In the jihadist quest to bring the holy war to America, college campuses have become the focus of the most overt support for terrorist organizations like Hamas.
During the most recent war in Gaza in the summer of 2014, numerous chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) together with some chapters of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) openly declared their support for Hamas’s unprovoked aggression against Israel, part of its ongoing campaign to destroy the Jewish state. In campus demonstrations, SJP followed the Hamas propaganda line, falsely accusing Israel of horrendous war crimes, reciting the names of Gaza’s dead over loudspeakers, and holding “die-ins” to protest Israel’s attempt to defend itself against the rocket attacks started and perpetuated by Hamas. As with every recent outbreak of violence involving Israel and its terrorist adversaries, Israel was responding defensively to military attacks from its neighbors who have pledged themselves to its destruction. In the case of Operation Protective Edge, the incitement was increased rocket fire towards Israel and the horrific kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers by Hamas members. Yet on American campuses, SJP and MSA portray Hamas and Palestinians as the victims, and defend their war crimes against the Jewish state.
American campuses are also one of the strongest supporters of the Hamas-inspired international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign which is designed to weaken and destroy the Jewish state. BDS against Israel has a long and brutal history. In 1933, Nazi collaborator Haj Amin al-Husseini, head of the Palestinian Arab Executive Committee, called for a boycott of the Jews living in the Palestine Mandate which was then controlled by Britain. Starting in 1945, 15 Arab nations initiated a boycott of Israel even before it was officially recognized, expanding this effort once it formally became a state. Leaders of these nations openly stated that their goal was the “liquidation of Israel.” These are the origins of the current BDS movement that has overtaken our campuses.
In America, 24 campuses have already passed resolutions supporting BDS against Israel and another 30 campuses have considered them. The chief sponsors of these resolutions are members of Students for Justice in Palestine and the Muslim Students Association, and their leftwing allies.
Hamas propaganda is also prominently featured on the anti-Israel ‘apartheid walls’ and displays created by SJP and MSA. This propaganda includes photos of dead Palestinian children and Hamas maps that fraudulently claim that there was a Palestinian state in 1947 that was subsequently infiltrated and occupied by Jews.