Last week, as previously reported, David Horowitz spoke at UC Irvine. His appearance came two days after Neturei Karta Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss spoke against Israel (something he does around the world on behalf of those who would wipe the nation off the face of the map).
Today, this week's edition of New University, the UCI campus paper, reported on the two events.
Below is the comment I made to NU in their online edition.
"I attended both events and have heard both speakers on prior occasions at UCI. Weiss and his Neturei Karta represent a tiny fringe group that is not even recognized by mainstream Judaism. Not only that, Weiss is a friend of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and supporter of the Iranian regime, the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world. Just as he did on his last appearance at UCI (2011), he refused to address my question about how his mullah friends persecute gays and Baha’i in Iran. In short, he is a kook.
The MSU can make their disclaimer about anti-Semitism all they want, but they must confront the organization’s past history of inviting radical speakers like Amir Abdel Malik Ali, Mohammad al Asi, Cynthia McKinney, Hatem Bazian and many others. Inviting misfit Jewish speakers like Weiss, Norman Finkelstein et al, is only window dressing.
In addition, SJP, co-founded by Bazian, needs to cease its tactics of bullying and intimidation on campuses around the nation."