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Friday, February 26, 2021

Good News From Tufts

 Hat tip Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law

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Today, I received the below email from the Louis D Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law. It is a follow-up to previous reports reading Tufts University student Max Price. As has occurred on other campuses across the country, Price, a Jewish student who supports Israel, was under fire from the Tufts Chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) for proclaiming his Jewish identity and support for Israel. Thus, SJP and other campus leftists wanted to drive Price out of student government.

It has now been announced that SJP has dropped its complaint against Price. There has been a public outcry over this blatant case of campus anti-Semitism, and it seems to have ended well for now. It remains unseen if Price will continue to face harassment. SJP is a disgraceful excuse of a student organization that uses tactics of bullying, intimidation, and disruption all over the country. They should be banned from every university. Kudos go to Max Price, the Brandeis Center, and everyone else who came to Price's support. This is no isolated incident.

The below text has been cut and pasted from the Brandeis email.

SJP Withdraws Impeachment Complaint Against Jewish Tufts Student Government Member

 

Washington, D.C., February 26: After legal advocates from The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) intervened on behalf of a Tufts University student threatened with impeachment for expressing Jewish identity, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), who filed the complaint, today withdrew it. 

 

Max Price, the Jewish Community Union Judiciary (TCUJ) member, was informed today that the complaint filed by SJP that sought to have him removed from office for expressing Jewish identity, was withdrawn and the hearing cancelled.  The hearing represented a continuation of a months-long campaign of intimidationharassment and discrimination targeting Price on the basis of his Jewish ethnic identity. After Price attempted to point out baseless lies in SJP’s proposed Deadly Exchange referendum, he was harassed, targeted and marginalized, slandered in the student newspaper, interrogated as to whether he is fit to hold office, muted for an entire student government zoom meeting that he was elected to participate in, and attacked with age-old anti-Semitic tropes about money and power.

 

Earlier this month, the Brandeis Center demanded Tufts President Monaco halt the disciplinary hearing and end the harassment and discrimination that has infringed on Price’s freedom of speech, denied him due process and deprived him of equal opportunity and equal access to university programs in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Tufts University’s stated institutional policies.

 

The following are statements from Price and the Brandeis Center on SJP’s withdrawal of the complaint.

 

Max Price

 

“I was notified today that after facing public outcry and criticism of their discriminatory actions, SJP has withdrawn their complaint and cancelled my hearing. They tried to intimidate the Jewish community into silence, to force Jews to renounce their shared heritage, to exclude Jews from leadership. They got caught. While I am relieved that my Judaism is no longer on trial, this change in course does not absolve SJP of their behavior. I am disappointed that university administrators failed to intervene, and have not yet reached out to me to address my concerns. Unless Tufts introduces sweeping reforms to combat anti-Semitism, this will happen to somebody else. Now that my position in student government is secure, I look forward to devoting my energy to beating back the rising tides of bigotry and injustice on campus. I encourage all Jewish students who have faced anti-Semitism to make their voices heard. As Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis once said, ‘Sunlight is the best disinfectant’.”

 

Alyza D. Lewin, president of the Brandeis Center

 

“We’re gratified that Max will no longer be subjected to a discriminatory impeachment hearing on Sunday.  SJP got caught, their harassment of Jewish students was exposed, and they backpedaled. But this goes beyond Max.  Now is when the real work begins. It is time for the Tufts administration to take concrete steps to end the ongoing marginalization, harassment and discrimination  of Jewish students on campus.  President Monaco should issue a statement condemning anti-Semitism in all its forms and publicly acknowledge that, for many Tufts students, Zionism is integral to their identity as Jews. The University should (1) officially adopt and utilize the IHRA Working Definition of Anti-Semitism and its contemporary examples when investigating and responding to incidents of harassment and discrimination  to determine whether such conduct is motivated by anti-Semitic animus or bias; (2) revise its non-discrimination policy to include a prohibition on discrimination based on shared ancestry and ethnic characteristics, including anti-Semitism; and (3) conduct training for the entire University community concerning the many manifestations of anti-Semitism. We are eager to work with Tufts President Monaco and his administration to improve the climate at Tufts for Jewish students. The time is now.”

 

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About The Louis D. Brandeis Center: The Louis D. Brandeis Center, Inc., or LDB, is an independent, nonprofit organization established to advance the civil and human rights of the Jewish people and promote justice for all. The Brandeis Center conducts research, education, and advocacy to combat the resurgence of anti-Semitism on college and university campuses. It is not affiliated with the Massachusetts university, the Kentucky law school, or any of the other institutions that share the name and honor the memory of the late U.S. Supreme Court justice. 


