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University Of Tennessee: Jew Hatred On Parade
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE: JEW HATRED ON PARADE
“You dirty filthy Jew… Wish Hitler was still around to show you guys.”
October 19, 2016
On Tuesday night, the Freedom Center’s Stop the Jew Hatred on Campus (http://www.stopthejewhatredoncampus....ll-2016-report) campaign targeted Jew-haters and terrorist-supporters at the University of Tennessee with posters exposing the links between Students for Justice in Palestine and the anti-Israel terror group Hamas. While the majority of schools to make our list of the “Top Ten Schools Supporting Terrorists” (http://www.stopthejewhatredoncampus....ll-2016-report) are located on the East or West coasts, Tennessee is a significant but deserving exception.
The University of Tennessee at Knoxville has a highly active SJP chapter that hosts annual Israeli Apartheid Weeks on campus to demonize the Jewish state. Numerous members of the chapter have shared pro-Hitler and pro-terrorist comments on social media including “Wish Hitler was still around to show you guys,” “You dirty filthy Jew,” and “Hitler had a lot of great ideas.” Slogans on their most recent “apartheid wall” included endorsements of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and praise for terrorist violence against Israel.
UTK-SJP has also displayed the genocidal series of maps created by Hamas which falsely depict a mythical Arab Palestine in 1947 being overrun and colonized by Jews. In fact, there never was a nation named “Palestine” and Israel was founded on land which had belonged to the Turks (who are not Arabs) for the previous 400 years. UTK-SJP has hosted numerous anti-Israel speakers including BDS activist Allison Weir and pro-terrorist poet Remi Kanazi. UTK-SJP has also disrupted pro-Israel events on campus.
The Freedom Center’s poster operation distributed posters across the campus which exposed the organization Students for Justice in Palestine as a campus front for Hamas terrorists and the Hamas intermediary American Muslims for Palestine (AMP). AMP was revealed in recent congressional testimony (http://www.stopthejewhatredoncampus....pu_front_4.pdf) to be funneling terrorist dollars to Students for Justice in Palestine to support the Hamas-sponsored, anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign in America. Images of the posters hung at the University of Tennessee and at other campuses across the nation may be viewed here (http://www.stopthejewhatredoncampus....ters-fall-2016).
The posters are part of a larger Freedom Center campaign titled Stop the Jew Hatred on Campus (http://www.stopthejewhatredoncampus.org/) which seeks to confront the agents of campus anti-Semitism and expose the financial and organizational relationship between the terror group Hamas and Hamas support groups such as Students for Justice in Palestine. As part of the campaign, the Freedom Center has placed posters on several campuses including San Diego State University, Brooklyn College, San Francisco State University, and the University of California-Los Angeles. The campaign also recently released a report on the “Top Ten Schools Supporting Terrorists,” (http://www.stopthejewhatredoncampus....ll-2016-report) which may be found on the campaign website, www.StoptheJewHatredonCampus.org (http://www.israelmilitary.net/showth...d=1#post148211). The University of Tennessee is among the campuses listed in the Top Ten report. The section of the report demonstrating the University of Tennessee’s support of anti-Israel terrorists follows below.
2012-Present: Many UTK-SJP members have praised Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and made anti-Semitic and pro-terrorist comments on social media. In 2012, SJP member Mohamed Ali stated his admiration for Hitler in a tweet which read: “Had to write about a leader for DCL class. Wrote about Hitler. Cuz he’s a boss.” Fellow SJP member Eyad Hijr attacked a Jewish student on social media in 2014, stating “haha go kill yourself,” and “…I already hate you. You dirty filthy Jew. All your people do is f***ed s*** up. Wish Hitler was still around to show you guys.” Also in 2014, SJP member Hesham Annamer, who was later nominated for the board of the Muslim Students Association at UTK, wrote on twitter, “Hitler had a lot of great ideas. We need a guy like that in the White House.” In 2015, UTK-SJP President Stori Nuri tweeted the following anti-Semitic joke: “Jew test: Throw a penny. If they pick it up they’re a Jew.” The joke was followed by three laughing emojis.
SJP-UTK members have also praised anti-Israel terrorism on social media. Amira Sakalla, the founder of UTK-SJP, retweeted the announcement of another twitter user, “Today marks the 26th anniversary of the First #Intifada #Palestine” to which she added, “About time for another one…”
June 02, 2016: UTK-SJP added its name to a letter from SJP National protesting a decision by the San Francisco State University administration to investigate the actions of a pro-Palestinian group known as the General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS) who disrupted a speech by the Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, on April 6, shouting exhortations to terrorist violence. SFSU students involved in the protest entered the auditorium carrying Palestinian flags and wearing checkered kaffiyehs which are symbols of anti-Jewish terrorism. The demonstrators shouted “Intifada” - a call for terrorism against Israel’s Jews - and chanted “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!” a slogan calling for the obliteration of Israel (which is bounded by the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea) and its Jews. The letter stated: “We condemn SFSU President’s pledge to open a ‘full investigation’ into the protest and condemn the President’s pledge to prevent peaceful student dissent in the future. Such actions create a chilling effect undermining activism and freedom of speech for students advocating for justice and freedom in Palestine.”
April 04, 2016: UTK-SJP hosted an event featuring two students from Birzeit University and Al Quds University to speak about “their experiences as students under Israeli occupation as well as Israel’s systematic obstruction of Palestinian education and access to education.” Both Birzeit and Al Quds are well-known recruitment grounds for Hamas and both schools have hosted Hamas rallies.
March 02, 2016: SJP created and displayed an “Israeli apartheid” wall as part of Israeli Apartheid Week on campus. Slogans on the wall included the phrase “To Exist is to Resist” a justification for anti-Jewish terrorism. The wall also contained a series of Hamas propaganda maps purporting to show a non-existent Palestinian state in 1947 subsequently being overrun and colonized by Jews. These fraudulent maps were designed by Hamas to justify the extermination of the Jews, as called for in the Hamas Charter, and the destruction of the Jewish state. Statements on the wall further denigrated Israel – the only tolerant democracy in the entire Middle East – as an “Apartheid State” and supported the BDS movement. They included an appeal to the University to “de-shelve Sabra Humus” – an Israeli product – because it “profits off the Israeli occupation of Palestine.”
