UCSD student and Hezbollah supporter supports genocide of Jews

In the I/P debate, all too often anti-Semitic racism rears its ugly head. Yesterday its biggest proponents were the Nazism, and the Communists soon followed. Today, its the Jihadists. This is clearly what is getting in the way of Middle East peace and an integral part of the jihadist ideology.

We thought we were safe from this in America, but we're not. Unfortunately, Jihadism is gaining ground as a credibile political idelogy, grounded sometimes in "anti-imperialism," despite calls for terrorist empire.

Now I'm not a fan of most of David Horowitz's views. however, as free speech is America's number one value, he does have a right to express his opinion, as did neo-Marxist pro-Islamists like Said and Khalidi.

During the question and answer period, he fielded a question from a young woman associated with UCSD's Muslim Student Association. Fairly or not, he asked the young lady whether she supported Hamas. She hedged. He then went on to say that he had recently asked another member of the MSA at a different campus whether that student supported Hezbollah. Horowitz claims that the student said that the answer to such a question was simply too complex. So Horowitz said the following:

‘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?

the young woman said that she is "for it."

While campus liberalism 50 years ago did help produce women's rights, civil rights gains and end the Vietnam war, sometimes it can get radical, and too radical which is not helping anything today. Today, its being on the far left just to be on the far left, Islamic terrorists and their supporters are falsely painted as "the oppressed," "colonized," blah blah blah. Israel is "Apartheid South Africa" and a "Nazi state." Colleges are supposed to be where people grow into maturity through knowledge, and now they are being hijacked. Its amazing how the college didn't do anything about her and how views are allowed to thrive like that.

Furthermore, we are seeing some student groups at college support murder against those who dare make fun of religions that aren't Christianity or Judaism.

For God's sake: WE SAW GENOCIDE CONDONED AND APPROVED BY ONE OF THE WORLD'S POTENTIAL "LEADERS!" What kind of college allows this?

Again, its amazing how the far left mirrors the far right in anti-semitism, anti-Americanism, and totalitarian tendencies. These contradict the true values of liberalism, of which I am a follower. Hezbollah, Hamas, etc. are not oppressed peoples, but are ideologues who oppress women, gays, minorities, etc. We must work to stop proliferation of pro-jihad views on campus, and fight bigotry and racism.

Tags: Israel, Palestine, Hezbollah, Iran, radical Islam (all tags)

Comments

16 Comments

ONE STUDENT? It's not worth a diary let alone one about the Islamophobe, David Horowitz.

David Horowitz's bigotry toward Islamic and Arabic peoples is so well known that when he complains of anti-Semitism, it diminishes its meaning.

by MainStreet 2010-05-16 07:16AM | 1 recs
RE: ONE STUDENT? It's not worth a diary let alone one about the Islamophobe, David Horowitz.

while I generally do not agree with his views, he has never called for the genocide of an entire ethnicity. the student has. Do you really like such views being associated with your side of the fight?

by Lakrosse 2010-05-16 07:54AM | 0 recs
RE: ONE STUDENT? It's not worth a diary let alone one about the Islamophobe, David Horowitz.

ONE STUDENT cannot represent anything but herself. You along with Horowitz is trying to make a federal case, as they say. In the world of international politics, you can find someone who will say anything about anything.

What's the point? It is meaningless to suggest that this woman represents anyone but herself. And to say she is on "our" is ridiculous.

Where is Strummerson?

 

by MainStreet 2010-05-16 08:51AM | 0 recs
Horowitz quoted a Hezbollah leader

, a man who was elected by people, and a representative of a party, which has too much Arab support, along with a lot of Iranian support, and some Westerners, like Norm Finkelstein, Noam Trotsky err I mean Chomsky, etc. support them, along with the sickos like the ISM, the anti-israel protesters in Europe, etc. She's very representative of anti-israel Palestine supporters, one can say.

by Lakrosse 2010-05-16 09:06AM | 0 recs
Clearly...

...the only solution is to kill them all.

Seriously, goofball, what do you hope to accomplish?  You clearly have some kind of Israel über alles fixation, and enjoy finding excuses to stomp your feet and be REALLY OUTRAGED.  You and MainStreet have a decent schtick, but I only click when I want a quick laugh.

by johnsonlong 2010-05-16 12:11PM | 0 recs
RE: do these remarks deserve a f... you. How dare you compare with lakrosse!

And anyone who would laugh at the plight of the Palestinian people should probably stay away. You're pathetic.

by MainStreet 2010-05-18 10:15PM | 0 recs
RE: do these remarks deserve a f... you. How dare you compare with lakrosse!

well your incessant ranting and the fact when you write diaries, you post like 10 times in them and I'm the only non-you poster sometimes is kinda funny.

by Lakrosse 2010-05-19 12:26AM | 0 recs
Lakrosse,

you're audience here does not give a shit about the Jewish people.