More on "Dr. Jill Biden"

 Is it true Department:

                                                                                              "Hey, Fousesquawk...."

 I was talking to a little birdie today (no pun intended) whose brother belongs to the Fieldstone Country Club in Greenville, Delaware, which just happened to be the club Old Joe Biden used to belong to. Sometime after becoming vice president, Old Joe switched to the Wilmington Country Club. However, according to my friend's brother, after Old Joe became vice president, a message was sent out to all members of the Fieldstone Country Club that from that point on, Jill Biden was to be addressed as "Dr Biden".

Now I hasten to add that I am getting this second-hand, so take it for what it's worth.

I do, however, seem to recall a recent controversy over Jill Biden's use of the title "Doctor".

Must be a coincidence.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Rachel Levine's Confirmation Hearing

Hat tip Vlad Tepes

 



Rachel Levine, Joe Biden's asst. secretary for Health nominee, being asked by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) about genital mutilation and sex change for children. 

 God help us.

"I am nominating Rachel Levine for asst. secretary of Health."

-Why, Joe?

"I am nominating Rachel Levine for asst. secretary of Health."


LA DA's Office: Meet Tiffiny Blacknell

Hat tip Law Officer


Los Angeles' new district attorney, George Gascon, who was formerly DA in San Francisco, is a far leftie, anti-cop, pro-criminal activist who is not fit to be a DA anywhere. Since taking office, a revolt has been taking place among prosecutors in his own office over his criminal-friendly policies. Now he has hired a woman named Tiffiny Blacknell as a grade 4 prosecutor. She was hired at the 2nd highest grade for assistant DAs in Los Angeles, a position for which she lacks the necessary prosecutorial experience. 

Blacknell has a long history of inflammatory statements against police, whom she has called "barbarians". By her admission, she was a looter during the Rodney King riots that hit Los Angeles in 1992.

The website, Law Officer, has the details.

 https://www.lawofficer.com/george-gascon-hires-deputy-da-who-called-lapd-barbarians-said-prisons-should-be-abolished/

Unbelievable what Los Angeles has become over the past decades. And it has just gotton a lot worse. Thank God I don't live their anymore.

Germany: Anti-Islamist Raids in Berlin and Brandenburg

Hat tip Vlad Tepes


Today, German police in Berlin and Brandenburg conducted several raids directed against an Islamist organization, Jama'atu Berlin. The below article and above video from Tageschau are translated by Fousesquawk.

https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/razzia-berlin-143.html



Radical-Islamist milieu

Raids in Berlin and Brandenburg

2-25-21 08:30


Police in Berlin and Brandenburg in the early morning searched several targets- it concerns a radical-Islamist association that is banned as of today. Hundreds of police are in deployment.

by Michael Götschenberg, ARD-Capital City Studio

Since the early morning hours, police in Berlin and Brandenburg have been searching more than 25 targets. According to information from ARD-Capital City Studio, the raids are directed against the radical-Islamist association, Jama'atu Berlin, or Tauhid Berlin. As of today, it is banned and will be dissolved. About 20 people are connected, most of whom have been firmly rooted in the radical-Islamist milieu for years.

The association operates several social-media channels, in which they glorify the so-called "Islamic State", advocate the killing of believers of other religions, and express strong anti-Semitism.  In addition, it rejects the state order and advocates the establishment of an Islamic state of God.

Hundreds of agents deployed

The police deployed 850 agents, including special forces. The target of the searches is, above all,    to secure evidentiary material for the ban of the association. There is no imminent danger-as for possible attack plans of the group, (that) is not known.

Thus far, the members of the association met mostly in private quarters. Some members of the group used to frequent the notorious Fussilet Mosque, which was a magnet for the jihadist milieu of Berlin. The attacker of Breitscheidplatz, Anis Amri, also went in and out of there.

No arrests planned

The Fussilet Mosque was banned in February 2017. Members of the Jama'atu Berlin were also active in the framework of the so-called "Read!-Campaign of the radical-Islamist association, "The True Religion", in which korans were distributed. This association was banned by the Federal Interior Ministry in 2016.

Arrests in conjunction with the searches today are not planned. However, investigative proceedings against individual members of the group, who, in the past, have been extremely aggressive against  police, are ongoing. In the morning, Interior Senator Andreas Geisel will give details in a press conference.



Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Anti-Jewish Harassment at Tufts University

 Hat tip JNS and Louis Brandeis Center



"Alyza Lewin, president of the Brandeis Center that is representing Price, told JNS that 'this is the worst case of incessant, continuous, non-stop harassment of a Jewish student that I have seen on campus.”

