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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Another Murder in Germany

Hat tip Vlad Tepes


This time it happened in Oldenburg in Lower Saxony. An argument between three men on a shopping street. One man is stabbed to death and two suspects are in custody being questioned. The German news report-as usual- says nothing about this, but Vlad Tepes blog  claims to be in contact with an eyewitness who says all the people involved-victim and perps-are Syrian refugees.

https://vladtepesblog.com/2017/05/31/arrests-in-oldenburg-man-stabbed-to-death-on-shopping-street/




"Wir schaffen dass!"

*Update: The German Language Kurdische Nachrichten is reporting that the victim was a Yazidi and that he was killed by two Syrians for eating an ice cream during Ramadan.

Jewish Voice for Peace Puts Out Edited Videos in Defense of SJP Disruption at UCI

This Jewish Voice for Peace Facebook entry was sent to me by a co-respondent who may or may not wish to remain anonymous. It contains a video put out by the ever-despicable Jewish Voice for Peace and Palestine Legal in defense of the students who disrupted a pro-Israel event at UCI on May 10. They are carefully edited to leave out the most embarrassing parts to their side. As it is, they are foolish to think their own videos give credit and respectibility to their cause.


https://facebook.com/JewishVoiceforPeace/videos/10156184089004992/

Below are the comments I added to the reader thread.

"This is a very carefully edited video. In the beginning, the young man who is talking with SJP at their table claimed that he was told, "Go away, white man." As for the reservist event, I was there. It was peaceful until the SJP and their friends arrived. At that point I videotaped everything. You can see me in the background doing so. What the video cuts out is when the young girl leading the disruptions throws f-bombs at the reservists in the presence of the Asst vice chancellor."

"This was a disruption and is typical tactic of SJP and JVP (at least one JVP member was present.) I can only repeat the question I posed as a vet to these students. How many of them have ever put on the uniform of their country and served in uniform like the five reservists, two of whom were female, one a Lebanese Christian gay whose family had to flee Lebanon for Israel, and one a Bedouin Muslim? The response I got was a loud "Never!" and that is when things went to hell. All that was left out of the video. You have no respect for the American principle of free speech. You disgust me."

I also have added my own video of the entire disruption inside the room (See above hyper-link in the first paragraph.)

Here is more of what JVP and Palestine Legal are putting out about the incidents.


"For four straight days this past May, a group of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers called “Reservists On Duty” harassed University of California, Irvine (UCI) students at their mock apartheid wall. The IDF soldiers surveilled, disrupted, and physically assaulted Palestinian members of UCI SJP, along with their Latinx, Black, Native and Jewish allies. 
This occurred in full view of administrators who took no action to protect students from foreign military agents. When students complained, they were told that nothing could be done.

Email UCI Chancellor Gilman to tell them - protect your students, not Israeli soldiers on campus!"
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If I want to be charitable, I would call this account grossly exaggerated if not downright false. I should add that I was on campus during the events on Tuesday, Wednesday night, and Thursday afternoon. I did not witness what this alleges. I did see the IDF soldiers (not in uniform) at the mock apartheid wall giving their own information on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict to those who were interested. I would hardly call it surveilling. I did not see them harassing anyone or disrupting anything. I certainly did not see them assaulting anyone. 
As I previously reported, Thursday, May 11, was a day full of anger as pro-Palestinian students gave fiery speeches at the microphone. The IDF reservists were present and a couple of the female reservists stood right in front of the speakers. One was asked by campus administrators and a campus cop to move back which she eventually did. The reservists did follow the protesters as they marched to the administration office and then around Ring Road at which point I went back to the mock apartheid wall.
On Wednesday evening, there was an allegation that an Israeli girl shoved a protester. I was right there with my video camera. She was shouting at someone in the back, and one of the protesters who can be seen in the video, a small black kid with glasses, was blocking her from advancing. They were separated but both in my video and the just released JVP video, someone is blocking the view, so you cannot definitively tell if anyone shoved the other.



Trump Fights Back

"Hat" tip Nash Montana

I Continue My Correspondance with Kaukab Siddique


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Kaukab Siddiqi (r)



Last week, Lincoln University's despicable Islamist professor, Kaukab Siddique, posted an article on his Facebook page entitled, Manchester or Mosul?, in which he compared the victims of Manchester's terrorist attack to civilians in Mosul caught in the battle between ISIS and Iraqi security forces trying to retake the city with the help of allied air power. I added my two cents worth in the reader thread and became involved in a back and forth with Siddique until he cut me off and blocked any further access.

