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Anti-Israel George Mason group plays race card on Pres for opposing boycott

Anti-Israel George Mason group plays race card on Pres for opposing boycott

Upset at tweet “Universities exist to build bridges of understanding, not to blow them up”

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George Mason University apparently has an active anti-Israel group.  It has proclaimed the achievement of boycotting Israeli hummus, and staged a walkout on a commencement speaker with close ties to Israel.

The propaganda-named Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) now is playing the race card against GMU’s President, who tweeted his opposition to the academic boycott of Israel:

There’s no racism in those tweets.

Except that the SAIA say that the reference to “blowing up” relationships is a racist referral to all Palestinians as bombers, GMU President Cabrera’s Racist Tweet Opposing Academic Boycott:

His line that “Universities exist to build bridges of understanding, not to blow them up” insinuates that being in solidarity with Palestinians is on par with terrorism. Not only is this metaphor racist and distasteful, but it was also irresponsible. Supporters of the academic boycott are endangered when their activity is distorted through fear mongering. Cabrera’s use of damaging language is a blatant response to the support GMU SAIA received from faculty as a result of the NO HONOR IN APARTHEID campaign. His response is only a small part of the national “McCarthyite” campaign to destroy the positive learning environments student organizations have created regarding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on campuses. While academic integrity is often cited as a value of the administration, Cabrera’s rhetoric serves to limit discussion, exploration, and academic freedom around critical issues. While President Cabrera’s support for Israeli apartheid is no secret, his allegiance, to the best of our knowledge, is linked to position and profits.

Why does the anti-Israel group assume that referring to blowing up relations among universities is a reference to Palestinians blowing themselves up in cafes, buses, pizza shops and Passover Sedars?

Isn’t jumping to that conclusion revealing of SAIA’s own assumptions about Palestinians, more so than reflecting anything GMU’s president suggested?

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If the shoe fits…

Not sure how race plays into this, but religion sure does. Blowing stuff up is the trademark of one particular “religion”. Don’t like that fact? Tell your fellow travelers to quit blowing stuff up.

>>”His line… insinuates that being in solidarity with Palestinians is on par with terrorism.”

Yeah. What’s your point?

Not A Member of Any Organized Political | January 7, 2014 at 11:36 pm

The Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) is blantantly RACIST.

To be against a race of people – called Israelis – is plain, naked RACISM, and the Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) is racist racist racist.

Palestinians and Israelis are not “Races” they are ethnicities. Semetic is the race (descendants of “Shem”?), and lo and behold, both Arabs and Jews are Semetic peoples….Not withstanding that there are obvious cultural differences within the ethnic diversity.

These students are plain ignorant of reality, let alone “racist”

The whole point of a dog whistle is: If you hear it, you must be a dog.

When you throw a rock over a fence, the dog that barks is the one that got hit.

The morons said: “being in solidarity with Palestinians is on par with terrorism”. Let me fix that: “being in solidarity with Muslims in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza is on par with supporting terrorism because they use terrorism as their weapon against Israel.

“Why does the anti-Israel group assume that referring to blowing up relations among universities is a reference to ‘Palestinians’ blowing themselves up in cafes, buses, pizza shops and Passover Sedars?”

The short answer: this is because the anti-Israel group knows that blowing up people and things is what the Muslims do.

The long answer: see the short answer.

“insinuates that being in solidarity with Palestinians is on par with terrorism. Not only is this metaphor racist and distasteful, but it was also irresponsible.”

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LOL. And true. Don’t forget that part.

When Palestinians stop boasting that they love death more than life, stop strapping suicide bombs onto their children, and stop dedicating themselves to the annihilation of a nation, then I’ll stop calling them terrorists. But not until then.

“Why does the anti-Israel group assume that referring to blowing up relations among universities is a reference to Palestinians blowing themselves up in cafes, buses, pizza shops and Passover Sedars?”

Because the inference is obvious and appropriate?

Angel Cabrera’s tweet “Universities exist to build bridges of understanding, not to blow them up” hit too close to home for the anti-Israel group Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA):

“…His response is only a small part of the national “McCarthyite” campaign to destroy the positive learning environments student organizations have created regarding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on campuses.”

Boycotts and the exclusion of others are positive learning experiences? If Jews are left out of the “learning environment” then what “positive” have you learned? And, from what evil authority did you learn this from? Oh, the PA. That’s right.

Embrace, not exclusion, will blind the reproach that seeks to remove the ‘other’ from your sight.

TrooperJohnSmith | January 8, 2014 at 12:59 pm

So, now being anti-Antisemitic means you are a racist against Palestinians, many of whom are various ethnicity and parentage?

Aren’t we now conferring some razor-edge racial differences on what are essentially an polyglot assemblage of people calling themselves “Palestinian”?

Is this an attempt to make Palestinian a RACE?

So…. Can we Texans also become a race?

“Hey, Obama don’t like Texas! He’s a ray-ciss!”

Joseph Farnsworth | January 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm

The notorious Kevin MacDonald riffs:
http://www.radixjournal.com/journal/2013/12/28/remaking-the-right
“IS THE LEFT GOOD FOR THE JEWS?”

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