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Berkeley’s Safe Space for Jew-Hatred

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism

“In the Hadith, the Day of Judgment will never happen until you fight the Jews,” Hatem Bazian reportedly declared, “until the trees and stones will say, oh Muslim, there is a Jew hiding behind me. Come and kill him!”

That was in 1999.

Two years later, Bazian had co-founded Students for Justice in Palestine. Three years later, 79 members of his new SJP hate group were busted for disrupting a Holocaust Remembrance Day event.

At a rally to protest their arrests, Bazian told the mob to look at all the Jewish names on the buildings, “take a look at the type of names on the building around campus — Haas, Zellerbach — and decide who controls this university.”

Time hasn’t mellowed Bazian.

Last year, the Islamist racist, who has done everything from defending an anti-Semitic mural, to accusing Jewish students of being ‘Zionist’ spies to fundraising for a Hamas front group, tweeted a stereotypical meme of an Orthodox Jew with the text, “Mom, LOOK! I IS CHOSEN! I CAN NOW KILL, RAPE, SMUGGLE ORGANS & STEAL THE LAND OF PALESTINIANS YAY #ASHKE-NAZI.”

Even UC Berkeley’s administration condemned Bazian’s “unacceptable anti-Semitism” while continuing to accept him. And now, Hatem Bazian has been appointed to Berkeley’s Peace and Justice Commission. The Commission, whose mission is finding peaceful alternatives to war, now includes a Hamas supporter.

Perhaps Bazian can help the Commission figure out “just” and “peaceful” ways of killing the Jews.

After Trump’s victory, the Commission had urged that Berkeley become a “Community in Resistance.” Instead it’s become a community of hate. Its leaders obsessively attack Trump while avoiding any inconvenient mirrors that might force them to look their own bigotry in the eye.

In 2016, Berkeley had the fifth highest hate crime rate of California cities. Berkeley’s mayor attempted to blame these numbers on Trump, but in a leftist city where 90% voted for Clinton and more people voted for BDS socialist Jill Stein than for Trump, It isn’t the Trump supporters who are committing the hate crimes. Hatem Bazian embodies Berkeley’s tolerance and support for racism and anti-Semitism.

During Bazian’s hateful heyday, anti-Semitic hate crimes had climbed shockingly in Berkeley.

“Two orthodox Jews were set upon and beaten, the Hillel center had a brick thrown through its window, and several synagogues received bomb threats. Flyers comparing the Israeli army to the KKK appeared around campus, and several had ‘kill Jews’ scrawled on them. The conditions were serious enough that many Jewish students removed their yarmulkes so that they would not be the next targets,” David Horowitz had written back then.

Read the full story from Front Page Mag

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