued: "Where are the skinheads when you need them?"

In her May 10 syndicated column, right-wing pundit Ann Coulter declared: "Patriotic Americans don't have to become dangerous psychotics like liberals, but they could at least act like men." As a first example of how they could do so, Coulter asked: "Why hasn't the former spokesman for the Taliban matriculating at Yale been beaten even more senseless than he already is?" Alleging that Hollywood portrays America as "a cauldron of ethnic hatreds positively brimming with violent skinheads," Coulter continued: "Where are the skinheads when you need them?"

Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi is a former "roving ambassador" for the Taliban regime in Afghanistan who began taking courses at Yale University in the summer of 2005. He has since requested admission to a degree-granting program. Hashemi's presence at Yale has drawn opposition from conservatives such as Coulter, Wall Street Journal columnist John Fund, and Fox News host Sean Hannity. But in a May 11 post on the Nail Yale weblog -- hosted on the conservative website Townhall.com and operated by Yale alumni whose goal is "to show Yale the error of its ways -- and to send Mr. Rahmatullah home" -- Clinton W. Taylor wrote of Coulter's column: "[T]here's just no excuse for calling for a psychotic mob of skinheads to attack Hashemi. He is in the country lawfully, though due to a negligent application of the law, and ought to be safe here from violence."

Finally, Coulter lamented that "[t]he only violence on college campuses these days occurs when people like David Horowitz, Michelle Malkin and me show up to give a speech in defense of America." As Media Matters for America has documented, Coulter described an incident in which two men threw pies at her during an appearance at the University of Arizona as "an act of terrorism [that] was committed against me."

From Coulter's May 10 column, "Conservatives Need 12-step Program to Manhood":

Democrats have declared war against Republicans, and Republicans are wandering around like a bunch of ninny Neville Chamberlains, congratulating themselves on their excellent behavior. They'll have some terrific stories about their Gandhi-like passivity to share while sitting in cells at Guantanamo after Hillary is elected.

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Patriotic Americans don't have to become dangerous psychotics like liberals, but they could at least act like men.

Why hasn't the former spokesman for the Taliban matriculating at Yale been beaten even more senseless than he already is? According to Hollywood, this nation is a cauldron of ethnic hatreds positively brimming with violent skinheads. Where are the skinheads when you need them? What does a girl have to do to get an angry, club- and torch-wielding mob on its feet?

There is not the remotest possibility that a man who was recently defending shooting women in the head for wearing nail polish will so much as be snubbed on the Yale campus.

The only violence on college campuses these days occurs when people like David Horowitz, Michelle Malkin and me show up to give a speech in defense of America. Then we need bomb-sniffing dogs and a lecture hall lined with armed police. But a Talibanist goes about his day at Yale unmolested.

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