MEF Special Report, UCI Under Siege: Amir Abdel Malik Ali Among Anti-Israel Speakers at University of California-Irvine May 7-10
by Winfield Myers • May 7, 2012 at 2:33 pm
Amir Abdel Malik Ali
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A small sampling of his anti-Semitic remarks reveals the tenor of this year's events:
· Malik Ali advised against meeting with "Zionists," because:
· Boasts that, "The enemies of Islam know that when we come back to power we're gonna check 'em."
· Claims that, "[T]he Israelis were in control of 9-11," which "was staged to give an excuse to wage war against Muslims around the world."
· Insists that Israelis ought to return, "to Germany, to Poland, to Russia. The Germans should hook y'all up. You [Israelis] should go back to Germany."
· Predicts that, "When it's all over, the only one standing is gonna be us [Muslims]."
This week's other scheduled speakers further confirm the event as an anti-Israel propaganda fest. We will be filing daily reports on the events.
Monday, May 7: Ben White, an ardent supporter of the Boycott/Divestment/Sanction (BDS) movement who regularly contributes to such radical-left publications as the Electronic Intifada, the Guardian's Comment Is Free blog, and the New Statesman, offers a "Beginner's Guide" to Israeli "apartheid" and on "Shattering Israel's Image of Democracy."
Wednesday, May 9: Hatem Bazian speaks Wednesday evening. The UC Berkeley senior lecturer is an endorser of the Israel Divestment Campaign, a signatory to the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, and a committed anti-Israel propagandist and activist. In 2011, Bazian participated in the "Never Again for Anyone" campaign, which coincided with International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Its purpose: to draw a connection between the Holocaust and the Arab-Israeli conflict, with Israelis cast as the new Nazis and "Never Again" transformed into the Palestinian rallying cry.
Thursday, May 10: Osama Shabaik, one of the "Irvine 11," speaks at noon; that evening, other members of the group convicted of conspiracy to disturb a lawful meeting and the disturbance of the meeting are featured. Eleven of the radical group's members or friends were convicted in 2011 for disrupting Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren's lecture. As a result, UCI banned the MSU for a quarter and placed on probation for two years.
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