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Ann Coulter Offends Muslim Group

March 25, 2010

Oh Anny, what have you done now?

Everyone’s favourite conservative blondie, Ann Coulter, has caused quite a stir with a Muslim community in Canada. Shock! Surprise! Anyway, the jist of the story is:

Ann Coulter was speaking at the University of Ottawa, and began talking about the subject of Muslims and airplanes. She made the remark that Muslims should not be able to fly on planes, and instead should take “flying carpets”. When one Muslim student stood up and asked what she should do since she didn’t own a flying carpet, Coulter responded with, “Take a camel”.

Predictably, this caused quite a riot that eventually led to Coulter’s next speaking appearance having to be canceled because of the elevated risk of danger.  In an attempt to backtrack, Coulter defended her comments as ‘satire’ and said they were just a joke. Many students have not accepted this explanation.

What do you think, readers? Did Coulter overstep her bounds by offending the Muslim community with seemingly derogatory stereotypes? Or was she genuinly joking and the crowd, with possible preconceived notions, assumed she was being her regular angry-conservative self?

PS. As a class assignment, I made a fan page for The Sangfroid on Facebook. Feel free to become a fan and get regular updates. It’s right over there —->

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 27, 2010 12:13 pm

    Yeah, whether or not she meant her remarks as a joke, making jokes that are at the expense of someones race are just not on. Racism isn’t funny, however you try to spin it.

  2. Michael C permalink
    March 28, 2010 5:16 am

    I think with her history she should not have made those statements, whether or not she was joking was besides the point.

    Also, what did that school really expect when they had her as a speaker? She makes her money from saying offensive things.

    • Tegan McRae permalink*
      March 28, 2010 9:06 am

      Apparently it was a conservative group at the school that invited her to speak, but yeah.

  3. Shelly permalink
    March 29, 2010 3:40 pm

    This is what Ann Coulter does. She plays up stereotypes to engage and enrage.

    Should she have made the remarks? Well, if she didn’t, she wouldn’t be Ann Coulter. She’s a blond haired, blue-eyed, jackbooted member of the Aryan race.

    Have I offended anyone?

  4. April 2, 2010 5:28 am

    Ann is a total fucking idiot. I realize that’s not an intelligent argument. It’s just how I feel.

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