Then why is a Muslim group that calls for the extermination of and violence against Jews allowed to spew their anti-Semitic hatred on university campuses all over America?
Canary Mission – American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)is a leading anti-Israel organization founded by UC Berkeley professor Hatem Bazian, in 2006.
The organization pursues four main goals:
- University campus activism
- Lobbying congress
- Influencing intersectional politics
- Turning American Jews against Israel
AMP provides extensive assistance to the notoriously anti-Semitic campus organization Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)and supports the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)movement against Israel.
A 2019 Canary Mission investigation found AMP’s nationaland local leadership to be rife with anti-Semitism and terror support.
“I believe in [the] holocaust. One of my fav parts of history.” – Leena Yousef, AMP-Chicago
“If you work with the yahood [jews] idc if you’re Muslim or atheist you’re a kalb [dog] and you deserve the worst in life.”- Mohamad Habehh, AMP-NJ
“We will resist until we get our freedom without your BS negotiations ! #كلنا_حماس [#We_Are_All_Hamas].” – Ahmad Aburas, AMP-NJ
AMP has developed a close strategic partnership with the far-left Jewish, anti-Israel organization IfNotNow (INN).
If Not Now’s leadership took the decision to partner with AMP beginning in 2017. Since then, INN leaders have pushed their members to collaborate with some of AMP’s most anti-Semitic professional activists, including:
Taher Herzallah– AMP’s Associate Director of Outreach and Grassroots Organizing. He has celebratedand incitedviolence against Israeli Jews, spreadan anti-Semitic conspiracy theory and was arrestedtwice for anti-Israeldisruptions. INN leaders invited him to train their members and led protests together with him in 2017and 2018.
Neveen Ayesh– the executive directorof AMP-Missouri, has advocated for violence against Jews, said being Jewish was a “#crimeworthyoftherope” and called to “burn” Israelis into “ashes.” In July 2018, three INN activists who staged a “walk off” from a Birthright Israel trip conductedan exclusive livestream conference call with Ayesh.
Hatem Bazian– AMP founder, has spreadclassic anti-Semitism, deniedJewish peoplehood and compared Israel to Nazi Germany. He statedhis personal approval of the partnership, declaring at an event co-hosted by the groups that “...AMP and IfNotNow are coming together,” in May 2018.
In June 2019, INN revealed they now share AMP’s pivotal goal to influence American politics.
While AMP’s strategy has been to lobby congressman who attend their annual Palestine Advocacy Day, INN leaders announcedtheir attempt to directly influence 2020 United States presidential candidates. The group employed six full-time activists to follow the summer campaign trails of various Democratic candidates and lobbythem to take a position against “the occupation.”
In addition, INN co-founder Max Berger, positioned himself as a Director of Progressive Partnerships for U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign. Berger, an avowed anti-Israel activist, recently came under firefor a 2013 tweet exposed by Canary Mission, in which he remarked that he would be “friends with Hamas.”
Despite AMP being anti-Semitic to its core, INN leaders are more than happy to collaborate with them.