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When Empowered Undergrads Ignore a ‘Victims’ Malevolence

A Penn junior studying at al Quds University laments the "worldwide systems of white supremacism and colonialism," and especially Israel as the "settler-colonial apartheid state," but ignores al Quds' glorification of murderers of Israelis, Americans, teenagers and children.

Al-Quds University has the Abu Jihad Museum, which honors one of the most brutal Arab Palestinian terrorists of all time. And that's saying a lot.

Al-Quds University has the Abu Jihad Museum, which honors one of the most brutal Arab Palestinian terrorists of all time. And that's saying a lot.

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Okay, but maybe it was just students who decided to honor Hammad – can you really hold students responsible for their actions?  Maybe not, but students don’t have the authority to name courses after people.  And al Quds offered a course on “human rights and democracy” named after Wafa Idriss, the first Arab female homicide bomber.

So maybe there is a problem with a particular department at al Quds, that doesn’t implicate the entire university.

Then what can one say about al Quds’ abu Jihad Palestinian Prisoner Movement Museum?

The al Quds University official website explains that the Museum is named for Khalil Al-Wazir.  His “nom de guerre,” abu Jihad, means “father of the holy war.”

And what a father he was.  Just as the University of Pennsylvania honors scholars and philanthropists by having their names grace buildings and research centers on its campus, al Quds University, the school which O’Conor is so proud of attending, honors abu Jihad.

Abu Jihad was a co-founder of Fatah, along with his crony, Yassir Arafat.  He was Fatah’s military strategist and helped form the Shabibah – the Fatah Youth Movement.  The Shabibah formed the nucleus for the first “intifada.”

In his role as head of commando – meaning, terrorist – operations, abu Jihad was responsible for the deaths of dozens of Israelis.  But his exploits were not just limited to killing Jews in Israel. Abu Jihad was a part of the Fatah offshoot known as the Black September Organization.  In this position, abu Jihad was intimately involved in the murder of the 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

And if O’Conor is not particularly troubled by the cold-blooded murder of Israelis or Jews, abu Jihad was part of the team that kidnapped, tortured and then murdered two American diplomats, U.S. Ambassador  Cleo Noel and Charge d’Affaires George Curtis Moore, in Khartoum, Sudan, in 1973. Those diplomats were kidnapped in the hope that the U.S. would exchange them for the prisoner Sirhan Sirhan, the Arab Palestinian who murdered American Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968.

Abu Jihad was also involved in some of the largest massacres of Israelis in history.  He was the mastermind of the 1978 “Coastal Road Massacre.” After killing an American tourist, Arab Palestinian terrorists hijacked an Egged bus carrying Israeli civilians. The attack ended with 38 Israeli civilians dead, including 13 children; dozens more were injured.

The al Quds website lovingly refers to abu Jihad as the “prince of the martyrs of Palestine.”

O’Conor does not share any of these al Quds University fun facts with her readers.  Perhaps that is because this information has not been made available to the Penn junior.  If so, maybe the Penn professionals should reconsider whether its students should get credit for the one-sided education they are receiving at al Quds.  It’s worth asking the question.

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About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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9 Responses to “When Empowered Undergrads Ignore a ‘Victims’ Malevolence”

  1. Linda Dudley says:

    ????

  2. StanleyT says:

    Heaven help us all if this “student” claims she didn’t know because, as you say, “this information has not been made available to the Penn junior”. 
    Or should we simply accept the fact that students no longer bother doing their own independent research?

  3. vdtbasarab says:

    How hard is it to innoculate naive Westerners against islam? 
    Not so hard, when you give them a dose of Muhammad!

    http://unclevladdi.wordpress.com/2013/08/22/inoculating-against-islam/

  4. Jeff Ludwig says:

    Penn has become a leading institution promoting leftist politics. As an alum, I receive the Pennsylvania Gazette which has one or more articles promoting every radical and/or left cause in the world.  Letters to the editor denouncing these articles flood in, and many of them are brilliant. The Gazette continues to publish these letters in the mag and online if there are too many to fit the space requirements of the Gazette. I guess the publication of the letters convinces the editors that they are “fair and balanced.”  I warned one of my students a few years ago not to go to UPenn telling him he would come out a confirmed far left thinker.  His dismissed my concerns by assuring me that he was an independent minded fellow and would continue to be so. Guess what?   Four years later, he visited my office in the high school where I was the Scholarship Advisor.  He told me about his senior thesis, and I said to him, “You have succumbed to the brainwashing just as I said you would.”  He didn’t say he had not, but was instead proud of his new worldview.  He became another victim to the Ivy League garbage ideology.  Sadly, the young woman writing from the Missile East is also, I believe, a victim of Penn’s brainwashing.  Sadly, many bright young people, who may already have a bias against Israel or have some other Leninesque ideas may embrace these ideas too wholeheartedly while at Penn.
          Does the reader recall in the 1960′s many young students at Brandeis were being adversely influenced by the evil teaching of Herbert Marcuse and became Yippie’s and counter-culture types and really “revolutionaries.” This havoc was caused by one man. How much more of a horrible effect do you think is wreaked by a university that is so supportive of leftist ideas and ideals in its faculty hiring policy, and in the research it supports?

  5. AC Stubbs says:

    it boggles the imagination

  6. TerrorIsEvil says:

    If you want to see honor killing, female genital mutilation, terrorism and terrorism indoctrination of young people, anti-Semitism, sharia law that promotes stoning, the cutting off of limbs and marriage to 9-year old girls; crucifixions in the 21st century and all manner of war, brutality, gassing, the tearing out of hearts for consumption by terrorists, then you must go to the Muslim country or entity like the Palestinians have made for themselves in Gaza and the West Bank. By the way, the “Palestinians” are the most pampered refugees on the face of the planet despite the garbage coming from leftist spoiled, self-righteous morons.

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