So I looked up his faculty email and sent him the below message on May 26.

From: Gary Fouse (Email address deleted) 
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2017 9:34 PM 
To: Siddique, Kaukab S 
Subject: Your Facebook article 
 
Dr Siddique, 
 
I was greatly disappointed that you broke off our Facebook exchange last night. 
As a former part-time teacher at a major California university, I would have 
expected you to engage in the free exchange of ideas as any good university 
professor should. Instead you shut down your site and hid. I would like to share 
with you my last comment which I was unsuccessful in posting. 
 
 Whatever it says in the Bible it is old pages gathering centuries of dust 
because we do not kill homosexuals in the name of our God. We may disapprove, we 
may oppose gay marriage, but we don't kill them. Obviously in Islam it is still 
carried out- with your approval. You also approve of killing blasphemers and 
those who speak ill of mohammad. Remember this? "Almost all Islamic scholars 
agree that one who insults, abuses or ridicules the Prophet, pbuh (peace be upon 
him), should be killed," Siddique wrote after January's massacre at the offices 
of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo killed 12 people." 
 
I would have liked you to discuss your apparent support for killing blasphemers 
and justify it if you can. 
 
Had we gone further, I would have liked you to discuss why apostates from Islam 
are punished by death. 
 
I would have liked to go further into your history of slurs against Jews. 
 
I would like you to explain how we can implement these barbaric practices in the 
US-a country you have chosen to live in rather than your native Pakistan. 
 
But you apparently are not willing to engage with those who have taken the time 
to do the research. 
 
Sincerely, 
 
 
Gary Fouse 
Orange County, Calif. 
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In reply, he sent me this on May 29:



Siddique, Kaukab S  Add to Addresses Block Sender
Date:Monday, May 29, 2017 5:34 PM
To:      Gary Fouse
Subject:Re: Your Facebook article
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Acceptance of self determination is important for peace. 
 
Muslims have the right to live in their countries according to their laws. 
 
Conflict arises from  invasions of Muslim countries by western powers. 
 
You don't insult Jews but you think you can insult the Prophet, pbuh. 
 
I live peacefully in America and do not break laws. 
 
Western powers want to break Islamic laws, bomb and invade Muslim countries and 
support tyrants. 
Establishment of Israel by force in Palestine is the central source of conflict. 
 
I am definitely not hiding from you. I fear Allah alone. 
Discussion involves acceptance of norms and standards for discussion.  You have 
no understanding of Islam. You are not a scholar or an author. 
Hence there can be no discussion between us. 

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My response:
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From:Gary Fouse
Date:Monday, May 29, 2017 11:31 PM
To:Siddique, Kaukab S  Add to Addresses
Subject:Re: Your Facebook article
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Mr Siddique 
 
I personally don't care how Muslims live in their own countries. I  do care when 
some Muslims in Western countries try to apply  barbaric practices in their host 
countries. For example, female genital mutilation is against the law in the US. 
Honor killings are illegal in the US. Killing apostates and those who insult 
Islam or your prophet is illegal. Killing gays or people of other faiths is 
illegal. It is murder. 
 
I don't insult Muslims as people either. I actually did not insult your prophet, 
but I said Islam was an ideology of violence and hate. I will stand by that. 
That is the legacy left behind by Mohammad. You on the other hand insult Jews as 
people. You are a Jew hater. I am not a Muslim hater. I hate the political 
ideology of Islam, and I will never submit to it. It will never conquer this 
country. I defend the rights of Muslims to live in peace here, but they must 
understand that sharia law has no place in America. It is incompatible with our 
laws and our Constitution. 


You are a disgrace to the profession of education. You have embarrassed your 
university. If they are happy to have you, they deserve to be embarrassed. 
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Response from Siddique on May 30

Mr. Fouse 
I don't know from where you pick up this gossip about Islam. 
No one in America can carry out the barbaric activities you mentioned. These are 
illegal and I support punishment for them. 
 
None of these are acceptable in Muslim countries either. There are a couple of 
exceptions. Rapists and homosexual rapists are liable to be executed after due 
process of law. 
Blasphemy against Jesus and Muhammad, pbuh,  is common in America. In Islamic 
countries it is punishable by execution after due process of law. No one has 
been executed over 70 years for blasphemy. [The public rose up against 
blasphemers and has killed 6 people in 70 years but this was illegal activity.] 
Is there anything  which is more important for you than your own life?  Think 
about it and you will understand. 
Any kind of mutilation, including FGM. is strictly prohibited in Islam 
Enemy prisoners cannot be mistreated. We don't have GTMO. 
Apostasy in war time is like a kind of treachery. Remember what America did to 
the Rosenbergs?  Changing religion is not punishable but for one who becomes 
Muslim to be a spy and later claims that he gave up Islam. 
 
