Every May chapters of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) hold programs which call for Israel's population to be eliminated. The students do so by presenting fraudulent images and quotes to dehumanize Jews under the socially acceptable guise of "anti-Israelism" or "anti-Zionism." Divestment campaigns which are rampant and attempt to ostracize a tiny Israel, the only secular democracy in a sea of theocratic nations, are to be expected.
Occasionally students from the MSA make their virulent contempt for Jews evident outside the now accepted rhetoric of "anti-Israelism." Such an incident occurred on Monday, May 10th at the University of California, San Diego. The video is below, courtesy of the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
Consider, moreover, organizations, such as Al-Awda, which network with MSA chapters, and present the same vilification of Israel on so-called humanitarian grounds while supporting Hamas and Hezbollah. Al-Awda is the same group which rallied in San Francisco on July 12, 2006. Their members began chanting "al Yahud kelabna" in Arabic. That literally translates to "the Jews are our dogs" and signifies, at least in my mind, the antisemitic philosophy of the membership of Al-Awda. My father's family is from Baghdad. Arab Nationalists who looted from and maimed Jews in Iraq would also refer to the native Jewish population as "dogs" and "pigs." It's amazingâ€” and offensiveâ€” to see that kind of nonsensical hatred, which in modern history resulted in the ethnic cleansing of Mid-Eastern Jews from their native lands, in front of consulates and on college campus in America.
MSA chapters, which receive training and support from MSA regional zones, host lectures and other events on campuses to spread their reprehensible views. MSA chapters are extremely well-organized in their attempts to legitimize support for theocratic and violent organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah. The university, unfortunately, is the perfect stage for gathering activists and sympathizers while abusing the rights of freedom of speech and expression.
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