February 22, 2016: When the Judaic Studies program at Tennessee hosted a talk by Professor Michael Brenner on “The Idea of a Jewish State from Herzl to Netanyahu,” fifteen student protestors from SJP disrupted the event by holding signs with pro-Hamas sentiments such as “Israel is an apartheid state.” The protestors also distributed flyers which “defined Israeli occupation, pointed out the difference between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism and highlighted the undertones of ethnic cleansing inherent in the history of the state of Israel.”
October 25, 2015: UTK-SJP hosted the pro-terrorist poet Remi Kanazi. Kanazi has called Israel “a racist state built on stolen Palestinian land” and falsely claimed that Israel is “maintained through ethnic cleansing, occupation, bombing campaigns, draconian laws, settlements, outposts, colonizer roads, siege, blockade, chemical warfare, an apartheid wall, home demolitions, control of borders/imports/exports/water aquifers/air/sea/taxes/currency, the denial of family reunification, jailing of children, night raids, administrative detention, uprooting olive groves, restriction on movement, denying refugees the ability to return, and much more.”
April 18, 2013: UTK-SJP joined UTK’s political science department and several campus organizations to sponsor a talk by anti-Israel activist Allison Weir on “What the Media Leaves Out.” In her speech, Weir stated, “American taxpayers give Israel 8 million dollars per day… And yet most of us don’t know about that. I saw people being destroyed with American money. Americans don’t know they’re doing this to them. Our media doesn't tell us.” In fact US aid is used to provide Israel with anti-missile defenses against the 100,000 Hezbollah and Hamas rockets aimed at the Jewish homeland.
2013: SJP was created as an official student group at UT-Knoxville. The faculty advisor for the group at its founding was Dr. Brian Barber, who heads UTK’s Center for the Study of Youth in Political Conflict. Barber is a 1996-1997 grant recipient from the Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine, now called the Palestine Center, which is the educational arm of the Jerusalem Fund, an organization that holds regular events supporting the BDS movement to strangle the Jewish state, and condemning the “occupation” of Israel. The current faculty advisor is Dr. Drew Paul, a professor of Arabic language and literature.
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Tufts BDS supporters plan 'direct action' against Pro-Israel students
TUFTS BDS SUPPORTERS PLAN 'DIRECT ACTION' AGAINST PRO-ISRAEL STUDENTS
Tufts SJP labeled Students Supporting Israel “literally a hate group.”
Over the past two weeks, the David Horowitz Freedom Center has targeted chapters of the terrorist-funded organization Students for Justice in Palestine on ten campuses (http://www.stopthejewhatredoncampus....ters-fall-2016). On Tuesday night, posters exposing the links between Students for Justice in Palestine and the anti-Israel terror group Hamas went up around the campus of Tufts University in Boston.
Tufts University hosted the SJP National Conference in 2014 at which students were instructed how and when to take “direct action” against supporters of Israel. Tufts SJP has repeatedly supported anti-Israel terrorism in its published works and statements and holds an annual “Israeli Apartheid” hate week during which the Hamas-inspired BDS movement against Israel is promoted. Tufts SJP also attempted to delegitimize supporters of Israel by labeling the pro-Israel campus group Students Supporting Israel “literally a hate group.”
The Freedom Center’s poster operation distributed posters across the campus which exposed the organization Students for Justice in Palestine as a campus front for Hamas terrorists and the Hamas intermediary American Muslims for Palestine (AMP). AMP was revealed in recent congressional testimony (http://www.stopthejewhatredoncampus....pu_front_4.pdf) to be funneling terrorist dollars to Students for Justice in Palestine to support the Hamas-sponsored, anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign in America. Images of the posters hung at Tufts and at other campuses across the nation may be viewed here> (http://www.stopthejewhatredoncampus....ters-fall-2016).
The posters are part of a larger Freedom Center campaign titled Stop the Jew Hatred on Campus (http://www.stopthejewhatredoncampus.org/) which seeks to confront the agents of campus anti-Semitism and expose the financial and organizational relationship between the terror group Hamas and Hamas support groups such as Students for Justice in Palestine. As part of the campaign, the Freedom Center has placed posters on nine other campuses including San Diego State University, Brooklyn College, San Francisco State University, and the University of California-Los Angeles. The campaign also recently released a report on the “Top Ten Schools Supporting Terrorists” (http://www.stopthejewhatredoncampus....ll-2016-report) which may be found on the campaign website, www.StoptheJewHatredonCampus.org (http://www.stopthejewhatredoncampus.org/). Tufts University is among the campuses listed in the Top Ten report. The section of the report demonstrating Tufts University’s support of anti-Israel terrorists follows below.
June 02, 2016: Tufts SJP added its name to a letter from SJP National protesting a decision by the San Francisco State University administration to investigate the actions of a pro-Palestinian group known as the General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS) who disrupted a speech by the Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, on April 6th by shouting exhortations to terrorist violence. SFSU students involved in the protest entered the auditorium carrying Palestinian flags and wearing checkered kaffiyehs which are associated with anti-Israel terrorism. The demonstrators then proceeded to shout “Intifada,” a call for terrorism against Israel, and chanted “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!” a slogan advocating for the destruction of Israel.
The letter signed by Tufts SJP stated: “We condemn SFSU President’s pledge to open a ‘full investigation’ into the protest and condemn the President’s pledge to prevent peaceful student dissent in the future. Such actions create a chilling effect undermining activism and freedom of speech for students advocating for justice and freedom in Palestine.”
April 09, 2016: Tufts SJP praised Columbia University SJP for disrupting a talk by the Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barakat. According to an account posted by Columbia SJP, “We organized an action to shed light on his promotion of VIOLENCE, APARTHEID and ETHNIC CLEANSING of Palestinians.”
