Muslim students and their left-wing sympathizers are stoking the flames of hatred for Israel, Jews, and America based on lies and Islamic propaganda.
The anti-Israel hostility that had been raging for years on American campuses came to a head during Operation Cast Lead, whereby the situation on North American campuses deteriorated dramatically. Pro-Palestinian groups held vehement anti-Israel protests along with graphic outdoor theater performances demonstrating the perceived brutality of Israeli soldiers against Palestinian civilians. These protests weren’t just against Israel but also against the Jewish People. Around the world, synagogues and Jewish graves were desecrated and anti-Semitic chants were shouted at protests – even on the streets of America.
Instead of offering fair and objective views of the Middle East conflict, some professors are leading the charge against Israel, often taking advantage of their positions to express pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel views on campus.
In recent years, there have been numerous incidents on college campuses during which Jewish property was desecrated and Jewish students were assaulted. For example, in February 2008, four Temple University students used anti-Semitic language and assaulted two Jewish males, severely injuring one of them.
On American college campuses, many pro-Palestinian activists use unverified news stories and misleading information about the facts on the ground. One example of this is that during Operation Cast Lead, college students put forward the unverified story that Israel had hit a UN school in Gaza. Later reports proved that mortar shells fell in the street near the compound, and not on the compound itself. However, by that time, the damage had already been done as many students had already formed their opinions based on the original misinformation.
Who is behind this? Over the last twenty years, hundreds of millions of dollars have been poured into American universities by Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries which are hostile to Israel’s very existence, with the specific goal of influencing students’ views on the Middle East and Israel. The education that students in Middle Eastern departments are receiving is likely to be unbalanced and anti-Israel as a result of this direct line of funding.
The Muslim Student Association (MSA) organizes anti-Israel events on campus, often sponsoring events with radical speakers that support violence and suicide bombings. The MSA has foundational ties to The Muslim brotherhood, a group created with the explicit goal of implementing Sharia Law across the world. The MSA often works to advance one of the Brotherhood’s goals by advocating for the destruction of Israel.
Another of The Muslim Brotherhood’s aims is to destabilize the West. They believe in a “grand Jihad,” claiming that Western civilization needs to eliminated from within. The Brotherhood is not just fighting against Israel, but also against America and western countries that promote democratic values. CAMPUS INTIFADA