Once again, a Jewish student who supports Israel has been targeted for harassment by the goons at Students for Justice in Palestine. It is an all-too-familiar problem on our campuses. This case is from Tufts University in Massachusetts, where the pro-Palestinian movement has resorted to its usual tactics of bullying and intimidation.

The student's name is Max Price, and below is his story.

https://brandeiscenter.com/following-incessant-anti-semitic-harassment-tufts-student-calls-on-university-to-intervene-jns/

"The harassment included Price having to sit through meetings by Tufts student-government leadership questioning his personal beliefs and identity as a pro-Israel Jew, according to the lawyers. Even after the TCUJ determined that there was no evidence of bias and no need for Price to recuse himself, he was placed on “mute” for the entire final Zoom meeting when TCUJ members considered the referendum."

This is hardly surprising. Last year, we reported on Tufts actually giving an award to the SJP.

I have a novel idea that I think many universities should seriously consider. Why not do away with this student government nonsense altogether? What good does it serve other than teaching our next generation of politicians how to engage in ugly debates over issues that do not affect students on campus? The reality is that activist groups are taking over student governments in order to push their political agendas. In no case is this more aptly illustrated than the pro-Palestinian movement.

In too many universities, student governments have gone way past kids playing house. Every year, dozens, if not hundreds of campuses have to go through the ordeal of BDS resolutions aimed at Israel and companies that do business with the Jewish state. Emotional debates go on late into the night before these meaningless resolutions are voted up or down. (The university administrations ignore those that are passed.) And how many Jewish students have had to endure insults from these SJP brown shirts and their supporters? It has become intolerable.

Also intolerable is the fact that in many cases efforts are made to keep Jews out of student government or marginalize them if there is any suspicion that they support Israel due to their Jewish identity. This is what Mr Price was subjected to. Over recent years, we have noted similar cases of Jews at UCLA and UC Santa Cruz being subjected to similar pressure by pro-Palestinian activists in student government.

So I ask-if this is what student governments have come to, what is the point of devoting precious resources and funding to what has become a volatile institution?

If I were running Tufts, I would shut down the entire student govenment if this is the way it is being conducted.

Fjordman Interview (Part 6)

 

Hat tip Document.no and Gates of Vienna 

 This is part 6 of an interview of Peder Jensen aka Fjordman in Norway. As previously mentioned in cross-posting the first 5 segments of this interview, Fjordman is an outspoken critic of Islam. He was mentioned by mass murderer Anders Breivik as someone whose writings he (Breivik) read. This segment is centered around a discussion of Breivik.



 

Sweden: Anti-Semitism in Malmo Schools

Hat tip Nyheter Idag. Translation by Fousesquawk.

                                                                                                      Malmo


Malmo (Malmö) is Sweden's third-largest city. During the German occupation of Denmark in World War 2, it was the principal port of entry for Danish Jews being smuggled out of Denmark, and a Jewish community grew. Today, that Jewish community is dwindling due to the explosion in anti-Semitism, thanks to the large Muslim immigrant community in Malmo.

Now a Swedish researcher has conducted a study concerning anti-Semitism directed at Jewish students in Malmo's schools. It is highly disturbing. The original report in Swedish is linked in the text below but not translated from Swedish.

Also note the reference to Ilmar Reepalu. He is a former mayor of Malmo who was openly dismissive of Jewish complaints of anti-Semitism due to his antagonism toward Israel. Reepalu stated that if Malmo's Jewish citizens supported Israel, they were welcome to leave.

https://nyheteridag.se/rapport-avslojar-antisemitismen-pa-malmos-skolor-det-var-ju-arabiska-elever-som-hade-en-vurm-for-hitler/

Report reveals anti-Semitism in Malmo schools: "It was Arab pupils who had a craze for Hitler"

Malmo- A recent report shows that hate against Jewish pupils comes mainly from peers from the Middle East. The Jewish pupils are held responsible for Israel's policy in the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Linking the Israel-Palestinian conflict with Malmo's Jews is something that top Social Democrat politicians have earlier done.

"It would (help) if the Jewish community distanced itself from Israel's actions in Gaza. That would help a whole lot, I think."

The word of Jamal El-Hajs, a current member of Parliament for the Social Democrats, at a demonstration in 2010, in an interview with Skånske Dagbladet. At the same demonstration, he called for a boycott of Israeli products and praised party colleague Ilamr Reepalu's "courage". Reepalu has on several occasions been in trouble for statements about Jews and Israel, including when he questioned whether a tennis match between Sweden and Israel should be played in Malmo.

