By: Morton A. Klein
May 24, 2010
ZOA Praises ADL For Joining ZOA’s Call: UC Irvine Chancellor Should Denounce Muslim Student Union’s Anti-Semitic Speaker And Revoke Group’s Charter
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In a press release issued on May 14, 2010, the ADL criticized Malik Alis speech on the previous day, in which he called Jews the new Nazis, confirmed that he supports Hamas, Hezbollah and jihad, and called for an end to the apartheid state of Israel. The ADL characterized his speech as border[ing] on incitement. Hamas and Hezbollah are murderous Jew-hating terrorist groups that are on the U.S. State Departments list of terrorist organizations.
In criticizing the UC Irvine leadership for its feeble response to the Muslim Student Union and its programs, Kevin OGrady, the ADLs Orange County Regional Director, said, How long must we hear Malik Ali support terrorism, express hatred of Jews and call for the destruction of the State of Israel before the University is willing to denounce him and those who invite him and sponsor his speech at Irvine? The ADL told Chancellor Drake that his actions have not been enough; the Chancellor must issue a strong public statement condemning this bigot and the Muslim Student Union that annually sponsors his vile speech. . . . The MSU has consistently violated the campus code of conduct. Enough is enough!
Morton A. Klein, the
We fear that calling Jews Nazis and Israel an apartheid Nazi state that shouldnt even be spoken to could, G-d forbid, incite physical violence against Jews and Israel supporters on the campus. After all, if Jews are Nazis and Israel is an apartheid Nazi state, then it would be a moral imperative to physically fight Jews and destroy Israel. As noted historian Paul Johnson said in his best-selling book, A History of the Jews: One of the principal lessons of Jewish history has been that repeated verbal slanders are sooner or later followed by violent physical deeds. Time and again over the centuries anti-Semitic writings created their own fearful momentum which climaxed in an effusion of Jewish blood.
University officials must do whatever they can to stop immediately the hatred against Jews and the Jewish State. What on earth is Chancellor Drake waiting for?