Boko Haram has announced its establishment of a caliphate and continues in its slaughter of thousands of Nigerians and its kidnapping of young women for use as sex slaves. Not a word of protest from American campuses.
The death toll in Syria is currently 70,000 murdered with over 2.2 million refugees, half of whom are children, who have fled to detainee camps in any neighboring country that will harbor them. American students are unfazed.
ISIL has announced its caliphate and has captured increasing territory in Syria and Iraq while attaining professional mastery in filming the barbaric beheadings and conflagrations which are now a staple of American t.v. news. They have successfully combined the dark ages with the most up to date cyber-access. College kids have no comment.
What has engaged these morally dormant minds? Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land and the pseudo-accusation of its apartheid - the excuse for the Boycott/Divest/Sanction Movement , energized by Arab money, leftist propaganda and radical student groups that openly endorse Hamas, the terrorist organization that calls for the murder of Jews worldwide. In the latest you-tube to show the degradation of acceptable standards of behavior at the University of California campuses, we can see the demonstration at U.C. Davis by Palestinian students shouting Allahu Akbar after a Jewish protest of the Student Body vote to boycott Israel. They were joined by the support of graduate students represented by the UAW Local 2865, the first labor union in the U.S. to make such a move, one that is in opposition to the International Auto Workers Union which disapproves of BDS. To emphasize their zeal, a Jewish fraternity house was defaced by a swastika to which the university’s reaction was to offer support and counsel to the members of the fraternity.
A significant part of the BDS movement involves the academic boycott of Israel which means that graduate students who are teaching will not be offering their students any of the advanced scientific research in which Israel leads the world. By this decision, the students at U.C. Davis have shown their kinship with ISIL and the Taliban who are similarly determined to forego knowledge in favor of primitive, totalitarian religious ideology. If for no other reason, one would hope that American students would take the ultimate offense at the chants of Allahu Akbar since those were the last words heard by the 3,000 victims of 9/11. One can only wonder how many of the supporters of BDS, so oblivious to the nightmarish history perpetrated by Islamists and unfolding before their eyes - including the massacre of school children, the execution of gay people, the stoning of women, the kidnapping and murder of journalists - can even remember what happened on that fateful day?
In a classic understatement, aka a cop-out, the School Chancellor of U.C. Davis has claimed that the student vote “does not reflect the position of U.C. Davis or the University of California system.” Regardless, the reputation of the school has now been tarred by its tolerance of hate speech and hate crimes and its confusion of those with their exact antithesis - academic freedom.
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