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Totalitarian Terror: Anti-Israel Campus Extremists Target Jewish Students

Posted on | April 25, 2014 | 39 Comments

Jewish students at New York University were the targets of a sick stunt by members of an anti-Israel group called Students for Justice in Palestine, and this hateful deed should be a teachable moment, an occasion to reflect on recent history.

The anti-Israel sentiments of the academic Left are no secret to those who have paid attention to the climate on university campuses for the past decade. In a sense, this situation is a leftover from the Cold War, when the Left supported Soviet-backed Third World “liberation” movements from Cambodia to Angola to Nicaragua. When Israel fought two wars for its survival in 1967 and 1973, it fought against enemies armed with Soviet weapons, and Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Liberation Organization was also a Soviet client. (For a useful synopsis of this history, see David Meir-Levi’s 2007 article, “The Communist Roots of Palestinian Terror.”) Left-wing activists at American universities shared the Soviet view of the Mideast as a Cold War battlefield that pitted the oppressed Arabs against the Jews, who were demonized as proxies of Western capitalist imperialism.

The Kremlin’s cynical opportunism — its willingness to aid any potential enemy of the United States — extended so far as to include support for radical Islamic extremism, despite the dogmatic atheism of the Soviet Union’s Marxist ideology, and this attitude explains the American Left’s willful blindness toward the anti-democratic tendencies of Islam: The Left has never abandoned its Soviet-influenced Cold War belief that “world peace” obligates progressives to embrace any anti-American movement anywhere in the world.

This pre-existing leftist attitude only intensified after the 9/11 attacks. With a Republican president in the White House, students at American universities — where Democrats on the faculty outnumber Republicans by a ratio of 5-to-1 or more — were encouraged to join protests against the ensuing war in Iraq. Left-wing faculty promoted (and administrators did nothing to discourage) the view that the United States deserved the hatred of the Islamic world because of U.S. support of Israel.

Anyone who paid attention to the anti-war movement during the Bush era knows the conspiracy-theory worldview that prevailed on the Left. “No war for a oil!” — this mindless slogan became popular, as did the paranoid and unsubstantiated claim that the Iraq war was just a scheme to enrich Halliburton, a company where Vice President Dick Cheney had formerly been an executive. Claims that the 9/11 attacks were an “inside job,” a latter-day “Reichstag fire,” gained widespread currency within the anti-war Left. And cheap talk about Republican “neocons” fostered the similarly paranoid belief that the Bush administration was controlled by a secretive cabal of Zionist warmongers. Self-described “progressives” embraced these anti-Jewish views, which acquired additional political authority from rhetoric that portrayed Bush’s foreign policy as “racist,” so that Islamic terrorists were analogous to 1960s black civil-rights activists. This rhetoric of the anti-war Left was entirely consistent with Palestinian claims that Israel is a racist “apartheid state.”

Evidence of the effects of this rhetoric is not hard to find. Rachel Corrie’s fatal involvement with the International Solidarity Movement is the most obvious example. The 2003 death of that deluded young American student was just the tip of a vast iceberg of anti-Israel attitudes promoted by the anti-war Left during the Bush era, and the situation on campuses now — where pro-Palestinian activists do not hesitate to target Jewish students in their agitprop campaigns — is a logical consequence of this long-term trend.

Nobody on the Left wants to discuss this history. None of the NYU idiots with “Students for Justice in Palestine” knows anything about how the Soviet Union cynically supported the bloodthirsty killer Arafat, and no one in the academic Left has stepped back to take an objective look at how blatant anti-Jewish paranoia was promoted by campus anti-war protesters during the Bush years.

Because the truth of history is being actively suppressed by the Left, we see that the “Best and Brightest” at our universities are willing to re-enact the very worst chapters in human history.

There is a horrible noise coming from NYU, and from many other campuses across the country, and if you listen closely you can almost hear the sound of hobnailed boots marching over broken glass.

 

 

UPDATE: Donald Douglas has more, and Pamela Geller describes Students for Justice in Palestine as a “vicious pro-Hamas Muslim group,” pointing out that the organization was recently banned from campus at Northeastern University because of its notorious brownshirt tactics. Meanwhile, Laura Adkins, the New York University student who reported on SJP’s “activism,” finds herself harassed on Twitter by anti-Israel activists:

The anti-Israel hatemongering of young radicals like Rania Khalek and Max Blumenthal flourishes because no grown-up on the Left has the will or the courage to stand up to their extremism.

 

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  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady
  • Jeanette Victoria

    Not a word from those progressives because we must understand cultural diversity or something

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Cliven Bundy did say Mexicans are hard working and more family oriented (more than white people).

  • Jeanette Victoria

    That doesn’t count it’s raaacists to notice those things

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    It is also racist not to mention Latinos without proper and exact pronunciation of any Spanish words or names.

  • Jeanette Victoria

    This Nuyorican doesn’t buy that BS (FYI the part about families is also BS)

  • Phil_McG

    Why do American Jews mostly support the Left?

    The Left’s agenda isn’t good for America or Jews.

    The Left’s obsession with Israel, with labelling everybody by their race, with (ahem) “bankers”, and with open borders so mosques can sprout up all over the United States doesn’t bode well for the future of Jewish Americans in one of the few countries in the world that has never ghettoised or terrorised its Jewish population.

    So why do they keep voting for and sending money to the party of Al Sharpton?

  • Quartermaster

    Read the Old Testament. It has always been thus. God has used Israel to teach man just how stupid he can be with the facts staring him in the face.

