At UCSD, David Horowitz spoke earlier this week. I'm not a great fan of Horowitz, but this video is worth watching. He is, rather easily, able to get a member of the UCSD Muslim Student Union to admit that she supports the terrorists of Hamas:
(you will note that she does use Horowitz' term "Hitler Youth Week" when noting the activities taking place on the campus as "Israel Apartheid Week"; she may not be familiar with the use of "air quotes". So don't think that there is an actual event called "Hitler Youth Week" at UCSD. I'm not sure about the University of Tehran, though.)
The MSA at UCSD then issued a cleverly worded non-apology which Robert Spencer carefully dissected to show that while they condemn actions taken against "civilians" or those who kill "unjustly", neither one of those terms apply to the deaths of Israeli women, children and senior citizens.
But that's really just the warmup act. The headliner for this week's Excess of Evil roadshow is an hour away up Interstate 405, where the UC Irvine MSA inflicts their annual special guest star Amir Abdel Malik Ali onto the campus community. Malik Ali's hate speech should be completely shunned in any civilized society; yet he is proudly promoted by the MSA at Irvine. In addition to the blood libel staples such as blaming Israel for the September 11 attacks, and blaming Zionists for the two US wars against Iraq (since "the neo-cons are all Zionist Jews"), he was also quoted as telling moderate Muslims that their desire to be liked was turning them into "house slaves in the mansion of a racist, imperialistic and destructive America." But Malik Ali shares the hate-- he also claims that the Matthew Shepard Act (making assault based on sexual orientation or gender identity a hate crime in the same fashion as other hate crimes) is a Jewish plot, and he has pretty much declared the entire non-Islamist world as the enemy: "Sooner or later, Today's Muslim students will be the parents of Muslim children; and they should all be militants."
This week, Malik Ali got confronted--Roz Rothstein, the founder and executive director of StandWithUs , challenged this purveyor of hate speech . In response, Malik Ali gives us the triple play--support for Hamas and Hezbollah, support for jihad, and likening Zionists to Nazis:
Of note, the European Union (not noted for its love of Israel) specifically cites, in its Working Definition of Anti-Semitism , two examples: "Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination" and "Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis". Actually, just read that whole document, since Malik Ali has managed to hit most of the definitions provided there. This definition was also cited and adopted by the US State Department in 2008 in its Report on Contemporary Global Anti-Semitism.
Now Malik Ali has the right to spread his poison; the First Amendment protects him. But campuses aren't obliged to give him a space and a microphone, just as newspapers aren't obliged to publish his screeds. And those who wish to give him a forum, using public money that is given to the Associated Students at UCI for student programming, must be held accountable for their choice to invite him--not once, but year after year after year.
Tell the UC Irvine administration that enough is enough. The MSU continues to host hateful speakers on its campus, inciting division and marginalizing Jewish students who support the state of Israel as the "new Nazis" on campus.
Tell the UC Irvine administration that this is dangerous and needs to stop. MSU should be sanctioned and placed on probation because they foment hatred against one specific group on campus: the Jewish group.