The University of Texas at San Antonio is making a splash in the news after giving the boot to Jewish group The David Horowitz Freedom Center after they posted up flyers exposing anti-Semtism from both professors and students.
Campus Reform has the details:
The David Horowitz Freedom Center, a think tank run by Jewish conservative David Horowitz, posted fliers at UTSA in late March as part of a nationwide campaign to expose the anti-Israel student group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP).
Some of the posters included explanations of the links between the terrorist organization Hamas and SJP, while others quoted SJP members who have made anti-Semitic comments on social media and in public, such as, “How many Jews died in the Holocaust? Not enough.”
An April 2 letter from UTSA’s chief legal officer claimed that the postings were “in violation of the UTSA Handbook of Operating Procedure,” ordering the center to “cease and desist any illegal or unauthorized activities on the UTSA campuses” and threatening legal action if it did not comply.
The letter also stated that since the center “is not affiliated with this university” and “had no reasonable business to conduct when [it] posted the unauthorized fliers,” both it and its members are “being issued a Criminal Trespass warning” and “are barred and forbidden from entering or remaining on any UTSA properties.”
“We have been banned from the University of Texas at San Antonio for exercising our free speech rights to warn the UTSA community that a campus organization, SJP, is an agent of a designated terrorist organization from which it receives funding and whose terrorist propaganda agendas it serves,” David Horowitz said in a press release. “Yet UTSA sees fit to ban our organization and our posters which reveal the truth about SJP’s terrorist ties and motivations.”
According to a recently released pamphlet from the center, “SJP: Neo-Nazis on Campus,” UTSA graduate student Nour Rafati made numerous anti-Semitic comments including “Hitler memes are the funniest” and “I <3 my Holocaust pic.”
Rafati also allegedly advocated violence against Jews, retweeting a post from another user declaring, “Sometimes I just wanna slap a thousand Jews.”
According to the pamphlet and a screenshot from pro-Israel watchdog Canary Mission, Rafati was at one time a member of UTSA’s SJP, though she no longer appears as a member of the Facebook group.
Canary Mission also profiles Lojain Saadat, who is currently listed as a member of SJP, highlighting such social media posts as a tweet warning that “The yahood [Jews] are watching to see the Arab worlds reaction to closing down Al Aqsa so that they can take it down” and another tweet declaring that “Israel’s Operation Protective Edge is really Operation Kill All Palestinians.”
Anti-Semitism is pretty thick on college campuses these days because in the twisted ideology that makes up progressivism Israel is a colonialist nation that’s looking to commit genocide against the Palestinians.
This, of course, tends to overlook the reality that Palestine is largely populated by radical Islamic terrorists who have launched all kinds of insane knife attacks on civilians, bombings, shootings, and all sorts of issues for years now.
Silencing the group instead of taking on their allegations only serves to point out the school’s guilt, but that doesn’t seem to be a problem for those involved.