Pro-Israel Penn State Students Assaulted for Putting up ‘Palestinian Wall of Lies’


This article is reprinted from The Blaze.

The Collegian of Penn State reports:

A 10-by-10-foot sign drew conflict and crowds of more than 50 people outside the HUB-Robeson Center Thursday afternoon.

The sign, part of a demonstration by the Penn State chapter of Young Americans for Freedom, was titled “The Palestinian Wall of Lies.” It featured two large silhouettes of men with guns and outlined 10 “lies” the group believes Palestinians propagate.

YAF President Samuel Settle led the demonstration, handing out pamphlets and attempting to strike up conversation with passersby.

“Many people have hatred for Israel and that’s why this is important,” Settle (junior-political science and history) said. “People need to look at the facts.”

But the demonstration didn’t go without opposition.

One student — who fled the scene before providing comment — yelled obscenities at Settle and the rest of the group, calling it “terrible” and proceeding to kick the group’s box of handouts across the sidewalk.

Other students simply shook their heads. Some even laughed.

One student’s opposition to the sign took an aggressive turn. In the video below, a pro-Palestinian student gets into an argument with the YAF demonstrators about the sign. Near the end, the pro-Palestinian student’s frustration and anger reaches a bit of a boiling point, causing him to reach for the camera and then kick a box belonging to the YAF demonstrators across the quad-like area.

The YAF president, Samuel Settle, describes the incident in his own words:

Today, members of the Penn State Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) set up a Palestinian Wall of Lies outside of the HUB Student Center at the University Park campus. The demonstration began shortly before 1:00, and received an almost immediate hostile reaction from two nearby Arab students. The students described the Wall as “bullshit” and “a f***ing lie,” but were initially nonviolent.

Shortly afterwards, the Wall began attracting significant attention, including from a reporter and photographer with the Daily Collegian student newspaper. Most of the reception was positive; in particular, a group of Israeli students came around to express their support. At this point, one of the two Arab students came back around and began arguing with the YAFfers and Israelis, using abusive language and saying, “I have a problem with Israelis.”

The argument lasted for about 3 minutes, during which the aggressor became increasingly aggravated, ultimately demanding that the YAFfers stop filming him. His request was refused, at which point he lunged for, but missed, the camera I was holding. He then kicked over a crate full of YAF pamphlets and stormed off. A photographer from the Collegian was present at the time.Although this display was disappointing, it was not surprising. This was the only student to actually become violent, but many other students from the MSA came by at various points to verbally denounce the Wall, and often to personally insult those present. None of these people were able to point out a single error on the Wall, and they dispersed once it became clear that they were being filmed.

On whole, the event was a great success. As mentioned, with the exception of some MSA members, the Wall seemed to get a mostly positive reception. Several of the students indicated that they were extremely pleased to see a counter-balance to the anti-Israel narrative frequently promoted on campus.

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  • http://www.facebook.com al-Kidya

    Typical reaction…as soon as they begin to realize they're losing the argument, because the truth is revealed to them, they resort to anger.

  • logdon

    Classic Muslim supremacist.

    He doesn't like what he see's and hear's so attempts spurious argument including falsehood and lies.

    When that is exposed and he doesn't get his way he reverts to uncontrolled violence.

    This is the pattern whether in Palestine, Islamabad, London, Paris or as demonstrated here, in America.

    Narcissistic psychopathic behaviour encouraged by a belief system which deems all else false and all others aggressors seems to me the only way of describing this.

    The truly sad part is that our moral equivalence allows it to flourish.

    • Dick

      What do you expect from a people who, for 1300+ years, have promoted child marrages within the family (1st cousin, under 14yrs old).

      Without a doubt, 57+ generations of inbreeding is beginning to show!

      I'ts likely why their society, in general, chooses to live in the stone age. They ceased to progress a thousand years ago.

      If left alone, they will become a seperate species!

      I say, let them!

  • Jim

    Penn was at fault for not providing protection to all concerned. All these schools have campus police. It appears that the college did not instruct the Campus police to keep order.

    This is not uncommon especially when conservative groups are under assault.

    The same actually applies to non college towns or cities when conservatives are under assault.

    The look the other way by all such entities should become a major issue and a cause.

  • SoundDoc

    Muhammadans mimic their lone prophet throwing a childish fit when they do not get their way. Narcissistic personality disorder; ; Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements) Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love Believes that he or she is "special" and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions) Requires excessive admiration
    Has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations
    Is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends Lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others Is often envious of others or believes others are envious of him or her
    Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes Often mild to moderate paranoia, that others are out to do him in.

    YES, THAT MUHAMMAD FOR SURE

  • Amused

    maybe it's time to kick some butt .

  • Baet

    The dude did say he supports a two-state solution. Give him some credit

  • jgreene

    Muslims can not stand up to the Truth about Israel. This Wall of Lies about Israel should be on every college and University campus in the United States.

    Where are all the Jewish students?

  • Norm

    As a PSU alum will the university expel this student or send him before a disciplinary board? If the situation was reversed and the protesting group had a leftist view point you can bet this student would have been arrested before he crossed over College Ave.

  • Habu

    Will Happy Valley become Univ of Wisconsin, full of extremely radical students and faculty members who relish in shutting down free expression and free speech? It would seem the greater the truth the more violent the reaction ,not philosophic reflection.

  • Kafski

    It is a shame that the YAF use the word freedom as part of their name. The state terrorism by Israel is well known across the globe except for those who are blinded. No one in his mind will think otherwize. This is not about being a moslim or chrestian. It is about being humans. I read those responses and it shows how little brains some people have whose hatered have blinded their site. It is time to live in peice and stop the agression that will only yeild reactive agression.

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