Fighting Christians or Jews has no place in Islam, Muslims fight oppressors, 
including Muslim oppressors. 
 
Honor killings are carried out by brutal, ignorant people usually in far away 
villages where the police cannot reach. It is murder as far as Islam is 
concerned. Slightest insults against women are punishable in Islam. Women in 
America are terribly victimized with an average of 4,000,000 females battered in 
a year.  Rape is common in America. 
Families in Muslim countries are much too strong to allow a female member of the 
family to  be victimized. Violators are considered criminals. 
Crimes against women are committed in countries with America-linked dictators 
like the rulers of Kabul, Cairo and Baghdad. 
Women are common victims of males in India. Check the Hindu religion which does 
horrible things to women. Looks like your moral outrage is only aimed at 
Muslims. 
 
I cannot possibly hate Jews. I am myself Semitic. Remember Muslims and Jews were 
friends till the Zionists occupied Palestine and committed genocide against 
Palestinians. 
I am against Israel and against Zionists, be they Christians or Jews. I speak 
and write against the occupation of Palestine by the Zionists. One day 
inshaAllah, the occupiers will be defeated. They are able to continue with 
genocide because of open ended military and financial support from America. 
 
Who told you that my university is embarrassed about me. I  have an impeccable 
record of 32 years. My students love me and often try to get into my classes 
even when the classes are full.. I have good support among faculty too. 
 
I was attacked by Zionists and Jews from outside the university but they were 
defeated because they were using blatant lies against me. Losers like the 
Zionists try to hit at a person's job because they know their cause is fake. 
Censorship is central to Zionist thinking.
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My response to the above on May 30

Mr Siddique, 
 
Thank you for your response. Now we are getting  somewhere. I would like to 
address a few points you raised. 
 
Rape under sharia law is punished only there are four male  witnesses. In the 
absence of that, the woman who accuses can be punished for adultery-death. 
Adultery while considered a sin is not a crime in the west. 
 
As for blasphemy, it is punishable by death in your native Pakistan. There have 
been Christians who have been arrested and sometimes killed by mobs  for this 
act. There is a young mother named Asia Bibi  still in prison and facing a death 
sentence for blasphemy (alleged) 
 
FMG. I realize that not all Muslims practice FMG and it is practiced by 
non-Muslims in certain parts of the world, but it is still practiced. The recent 
case in Michigan involving two Indian Muslim doctors a case in point. Europe 
reports problems of Muslim immigrant families sent back to home countries for 
the procedure. It is widespread in Egypt. 
 
Enemy prisoners cannot be mistreated? Tell that the Israeli soldiers or American 
soldiers captured by Hamas, Hizbollah, Al Qaeda or ISIS. Tell that to the women 
captured by ISIS. 
 
Apostasy: You equate the Rosenbergs to Muslim apostates. Treason involves 
betraying your country in time of war. We don't punish people for leaving their 
religion even if they criticize it publicly. What is the position of the leading 
Islamic schools like Buchari regarding apostasy? What is the opinion of Yusuf al 
Qaradawi involving apostasy? They support death for apostates. There are slight 
differences as to circumstances of the apostasy and whether they remain silent 
or criticize.Why do people like Hirsi Ayaan Ali and Nonie Darwish (who is a 
friend of mine) have to live under security even in the West? As for wartime, is 
there wartime now? Even in cases like Afghanistan, Iraq how does that involve 
apostasy? 
 
Fighting Christians and Jews has no place in Islam? According to the Koran it 
does. According to hadith like "the Day of Atonement when the Jew will hide 
behind the tree, and the tree will call out to the Muslim, Oh Muslim, there is a 
Jew hiding behind me. Come and kill him"- it does. According to the Hamas 
charter it does. Also why is there a program of genocide on-going now against 
Christians and Yazidis in Iraq and Syria? Why are Christian churches being 
bombed in Egypt? Why were those Egytpian Christians murdered just days ago south 
of Cairo? 
 
Honor killings? They may be against the law in Muslim countries, but the 
punishment is very slight. 
 