March 10, 2016: Tufts SJP held “Israeli Apartheid Week” on campus. During a demonstration, students distributed a publication called “Zintifada,” labeled on its website as “an independent publication of Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine,” which supported Palestinian terrorism and violence against Israel, stating that “violence is acted upon by the powerless by the powerful. Let us not only recognize the right of the oppressed to defy, but let us also stand as allies in their struggle.” http://tuftsdaily.com/news/2016/03/1...partheid-week/
March 04, 2016: Tufts SJP attempted to delegitimize supporters of Israel by labeling the pro-Israel campus group Students Supporting Israel “literally a hate group.” Such behavior is consistent with Hamas’s dictate to reject the “normalization” of relations with Israel and its supporters.
December 07, 2015: Tufts SJP held an event called “Palestinian Human Rights Now.” The Facebook graphic for the event featured an image of rockets with dollar signs dropping off a conveyer belt and the captions “US Taxpayers funded 670 million weapons for Israel between 2000 and 2009” and “During these years the Israeli military killed at least 2,960 unarmed Palestinians.” The poster made no mention of the numerous unprovoked rocket attacks by the Palestinians on Israel. There have been no unprovoked rocket attacks by Israel against Palestinians.
October 28, 2015: SJP members disrupted a “Taste of Israel” event held by the campus organization Friends of Israel by distributing flyers attacking Israel and labeling it an “apartheid” state. One flyer read: “Taste of Israeli Occupation” while another stated “Don’t dip into Israel apartheid.”
August 18, 2015: Two student organizations at Tufts, the Spoken Word Alliance at Tufts and Tufts Pan-African Alliance, added their signatures and support to the 2015 Black Solidarity Statement with Palestine. The statement endorses the Hamas-inspired BDS movement, demonizes and delegitimizes Israel, uses Hamas language to refer to the Israeli defensive action Operation Protective Edge as “last summer’s Gaza massacre,” and supports Hamas terrorism against Israel claiming that “US and Israeli officials and media criminalize our existence, portray violence against us as ‘isolated incidents,’ and call our resistance ‘illegitimate’ or ‘terrorism.’”
March 1-6, 2015: Tufts held Israeli Apartheid Week 2015 on campus. Events for the week included a panel on the “History, Tactics and Future of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions,” and a “Conversation with Tufts Professors on Palestine” during which activists accused Israel of “apartheid,” “colonialism” and “racism” - accusations meant to delegitimize and demonize the Jewish state.
March 04, 2015: Tufts SJP hung a banner promoting the film “The Lab” in the main campus dining hall with the caption “Israeli weapons tried and tested on Palestinians.” This statement and film support the “blood libel” propagated by Hamas that Israel deliberately murders Palestinians, when it is in fact responding to a seventy year unprovoked aggression by Arabs on the Jewish state.https://www.facebook.com/TuftsSJP/ph...type=3&theater
April 27, 2014: Tufts SJP staged a “die-in” on campus to protest an “Israeli Independence BBQ” which they claimed was held “on Nakba Day when hundreds of thousands were expelled or murdered 66 years ago.” The “Nakba” is an Arabic term meaning “catastrophe” which Hamas and its allies use to refer to the day of Israel’s founding. These are lies. Israel was attacked by five Arab states on the day of its creation, and the Arabs who fled did so at the behest of the Arab armies who promised them they could return when Israel was destroyed. Tufts SJP neglected to mention that on the day of Israel’s founding it was attacked by five Arab nations and that resulting deaths occurred in self-defense of the fledgling nation.
October 24-26, 2014: Tufts SJP hosted the Students for Justice in Palestine National Conference on campus. Panels held as part of the conference were designed to teach SJP activists how to take “direct action” to counter pro-Israel groups on campus. The conference program stated, “Presently, SJPs throughout the nation are pushing the limits of Palestine Solidarity, and understanding how civil disobedience works can strengthen any campaign’s pressure and salience… Understanding this tactic is crucial to a stronger and more versatile SJP that seeks to publicly challenge university administrations and student governments.”
A member of the national SJP steering committee which organized the conference, Ahmad Aburas, has publicly declared his support for Hamas on social media. One of the conference’s keynote speakers, Mohammad Desai, is the National Coordinator of BDS South Africa, and has defended South African BDS activists who chanted “shoot the Jew” at a pro-BDS protest.
March 05, 2014: As part of Israeli Apartheid Week demonstrations held on campus, Tufts SJP distributed mock eviction notices to student dorms which stated that “Eviction and demolition notices are routinely given to Palestinian families living under oppressive Israeli occupation for no reason other than their ethnic background.” In fact eviction notices are given to the families and supporters of terrorists who have actually carried out attacks on innocent civilians. Tufts SJP also constructed a mock apartheid wall and staged a mock eviction during which students were held blindfolded at gunpoint.
2010: The Tufts chapter of SJP was founded by Lucas Koerner who was later arrested for biting an Israeli police officer at the Jerusalem Day parade and who has compared Israel to Nazi Germany and stated that “Gaza is a concentration camp.” The organization’s motto supports the Hamas-inspired BDS movement and “resistance” which is a coded reference to Hamas terrorism: “Peace through justice. Equality through resistance. Humanity through BDS.”
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Saint Louis University: Islamic Stronghold
Saint Louis University: Islamic Stronghold
The campus's mistreatment of Col. Allen West for daring to say “radical Islam” is only the tip of the iceberg.
By Matthew Vadum[/url]
Founded two centuries ago, Saint Louis University began as a Roman Catholic institution, but given its antics in recent years, one could be forgiven for believing that it might be better classified as an Islamic university. The most recent example of this transformation took place last month when more than a hundred students, egged on by campus administration, walked out of a speech by black former congressman Allen West because he dared to use the phrase “radical Islam.” “Radical Islam” is the same expression that Muslim sympathizer President Barack Hussein Obama refuses to say. Obama, who claims to be a Christian, famously waxes poetic on the Muslim call to prayer, describing it as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.” With his head firmly planted in the sand, the president is also reluctant to label Muslim terrorist attacks as such, preferring to use the fuzzy abstraction “violent extremism.”[left]http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/264586/saint-louis-university-islamic-stronghold-matthew-vadum[/LEFT[/url]
At Saint Louis University the campus administration tried to dictate the contents[/url] of the national security-themed speech in late September sponsored by Young America’s Foundation (YAF), but West, an outspoken conservative who represented a Florida district in the U.S. House from 2011 to 2013 as a Republican, refused to buckle under pressure. An SLU administrator told conservative and Republican students promoting the event that advertisements for it could not contain the words “radical Islam.”