Now a new report shows that the Israel-Palestinian conflict is central to anti-Semitism in Malmo's schools. The report also shows that it is not only pupils-especially Arab pupils with a background in the Middle East and especially with connections to the Palestinian territories- but also school personnel who are anti-Semitic.

"From a couple of (sources) also come specific reports of anti-Semitic jargon among personnel groups," writes report author Mirjam Katzin, researcher at Lund University. Katzin is also an elected representative of the Left Party in Malmo.

Katzin's report consists partly of an interview section where she interviewed school personnel, Jewish children, and young people in the age range 10-20 years and partly of a survey that was sent out. The goal was that all school personnel in primary and secondary schools participate in the survey.

Katzin states that she met with unexpected resistance. Only 27 out of 63 primary school principals forwarded her survey to their personnel.

"Jews stay away from certain schools because they don't feel safe to go to certain schools. There is a list of schools that are OK for Jews and not. Actually, all high schools are black-listed with the exception of a few, that's just the way it is. But you know that with this Israel/Palestine- you are going to get shit for that in the other schools; it is so sad that it is like this," says one pupil.

The report contains several quotes from those interviewed who point out how Arab pupils openly use anti-Semitic jargon.

"Many, when you talk to them and discuss it, can be reached. But some are deeply involved. Thus, a Jew in Malmo is the enemy. All Jews are the big enemy," says another school employee.


Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Hunter Biden Is in the News in Sweden

Hat tip Fria Tider. Translation by Fousesquawk.


House of Sweden in Washington DC


It has previously been reported that Hunter Biden had requested an extra key for his rented office space at the House of Sweden in Washington for a Chinese businessman being investigated for corruption. Scandinavian sources, particularly Dagens Nyheter of Sweden, are now reporting that Biden was smuggling strippers into the building (which houses the Swedish Embassy) through a back way without passing through a metal detector. Biden reportedly accused the Swedish National Property Board, which administers the building, of racism after they complained because one of his guests was reportedly a homeless woman who happened to be black.

The below article from Fria Tider in Sweden is translated by Fousesquawk.

 https://www.friatider.se/hunter-biden-smugglade-strippa-i-svenska-myndighetens-lokal

Hunter Biden smuggled strippers into Swedish House premises

Posted 23 February 2021 at 12:41

Caption below photo: Stripper Lundin Roberts was one of the guests that Biden smuggled into the premises without permission


Domestic: The scandal-ridden son of the American president, Hunter Biden, accused the National Property Board of racism. This after the Swedish Board threatened to evict him after he smuggled a stripper and a black homeless woman into the House of Sweden in Washington.

Dagens Nyheter (newspaper) has published an email from the National Property Board. The Board administrates the exclusive office building, House of Sweden, in Washington DC, where among others, the Swedish embassy is located.

Hunter Biden, son of the current  USA president, rented suite 507 in the House of Sweden in 2017, but quickly found himself in conflict with the National Property Board.

The crack-smoking son of the president had specifically smuggled people into the building through a back way despite (the fact) all visitors must go through the main entrance and pass through a  metal detector.  

Among these guests, there was a stripper, with whom Hunter Biden one year later had a child, who the stripper forced (Biden) to acknowledge as his. He also invited in a homeless black woman.

When the House of Sweden contacted Biden about this and asked him to stop the behavior, he came back with an accusation of racism.

"If NN has a problem with my guests' race or clothing, I think we should all sit down and talk about it with a lawyer present," wrote Hunter Biden in an email according to DN.

Biden announced a few weeks later that he wanted to terminate the lease in advance. But after that, he stopped answering emails from the National Property Board, which eventually threatened him with eviction. 

In the end, the rent was paid through the outstanding security deposit, and Biden moved out.

Hunter Biden, who is under investigation for his business contacts with China, had also asked House of Sweden for an extra key to his suite for a Chinese businessman accused of corruption.






Oberlin College Has More Questions to Answer


Mohammad Jafar Mahallati


It seems that when it comes to anti-Semitism, tiny Oberlin College in Ohio is a major university. We have reported on problems at Oberlin for several years, largely thanks to Jew-hating professor Joy Karega. 

But Karega is not the only problem for Jewish students at Oberlin. The pro-Palestinian movement is alive and well on campus with their usual despicable methods of operation.

Now we have another professor at Oberlin who is under scrutiny for remarks he made as Iran's ambassador to the UN back in the 1980s when he called for Israel's destruction and defended abuses by the Iranian regime including the persecution of the Baha'i religious minority.

