ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- A conservative activist is using strong language to denounce the administration at St. Louis University. Allen West is a former congressmen and retired Army Lt. Colonel who is known for his rather direct way of speaking about conservative issues.
West is now using that same kind of tough rhetoric to call out the administration at St. Louis University for what he alleges is an act of censorship. On his website, West posted he is scheduled to speak on campus next Thursday to a group of conservative student group called the Young America`s Foundation. But he says that he was told yesterday during a radio interview with former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling that an unnamed administrator at the university rejected the student flyers promoting the event because it included the words 'radical Islam.'
West also posted a link to the national YAF website which has a posting claiming that despite the fact West is a veteran of operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, the unnamed administrator also told the students West does not have experience with radical Islam.
West calls the decision "disconcerting and disrespectful" and warns, "whoever this misguided soul is, he or she has picked the wrong fight."
West also says that the unnamed administrator represents "the most deplorable embodiment of fascism."
West is demanding the administrator be identified and contact him directly. West also says he will "not back down from this challenge."