SLU president Fred Pestello called West a “provocateur” and said in an email to students that he stood in “solidarity” with them.
Student Claire Cunningham whined to the Riverfront Times about her hurt feelings.
“Our administrator made a request for him to tailor his speech to our community, and in response he made a lot of hateful comments about our students,” she said.
Outraged at the university’s intolerable meddling the retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who served in the Middle East wrote an op-ed asserting that he had been “censored” by the campus administration and labeled today’s college students who seek so-called safe spaces as “little cupcakes.”
I along with the YAF activists will not back down from this challenge. And if this is just a case of ill-conceived political correctness, we’ll rectify that. But, if this is a case of the influence of stealth jihad radical Islamic campus organizations such as the Muslim Student Association, an affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood, then you will be exposed. And I recommend to the President of St. Louis University, you do not want it known that a radical Islamic organization is dictating speakers on your campus — that is not the type of PR you really want.In his speech West discussed U.S. policy failures that have allowed Islamic terrorist groups to penetrate the U.S. and in some cases cover up terrorist attacks by describing them as outbreaks of workplace violence.
The terrorists don’t care about our partisan politics, he said, adding that “during 9/11, no one came in looking for Republicans or Democrats. They came looking to kill Americans.”
A 22-year military veteran who took part in Operation Desert Storm (1991) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003), West spoke of his experiences dealing with Islamic terrorism, explaining that “the greatest enjoyment I had was working with the Afghan army to make sure little Afghani girls could go to school.”
The walkout itself was staged political theater. Students led by the SLU Rainbow Alliance and the terrorist-linked Muslim Students Association (MSA) showed up early for the event on Sept. 29, filling many of the seats in the two-story auditorium where West was to speak. As he mounted the stage they stood up and left.
YAF spokeswoman Emily Jashinsky said SLU’s treatment of West isn’t out of the ordinary nowadays.” This is what happens when students attempt to bring one conservative speaker to a liberal campus,” she said. “Threatened leftists do everything they can to erect obstacles.”
Years ago David Horowitz had been scheduled[/url] to headline an event at Saint Louis University called "An Evening with David Horowitz: Islamo-Fascism Awareness and Civil Rights," which was put together by the College Republicans and YAF.
In an interview with FrontPage Horowitz recalled how shabbily he was treated in 2009 when he was scheduled to speak at SLU. Ultimately, the campus banned him after bargaining in bad faith over aspects of the event.
SLU wanted to put someone on stage to interpret and counter Horowitz’s message.
“They said okay but only if there’s somewhere there on the stage to explain Catholic teachings and then they withdrew,” he said.
Horowitz told me he agreed to the otherwise ridiculous request but the university canceled anyway.
“It’s the only university that I have not been allowed to speak at and they did it on behalf of the Muslim Students Association.”
“It’s a Catholic school but it’s an Islamic stronghold,” he said.
Founded in 1818 by Archbishop Louis William Valentine Dubourg, the Jesuit university is located in St. Louis, Missouri. Dubourg also served as the first president of Georgetown College, a Jesuit school which later became Georgetown University. Like SLU, Georgetown has embraced Islam with vigor. It is home to the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and Islam apologist John L. Esposito[/url].
SLU hosted a seminar[/url] in 2015 by #MyJihad, a group created by Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Chicago office of the terrorist-linked Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The idea behind the presentation was to misrepresent and rebrand the concept of jihad to make it less objectionable to Americans.
Ahmed Mohamed, the young troublemaking Muslim bomb hoaxer called Clock Boy by some, was portrayed at the SLU event as a victim. “What he went through is an example of a struggle,” according to #MyJihad’s account of the event. “Struggles are a human concept, and those can easily be tied into anything that happens.”
Mark Chmiel, an adjunct professor of theology at Saint Louis University, acknowledges that in 2003 he worked with the International Solidarity Movement[/url] in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. ISM, also known as the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, has been involved with HAMAS and the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades. Chmiel attacked Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel in his 2001 book, Elie Wiesel and the Politics of Moral Leadership.
SLU reportedly hosted[/url] a three-day ISM training and strategy event in 2012. According to one account:
These conferences try to pass themselves off as educational discussions about Middle East peace but make no mistake about it: they are training and strategy sessions to enlist more Rachel Corries to go to the Middle East and interfere with anti-terror operations of the IDF as well as to generate support for Hamas as it continues to fire rockets into southern Israel.Elie Wiesel was interrupted and heckled[/url] by campus activists when he spoke at SLU in 2009. They shouted “come to Gaza” and see the “devastation” caused by the Israeli “occupation.”
Saint Louis University has also hosted BDS movement events. For example, in April 2011, the Busch Student Center was the site of an event called “An Introduction to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement: Nonviolent Resistance to Stop the Israeli Occupation of the Palestinian Territories.” One of the speakers, Fulbright scholar Sandra Samaan Tamari, was a member of the Saint Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee.
SLU has long had an active branch of the Muslim Students Association. MSA has chapters across the country and functions as a campus-based fifth column in America.
MSA’s parent entity is the Muslim World League (MWL), which is directly funded by Saudi authorities and is tied to al-Qaeda. The League acknowledges on its website that it is “engaged in propagating the religion of Islam” and “elucidating its principles and tenets.” It also engages in strategic lying, known in the Islamic world as taqiyya. The League “is well known for rejecting all acts of violence and promoting dialogue with the people of other cultures,” its website claims, adding that it does “not intend to undermine, dominate or practice hegemony over anyone else.”
The Muslim World League has reportedly taken in more than $1.3 billion since 1962 from the Saudi government to promote Wahhabism. The League, warns Andrew C. McCarthy, is the Muslim Brotherhood’s “principal vehicle for the international propagation of Islamic supremacist ideology.”
Quite apart from its support for Islam, SLU is a hotbed of political correctness and anti-Americanism like virtually all institutions of higher learning in the U.S.
Last year the gutless administration at SLU caved to complaints[/url] from radical students and relocated a sculpture campus leftists said celebrated white supremacy and colonialism from outside to inside a museum.
