Growing Threat to Jews on Californial Campuses

From Arutz Sheva:

Two University of California professors warn that Jewish students face greater dangers as Muslim extremist organizations grow in campus influence.

In an article on, Leila Beckwith and Tammi Rossman-Benjamin – Professor Emeritus at the UCLA and Lecturer at the University of California Santa Cruz, respectively – write of the growth of Al-Awda, the presence of the Muslim Students Association or Muslim Student Union in nearly 600 North American colleges and universities, the activities of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), and more.

“Many of the activities of these groups specifically harass and intimidate Jewish students,” they write, and “it is not inconceivable that these groups’ anti-Semitic discourse and hostility could escalate into incidents of physical violence. Nevertheless, California administrators have been unwilling to respond to, or even acknowledge, the threats that Jewish students face on their campuses.”

Those who attack Christians and conservatives as racist or anti-Semetic as some kind of reflex but who refuse to issue more than the most tepid, non-specific response to genuine attacks against Jews are neither liberal nor progressive. They are moral cowards, the type who cheer on the schoolyard bully in the hopes that they won’t be next to get punched.

To those who genuinely take a stand against Muslim-on-Jew intimidation and violence, whatever your political views, we thank you.


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