Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Anti-Semitism at UC Irvine

The Muslim Student Union (MSU) at the University of California, Irvine is hosting a series of lectures in May 2009 featuring anti-Semites and anti-Israel speakers. The series, titled "Israel: The Politics of Genocide," included presentations by Imam Amir Abdul Malik Ali, the anti-Semitic leader of the Sabiqun movement, and former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. British MP George Galloway is expected to speak on campus later this week.

The most provocative of the lectures delivered so far were Malik Ali's two presentations on May 14 during which he stated that "Zionists" are "the new Nazis," "the party of Satan," and that "Zionism must be destroyed." He dedicated one of his presentations to the claim that the recent hate crimes legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives was in fact a conspiracy to consolidate Zionist control over the American people by criminalizing criticism of Israel and questioning the historicity of the Holocaust. Malik Ali received positive feedback from the audience of MSU members and supporters, Organizers standing behind Malik Ali held a large banner that read: "Death to Apartheid," implying that Israel is an apartheid state.

For more on this year's events, check out: http://www.adl.org/main_Anti_Israel/Anti-Semitism+at+UC+Irvine.htm

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