The MSA (Muslim Student Association) claims that it does “not endorse any acts of violence or terrorism… urg[ing] all Muslim students and MSA Chapters to abide by Islam’s founding principles of peace and understanding.” The MSA has stemmed from the poisonous tree of the Muslim Brotherhood, which has spawned Hamas and is an organization that has promoted Hitler’s genocide of the Jews from its establishment; translating Hitler’s Mein Kampf into Arabic in the 1930’s. In 1948, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Hitler-supporting founder, Hassan Al-Banna, publicly stated, “If the Jewish State becomes a fact [the Arabs] will drive the Jews who live in their midst into the sea.”
Hamas has openly stated in its Charter that, “In their Nazi treatment, the Jews made no exception for women or children. Their policy of striking fear in the heart is meant for all. They attack people where their breadwinning is concerned, extorting their money and threatening their honour. They deal with people as if they were the worst war criminals. Deportation from the homeland is a kind of murder.” Hamas also calls for a Jewish genocide, as it is written in Article 7 of its Charter that, “The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.” While Hamas condemns the Jews for using “Nazi policies”, simultaneously inciting a Jewish genocide in its founding charter, its sister organization, the Muslim Brotherhood was in fact a Nazi-supporting terror group. If the MSA truly desires to exist as a “peace[ful] and understanding” group on campus, it must sever its ties with the Muslim Brotherhood.
The MSA is a prime sponsor of BDS and Israel Apartheid Week events on campus, where activists chant sayings like, “Israel, Israel you can’t hide. We charge you with Genocide”. The BDS attempts to “strengthen and spread the culture of boycott as a central form of civil resistance to Israeli occupation”, replicating the classic anti-Semitic stance of boycott against Jews. If the MSA and the BDS movement it promotes truly wanted to support the so-called “Palestinian Cause”, they could do so in a more productive manner, as opposed to attempting to conceal their anti-Semitic wrath through the form of boycott. As noted by David Suissa recently in his Jewish Journal article, “BDS is a sneaky movement that is exploiting one contentious issue (the occupation) to undermine all of Israel.” The undermining of Israel is the true intent of the MSA’s support of BDS, not aid or support to the plight of the Palestinians.
It is crucial that universities internationally condemn the actions of anti-Semitic, terror-inciting, genocide-promoting groups on campus, like the MSA, in order to dampen ideologically Islamic-based extremism raging conspicuously worldwide. As U.S. President Abraham Lincoln once said, “Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.” Institutional passivity serves as ignition to the frequently burning flame of anti-Semitism and terrorism; while condemnation can serve as an extinguisher of this flame.