“just five days after the attack, a student in a Rutgers Student Bar Association (SBA) chat posted a terrorist propaganda video”
This is huge. The Student Bar Association isn’t the glee club.
The ACLJ reports:
VICTORY: Rutgers University Disbands Student Bar Association for Violating Its Own Rules and Targeting Jewish Students With Vile Antisemitism
Ever since the U.S.-designated terrorist organization Hamas unleashed a brutal attack on our closest ally, the State of Israel, last month, a number of antisemitic campus groups have stood up to defend the terrorists, including by denying that Hamas did the very things they proudly and openly filmed themselves doing. This depraved antisemitic support for an organization whose charter literally calls for the extermination of every Jewish person in the world – including on American campuses – is both shocking and terrifying. Jewish students watching the mass denial of the slaughter of their people were and are rightly terrified.
The ACLJ is fighting back, and we have just scored an important win.
On October 12, just five days after the attack, a student in a Rutgers Student Bar Association (SBA) chat posted a terrorist propaganda video that cruelly denied the atrocities Hamas had committed and accused the State of Israel of “staging” everything. Our client, a member of the SBA, asked why he would share the video in an SBA chat when it was unrelated to the SBA or Rutgers, and the individual explained that he was “clearing up some information about Palestine” and that he was, in fact, spreading the video widely in other group chats as well. There are approximately 52 people on that chat, and there is no expectation of privacy for matters unrelated to the agenda of the student government.
That same day, responding to a call from the National Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) organization (a group that has already been credibly accused of providing material support for terror), the Rutgers SJP group planned to host a protest on campus supporting Hamas. To be clear, the SJP Toolkit that Rutgers SJP was following called for schools to host events on Thursday, October 12, as part of a national “day of resistance” and explicitly defined that resistance to include violence and even murder. The Toolkit made clear that the people participating in this “day of resistance” did not consider themselves merely in solidarity with the fighters on the ground, i.e., Hamas, but rather “a PART” of that movement and its efforts – those efforts that include the torture, rape, and murder of Jews. Indeed, SJP was widely seen to be acting at the behest of or in coordination with Hamas’ simultaneous call for a global “day of rage.” Across the country, Jewish students were scared for their lives, and predictably, a number of SJP events across the country have become violent and dangerous. That very day at Rutgers, an anonymous poster on Yik Yak wrote a public message saying, “Palestinian protestors there is an Israeli at AEPI go kill him.” Since that time, the author of the post has been arrested.
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