Then when I took part in Free Speech Week at Berkeley recently, all hell broke loose, very much like prewar Germany.
“Women’s March Organizers Accused of Anti-Semitism to Visit College Campuses Next Month,” by Rachel Frommer, Washington Free Beacon, September 30, 2017 (thanks to L K):
Women’s March co-organizers who have been accused of anti-Semitism are scheduled to appear at two college campuses next month.
Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez, and Bob Bland will be heading first to Johns Hopkins University, to open the Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium, a 50-year-old celebrated student organization.
The Oct. 2 panel discussion at Johns Hopkins will be followed up by an Oct. 11 appearance, sans Bland, at the University of South Florida.
The topic at USF will be “intersectionality and divestment,” according to the announcement from USF Divest, an anti-Israel coalition of students and faculty.
The leaders of the Jewish Student Association at Johns Hopkins, Aaron Pultman and Serena Frechter, co-wrote an open letter expressing their respect for free speech, but noting that “these women hold some views that we … find deeply disturbing.”
“[They] have a history of anti-Zionist comments and celebration of self-proclaimed anti-Semites. Some of them deride Zionism as inherently oppressive and declare that one cannot be a Zionist while supporting equality in the U.S., directly excluding many members of our community from their fight for equality,” wrote Pultman and Frechter. “Their claims transcend what is considered acceptable discourse. Furthermore, as Jews we are especially troubled by their embrace of leaders such as Louis Farrakhan, an avowed anti-Semite. We believe that praising Hitler and peddling in conspiracy should disqualify someone from being touted as an inspiration.”
As the leader of the Nation of Islam, Farrakhan “has built a legacy of divisiveness as the leading anti-Semite in America,” according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). He has called Adolf Hitler “a very great man,” and has often commented on Jewish “control” of U.S. power structures.
The Women’s March activists have expressed their love and support for Farrakhan on social media.
Additionally, Mallory eulogized brutal Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, writing, “Your legacy lives on!”; Sarsour has a well-documented track record of inflammatory remarks about reformers of Islam and Zionists, including comparing the latter to white supremacists, and has supported Palestinian terrorists who murdered Jews; and Perez has written of her “love” for a Black Panther convicted of the attempted murder of six police officers….
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