Of Zionist Vultures, Sharks, and Jew Haters of Bard College
It's easy enough to laugh at this primitive world view until you realize that these outlandish charges are part and parcel of a well-coordinated attack on the legitimacy of the Judaism and the Jewish state
Of Zionist Vultures, Sharks, and Jew Haters of Bard College
As you must know by now, a Coptic Church in Alexandria Egypt was bombed during a midnight mass on New Year's eve. Twenty-two parishioners were murdered, 96 injured, disfigured and maimed. The massacre is obviously the work of The Muslim Brotherhood in alliance with al-Qaeda, whose mission it is to liquidate Christianity in the Muslim world.
But because the Arab Muslim world exists in a medieval haze of willful ignorance and self-induced psychosis, the chattering classes are blaming the Jews for the slaughter.
A coalition of Egyptian lawyers accused Israel of being behind an terror attack in Alexandria that killed 22 members of the Christian Copt sect attending midnight mass on New Year's eve, Army Radio reported Monday.
"The Mossad carried out the operation in a natural reaction to the latest uncovering of an Israeli espionage network," the lawyers accused at a rally in memory of the victims, organized by the Egyptian Bar Association, according to the report.
Of course, Iran has no doubts who was behind this massacre, because:
...it goes without saying that no Muslim, whatever their political leanings may be, will ever commit such an inhumane act.
Just ask Joy Behar or Whoopi Goldberg.
Attacks on churches in Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq and Tunisia can be analyzed in the context of a Zionist scenario aimed at driving a wedge between Muslims and Arab Christians.
Never mind that an Islamic cleric in Mauritania issued an edict justifying the Christmas bombing:
A religious edict signed by a Mauritanian cleric linked to Al-Qaeda’ s late leader in Iraq and posted to jihadist websites appears to legitimise the deadly New Year’s Eve attack on a church in northern Egypt. The edict, signed last month by Abu al-Mandhar al-Shanqiti, urges Muslims to avenge the alleged imprisonment in a convent of two Egyptian women after they converted to Islam.
And never mind that as the dead and dying lay in the streets, Muslims were chanting Allah Akbar:
Eyewitnesses confirmed that security forces guarding the church withdrew nearly one hour before the blast, leaving only four policemen and an officer to guard such a big church and nearly 2000 people attending the midnight mass. “Normally they would have waited until the mass was over,” said el-Gezeiry. He also commented on the Muslim’s schadenfreude at the massacre at the church, who were heard chanting “Allah Akbar.”
Blame the Jews is the coin of the realm in the Muslim world.
Can it get any crazier?
How about sharks?
It's easy enough to laugh at this primitive world view until you realize that these outlandish charges are part and parcel of a well-coordinated attack on the legitimacy of the Judaism and the Jewish state. If a people is convinced that sharks and vultures do the bidding of the evil Jews, then it's easy to convince them that the IDF has just killed an Arab woman with tear gas.
Of course, as has been amply demonstrated, the death of this Arab woman is just another hoax, a blood libel against the Jews.
The virus of Jew-hatred is almost unstoppable once it gets rolling, and on American college campuses, where liberals/progressives/leftists are always anxious to hop aboard the most fashionable cause, Jew-hatred, under the guise of anti-Zionism, has reached a fever pitch.
At Bard College, Jew-hatred has been officially institutionalized by college president Leon Botstein. Like most progressive liberals, Botstein has internalized the eliminationist Jew-hatred of the Arab Muslim world, thus he has devolved into an all too familair figure on the Jewish left: a useful idiot and a worthy successor to the Judenrat.
New York State's Bard College has a campus chapter of the terrorist-supporting International Solidarity Movement with the support and approval of the college President, Leon Botstein.
Botstein has decided to allow the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), a group that openly admits it works with State Department designated terrorist groups such as Hamas, the PFLP, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, to set up shop on his campus using campus facilities and student activity money to train ISM activists to go to the West Bank and interfere with anti-terror operations of the Israeli army, as well as to act as human shields for Palestinian terror groups.
This enabling of the ISM by Bard and Botstein is actually against the law; Executive order 12947, enacted in January, 1995 stipulates that unlawful organizations committed to disrupting the Middle East peace process (like assisting Hamas to run weapons to Gaza by sea) are to be closed down. Hamas was specifically listed on the order as a specially designated terrorist organization in the same order. Their Hamas charter calls for not only destroying Israel, but wiping the Jewish people off the world map.
The Amit Counter Terrorism Center in Israel recently released a report used by the Knesset in Israel about the ISM confirming it is a terrorist supporting movement. The Palestinians, of course, do have campus propaganda chapters all over the US college scene that usually call themselves names like Students for Justice in Palestine, General Union of Palestine Students or are part of the Muslim Students Union. These are affiliates of the ISM but those chapters usually engage only in propaganda and street theater. Bard's ISM chapter is a different animal entirely.
The Bard ISM chapter is the only one that is known to exist today in the US on a college campus. While Bard's does engage in propaganda, even promotes the boycott of Israeli and Jewish businesses and institutions like other anti-Israel campus groups, Bard ISM is the actual ISM by its own admission on its websites. They recruit human shields and send them to go to the West Bank and interfere with the IDF. They raise money that makes its way over to the Palestinians. They train students in how to interfere with anti-terror operations of the IDF and how to liaison with terror groups to work against Israel in what is euphemistically called "resistance" that can include throwing rocks or Molotov cocktails at IDF soldiers.
Solomonia has the entire story and it is chilling example of intellectual and academic depravity.
I graduated from Bard College in 1973, grateful for the education I received in film and art. But years later, when Bard awarded an academic honor to the Arab terrorist and Jew-hater Edward Said, I wrote a letter of protest to Bard, requesting that my name be removed from their mailing list. Ever since then, I have urged alumni to close their check books to Bard, and I have counseled at least a dozen Jewish high school graduates not to attend this terrorist-supporting institution.