What could be the most frightening thing to commenters at a well-known right-wing hate site? Muslim footbaths. That's right - Little Green Footbaths ;-o
Right-wing anti-Muslim site Little Green Footballs just posted the frightening information that NYU is surrendering to the evil Muslim terrorists by examining the issue of whether footbaths should be installed in the new Interfaith center on campus. Mind you NYU hasn't agreed to install the footbaths but is looking at doing so - in a building which hasn't even been acquired yet.
The article on LGF is copied from the NY Post and features a quote from NYU student Pia Clive where she says "I think most people would really approve of that, it’s NYU. If we were at Alabama State, it would be a different story."
The reaction on Little Green Footballs has been one of total and complete outrage. The NYU student has been the subject of insults ranging from her name ("snotty") to her intelligence ("stupid") to her patriotism ("condescending snot"). She's been variously called a "shithead," "bigoted," "clueless" and "an empty-headed twit." In addition commenters on LGF have taken it upon themselves to research and publish the student's home state ("taxachusetts") and her former prep school.
In reaction to the footbaths themselves commenters on LGF seem to be advocating they be used as toilets and are expressing glee in the idea of a "floater" being deposited in them. I guess this is what passes for right-wing humor on extremist right-wing sites these days.
The NYU community and university haven't been spared either. NYU has been called "leftist, elitist and ignorant." The ignorance of LGF commenters knows no bounds - they're questioning why NYU, a "public university," is providing religious services. NYU is a private university and the Interfaith center is exactly that - a center designed for students of all faiths.
I know none of us are surprised at this but the vitriol directed towards one of my fellow students is shocking to me. I can understand how people would disagree with the decision of NYU to study the issue but the personal attacks on the quoted student are shameful. NYU is a private university which works to maintain a congenial atmosphere for all NYU students and the surrounding community. Apparently this is something the commenters at LGF find absolutely inexcusable.