Cross-posted by Gary Fouse
(Photos courtesy of Orange County Task Force on Anti-Semitism)
Today the Muslim Student Union at UC Irvine began a week of Israel-bashing that will continue through Thursday-then culminate May 21 with a speech by British MP-and Saddam Hussein family friend- George Galloway. The title of the events is "Israel-The Politics of Genocide". I was not able to attend today due to family matters, but the Orange County Independent Task Force on Anti-Semitism took the above photos which I would like to comment on.
Today's "featured" speaker was Jim Lafferty. Who is Jim Lafferty, you ask?
You don't want to know. (I know, I use that line too often.)
Actually, Jim Lafferty is president of the LA chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, an organization founded in 1937 as a legal arm of the Communist Party USA. Name a cause in the last several decades designed to put the US in a bad light and chances are, the NLG has been there. Actually, Lafferty is a pretty boring speaker (I've heard him before at UCI). According to my source, not too many people were actually listening to him.
Of more concern was the mock wall that the MSU brings out of mothballs for each event which is a replica of the wall Israel built to keep suicide bombers out of their cities. Today, the wall and a mock tank featured caricatures of Anne Frank wearing a kaffiya along with an "ironic" quote from her famous diary. For the MSU to use her image ro further their own agenda is a desecration, in my view. It seems perfectly reasonable that those who want to make their case against Israel should leave Anne Frank out of it. More suitable quotes would likely be found in Mein Kampf, which I understand is still a big seller in the Middle East.
Tomorrow's featured speaker will be Anna Baltzer. Who is.........