"We support free speech, and we seek to maintain a safe and tolerant campus."
As part of its Stop the Jew Hatred on Campus program, the David Horowitz Freedom Center has been putting up anti-BDS, anti-terrorism posters at schools notorious for fostering groups like Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) that support terrorism. One of those schools is Brooklyn College, where actions such as storming a faculty meeting with demands for “Zionists off campus” or support for anti-Israel terrorism are facts of everyday life. Check out the Freedom Center's profile of the school's terrorist-supporting activities here.
One of the posters (see above) depicts Raja Abdul Haq, a Brooklyn College student and BDS supporter. The poster contains a quote from Haq stating “It’s very important to always remember that Western colonial powers are as guilty as Israel…especially the USA.” Israel has always been the canary in the mine for the holy war that radical Islamists have declared on America and the West.
A second poster depicts a gun-toting Hamas terrorist holding the strings of a puppet labeled “American Muslims for Palestine” which in turn controls a marionette labeled “Students for Justice in Palestine.” Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is described as “The chief sponsor of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish activities on campus.” Hamas is identified as “A terror organization pledged to wipe out Israel” (a goal explicitly stated in the Hamas charter) while AMP is the “Hamas-created chief organizer and funder of SJP.” The poster also depicts shadowed bodies lying in pools of blood, illustrating the bloody deeds of Hamas’s campaign of terror against the Jews. The poster contains the hashtag #JewHatred and the Freedom Center’s website, www.HorowitzFreedomCenter.org.
A third poster created by the Freedom Center asks sardonically, “Do you want to show your support for Hamas terrorists whose stated goal is the elimination of the Jewish people and the Jewish state?” and answers the question with “Join us! Students for Justice in Palestine.” The poster then lists the names of student and faculty leaders on campus who promote the genocidal Boycott Divest and Sanctions movement against Israel.
Earlier this week the Freedom Center posters were put up overnight at Brooklyn College and subsequently taken down, as Brooklyn News 12 reported, after which Brooklyn College released a statement saying, in part,
We support free speech, and we seek to maintain a safe and tolerant campus for our students, faculty and staff. We also do not permit public defacement or illegal postings on our property.
But they permit anti-Israel hatred to thrive.
Check out the short Brooklyn News 12 video about the incident here.