Rape? Yes, rape is a problem in America, and it is a most heinous crime. In 
Europe, rape has become an epidemic in places like Sweden, UK, Germany, Holland. 
Not by Europeans, mind you but by young male Muslim immigrants, migrants, 
asylum-seekers and refugees. And you say crimes against women only happen in 
countries with American-backed rulers? Really? Oh, I forgot. All the 
dysfunctions of the Middle East are the fault of the West. Edward Said wrote 
that so it must be true. 
 
You are semiitc? I thought that only applied to the semitic family of languages 
like Hebrew and Arabic, but ever mind. It is also true that Sunnis and Shi'ites 
kill each other too? Why is that? Jew and Muslims were friends? I think you 
meant when Jews were dhimmis like the so-called Golden Years of Cordoba. You say 
enmity only started with the creation of Israel? No, enmity against Jews is in 
the Koran. It is age old. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Amir Hajj Husseini was a 
fierce enemy of Jews. So much so he spent WW 2 in Berlin making radio broadcasts 
back to the ME urging his followers to drive out the Jews. He also helped form a 
Bosnian (Muslim) SS division.) And the Zionists committed a genocide against the 
Palestinians? Funny. Their population has tripled since the creation of Israel, 
hasn't it? What about the pogrom in Iraq in the early 20th century when Jews 
were slaughtered.? 
 
Yes, your university is embarrassed by your history of intolerant comments. 
 
http://www.lincoln.edu/new-and-events/news/statement-lincoln-university-regardin
g-dr-kaukab-siddique%E2%80%99s-personal-facebook-0 
 
http://www.delcotimes.com/article/DC/20101028/NEWS/310289957 
 
I am sure your liberal cupcake students, angry at the west and Israel just love 
your classes. 
 
But it is this quote that says it all: 
 
"I was attacked by Zionists and Jews from outside the university but they were 
defeated because they were using blatant lies against me." 
 
This sounds like the paranoic rants of a Julius Streicher. 
 
Here is the problem in a nutshell. You cannot deny your own intolerance 
especially against Jews. You represent an ideology that preaches hatred against 
Jews, Christians and others, and that includes preaching from many mosques. The 
proof is in the mass of videotaped sermons which have 
 been  translated-or even given in Western languages. The proof is in the death 
toll-which grows every day. You represent an ideology that has a death penalty 
for leaving it or criticizing it. That sounds to me more like a mafia than a 
religion. 
 
I am curious as to how you can defend that other than by saying that it is never 
done in Islam-which it clearly is.
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On May 31, I received this reply:

 
 
From:Siddique, Kaukab S  Add to Addresses Block Sender
Date:Wednesday, May 31, 2017 1:51 AM
To:Gary Fouse (deleted)
Subject:Re: Your Facebook article
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Mr. Fouse 
 
I urge you to help America to deal with the evils which are flourishing here. 
Try to deal with: 
 
1. Racism. 
2. Violence against women. 
3. Rape. 
4. Zionist Jewish control of the media and the movie industry. 
5. Pornographic industry. 
6. Drugs and liquor mass culture. 
7. Legitimization of homosexuality. 
8. Attacks on Jesus, pbuh, and other teachers of morality. 
9. Trafficking on mass scale of women and children. 
10. Exploitation of Mexicans and other poverty stricken people. 
11. War against Muslim nations to support Israel directly and indirectly. 
12. Exploitation and destruction of Africa.   
 
You really need to study more before you can challenge me. 
 
Your mention of Hirsi Ali shows where you are getting your crazy ideas about 
Islam. 
 
Israel is a terrorist entity and I oppose it by all possible peaceful means. 
 
You are picking up links accusing me of various things. If you want to be 
honest, you must also find my answers so that you know how those links were 
answered. 
 
In various parts of the world Muslims are fighting back against imperialist 
armies. Western media use war time propaganda to smear Islamic fighters whom 
they cannot defeat. 
 
Amin al-Husseini was a great scholar who fought for Palestine against 
Jewish-Zionist occupation. 
 of Palestine. 
The Rosenbergs were traitors. Islam is a STATE, not just a religion. Those who 
come as spies claiming to be Muslims and then switch religions are given the 
same punishment as the Rosenbergs were. 
 
Islam is gradually emerging in its purity. In Iran and Saudi Arabia, rapists are 
executed. In Pakistan those who had not read hadith confused the rule of 4 
witnesses with punishment for rape. It is being challenged. As Muslims go more 
and more to the Qur'an  and hadith, their  behavior improves. 
 
Hirsi Ali and her ilk used the cover of western powers to wage ideological war 
on Islam. If  they had behaved in a civilized way and used scholarly methods, 
they would not have needed security. 
 
