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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

You can add the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) to the list of Muslim groups coming out in defense of the group of Muslim UC Irvine students who staged a coordinated interruption of Michael Oren's talk there: MPAC Calls on UC Irvine Chancellor to Investigate Arrest of 11 Students

Today, the Muslim Public Affairs Council sent a letter to UC Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake and UCI School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky calling for an investigation into the arrest of 11 students who protested during a speech given by Israel's Ambassador to U.S., Michael Oren, on Monday. UC Irvine police arrested the students after they stood up during Oren's speech and individually condemned Israel's practice of collective punishment towards Palestinians in the Gaza Strip...[More.]

The statement is more or less identical to the others, defending the students' outrageous actions as somehow a representation of free speech, rather than its diametric opposite.

You'll recall that the MPAC Executive Director is Salam Al-Marayati, an invitee to the big J Street party and a speaker there -- an invitation they stuck with in spite of all the controversy and warnings they received.

MPAC's statement shows not only that they truly are part of a fifth column themselves, but that J Street's critics were right in noting that at the very least, J Street is utterly reckless in who they give the stage (and thus legitimacy) to in what is supposed to be a "pro-Israel" venue.

In other embarrassing J Streeter news, execrable blogger Richard Silverstein is busy reminding everyone how it is he earns such disgust in a posting about the aftermath of the assassination of Hamas operative Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. There is a great deal of controversy over just who it was who did the deed, with most knee-jerk speculation pointing toward the Mossad, but the entire thing is devolving into a massive stolen-identity scam. Silverstein has no doubt, however, and he knows just what conclusion to draw:

...Not to mention that the next time Israel's soldiers are captured/kidnapped by Hamas or Hezbollah, I certainly will have very little sympathy considering the depredations by Mossad against their leaders. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

...Demonstrating once again that it's not necessarily Jews per se that the left hates, just Jews who fight back. His real emotional ire is reserved for Mossad agents fighting back against terrorist thugs. Beautiful. As JStreetJive reminds us, Silverstein and his panel of ambivalent to outright anti-Zionists were given space, logistical support and security enforcement -- including getting a J Street officer to eject someone Silverstein considered an enemy -- at the same J Street conference that saw Salam Al-Marayati as a speaker.



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"Execrable" is an entirely apt descriptor of Silverstein, one I have used for him myself. But as powerfully negative a word as "execrable" is, even when taken together with this recent and representative utterance of his, it is insufficient to characterize Silverstein and his ilk (e.g., Phil "Mondoweiss" Weiss). To "appreciate" fully how pronounced is their psychopathologic hatred of Israel and its supporters, one must read them on at least a semi-regular basis to see that these particular expressions are not at all exceptional where they are concerned. Those who would try to understand Silverstein et al. and their psychopathology should start by reading Dexter Van Zile's essay "Kreisky's Children," which was cited here last month. http://www.solomonia.com/blog/archive/2010/01/dexter-van-zile-kreiskys-children/

(It should be noted that Silverstein styles himself a "Zionist," which is like Farrakhan imagining himself to be at heart a philosemite.)

And let it not be overlooked that Silverstein heartily applauded that same UC Irvine thugs that the group led by fellow JStreet endorsee Al-Marayati now defends on "free speech" grounds.
http://www.richardsilverstein.com/tikun_olam/2010/02/09/oren-heckled-at-uc-irvine-talk/#comments

I have to ask FIVE SIMPLE QUESTIONS - (1) Would J-Street & MPAC be so quick to defend the "Free Speech Rights" of Pro-Israeli Demonstrators who REPEATEDLY INTERRUPTED a speech given by a member of the Governing Council of either HAMAS or HIZBOLLAH who was known to have ordered the LAUNCHING of missiles at Israeli towns & cities or the positioning of Missiles and firing of Missiles from or next to Homes, Hospitals, Mosques, Schools or UN & NGO Facilities? (2) Would J-Street or MPAC be as quick to protest the arrest of those protesters as they are these protesters? (3) Does either J-Street or MPAC believe that anyone protesting against Hamas or Hizbollah, or against someone who represents one of these terrorists organizations, have "Free Speech Rights"? (4) Does either J-Street or MPAC believe that those who speak against HAMAS or HIZBOLLAH automatically LOSE their "Right to Free Speech", because they are speaking against the UMMAH in support of DHIMMI JEWS? (5) Does either J-Street or MPAC consider any of those acts listed above to be "Terrorism"? or, Are they NOT "Terrorism" because they are committed against Israel, and the intended victims of these attacks are JEWS?

I have Some Questions for ourselves - When are WE going to wake up and realize that POLITICAL CORRECTNESS has not only not helped communication, but has actually rendered it almost impossible? When are WE going to recognize the PATENT STUPIDITY of being more concerned with the FEELINGS of those who have repeatedly stated they hate us and want to kill us than our own SURVIVAL and that of our friends? When are we going to recognize that Israel is "The Canary in the Mine", and that our death will follow Israel's, not by decades, but by MONTHS???

"Syme: It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words. You wouldn't have seen the [Newspeak] Dictionary 10th edition, would you Smith? It's that thick. [illustrates thickness with fingers] The 11th Edition will be that [narrows fingers] thick. Winston Smith: So, The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect? Syme: The secret is to move from translation, to direct thought, to automatic response. No need for self-discipline. Language coming from here [the larynx], not from here [the brain]" -1984 (film)


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