September 20, 2007 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – About 500 people turned up to hear Dr. Daniel Pipes, David Horowitz, Cliff May and Michael Medved discuss “The Fight Against Radical Islam and Anti-Semitism on Campus,” last evening. The event was organized by the Jewish Policy Center and took place at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El near Philadelphia.
The forum was moderated by Michael Medved and consisted of six scripted questions put to the panelists and a lengthy question and answer session with the audience.
In response to the question ‘How can you worry about Muslim organizations on campus promoting anti Semitism and radical Islam when the number of Muslim students is much smaller than the amount of Jewish ones and the number of radical students is even less-Isn’t this just a question of stifling dissent?” Dr. Pipes replied:
Pipes’ response to the question, does the United States have a responsibility to reach out and implement a “final negotiated solution” to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and the American vs Islamist struggles, was greated with applause:
When asked what could be done to combat anti-Semitism on campus David Horowitz answered that Jewish students are being harassed on campus and need others to come out in support and that activism was key. Cliff May reminded the audience that most victims of radical Islamism were Muslims.
District Attorney Bruce Castor Jr. who is running for Montgomery County City Commissioner was in the audience and spent time after the event talking to the speakers.
The Jewish Policy Center is based in Washington and describes its mission as providing, “scholarly perspectives on foreign and domestic policies that impact the Jewish community in the United States, and the broader American public. The JPC asserts that Americans can no longer afford to stubbornly hold on to outdated ideas of the past. This includes optimism over misguided Middle East peace deals, appeasement of dictators, and unrealistic hopes that dangerous realities in the Middle East might simply change without tougher U.S. policies… The JPC has a strong interest in ensuring that colleges and universities across the United States provide an environment of intellectual diversity, and promote free and open dialogue on America’s most critical foreign policy issues.”