The sculpture, named “Where the Rivers Meet,” depicts Jesuit missionary Pierre-Jean De Smet on an elevated platform above two Native Americans, in what critics say could be seen as an attempt to convert them to Christianity. It had stood there for 60 years.
A local newspaper acknowledged that conversion was part of the mission of Belgian-born De Smet who died in St. Louis in 1873 but added “many historical accounts depict him as sympathetic to Native Americans and as working to dispel their reputation as savages.”
Kathryn Kuhn, an associate professor of sociology and anthropology, said at the time that the statue “really is shameful,” adding it has been “controversial for as long as I’ve been here, and I’ve been here for 25 years.”
The same year SLU commissioned a sculpture[/url] for display on the campus that “captures the spirit and importance” of a weeklong Occupy SLU protest the previous fall, the College Fix reports.
For six days in mid-October, community activists refused to leave the St. Louis campus in a protest intended as an extension of the summertime riots that had wracked nearby Ferguson over the police shooting of Michael Brown. Three social justice groups – Tribe X, the Metro St. Louis Coalition for Inclusion and Equality, and the Black Student Alliance – took over the campus and lived in tents around its clock tower.Of course Saint Louis University gave in to the student radicals.
The Left demands that universities honor depravity and universities like SLU eagerly comply.
Truth-tellers like Allen West and David Horowitz, on the other hand, routinely get the bum’s rush.
And that’s the way left-wingers like it.
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She Stood At Berkeley's Sproul Plaza Holding An Israeli Flag
SHE STOOD AT BERKELEY'S SPROUL PLAZA HOLDING AN ISRAELI FLAG
The vicious backlash against pro-Israel professors.
By Phyllis Chesler
November 7, 2016
Originally published by Israel National News - http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ar...cle.aspx/19717
"Please don't use my name," the professor says. "Alright, you can use my name--but I'm really not ready to be 'outed' and I'm not sure I'm ready to leave the academic world. And don't use any of the names of the professors whose emails I shared with you."
This professor specializes in diversity. She's studied racism, sexism, and homophobia; she's run countless training workshops on unconscious biases and how to overcome them.
I had no idea she was a Jew. I was surprised that she flew here from the southwest to consult with me on the matter of the heretofore unspoken, unspeakable, unacknowledged bias of anti-Semitism.
This is not surprising. According to Professor Neil Kressel's excellent work, anti-Semitism, and especially Islamic anti-Semitism, has not been studied by social scientists nor has it made much of an appearance in American textbooks about Prejudice.
Division 17 of the American Psychological Association--Counseling Psychology (my professorial consultant is a member), recently posted a "Statement" supporting "the Black Lives Matter Movement," a group whose platform describes Israel as a "genocidal" state and which therefore calls for a "boycott of Israel" in order to foster "free speech" for Palestinians. (The APA has passed no resolution; this is merely a Statement by one of its 56 divisions.)
My professor, whose name I choose not to quote, (she is not yet ready for the ugly battle which will surely come), is shocked by how few of her Jewish professor colleagues, who are equally concerned, dare to protest linking to a group which calls for BDS and which describes Israel as “genocidal” vis a vis the Palestinians. These same professors routinely make bold demands, express profound outrage, march, sign petitions galore, when other groups are demonized, marginalized, persecuted--as long as they are not Jews.
I have been hearing from such professors for thirteen years now. In 2003, as soon as I published my book, The New Anti-Semitism, I was deluged with emails from mainly Jewish professors whose "free speech" and "academic freedom" was chilled, if not not censored, when Israel was the subject. They experienced hostility from both their colleagues and students.
About twenty of these outspoken heroes were willing to go public. I approached just the right editor at the New York Times, who absolutely wanted to do this story. She specialized in Education. After three weeks, the reporter told me, sadly, that she had been "stopped, and at the highest level."
That story, which should have appeared in early, 2004, never saw the light of day.
Since then, matters have worsened. Those professors who take a strong and principled stand both for truth and for Israel are increasingly met with lethally-intentioned hostility; internet swarms of hatred; even death threats. They often need police protection on campus. Many cannot live with what they discover about their colleagues in the academic world and, if they do not resign, are driven out by a sickening, if not dangerously hostile, working environment. A few professors sue, receive settlements which are pegged to gag orders and thus they cannot speak about any of it.
My professor-from-the-Southwest-whom-I-will-not-name is far from an isolated instance. Just yesterday, I received news about a university cancelling a screening of a celebrated pro-Israel film. And why? Because Jewish professors, Jewish administrators, and Jewish community leaders felt that, focusing on Islamic anti-Semitism, however slightly, was equivalent to (non-existent) "Islamophobia" and would impair Jewish relationships with Muslims and politically correct leftists.
Clearly, such relationships are more important to these Jews than is their relationship to the truth, to Israel, and to Israel's good name.
Pro-Israel professors are being squeezed out of progressive organizations when, encountering similar anti-Israel and anti-Semitic views, they drift away. Pro-Israel students, faced with surging, hostile, physically menacing mobs when pro-Israel speakers come to campus, may also grow quiet, or even drop out. Witness the ugliness at University College, London, of last week. It may have been extreme but it is far from unique. Similar campus riots have taken place all over North America.
And now, it is time to praise a hero of Zion: Sylvia Siegel z'l, otherwise known as Thyme (Zipporah) Siegel. She died and was buried yesterday. Thyme was once a feminist separatist leftist "living on the land" (think of this as a misguided feminist kibbutz experiment) in Oregon when one fine day, she visited Israel. Everything changed for her.
She also flew from far-off California to meet with me. Her questions were simple.
"Phyllis, where am I? What's happening? What must I do? All my friends have, overnight, become my enemies. All my political comrades spit on me. Literally. And they are so wrong yet they think they alone have the truth."
"Welcome to the Resistance," I told her and sent her on her Mission.
Thyme did not fail me or the moment. Thyme would stand at Berkeley's Sproul Plaza, (!) holding an Israeli flag, just waiting for anyone to mess with her. And mess with her they did. She kept holding that flag. Thyme also became one of the best undercover journalists, working with bylined journalists. She would go into the BDS or Israel Apartheid Week planning meeting, blend in, take notes, reveal what took place to distinguished journalists, who would publish what was said and planned.
