Radical Islamism on Display in Campus Frays
May 14, 2010 at 2:17 pm
It's been quite a week for radical Islamists on college campuses to show their true faces.
The British cultural magazine Standpoint neatly summarizes two episode, starting Monday at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Writer David Horowitz gave a talk about Israeli Apartheid Week at UCSD. During the question-and-answer session, a woman identifying herself as a member of the Muslim Students Association (MSA), challenged Horowitz.
She objected to Horowitz linking the MSA to the Muslim Brotherhood and terrorist organizations such as Hamas. Horowitz responded by challenging her to condemn Hamas. She refused, stating: "Are you asking me to put myself on a cross?"
Horowitz recounted a speech at another college, during which he challenged MSA members in the audience to condemn Hamas or Hizballah. None would. During the q&a session, Horowitz asked the campus MSA president to condemn Hizballah.
"And he said, 'Well, that question is too complicated for an answer.' So I said, 'Okay, I'll put it to you this way. I am a Jew. The head of Hizbollah has said that he hopes that we will gather in Israel so he doesn't have to hunt us down globally. For or against it?" Horowitz asked the UCSD student.
"For it," she replied.
The next day, Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who has caricatured the prophet Muhammad, was attacked during a talk at a Swedish university. A protester attacked him and broke his glasses. Police arrested several people in the crowd, while others screamed "Allahu Akbar" (God is Great.)
University officials said they would "not likely" invite Vilks back to campus because of the disturbance.
On Thursday, radical Islamist Amir Abdel Malik Ali spoke at the University of California, Irvine as part of "Israeli Apartheid Week," a program put together by the Muslim Student Union.
During the question-and-answer session following his speech, Malik Ali said he supported Hamas, Hizballah and Islamic Jihad and explained why students should not hold dialogue with "Zionists."
"You Jews. You wouldn't sit down with Nazis for tea and cake," Malik Ali said. "Y'all the new Nazis."
The message in each episode is disturbing and hateful. But at least the players showed people their true faces.
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