Anti-Israel Beat Poet Serves Up Misinformation at Portland State
by IPT News • Nov 19, 2012 at 3:38 pm
Student groups on campuses across the country are organizing anti-Israel protests and events. At one such event on Friday, Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER) at Portland State University (PSU) hosted anti-Israel rapper/beat poet Remi Kanazi, Victoria Taft reports.
In a video of the event originally recorded by Daylight Disinfectant and referenced by Taft, Kanazi performs a rap titled "Normalize This!" during which he states that "Zionism is a real demographic threat," and calls for a "right of return."
Friday's event comes as no surprise to those who have closely followed PSU. While appalling in its disregard for facts, Taft notes that the state university has a long history tolerating anti-Israel activism and anti-Semitism on campus.
"This is a school which stood by and did nothing when swastikas were scrawled on posters for a pro Jewish event on campus...[and] stood by as one of the most notorious anti Jewish speakers, Jamal Badawi, came to campus in the guise of a "family event," Taft writes.
Read more about PSU and Friday's SUPER event here.