A professor at Northern Kentucky University encouraged her students to vandalize a pro-life display on the campus last week. The display, erected by a student right-to-life group, consisted of hundreds of crosses symbolizing a cemetery for aborted people. The tenured professor, Sally Jacobsen, defended her and the students’ actions:

“I did, outside of class during the break, invite students to express their freedom-of-speech rights to destroy the display if they wished to,” Jacobsen said.

As NKU President James Votruba said, “Freedom-of-speech rights end where you infringe on someone else’s freedom of speech.”

But Jacobsen complained of the way the pro-life students’ freedom of speech made her feel: “Any violence perpetrated against that silly display was minor compared to how I felt when I saw it. Some of my students felt the same way, just outraged.”

This recalls the jihad logic of the recent Mohammed cartoon controversy. That aside, it’s well known that Islamists exercise their freedom of speech by destroying churches, synagogues and cemeteries, and by killing people. Interestingly, the vandalism in this case included throwing 400 crosses into trash cans.

With one killing Christians and the other aborting Westerners, it would seem that jihadists and abortionists further each other’s goals.

NKY.com reported that after the desecration, Jacobsen went on to compare the display’s life-affirming message to Nazism: “Pulling up the crosses was similar to citizens taking down Nazi displays on Fountain Square, she said.”

Jihadists, too, compare their enemies to Nazis. But we know who the groups are that really carry the Third Reich’s torch–both when it comes to world domination, and to population control.