A UC Berkeley senior, and self-proclaimed devout Muslim, who is also a venomous supporter of the jihad against Israel and member of several Islamic supremacist groups with links to jihad terror has been nominated to become the University of California student regent for the 2014-2015 academic year.
The University of California’s governing board is poised to vote Wednesday on a new student member who would be the first Muslim to hold the post and whose nomination is being vigorously opposed by some Jewish groups. UC Berkeley senior Sadia Saifuddin, 21, was picked from a field of 30 applicants to serve on the UC Board of Regents during the 2014-15 academic year. The board will vote after its meeting begins at 9 a.m. at UC San Francisco’s Mission Bay campus.
Examiner David Horowitz and Jeffrey Wienir of FrontPageMag wrote an open letter to oppose the nomination of Sadia Saifuddin as a University of California student regent for 2014-2015. The authors assert that her confirmation in this prestigious role would be a ‘dangerous precedent to encourage escalated anti-Semitism on campus, which is already a big problem in the UC system.’
Saifuddin is a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood front group, Muslim Students Association (MSA), as well as Students for Justice in Palestine. Last year, Tiffany Gabbay of TheBlaze exposed some egregious examples of how radical Islamists, including the Muslim Brotherhood, are ‘infiltrating American government,’ many of whom have ties to the MSA.
It is not difficult to find examples of Saifuddin expressing her disdain for Israel. In an Op-Ed for The Daily Californian in April, the student regent nominee made a thinly veiled comparison of those who oppose the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) of Israel movement to ‘white supremacists’.
Saifuddin is an ‘active participant in the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement,’ which was described only yesterday by the Anti-Defamation League as a movement which ‘seek[s] to demonize Israel, delegitimize Israeli policy and, in its most extreme forms, promote the destruction of the Jewish character of Israel in an effort to turn public opinion against the Jewish state.’
In March, a report compiled by Dr. Harold Brackman for the Simon Wiesanthal Center referred to the BDS movement as ‘a thinly-veiled, anti-Israel and anti-Semitic ‘poison pill,’ whose goal is the demonization, delegitimization, and ultimate demise of the Jewish State.’
According to FBI statistics, the vast majority of religious hate crime victims are Jewish. Susan Abram from the Huffington Post reported in November that California leads the United States ‘in vandalism, harassment, and assault against Jews,’ followed by New York, New Jersey and Florida. Amanda Susskind, regional director of the Pacific Southwest Region of the ADL noted that tragically,
‘The continuing trend we see is schoolchildren being victimized either at school, online or on playgrounds with casual epithets…Kids are more willing to call out anti-Jewish slurs.’