You do have a double standard, supporting the holocaust story but not telling 
the media to listen to scholars who have criticized the holocaust story. You 
must learn the difference between propaganda and knowledge. 
 
I have given you more time than any Zionist  media would give me. 
So, please do not write here again.  
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Note Siddique's use of the Rosenbergs and their execution as an example to justify
death for Muslim apostates and critics. Also note his description of the Grand Mufti 
of Jerusalem, Amin Hajj al Husseini as a great scholar. Note his questioning of the Holocaust.
And of course, his references to Jews controlling the media and movie industry.

Here is my last response (unless he changes his mind and decides to respond again).

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Wow. 
 
I suggest before you complain about America's ills, you clean up your own house. 
#-2 violence against women is a real problem within Islam. There is a passage in 
the Koran that legitimizes violence against wives. Rape and Trafficking of women 
and children? Tell that to Boko Haram and ISIS. Of course, there are passages in 
the Koran that legitimize that too or have you forgotten all those references to 
"that which your right hand possesses"? And of course your reference to Jewish 
control of the media and movies is all too telling. But of course, you are not a 
Jew hater (or someone who approves of killing gays). 
 
Hirsi Ali was a victim of FMG. She has great grace and courage-unlike you. Have 
you forgotten the slaughter of Theo Van Gogh in Holland and the promise that 
Ayaan would be next? But, as you say, had they not opened their mouths they 
would not have to live under security from Muslims who kill when their religion 
is insulted. 
 
Pls spare me your references to Jesus.  He never killed anyone, ordered anyone 
to be killed or led an army. 
And you say Al Husseini was a great scholar?? He was a war criminal who should 
have stood trial in Nuremberg. 
 
The closest you came to the truth in your last email was to say that Islam is a 
state not just a  religion. I would say it is a political ideology that does not 
recognize the line between state and religion. As a political ideology it is 
fascist in nature. The piles of dead bodies and people rotting in prison, the 
persecution of religious minorities is testament to that. 
 
 I also find it amazing that you can question the Holocaust when even the 
Germans have owned up to it and taught their younger generations about it so 
that it might never be repeated. The commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Hoess, 
confessed to it before he was hanged by the Poles. I have been to Auschwitz. 
Hoess'es "memoirs" are in book form. I urge you to read it. And you call 
yourself a scholar!! You are a crackpot.
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And this crackpot is a professor at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Abolishing Whiteness at Hunter College

Hat tip Campus Reform

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"Where the hell is Hunter College?"


It has come to this: Hunter College (that's in New York for all you UC Santa Cruz community studies majors) now is offering a course in "Abolishing Whiteness". And here's the good news: It may soon satisfy the little rascals' requirement for Diversity.

http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=9231


"The course, taught by Women and Gender Studies Professor Jennifer Gaboury, is cross-listed for both her department and the Political Science Department, where it fulfills one of four required courses in the “4 subfields of political science” under the umbrella of POLSC 204: Contemporary Issues in Political Theory."





This isn't about abolishing whiteness. This is about abolishing education. Think what a diploma from this institution is worth.

Hitler Learns He's Been Bumped From Dancing With the Stars

My latest Hitler parody endeavor




Evergreen State College: The Chickens Coming Home to Roost

Hat tip The College Fix


When Evergreen State College professor Bret Weinstein appeared last week on Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News, he said that after he was verbally abused by students on campus, a subsequent meeting with the administration was even worse,. He was right. The below-linked video is sickening.

https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/32824/

First of all, let's call this for what it is. This is racism, pure and simple. Secondly, this is indeed a case of the chickens coming home to roost. Evergreen is one of the most liberal small colleges in the country. This is how they have trained these idiots to believe.

I am no fan of college administrators and liberal professors, but these people should not have to suffer this indignity. The students who mouthed these racist profanities at the administrators should be expelled. Of course, it won't happen.

* Update: From the Washington Times. The president, George Bridges, (who uses the pronouns "he" and "him", not "zey" or "dworftz") has now issued a statement saying he is "grateful" for the passion of little fascists. This man is a model of masochism.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/29/evergreen-state-college-president-expresses-gratit/


Monday, May 29, 2017

UC Irvine's Week of Events on Refugees: Did They Forget Middle East Christrians, Yazidis, Baha'i?




During the week of May 8-12, several organizations at UC Irvine held a series of events bring awareness to the plight of refugees. I did not attend these events as I was tied up with the annual bash-Israel week and a May 10 pro-Israel event (which was disrupted).

