(Cross-posted at JDU.)
In response to the SFSU story, Geoffff has a few words:
"My heroes have always killed invaders".
T-shirts with the face of Baruch Goldstein on sale" ". the only ‘peace’ I’m interested in is the head of this f—ing scum on a plate, as well as the heads of all others like her, and all others who support the invaders. The Liberation of Israel from the river to the sea can only come through the destruction and decimation of this Muslim plague and it can’t possibly come soon enough."Geoffff is, for those of you who may be unaware, referring to the genocidal rantings of Muhammad Hammad, the president of the General Union of Palestine Students at San Francisco State University who said this on a social media site, referring to an innocent Jewish female Israeli soldier:
I could go on.
A guy with an Uzi saying "I seriously can not get over how much I love this weapon. It is the deadliest thing I own and cuts through bodies like swiss cheese and just holding it makes me want to shoot an invader".
Can you just imagine?
What would the university's reaction to that? Not to mention the media. Not to mention the Jews. All Jews everywhere.
Of course we can't imagine. That is because such a thing is impossible.
I’m sitting here looking through pictures of that f—ing scum (name removed to protect the soldier) … Anyone who thinks there can be peace with animals like this is absolutely delusional, and the only ‘peace’ I’m interested in is the head of this f—ing scum on a plate, as well as the heads of all others like her, and all others who support the IDF. The Liberation of Palestine can only come through the destruction and decimation of this Israeli plague and it can’t possibly come soon enough.The double-standard is obvious.
The bottom line is that the students associated with GUPS, and other San Francisco State University political student organizations, called for murder.
Yes, they most certainly did.
"My heroes have always killed colonizers" is nothing less than a call for murder and I fail to understand how it is that the university can fund student organizations that quite literally call out for murder, if not genocide.
Who are these "colonizers" in need of killing?
San Francisco State University is funding student organizations that are calling out for blood. Well, whose blood? I feel reasonably certain that when a Palestinian Arab student in an organization like the General Union of Palestine Students holds up a sign declaring that "colonizers" should be killed that he means Jews.
Who else could he possibly mean?
It is clear as day and for the university to do nothing sends the message that calling for the murder of the tiny Jewish minority is within university standards of student behavior.
Have we really come to the point where calling for the murder of Jews is acceptable to San Francisco State University?
It is hard to imagine, but there it is.
It is a wake-up call and we sure as hell better wake up.
Dusty at Pro-Israel Bay Bloggers and San Francisco State Unbecoming asked me what should we do?
What is the next step?
Dusty knows activism, and the Bay Area Jewish community, better than do I, but it seems to me that the thing to do at this point is to contact the university and simply ask them what measures the university has taken given the fact that they are funding student organizations that recommend violence and murder?
President Wong claimed to be "disturbed" and "dismayed" and "concerned" about this call for violence by students at his university.
Therefore we simply need to discover just what his office has done in regards those concerns.
Therefore we need to call:
SFSU, University Communications
Associate Vice President
415 - 338 - 6990
It's easy enough. I called her yesterday and am hoping that she will return my call. If not, I will call her back.
You might also, of course, consider dialing up the office of the president of the university:
Mr. Leslie Wong
Phone: (415) 338-1381
I am still hoping that the university took some measures concerning this issue. My fear is that they will simply stonewall, thus affirming the idea that calling for murder by student organizations funded by the university has their approval.
It is simply not right and the larger Bay Area community, and the world-wide Jewish community, needs to let them know that we find this unacceptable, if we find it unacceptable.
I certainly do.