David Horowitz—chairman and founder of the David Horowitz Freedom Center—took credit today for posters appearing on Washington, DC, and Southern California area campuses linking anti-Israel activism on those campuses to Hamas terrorism.
The posters were placed anonymously last week in a guerrilla campaign targeting the campuses of George Washington University and American University in Washington, DC and those of UCLA, UC-Irvine and UC-San Diego in Southern California.
The posters identify two campus organizations—Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and the Muslim Students Associations (MSA)—which spread propaganda created by the terrorist organization Hamas and agitate for the destruction of the Jewish state. One poster depicts a bloody knife and a series of photos of children who are training to become anti-Israel terrorists. The caption reads: “Students for ‘Justice’ in Palestine: Supporting a Culture that Teaches Children to Slaughter Jews.”
A second poster pictures terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed in a targeted U.S. military strike in 2011, identifying him as an "MSA Terrorist” who served as the “Head of al-Qaeda in Yemen” and also as the “President [of the] MSA [at] Colorado State.” Awlaki is not the only former MSA president to go on to leadership positions in al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups.
A third poster targets the anti-Israel, Hamas-inspired Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, known commonly as BDS. Alongside an image of a bloody knife stabbing a Star of David, it says: “The Real BDS: Boycott, Divest, Stab”
The hashtags #SJPJewHaters and #StoptheJihadonCampus are printed on each poster.
The posters are part of a larger Freedom Center campaign titled Stop the Jihad on Campus (www.stopthejihadoncampus.org) which seeks to raise awareness of how anti-Israel terrorists have infiltrated American universities, spreading terrorist propaganda and messages, with university funding and support.
The campaign recently published a report on the 10 Top American Universities Most Friendly to Terrorists. These universities include Brandeis University, Columbia University, Harvard University, UCLA and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. The full report on the Top 10 Universities and images of all the posters are available on the campaign website, www.stopthejihadoncampus.org.
“On virtually every major university campus in America, organizations exist whose leadership is dedicated to spreading the propaganda lies of Hamas designed to weaken and delegitimize the Israeli state, and promoting Hamas campaigns like Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) whose goal is its destruction,” explained David Horowitz. “Our goal in placing these posters on prominent campuses across America is to expose the true motivations of these terrorist proxy-groups and challenge their genocidal propaganda.”
“These terrorist support groups are afforded campus privileges, including university offices and the right to hold events on campus grounds that would be denied to any other group that preached hatred of ethnic groups or supported barbaric terrorists who slaughter men, women and children as part of a demented mission to cleanse the earth of infidels,” continued Horowitz, who identified MSA and SJP as “The chief campus sponsors of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, inspired by Hamas, whose goal is the economic strangulation of the Jewish state.”
The David Horowitz Freedom Center, founded in 1989, is a not-for-profit organization located in Los Angeles, California. The Center is a School of Political Warfare whose mission is to identify the enemies of free societies like America and Israel, and devise ways to defeat them. To carry out this mission, the Center publishes Frontpagemag.com, JihadWatch.org and TruthRevolt.com. These sites are visited by more than 3 million readers per month. The Center also operates a website, DiscoverTheNetworks.org, which is an encyclopedia of the political left that receives more than 6 million visits per year. The Center operates a number of other programs including, the Israel Security Project run by Caroline Glick, Jihad Watch, run by Robert Spencer, and the campaign, www.StoptheJihadonCampus.org. The Center is currently publishing a nine-volume series by David Horowitz called The Black Book of the American Left.