His name is Mohammad Jafar Mahallati, and critics are asking for him to explain his past remarks. Here is his official Oberlin bio page. It includes a 4-1/2 minute video of him talking about friendship and peace. It tells me nothing other than he makes a brief and vague reference to the evolution of his thinking. 

Let's be fair here. These are remarks he made 30 years ago. The questions I have are whether he has, in effect, defected from Iran. I mean how does their former ambassador to the UN become a professor in a US college unless he has broken from the regime? Has he become an American citizen? Also important is whether he still believes what he said 30 years ago and whether he is propagating that today on campus. 

That is not to question his freedom of speech or demand that he be terminated. I have jumped to the defense of many conservative/pro-Israel professors who are under fire for their beliefs. I'm just saying, I have questions about this man, and I would like to hear his explanation if any. Does he still stand by the present Islamic regime, and/or stand by his previous calls for the destruction of Israel? If so, we must make a record of that and question the values of Oberlin College, which is already in the spotlight when it comes to a hostile atmosphere for Jewish students. Perhaps, most importantly, what are his present ties to Iran's government, and is he still a supporter of what is a terrorist regime?




Monday, February 22, 2021

France: Immigration Officer Murdered by Asylum-Seeker

Hat tip Gates of Vienna


Pau

Another day-another innocent murder victim at the hands of an asylum-seeker in Europe. Today, it is France. An immigration officer at an asylum-seeker facility in the southwestern town of Pau (Atlantic Pyrenees) was stabbed to death by a Sudanese man who was pending deportation. The below article from France TV Info is translated by Fousesquawk.


 https://www.francetvinfo.fr/monde/europe/migrants/meurtre-au-centre-d-asile-a-pau-l-agresseur-mis-en-examen-et-ecroue_4305633.html

Murder in asylum center at Pau. Aggressor charged and imprisoned


Caption below photo: Flowers on the (fence) of the reception center for asylum-seekers (Cada) Isard-COS of Pau on 20 February 2021


The Sudanese, 38, alleged perpetrator of a deadly attack on Friday, has been placed in provisional detention at the remand center at Pau, the State prosecutor of the town said Sunday.

Posted 2-21-2021 at 14:23. Updated 2-21-2021 at 17:41


The prosecutor's office at Pau announced on Sunday, 21 February that a 38-year-old Sudanese had been placed in custody for murder and imprisoned. He is suspected of being the alleged perpetrator of a deadly attack of an official of the asylum center of Pau (Atlantic Pyrenees), which occurred Friday.

At the end of his custody, which had been prolonged Saturday, the man appeared Sunday before a judge. (The judge) charged him and placed him in provisional detention at the Pau remand center, stated the State prosecutor of Pau, Cecile Gensac.

The man is being prosecuted for having attacked with knife blows (13 wounds have been identified) the head of the reception center of asylum-seekers (Cada) Isard-COS at Pau, where he had been placed a few years ago. The victim, a 46-year-old father and social worker with experience in asylum cases, died of his wounds shortly after the attack.

Destined for imminent expulsion due to convictions for violent (crimes)

In France since 2015, and beneficiary of an international protection subsidiary status up to last November, the respondent was destined for an imminent expulsion due to convictions for violent crimes that earned him prison time between January 2017 and August 2018.  At the end of 2020, he had not responded to two summons to notify him of the end of his residence permit. 

During his (interrogation), the man explained to the investigators that he "harbored resentments" against the Cada-Isard-COS of Pau and felt "that his situation had not been correctly handled," the prosecutor stated Saturday. Fearful of being sent back to Sudan at war, he had come Friday to obtain from this agency, "a paper addressed to the attention of Ofpra (French Office for Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons) to allow him to remain in (France)", according to the magistrate.

She stressed that the suspect was, "neither reported nor on file  in the context of violent radicalization, and the (information) gathered makes it possible to rule out any terrorist intention."



Sunday, February 21, 2021

Norway: Fjordman Interview (Cont)

 Hat tip Document.no, Gates of Vienna and RAIR Foundation.


Earlier this month, we cross-posted an interview from Norway with Peder Jensen, aka Fjordman. Jensen, who wrote about Islam under the pen name, Fjordman, has been unable to live in his native Norway due to his writings, and the fact that he was singled out by Anders Breivik, who massacred 77 people in Norway in 2011 in retaliation for the county's lax immigration policies. Jensen has always condemned Breivik's actions. The first part we cross-posted was in parts 1-3. Here we are cross-posting parts 4-5 from Gates of Vienna. The interview was conducted last month by Hans Rustad of Document.no, a Norwegian site.