They did not care when the rockets were landing on S'derot and they do not care about the fact that the Jews of the Middle East have been under more or less constant attack since the 1920s.

The left is dead to me.

 

by Karmafish 2010-05-16 07:27PM | 1 recs
Try Red State or Right Wing News or Glenn Beck or the usual suspects.

The Jewish left wing is well represented here, thank you.

by MainStreet 2010-05-16 08:09PM | 0 recs
you don't have to be Glenn Beck

to condemn a person who supports rounding all the Jews up to kill them all, as the girl in the video does. I'm pretty sure ever Democrat, except Kucinich would condemn this girl and not personally want her at any institution of higher "education."

by Lakrosse 2010-05-16 08:39PM | 0 recs
RE: Lakrosse,

Mighty broad brush you have there my friend.

by jsfox 2010-05-16 08:36PM | 0 recs
RE: Lakrosse,

the breadth of one's brush is generally uncorrelated with the depth of one's arguments, and is proportional to the degree of one's frustrations.

 

was my brush broad enough ? =)

by Ravi Verma 2010-05-19 01:09AM | 0 recs
RE: Lakrosse,

I am puzzled by your statement...

Am I supposed to "give a shit about Jewish people" ?  If I do, will I have any shit leftover to care for any of the other causes that also demand my shit ?  Like...for instance, the Palestinian people ?

Will you then come here and accuse this audience of not giving a shit about Palestinian people...who have also been under more or less constant attack since the 1920s ?

 

Or, perhaps you believe that in the I/P conflict, it has only been the Jews who have been under attack ?

 

by Ravi Verma 2010-05-19 01:14AM | 0 recs
RE: Lakrosse,

the truth is that the Palestinian Arabs attacked the Jews first, in 1920 at Husseini's behest. The Jews tried not fighting back for too long, and they began to defend themselves.

Why can't you "give a shit" about both Jews and Palestinians? The Palestinians are not "oppressed" by anyone but themselves. All the Marxist Edward Said or Rashid Mislidi tripe won't change that.

by Lakrosse 2010-05-19 02:15AM | 0 recs
RE: Lakrosse,

Do you give a shit about the Palestinians ? 

From the tone and tenor of your diaries, it would appear not !!  I fully understand that Palestinians are oppressing themselves by, for instance, building walls and checkposts in their own land and bulldozing their own homes.

by Ravi Verma 2010-05-19 01:02PM | 2 recs
Weird diary

I couldn't really tell you what this student meant.  It seems implausible to me that she would be bashful about responding to a question about Hamas but then, a minute later, cheerfully volunteer that she favors the genocide of the Jews, so it seems likely to me that she meant something else.  I might have been annoyed in her shoes if I had asked a perfectly reasonable question - can you back up your claim that the Muslim Students Association is funded by the international jihad movement? - and instead of an answer I get this gotcha cross-examination game.  5 seconds with Google tells me that this student vehemently denies that she intended to express anything like support for genocide.

But let's put that aside, because I really don't care about this woman, and unlike David Horowitz I do not think that just because she wears a headscarf she is a spokesperson for Muslims everywhere.  You know what really struck me about this diary?

In like the third paragraph we learned that "free speech is America's number one value," a sentiment I can get behind.  And then by the end of the very same diary there is screaming indignation over the fact that a college - a public college no less! - could "allow" a student to express these views.  Wow!

Let me ask the diarist a question.  Do you know how common it is in this country to hear people casually remark, jokingly or otherwise, about a genocide of the Muslims?  How often do you hear people say things like "we need to wipe 'em out" or "that whole part of the world should just be a sheet of glass"?  My guess is that you've heard such things.  Heck, there was a guy who sang a little song about wanting to bomb Iran and one of the major parties nominated him for President.

My suspicion is that when you hear those remarks you don't especially think that the world is ending.  You probably don't report that friend to the authorities as someone who advocates genocide.  Assuming you think such rhetoric is over the top - which I'm giving you credit for - at worst you think that person is a little ignorant.

I think if you start thinking of this student as an individual who might be a little ignorant - as opposed to the spokesperson for the vanguard of Islamofascist jihad - you'll find that life goes on pretty much as before.  Look, let's take the worst-case scenario for what she meant.  I'll still say, wake me up when she gets elected President of Iran.

P.S. We can agree that Nasrallah is a bad guy, of course, but did he really say that?  I have a funny skeptical feeling.

by Steve M 2010-05-19 06:18PM | 2 recs

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