Monday, April 30, 2018

Day One 2018 Hate Week at UC Irvine

Students for Justice in Palestine and the Muslim Student Union at UC Irvine kicked off their annual hate Israel week of events today, and a lot is shrouded in mystery. At this point, only one speaker has been announced for Wednesday night, a non-entity named Anis Zubi from Al Awda, (Right of Return) Orange County.

Today I stopped by the dopey apartheid wall to see what what going on. Two members of the Israeli Reservists on Duty were present making themselves available to the public for questions.

Apparently not making themselves available for questions were the SJP/MSU representatives were were all dressed ominously with Palestinian keffiyas, their faces covered, and holding Palestinian flags. In fact, when I walked up to their table and asked politely a couple of them if they had any events scheduled for this evening, I got no answer. One young man actually shrunk away from me as if I were going to bite him.

"C'mon, I won't bite you," I said repeating my question. Still no answer to my question from the guy or the gal. So I left.

Supposedly, there is some event scheduled for tonight, but it seems the speaker is shrouded in silence-just like the SJP/MSU representatives.

By the way, I did take a picture of a couple of them just to show the reader how they look. In my view, they are not advancing a very positive image of themselves lurking about  with their faces covered. What in the world are students and members of the public to think? I wonder who their faculty adviser is.


Gary Fouse said...

Exactly right, John. Please comment on the UK problem, which seems to be centered around Pakistani Muslims.

John said...

Sorry Gary, didn't see your request 'til today.
First thing to point out is that most Muslims in Britain are law abiding citizens, many of whom have non Muslim friends and might be described as either nominal in their faith (like many who would call themselves Christians but have no regular affiliation with a church)

As numbers have grown so have the numbers of inciters and plotters bent on causing maximum disruption and intimidation through terror attacks.
Then there are the cultural differences which I think you're referring to..
NOT ALL Muslims approve of this behaviour, but you have to remember that loyalty to the faith and the community is very powerful.

I guess the problem is that the Qu'ran and other books do condone the subjugation and rape of non Muslim women and girls as part of Jihad; so it is difficult for the majority to condemn it outright (although a few do).. Anyway there are sources which make it clear that the purpose of this horrific gang raping of young girls is not just the sex; it's also to instil fear and intimidation leading to eventual subjugation. This is happening all over Europe to a greater or lesser degree. I think here in the UK the tide will/is beginning to turn and people will demand our government take more drastic steps to deal with the problem. Currently however it is hamstrung by multiculturalism, political correctness (which I think had its birth in your country!), and three main principles brought into law by Tony Blair's government: "Equality/ Inclusion /Diversity."
(You have to remember that up to the 1950s our country was a homogeneous society of ethnic white Britons (England/Ireland/Scotland and Wales. Multiculturalism is still a very new thing to people of my generation.)
You Americans aren't as far down the road as we are, but the reports I read from US sources tell a similar strategy. Once key people start getting into local councils, local and State government you will be facing similar dilemmas. I hope your President comes up with a workable strategy before it's too late. His private life may be a mess but he's done more for your nation than anyone since Ronald Reagan..

Gary Fouse said...


One thing I always try to do is not condemn all Muslims. That would be wrong. At the same time, we have to recognize the threat. My feeling is that pure Islamic doctrine is dangerous. That many Muslims remain secular and ignore the calls to violence and hate is commendable, but I think too few are really ready to speak out and question these doctrines rather than say that Islam is misunderstood or misinterpreted by the bad guys. The Koran and the hadith are pretty clear once you align them with the life of Mohammad himself. The West needs a safe distance from Islam. That requires a change in our immigration policies. Yes, many innocent Muslims would be penalized but the safety of our citizens is paramount.