When I was asked to be part of a "Feminism and Anti-Semitism" panel by Jennifer Roskies--it took place at Yale at the very best conference on anti-Semitism in the 21st century, under the aegis of Dr. Charles Small--I immediately suggested that Thyme join us. And so she did, together with Nora Gold, whose novel, Field of Exile, memorialized the various "intifadas" on Canadian campuses.
One of Israel's counter-terrorism experts came to shake all our hands.
"I had no idea the war was this hot over here, among women, among academics, among progressives."
It sure is.
May Thyme Zipporah Siegel rest in peace and may we all be comforted. The death of heroes is always the hardest for me to bear.
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Campus antisemitism, masquerading as anti-Israelism
'HATE SPACES': THE POLITICS OF INTOLERANCE ON CAMPUS
"Campus antisemitism, masquerading as anti-Israelism, is on the rise."
Americans for Peace and Tolerance (http://www.peaceandtolerance.org/) (APT) is releasing a new documentary called Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus to address the worsening anti-Semitic environment on our country's college campuses.
APT is a Boston-based non-profit organization dedicated to promoting peaceful coexistence in an ethnically diverse America by educating the American public about the need for a moderate political leadership that supports tolerance and core American values in communities across the nation.
Hate Spaces goes beyond the by-now familiar accounts of a hostile school environment to document the dynamics on campus that perpetuate the problem. It illustrates how anti-Semitism is being made fashionable at many American universities through the on-going academic de-legitimization of Israel, the normalization of hatred in the name of social justice, the growth of Muslim students on campus, and massive donations of Arab oil money to universities.
The film includes commentary and analysis from distinguished writers and academics including:
Connecticut College Professor Andrew Pessin says this of the film:
“Hate Spaces is an essential and timely film. Campus antisemitism, masquerading as anti-Israelism, is on the rise. Responding to this phenomenon requires a deep and honest analysis of its causes. Hate Spaces does this meticulously, thoroughly, and grippingly. A must-see for all those concerned about the worsening situation on campus.”
Please check out the trailer above.
Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus is now being screened at locations around the country. If interested in bringing the film to your locale, reach out to APT at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're in the New York area, check out the film's New York City premiere Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 2537 Broadway between W 94th and W 95th Streets. There will be an interactive post-screening panel discussion with:
Dr. Charles Jacobs
President of Americans for
Peace and Tolerance (APT)
Executive Producer and
Director of the film
Private pre-screening reception is at 6:00 pm
Wine and hors d’oeuvres at Bar Thalia. Includes prime orchestra seating, $100
Dietary laws observed.
Screening and panel discussion 7:00 pm
Jew-hate at middle tennessee state university
JEW-HATE AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY
Officials turn a blind eye toward blatant anti-Semitism.
By Ari Lieberman
On its website, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) boasts its commitment to diversity, respect for individual differences and commitment to the principles of nonviolence and peaceful conflict resolution. These and other lofty values are incorporated in MTSUs “True Blue Pledge (http://www.mtsu.edu/trueblue/community-values.php)” that incoming students take at convocation. Unfortunately, MTSU has failed to abide by its own principles and has turned a blind eye toward hate speech and incitement to violence.
The Muslim Students Association maintains an active and pernicious presence at MTSU. Much has been written about the MSA and its nefarious origins and activities but briefly; the MSA is an Islamo-fascist organization with close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Indeed, the MB has described the MSA as one of its organizations. The MSA has received financing from various extremist elements, subscribes to an extremist ideology that incorporates elements of Wahabism and has been described by law enforcement as an “incubator for radicalization (http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2011/m...mobile=false)” and a “virtual terror factory.”
The MSA has attempted to present a moderate face in its dealings with outsiders who are believed to possess clout or are otherwise deemed useful. Thus, the MSA has frequently paired with other radical, non-Muslim groups in an effort to piggy-back off the grievances of others even when those groups possess views that are not necessarily congruent with Islamic teachings. Homosexuality is banned in Islam and is punishable by death in many Muslim countries, including Shia Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia. Yet it is not uncommon to witness MSA members and their offshoots partnering (https://temple.collegiatelink.net/or...details/796376) with radical LGBTQ groups in bizarre symbiotic relationships to espouse shared hatred of Israel.
But for all their attempts to hide their malevolence and outright anti-Semitism, MSA members find it difficult to contain their racist ideology. Try as they might, anti-Semites cannot control themselves and social media outlets provide an excellent forum for them to spew their rancid hate.
Anti-Israel shills often claim that they have nothing against Jews, and their grievances rest with Israel exclusively. But a series of revealing Judeophobic tweets from former and current MTSU students who were also MSA members belies this claim and shamefully exposes the MSA for what it truly is – a malevolent collection of rabid racists who frequently invoke anti-Semitic memes and revel in talk of death to Jews.
Canary Mission (https://canarymission.org/), a watchdog group that has performed an admirable job in compiling, cross-referencing and cataloguing anti-Semitic hate speech on college campuses has profiled several current and former students at MTSU who were also affiliated with the MSA through membership and action.
On July 19, 2016 Shaden Hamdulla (https://canarymission.org/individuals/shaden-hamdulla/), a biochemistry major at MTSU and MSA member tweeted the following; “Y5rib bat el yahood,” which translates to “May Allah destroy the Jews.” In another gem authored by Hamdulla, she hopes for Hitler’s revival and the rounding up of Jews into concentration camps.
On July 14, 2014 Dana Swaies (https://canarymission.org/individuals/dana-swaies/), an MTSU student, majoring in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and a prolific Twitter user tweeted the following; “Falasteen bladna wel yahood klabna!!! Allah yakhdak!” [Palestine is our land and the Jews are our dog!!! May Allah annihilate you!]. Swaies also tweeted support for Hamas, a group listed as a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department and tweeted conspiracy theories linking the 9-11 attacks to Jews. According to Canary Mission, Swaies was an organizer for the MSA.