I have, however, inquired with the organizations that participated in the events. They are:


Hearts of Mercy UCI  (An organization focused on Syrian refugees)

Below is the published schedule of events:


http://illuminations.uci.edu/events/2017_5_08_Refugee_Awareness_Week.html

In addition, here is an article on the refugee events by New University, UCI's campus paper:

https://www.newuniversity.org/2017/05/16/refugee-awareness-week-and-anti-zionism-week-provoke-debate-on-campus/

I may be in error, but I have the impression that the events focused mostly on the issue of the Syrian refugees. I have also failed to find any references to the plight of Christians, Yazidis or Baha'i in the Middle East. Therefore, on May 18, I wrote the below email to the above organizations asking whether those groups were discussed.


On Thu, May 18, 2017 at 3:14 PM, wrote:
To Whom It May Concern,


My name is Gary Fouse, and I am a former part-time teacher at UC Irvine Ext. (1998-2016). I am writing in regards to your recently concluded Refugee Awareness Week at UCI.
https://www.newuniversity.org/ 2017/05/16/refugee-awareness- week-and-anti-zionism-week- provoke-debate-on-campus/

I would like to inquire whether the issue of the Christians in the Middle East was discussed at all. As I am sure you are aware, Christians and Yazidis are under attack in many parts of the Middle East. In Iraq and Syria, this takes the form of a program of genocide. In Egypt, Coptic Christian churches are burning. In addition, the Baha'i in many parts of the Middle East are under attack and being persecuted in places like Iran.

From looking at your program I got the impression that the main focus of your events was Syrian refugees in general. Could you please enlighten me on this question.

If the plight of Christians, Yazidis, Baha'i and other religious minorities in the Middle East was not covered, I have contacts in these US-based communities right here in Southern California who would be most grateful to educate UCI students as to the plight of their brethren. In fact, I have a Iranian Baha'i former colleague and  friend at UCI Irvine who is active in raising awareness of the Baha''i issues.

If you are receptive to this idea, I would be glad to help contact and arrange the speakers. It would be helpful if we could have about 3 months advance notice.  Naturally, I would ask that your organizations cover or reimburse the cost of the speakers, but I would expect that they would be local.

Please let me know if you need any further information.


Thank you for your kind attention,


Gary Fouse

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ On May 19, I got the below response from the Blum Center.


From: Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation <blumcenter@uci.edu>
Date: May 19, 2017 at 12:59:21 PM PDT
To: 
(deleted)
Cc: 
heartsofmercyuci@gmail.comfreshstartuci@gmail.comunicef@uci.edu,  info@olivetreeinitiative.org
Subject: Re: Refugee Awareness Week
Dear Gary, 
Thank you for reaching out to us! We appreciate your interest. 
Refugee Awareness Week is an annual student-led program designed to bring awareness to issues like the ones you have mentioned. To the best of my knowledge, the next series of events will take place in spring 2018 and may include events similar to those held this year. 

Thursday night's event in particular, titled "Speed Learning: The Causes & Concerns of Refugees Globally," allowed us to delve into the myriad of experiences and challenges faced by refugees around the world. I am not sure if the speakers directly addressed the issues you mention, though we were able to hear from individuals with various regional and topical perspectives. While a single evening cannot do these topics justice, it allowed us to help start the conversation and begin exploring the nuances and facets of the refugee experience through first-person accounts.
It sounds as though your contacts could potentially get involved through such an event. While I cannot guarantee that next year's events will take the same form, we can certainly keep your contact information for future programming.
I welcome input and comments from the other groups who guided this year's events.

Warmly,
Ellen



On May 24, I followed up with another email to the Blum Center and the other organizations.







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Dear Ellen,


Thank you for your response to my query about the recent refugee week at UCI. I
eagerly await responses from the other addressees.

Are there any videotapes available from the events?

Sincerely,

Gary Fouse  (May 24)



As yet, I have received no further replies and the Blum Center is the only organization that has responded. I will advise when and if I get any further responses. In the absence of that, it is still my impression that the plight of Christians, Yazidis, Baha'i and other religious minorities was not addressed. I hope I am mistaken.

*Update:

Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation  Add to Addresses Block Sender
Date:Wednesday, May 31, 2017 5:53 PM
To:Gary Fouse 
Subject:Re: Attn Ellen: Your response
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Dear Gary,
To the best of my knowledge, the events were not recorded. Thank you for your interest in refugee week.

Warmly,
Ellen