The jihad being waged on college campuses is quite literal in some instances. All posts today will expose what’s happening in campuses across America. via After Brandeis and Syracuse, a US school decides to stay with Al-Quds | JPost
The US university with the closest ties to Al-Quds University, Bard College in New York, has announced it will continue its partnership, despite two other American colleges severing ties with the Palestinian school.
The decision by Bard – announced late on Friday in a statement to The Jerusalem Post – came only days after Brandeis University and Syracuse University formally ended their ties with Al- Quds, after a rally held by Islamic Jihad on the Al-Quds campus, which its president, Sari Nusseibeh, did not initially condemn.
In the days following Brandeis’s decision to end its ties with Al-Quds, divisions have emerged on the Massachusetts school’s campus about whether the university overreacted to images from the protest, which showed people in military garb trampling on Israeli flags near posters of suicide bombers.
The protesters held up their right hands in a Nazi-style salute, but observers have pointed out that such a salute does not necessarily connote Nazi allegiance.
After news broke of the rally, Brandeis publicly called on Al-Quds to condemn the protest, while Bard remained silent on the issue until asked for comment more than two weeks later.
School officials said Al- Quds has held private conversations with officials from both Brandeis and Bard in the past few weeks.
The events of the past week have surprised even one of the top American scholars on higher education institutions’ overseas expansions. Kevin Kinser, the chair of the department of educational administration and policy studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York, said the decision to fully sever ties between universities is extremely rare. He also said he was surprised by Bard’s decision not to criticize Al-Quds’s actions.
“It’s the kind of thing that you don’t see that often; for a US institution to take that kind of principled stand against a partnership with another institution,” he said, adding that the Nazi-style of the salutes is a “fairly extreme event that also ties directly to the foundation of Brandeis as originally a Jewish university.”
When notified of the Bard response, Kinser wrote in an email that “I would have expected a more forceful rejection of the protest itself.”
The rally was organized by the Al Quds branch of the Islamic Jihad group (though it was joined by much of the rest of the student body that joined the jihadi storm troopers in marching on an Israeli flag) and followed two other demonstrations sponsored by Hamas to honor suicide bombers at the school.
…If much of the discussion about the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians on college campuses and throughout the rest of the American liberal world seem so skewed it is not just because Israel is often unfairly smeared as an “apartheid state.” It is also because many Americans simply don’t know the first thing about contemporary Palestinian culture.
But the point about campus activities at Al Quds is that there is nothing exceptional about large groups of students demonstrating their hate for Israel and their devotion not to Palestinian nationalism but its extreme Islamist adherents such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad that call for the death of Jews. Such groups are not just welcome at Palestinian schools but an essential part of the fabric of student life as well as the general culture.
Thus, the shock here is not that Brandeis (if not Bard) has been alerted to the true nature of their partner and even a respected front man like Nusseibeh. Rather, it’s that it never occurred to anyone in authority at Brandeis that this was the inevitable result of any cooperation with Al Quds.
It is common knowledge among counter-terror experts that Al Quds is a hotbed of Hamas support and activity to extent that it hosts the Abu Jihad Martyrs Museum, a celebration of Palestinian terrorism.
According to a 2007 report by Palestinian Media Watch:
Al Quds hosts student branches of Hamas and Islamic Jihad on campus.Campus activities honor terrorists, past and present.
Campus activities advocate terror as legitimate “resistance.”
Al Quds University property is used for Hamas assemblies.
Al Quds administration members join in terror group events on campus.
Al Quds university participates in and sponsors off campus activities honoring terrorists.
The liberal, jihad sympathizing indoctrination is filtering down to high schools and grade schools now as well.
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