WARNING: Just what America doesn’t need – another Hamas-supporting Muslim joining radical Congressmuslims Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar in the the US Congress. Iymen Chehade, who states that his main platform is to gain support for so-called ‘Palestinian justice’ and elimination of the the Jewish state by changing the narrative in America to show Muslims as victims, not aggressors, and changing US policy in the Middle East. (Gee, and here we’ve been thinking our representatives go to Washington to change things that would benefit Americans)
Israellycool (h/t Marvin W) While the Chehade’s of the world like Tlaib and Omar whine that the “Zionists” have political power, they seek it themselves. And not for the good of America or the world.
Iymen Chehade [Hamman Iymen Chehade] is an adjunct professor of Humanities, History and Social Science at Columbia College Chicago (COLUM) and a lecturer at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago (SAIC). Chehade is the faculty advisor to both Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and the Israel-hating Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) chapters at COLUM. He has also been a speaker at the National SJP Conference.
Chehade supports the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement and uses his classroom as a platform to promote BDS. Chehade has also promoted BDS “in front of congressmen and diplomats” on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
Canary Mission On April 28, 2015, Chihade tweeted “support these extraordinary Palestinian Women at Columbia…@Justice4Rasmea,” and linked to an event featuring convicted terrorist Rasmea Odeh. Odeh was a key military operative with the terrorist group the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). In 1969, Odeh masterminded a PFLP bombing that killed two college students in a Jerusalem supermarket. Odeh also attempted to bomb the British consulate.
SJP is a student organization engaged in anti-Israel activity on North American college and university campuses.The first chapter of SJP was founded in 2001 at the University of California at Berkeley by Professor Hatem Bazian. Bazian has spread classic anti-Semitism, reportedly promoted religious anti-Semitism and defended the Hamas terror group. In 2004, Bazian called for “intifada” in America.
SJP organizes anti-Israel campaigns, including running annual Israel Apartheid Weeks, often in collaboration with Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and Muslim Students Association (MSA) campus chapters. SJP activists have reportedly physically assaulted, intimidated and harassed Jewish students, disrupted pro-Israel campus events and demonized pro-Israel campus organizations.
JVP, which generally employs civil disobedience tactics to disrupt pro-Israel speakers and events, consists of American Jews and non-Jewish “allies” highly critical of Israeli policies. A staunch supporter of the BDS movement, JVP claims to aim its campaigns at companies that either support the Israeli military (Hewlett-Packard) or are active in the West Bank (SodaStream).
The group is often criticized for serving as a tokenized Jewish voice for the pro-Palestinian camp and is widely regarded as the BDS movement’s “Jewish wing.” JVP denies the notion of “Jewish peoplehood” and has even gone so far as to refer to its own Ashkenazi (Jews who spent the Diaspora in European countries) leadership as “white supremacy inside of JVP.”
The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement was founded by Omar Barghouti in 2005 as an allegedly “Palestinian-led movement” to challenge “international support for Israeli apartheid and settler-colonialism.” The movement has been linked to numerous terrorist organizations and received a public endorsement from Hamas.
BDS initiatives include calling on institutions and individuals to divest from Israeli-affiliated companies, promoting academic and cultural boycotts of Israel and anti-Israel rallies and protests.