After weeks of dogged Algemeiner coverage of antisemitism at Rutgers University, we expected that the school’s president, Robert Barchi, would respond. But when he finally did, it left us astounded.
Speaking over the weekend at a town hall event sponsored by the student government, Barchi dedicated the first part of his remarks to the series of antisemitism scandals plaguing his campus. The first story related to Jasbir Puar, a women’s studies professor who has written a book accusing Israel of injuring Palestinians “in order to control them.” The second concerned Professor Michael Chikindas, who called Judaism “the most racist religion in the world,” and accused Jews — and not the Ottoman Turks — of perpetrating the Armenian genocide. The third called attention to the employment at Rutgers of Mazen Adi, an adjunct professor who formerly served as a UN spokesman for the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and who has accused Israeli officials of trafficking children’s organs.
Critics of the Nov. 28 event, which is titled “Anti-Semitism and the Struggle for Justice,” also say it is meant to justify anti-Zionism on the left, and not address the full range of threats facing Jews from the left and the right.
“In the Merah household, we were brought up with hating Jews, the hatred of everything that was not Muslim.”
Before a crowded ballroom at the Watergate Hotel, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan called on President Trump to repent for what Farrakhan called America’s mistreatment of black people over the centuries.
“America is a great nation but America needs to reflect on her sins,” Farrakhan told a gaggle of reporters and hundreds of supporters who showed up Thursday (Nov. 16) for an event billed as “a major message” to the Trump administration.
The ruling angered Jewish groups and others, who argued that it condoned anti-Semitism.
Kuwait Airways cancelled the passenger’s ticket for a flight from Frankfurt to Bangkok.
The Frankfurt court said the airline was respecting the laws of Kuwait, which does not recognise the state of Israel.
In France, any public mention of Muslim anti-Semitism can lead you to court. In February 2017, the scholar Georges Bensoussan was sued for “incitement to racial hatred” because he mentioned in a radio debate how vastly widespread anti-Semitism is among French Muslim families.
While Jewish symbols disappear from France, Islamic symbols proliferate, from burkinis on the beaches to veils in the workplace. Jews who have not fled France are trying to become “invisible”.
How things change: Later this month, the university will co-sponsor a panel on anti-Semitism that will feature, among others, Linda Sarsour, who opined that “nothing is creepier than Zionism,” praised Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and believes one cannot support the right of Jews to a homeland of their own and still be a feminist.
When Glamour magazine named pro-sharia, pro-terror antisemite Linda Sarsour one of the magazine’s ‘women of the year,’ it was a turning point for the left, a point of no return. Glamour and Vogue and Bazaar, long time standard bearers of fashion and beauty, have all but submitted. Like the Muslim mother holding down her young daughter for the ritual cut (female genital mutilation), the icons of beauty are now telling women subjugation, gender apartheid, creed apartheid, honor violence, arranged (forced) marriage (Sarsour’s marriage was arranged), Jew hatred is the new radical chic. The era where good is evil and evil is good – ugly is now beautiful.
Here we go again. Vicious Jew-haters are invoking the sharia-based motion M103, which singles out the criticism of Islam as a form of “Islamophobia,” to try to get me banned from my December Hanukkah talk. “Islamophobia” is sharia enforcement of the blasphemy laws under Islamic law — the term amounts to little more than the enforcement of Sharia in the marketplace of ideas.
The extent of this unambiguous Jew-hatred in the Labour party is now so bad that the Jewish Labour Movement is holding training sessions for party members to try to stamp it out.
Well good luck with that one. For the Labour party is still in denial about the deep roots of this scourge within its own ideology. It still wrongly believes that the examples which have publicly surfaced over the past few months are some kind of aberration. John Cryer MP, the chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party who described these tweets as “stomach-churning” and “awful”, demonstrated the problem when he said: “I have no idea why people who hold these views would want to be a member of the Labour Party”.
In recent years, the Democratic Party here in the United States has become the anti-Semitic party. Thankfully they aren’t anywhere near the Antisemitism of 1938 Germany, not even on the same planet. But left unchecked who knows what may happen.
The so-called alt-right is on a massive upswing that’s been exacerbated by the Trump administration and seeks to divide its victims at the very time they need to be united, say panelists at a seminar held by the Enhancing Social Justice Education Project at the Ontario Institute for Studies and Education (OISE).
‘Under the leadership of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canada has become a more dangerous place for Jews.”
The Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper, recently published a disgraceful article defending a Toronto imam who called for the genocide of Jews.
Ayman Elkasrawy is a former teaching assistant at Ryerson University and junior employee at his mosque, Masjid Toronto.
“O Allah! Count their number; slay them one by one and spare not one of them. O Allah! Purify the Al-Aqsa mosque from the filth of the Jews!” invoked Elkasrawy in a sermon in 2016. After video of his prayer surfaced, Elkasrawy backtracked, claiming that he misspoke.
The Toronto Star contends that Elkasrawy’s words were twisted.
What distinguishes the left these days is its compulsion to forego dialogue and portray conservatism as inherently evil, while giving a pass to progressives who engage in violence, intimidation, and public vandalism.
The American media has been straining mightily to link Donald Trump to the “Alt-right” and to blame conservatives for increased anti-Semitism and social unrest. Nevertheless, the uptick in partisan violence and anti-Jewish rhetoric these days seems to come more from the left than the right. This is not to ignore the actions of neo-Nazis, Klansmen, and right-wing extremists; but they don’t have sympathetic journalists portraying them as legitimate protesters or mainstream politicians rationalizing their conduct.
The Alt-right are also not instigating much of the conflict marring town squares and college campuses today. No, this is most often the work of progressive activists and groups, like the Antifa movement, who engage in confrontation and seek to suppress speech. And the epidemic of campus anti-Semitism is largely attributable to liberal BDS advocates, leftist faculty stooges, and Islamists – not neo-Nazis or white supremacists, who unlike progressives don’t have a symbiotic relationship with American academia.