  • Who would pay the slightest attention to the “Students for Justice in Palestine” if they did not force itself into the retinue of academia, assume her livery, and claim, as a kind of poor relation, in some sort to represent her authority and to speak with her voice?

  • *if they did not force THEMSELVES (not *itself*)

  • JeffS

    Next up … … Pogroms?

    I hope not.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    If you can’t roll your “r”s you must be raaaaacist.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Democrats On Jews

    “You f*cking Jew b@stard.” — Hillary Clinton to political operative Paul Fray. This was revealed in “State of a Union: Inside the Complex Marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton” and has been verified by Paul Fray and three witnesses.

    “The Jews don’t like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, that’s a good name. Hitler was a very great man. He rose Germany up from the ashes.” — Louis Farrakhan (1984) who campaigned for congresswoman Cynthia McKinney in 2002

    “Now that nation called Israel, never has had any peace in forty years and she will never have any peace because there can never be any peace structured on injustice, thievery, lying and deceit and using the name of God to shield your dirty religion under his holy and righteous name.” — Louis Farrakhan who campaigned for congresswoman Cynthia McKinney in 2002, 1984

    ‘Hymies.’ ‘Hymietown.’ — Jesse Jackson’s description of New York City while on the 1984 presidential campaign trail.

    “Jews ‘ that’s J-E-W-S.” — Democratic state representative Bill McKinney on why his daughter Cynthia lost in 2002

  • Quartermaster

    If you’re conservative you’re raaaaacist.

  • ConstantineX1

    “You really don’t see native Palestinians as human beings deserving of basic rights, do you”

    I do not see them as deserving of such. Not since I saw them dancing in the streets CELEBRATING the deaths of 3,000 Americans on 9/11/01. When you condone mass murder you are on the same level as the mass murderer.

    We de-nazified Germany after World War II as a condition of giving them sovereignty again. To win the war on terror, we have to de-islamize the world.

  • Kirby McCain

    Behold the Lords of Hate.

  • RS

    The inconvenient fact for the American, antisemitic Left, is that there are Arab Israelis, who are quite happy with the status quo. Indeed, there are Arab members of the Knesset. Most of Galilee is Arab, and though they pay lip service to Arab unity, secretly they’d be horrified to live under the rule of Fatah or Hamas.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    If you are a republican you are a raaaaacist

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    You are raaaaacist if you eat at some “chain” taco restaurant because you should be supporting real Latinos.

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  • White Army

    Give us Barabbas!

  • White Army

    If only.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    So…why is your Disqus commenting history private. Got something to fear?

  • Jeanette Victoria

    Not all “Latinos” eat Tacos you raaaaacist

  • Daniel O’Brien

    They kept saying Justice Sew-toe-may-ore over and over on Sesame Street in that fake, hyper Hispanic accent when she visited them first year on the bench. I wanted to bash my head against the wall. It was like they were using it as a club to beat non-true-believers over the head with.

  • richard mcenroe

    You know, many Ukrainians are probably racist. That’s probably one to walk away from too, as Ace Of Spades blog has suggested.

  • richard mcenroe

    Don’t forget distinguished General and VP candidate Wesley Clark’s many condemnatins of “New York Money Men.”

  • White Army

    I’ve found it to be a useful tactic while fighting the satanic forces of liberalism that march along with, and under, the filthy flag of Sodom. I invite those who wish to fight said satanic forces of liberalism to study my tactics, learn from them, and adapt them as they see fit.

    You’re not opposed to learning are you?

  • DaveO

    This incident reminds me of the scene in the Godfather when the movie man wakes up with a horse’s head in his bed. ‘Nice education you’re getting there Jews, don’t forget to vote for Hillary when the time comes.’ And so another freshman class becomes afflicted with Stockholm Syndrome and the Dems get another group of soul-raped humans to vote mindlessly for them.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Stacy wrote: ‘…because no grown-up on the Left has the will or the courage to stand up to their extremism’.

    Even the so-called grown-ups on the Left would only stand-up to these bastards if they felt it was damaging their cause.

    The Left seeks to sow Chaos in Society and they ultimately despise groups like the Jews because they refuse to march into the Left’s figurative gas chambers.

    [Warning: I will not legitimize any responses to the above comment from some of the Anti-Semite ‘Christians’ that have been trolling here lately by replying to them.]

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    Sure they are – but they hate Russians.

    Doesn’t everybody?

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    You mean the general whose career was at a dead end at Fort Hood until he sent Army hardware to help blow up save all those children near Waco?

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    Reminds me – only in the most general way – of the style of my auld colleague REVOLTING!!, from the early days of Capitol Hill Blue and the Night of the Long Knives at NewsMax.

    He was a river to his people.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    My initial reaction is to dive and refute point by point every lie these pigs put out. But then I peeked at “Rania’s” timeline. God, but it makes you feel dirty just knowing people like this exist.

    I bet they throw rocking parties when pizza parlors are bombed in the after-school rush hour.

  • RS

    The Jews have the misfortune of being uniformly successful at everything they do, most importantly, surviving. I once inquired of a friend who was waxing on about the “evil” of Israel, to explain why the Jews have been the focus of so much hatred over the years. He could not answer. In fact, antisemitism is irrational. Those of us with a background in Dispensational Biblical studies have a pretty good idea: God does not break His promises.

  • Quartermaster

    The hatred is satanic and Satan has every intention of preventing God from keeping His word.

  • Quartermaster

    All commenters with a longhaired cow for an avatar are cowist.

    Eat more beef!

  • RS

    I skipped to the end. God wins. #spoiler : )

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