Rounding off the trio of misfits is another MSA member and MTSU student named Dareen Ahmad (https://canarymission.org/individuals/dareen-ahmad/) whose Twitter feed was liberally sprinkled with anti-Semitic pejoratives that would have made Joseph Goebbels proud and included pleas to Allah to “annihilate” the Jews, references to Jews as “dogs” and appeals for Hitler’s revival.
Once exposed, Swaies and Hamdulla closed their Twitter accounts while Ahmad protected her account so that only those carefully vetted by her can view her tweets. The cowardly racists likely recognized that their social media postings could adversely impact future employment and therefore, hurriedly rushed to cover their tracks. Fortunately however, their posts have been archived and preserved for all to see.
The salient question however, is why did MTSU officials fail to address the issue and take disciplinary action against the offenders and what if any action was taken against MTSU’s MSA chapter? Presumably, publicly calling for the death of a group of people because of their ethnicity would violate some provision of the University’s code of conduct and trigger some disciplinary action.
I posed this question in an email to University president, Sidney McPhee who responded with the following;
At Middle Tennessee State University, we emphasize a set of shared values that include honesty and integrity; respect for diversity; engagement in the community; and commitment to reason, not violence. When we say “I am True Blue,” we reaffirm those values.
We are aware of recent statements circulating on the Internet regarding social media posts containing anti-Semitic language authored by a currently enrolled student and two former students. It is important to note that our university does not condone or support hateful speech, which we feel is inconsistent with our values. However, the First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech, no matter how abhorrent, just as it guarantees the right of others to object to that speech. Federal privacy laws prohibit the University from disclosing information about specific student-related matters.
Also, the Internet statements conflated ties between MTSU’s Muslim Student Association and national organizations. The Muslim Student Association declared in its registration as a student organization that it is not affiliated with a national, state or other off-campus organization. On Wednesday, the organization’s faculty advisor reaffirmed that declaration, disavowed the posts and said the posts are individual acts that do not represent or speak for the organization.
McPhee’s banal explanations fall flat. The offending comments, which were publicly broadcast, were therefore both threatening and disruptive to the learning environment and thus actionable under the University’s student code of conduct. This would be true even if the students did not post while on campus or otherwise use campus resources to broadcast their hate (It is unclear whether MTSU ever conducted an investigation to determine whether University resources were used to disseminate hate speech). MTSU’s student code of conduct extends jurisdiction to off campus malfeasance, “when the conduct impairs, interferes with, or obstructs any Institutional activity or the mission, processes, and functions of the Institution.”
Moreover, there is ample precedent for the University to take disciplinary action against the offenders. Other colleges and universities when confronted with similar or lesser forms of hate speech have invoked disciplinary measures. At Belmont College, a student was expeditiously expelled for posting overtly racist comments on Twitter. At Texas State University, campus police instituted an official investigation following a racist tweet. At Quinnipiac University, a student who posted a racially offensive tweet was expelled following a school investigation. The latter case did not involve any overt threat to person or property.
In the foregoing examples, the victims of the racist comments were African American. MTSU’s victims were Jews. Aside from that, the fact patterns were the same. Yet Belmont, TSU and Quinnipiac all took action whereas MTSU apparently did nothing to remedy or address a very disquieting situation. The troubling question is, why?
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The campus war against israel and the jews
THE CAMPUS WAR AGAINST ISRAEL AND THE JEWS
Fostering vicious lies about a bastion of liberal democracy in a sea of tyanny and hate.
By Bruce Thornton
Barack Obama’s abstention from a vicious, anti-Israel Security Council resolution is merely the latest attack in the West’s long, shameful war against Israel. That the historical birthplace of political freedom and human rights should make a pariah of its cultural offspring is an indelible stain on the honor of Europe and America.
That such irrational bigotry and moral idiocy should find a comfortable home in universities is even more reprehensible. Higher education is supposedly the protected space where critical thought, fidelity to truth, and humanistic principles are honored. But as Richard L. Cravatts meticulously details in his indispensable collection of essays Dispatches from the Campus War against Israel and Jews (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0692785507...SIN=0692785507), universities and colleges today foster and promote the most vicious slanders and lies about a country that for nearly a century has had to continually fight for its existence, yet still has remained a bastion of liberal democracy and human rights in a region devoid of both.
Cravatts is the author of Genocidal Liberalism: The University’s Jihad against Israel and Jews (https://www.amazon.com/Genocidal-Lib...iglink20738-20), a recent president of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (http://spme.org/), and a board member of the AMCHA Initiative (http://www.amchainitiative.org/) at the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under the Law. His new book catalogues in fine-grained detail how universities and scholars across the world have betrayed their professional integrity and moral decency by obsessively demonizing Israel. The intensity and irrationalism of this “deranged hatred of Israel,” as Cravatts writes, has made it “a covert, and surrogate, form of anti-Semitism itself,” one that reprises all the slanderous tropes of traditional Jew-hatred.
One technique of this cognitive bait-and-switch is an Orwellian degradation of language. Calling Israel a “colonial” or “imperialist” power bespeaks a willful ignorance of history. The use of question-begging epithets like “racist,” “genocide,” and “apartheid” is a way to camouflage bigotry and make Israel responsible for the aggression and terrorist attacks it has suffered for nearly a century. Even more despicable is the false analogy between Zionism and Nazism, the greatest killer of Jews in history. It takes a particularly brazen moral stupidity to equate the victims of genocide with their murderers.
Professional malfeasance likewise fosters the academic hatred of Israel. The popularity of the fraudulent literary critic Edward Said has corrupted not just Middle East Studies departments, but disciplines like English, history, and the social sciences. Add Muslim student groups sympathetic with jihadist organizations and their eliminationist goals; left-wing bitter-enders who see Israel as a neo-colonialist outpost of Western imperialism; and juvenile admirers of “revolutionary” violence and noble-savage multiculturalism, and the result is, as Cravatts writes, “the compromised purpose of higher education, where scholarship has been degraded by bias and extremism on the part of a left-wing professoriate with a clear political agenda that cites Israel as the new villain in a world yearning for social justice.”
