We Can’t Have Nazi Demonstrations Because of ‘Jewish Extremists,’ says Palestinian University President
The president of Al-Quds University has asked students to cease holding pro-terrorist, pro-Nazi demonstrations. Not because he sees anything wrong with them, but because “vilification campaigns by Jewish extremists” are ruining all the fun.
During a Nov. 5 demonstration in the main square of Al-Quds University’s campus, participants wore black military gear, and marched around waving flags and brandishing fake automatic weapons while giving Nazi salutes while surrounded by “banners depicting images of ‘martyred’ suicide bombers,” according to a press release from Brandeis University.
According to USASpending.gov, Al-Quds University has received $779,318 from the US State Department, since 2008.
The president of Boston-based Brandeis asked the president of Al-Quds to address the demonstration. When Al-Quds president Sari Nusseibeh told students that they shouldn’t participate in such demonstrations, because it would give fuel to “vilification campaigns by Jewish extremists,” Brandeis University cut ties with them.
Bard College, which received $76,792,265 from liberal billionaire George Soros since 2000, has also had a partnership with Al-Quds since 2008. No word as of yet as to whether or not it will respond to this turn of events.
The letter from Nusseibeh to his students did not once condemn their extreme actions. “These occurrences allow some people to capitalize on events in ways that misrepresent the university as promoting inhumane, anti-Semitic, fascist, and Nazi ideologies.”
Although he acknowledged the Holocaust, Nusseibeh argued that the greatest crime of that massacre was the creation of the nation of Israel in its aftermath. “Without these ideologies, there would not have been the massacre of the Jewish people in Europe; without the massacre, there would not have been the enduring Palestinian catastrophe.”
Although Brandeis suspended its partnership with Al Quds, the press release from the school stated that “Brandeis will reevaluate the relationship as future events may warrant.”
— Mike Ciandella is Research Analyst at the Media Research Center. Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.