Chloe Valdary, an activist whom many of you have already come to know, wrote this missive to Students for Justice in Palestine, but it applies equally to most of the anti-Israel protesters out in force now.
The student organization Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is prominent on many college campuses, preaching a mantra of “Freeing Palestine.” It masquerades as though it were a civil rights group when it is not. Indeed, as an African-American, I am highly insulted that my people’s legacy is being pilfered for such a repugnant agenda. It is thus high time to expose its agenda and lay bare some of the fallacies they peddle.
• If you seek to promulgate the legacy of early Islamic colonialists who raped and pillaged the Middle East, subjugated the indigenous peoples living in the region, and foisted upon them a life of persecution and degradation—you do not get to claim the title of “Freedom Fighter.”
• If you support a racist doctrine of Arab supremacism and wish (as a corollary of that doctrine) to destroy the Jewish state, you do not get to claim that the prejudices you peddle are forms of legitimate “resistance.”
• If your idea of a righteous cause entails targeting and intimidating Jewish students on campus, arrogating their history of exile-and-return and fashioning it in your own likeness you do not get to claim that you do so in the name of civil liberty and freedom of expression.
There’s more to the full piece in the context of the civil rights movement, but an important point is that Muslims are a regional majority pretending to be a minority. They’re a supremacist group that discriminates against everyone in the countries they rule over while pretending to be oppressed here.
In the US this pretense depends on cultural appropriation, on claiming that they’re the new Jews, the new Blacks, the new etc…
It’s obnoxious especially when you consider that the Saudis only abolished slavery in 1962 and that Jews continue to be their targets.