Cravatts analyzes numerous instances of this reprehensible dynamic. In an article published by the esteemed medical journal Lancet, British doctors retooled the old medieval blood libel by accusing Israelis of wantonly and willfully targeting children and women in Gaza during operation Cast Lead, with no acknowledgment that Israelis were responding to a barrage of 10,000 rockets indiscriminately fired into their country. Similarly, the New Weapons Research Group fingered Israel for high concentrations of metals in the hair of Gazan children, and once again Lancet made Israel responsible for the “direct and indirect health effects of the Israeli occupation.” There is no similar concern for the traumatic consequences of Israeli children living under the constant threat of terrorist murder and rockets fired from Gaza and Lebanon. “By dressing up old hatred against Jews, combined with a hatred of Israel, and repackaging them as seemingly pure scholarship,” Cravatts writes, “Israel’s ideological foes have found an effective, but odious way” to blame Israel for the aggression against it.
Another example of academic anti-Semitism is the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, which is attempting to wage economic war on Israel as a way of weakening it and pressuring it to change its policies, if not outright destroying it. The movement is based on an egregious analogy between Israel and South Africa in the 1980s, when such international opprobrium and economic pressure were successful in ending apartheid. The BDS gang especially targets universities and their foundations in order to coerce them into divesting from the Israeli economy. Of course the analogy is blatantly false, as Cravatts notes: “That Israel’s society is multi-racial, ethnically diverse, and one in which Arabs, as twenty percent of the population, enjoy more civil and human rights” than in neighboring Arab countries is ignored. Buttressed by a false history accusing Israel of “occupation,” “genocide,” “land theft,” and “illegitimacy,” BDS attempts to combine the sins of colonialism and racism into one weapon for destroying Israel’s right to exist.
A constant theme in Cravatts’s grim catalogue is the egregious double standards used to judge Israel. The National Women’s Studies Association approves a boycott of Israel based on “the interconnectedness of systemic forms of oppression,” which leads to “sexual and gender-based violence” perpetrated by Israel against Palestinian Arab women. Ignored is the misogyny and sex-based discrimination encoded in the Koran, Hadith, and sharia law foundational to Islam. As Cravatts point out, the religiously inspired misogyny accounts for the high levels of violence against Arab women, and the internalization of the excuses for this violence by women who find it justified if, for example, they leave the house without their husband’s permission. Western “feminists” continually rail at such “false consciousness,” but when it comes to Palestinian Arab women, it “seem to have slipped off the moral radar screens of the NWSA.”
Or take the academic boycotts of Israeli scholars, who are banished from conferences and other scholarly gatherings because of their alleged complicity in “colonialist and racist policies,” as a Modern Languages Association member put it. Of course, scholars from tyrannical, misogynistic, anti-Semitic, and homophobic Arab states are still welcomed, their government’s depredations excused as the justified response to “colonialism” and “imperialism.” More despicable is the hypocrisy of American scholars whose universities reap billions in federal grants––famous Israel-hater Noam Chomsky’s MIT got nearly a billion dollars from the Defense Department in 2009 alone––yet are not similarly held accountable for what they think are their government’s evil foreign policies.
And let’s not forget the egregious double standard regarding free speech, which is not just a Constitutional right, but a corner-stone of academic freedom and its commitment to open critical discourse. Even as pro-Muslim and pro-Palestinian Arab student organizations openly and freely demonstrate and protest without hindrance from anyone, at the same time pro-Israel speakers “are shouted down, booed, jeered, and barraged with vitriol,” Cravatts writes. For example, in 2015 a lecture sponsored by the Minnesota Law School by Hebrew University professor Moshe Halbertal “was delayed for thirty minutes by the unruly heckling and chants of some 100 protestors” from anti-war and pro-Palestinian Arab groups. The same year, at the University of Texas, Dr. Gil-Li Vardi was disrupted by protestors who tried to prevent the event and continued to disrupt it. Cravatts documents numerous other examples of Israel-hating activists compromising academic freedom and free speech, all the while they are allowed to exercise their own right to peddle lies and hateful slanders of Israel
After reading Cravatts’s detailed exposure of the campus war against Israel and the Jews, one may wonder what can be done. One thing a president Trump and a Republican Congress can do is turn the progressives’ weapons against them. Campus political correctness of the sort that has fostered hatred of Israel and harassment of its supporters has been empowered and encouraged by the federal government’s ideological and overreaching interpretations of civil rights and sexual harassment law. A Trump Department of Education and civil rights division of the Department of Justice can warn universities and colleges that violations of Constitutional rights to free speech and due process, and tolerance of double standards in enforcing those rights, will be met with investigations and reductions of federal funding. Given that universities today receive billions of dollars in taxpayer funds––$76 billion in 2013–– most campuses will be highly motivated to start living up to the standards of reasoned discourse, balanced dialogue, and critical discussion that they tout in their recruitment brochures but serially ignore.
Until then, Congress can start by holding hearings on the illiberalism and corruption of American higher education––and by making sure they put Richard L. Cravatts high on the list of expert witnesses.
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Bomb Threats Prompt Evacuation of Jewish Community Centers in 5 States
Bomb Threats Prompt Evacuation of Jewish Community Centers in 5 States
Similar threats were called in to religious centers in at least four other states
Authorities are investigating bomb threats called in to Jewish community centers in at least five states, including New Jersey, on Monday.
The JCC on Palisades in Tenafly sent out a text alert saying it received a bomb threat shortly after noon, and that it evacuated the entire building, including a preschool, senior center and adult daycare facility for people with disabilities, as a precaution. Parents of preschoolers were told to pick up their kids and all JCC programs were canceled for the day.
The precise nature of the threat wasn't clear, but Chopper 4 was over the scene around 1:30 p.m. as law enforcement officers sweeped the scene. The "all clear" appeared to have been issued a short time later, as chopper footage showed people walking back into the building.
Similar phoned-in threats were reported Monday at religious centers in Florida, Maryland, Tennessee and South Carolina. No injuries have been reported and sweeps of the evacuated buildings have yielded no explosive devices.
JCC MetroWest in West Orange sent an email to members about its enhanced security protocol, which includes moving its guard post to a more visible location, rotating guards on patrol and installing new, brighter lighting in the garage.
"We know of NO immediate threat to our JCC, we have made these adjustments as part of our ongoing effort to consistently review our security program and put in place the recommendations of well qualified security professionals," the email said.