February 22, 2008, - 12:44 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Although the readership of this site is a good mix of people from all walks of life and religions, enough of them are Jews and enough Gentile are those who, unfortunately, look to Jews for the final say on which Muslims are acceptable.
This story is an example of the lessons that need to be learned by both these groups. Jewish students from the University of Michigan are legitimizing the Muslim Students Association (MSA), which the Chicago Tribune identified as a vital part of the Muslim Brotherhood (Al-Ikhwan Al-Muslimeen) terrorist group’s manifestation in America.
The Jewish students in this story–at the direction of University of Michigan Hillel executive director, Michael Brooks, and its rabbi, Rabbi Nathan Martin–are heading with MSA’s Muslim students to New Orleans on a joint Jewish-Muslim Hurricane Katrina relief effort.
Not only are the Muslim students part of the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist group’s operation in America, but they openly support HAMAS, Hezbollah, and other Islamic terrorist groups who’ve murdered thousands of Americans and Jews worldwide. And the parent organization, the Muslim Brotherhood, is the group from which HAMAS, Yasser Arafat, Al Qaeda, and Ayman Al-Zawahiri all emanated.
And the trip is a joint effort with Imam Mohammed Mardini of the American Muslim Center of Dearbornistan. An extremist and fervent ally of HAMAS and Hezbollah, He was a vocal part of CAIR-Michigan events which I attended undercover (CAIR was repeatedly identified by several FBI officials and in a recent court-filing as a HAMAS front group).
If you are a Jew who donates to the “Allied Jewish Campaign, the “Jewish Federation,” the “United Jewish Communities,” “the University of Michigan and/or “B’nai Brith Hillel Foundation,” you are enabling these terrorists because all of these organizations donated money and support to this propaganda effort to legitimize extremist Muslims who support murderers of Americans and Jews by giving them the kosher seal of approval.
According to The Detroit Newsistan and its resident pan-Islamist propagandist Gregg Krupa:
Along the way, they are trying to raise money for the trip. They have received support from the Jewish Federation of Detroit, the Jewish Community Relations Council, the Muslim Student Association, the Jewish student organization Hillel and the American Muslim Center in Dearborn.
Rabbi Nathan Martin of Hillel in Ann Arbor strongly encouraged the students to participate in work in New Orleans, and Imam Mohamad Mardini of the American Muslim Center, a mosque in Dearborn, also will travel with the students and participate.
For the purposes of this story, you need to know that Jewish Federation a/k/a United Jewish Communities a/k/a Allied Jewish Campaign is the unrepresentative, self-appointed establishment and spokesman for Jewish communities in most major cities across North America. With billions of dollars, it is also the largest and most powerful. In most cases, a fraternity and sisterhood of wealthy left-wing Jews appoint themselves and their friends to run these organizations in each major city. It is also, at least in Detroit, a bloated bureaucracy with hundreds of employees and programs.
For the purposes of this story, you also need to know that Hillel is the national Jewish organization that is the self-appointed community for Jewish students on college campuses across America. It gets millions of dollars from Jewish donors nationwide and is more powerful than any other Jewish group on most college campuses. That power, though, is fading, as Hillel continues its far-left emphasis on reaching out to extremist Muslims, rather than focusing on Jewish religious and communal life, and as it continues to harass and persecute Jewish students who challenge that focus. (I know this personally, because as a University of Michigan student, I watched as far-left University of Michigan Hillel executive director Brooks persecuted and harassed me and almost two decades later, did the same to pro-Israel students on campus who invited me to speak.)
This is not the first time Michael Brooks has pulled this kind of baloney. A couple of years ago, he wanted to turn the University of Michigan Hillel foundation building into a mosque. He invited the Muslim Students Association, which needed a place to pray, to hold their regular prayers at Hillel. When Jewish students and major donors–including Mandell Berman, the Jewish philanthropist whose name sits atop the building and who donated most of the funds to build it–protested, Brooks was forced to give up on the idea. Or did he?
The Detroit Newsistan reports:
The students often pray together, and they will visit two synagogues and a mosque in New Orleans, and witness a bar mitzvah and Shabbat (Sabbath) services. They often begin meetings by gathering in pairs, a Muslim with a Jew, to talk and reflect about events in their lives since their last meeting.
Where, exactly, are they “praying together”? I’ll tell you where: inside the Hillel Building. That’s also where the joint extremist Muslim/Jewish trip to New Orleans originated and the address to which the solicited funds for the trip are going:
The Jewish and Muslim students are scrambling this week to close the gap in their financing efforts.
To contribute, mail a check made out to “Hillel, University of Michigan, Jewish Muslim ASB Trip” to U-M Hillel [DS: Address redacted by me--I won't help them raise money for this absurd trip of concentration camp inmates and their Reich captors].
But no worries. The trip won’t include any recognition that one group supports almost every active terrorist group on the planet:
There is no talk about things like the Second Lebanon War of 2006, or the siege of Gaza. And the students explain it simply: There are a myriad of other forums to delve into the roiling political milieu of the Middle East.
These students say they are about faith. . . .
“It is going to be the norm, one day. We really will do away with some of these obstacles that keep us apart,” [says Imam Mardini.]
And the students on this trip are extremely ignorant:
Lizzie Lovinger, a 19-year-old sophomore from Farmington Hills, says the motivation from her faith is clear.
“There is a pretty big idea in Judaism: You should love your neighbor as you love yourself,” Lovinger said, first using the Yiddish words for the phrase and then translating. “In the Detroit area and in Ann Arbor, Muslims are definitely our neighbors, in every sense of the word and it is important that we remember that it is our duty in life to be treating people as we would want to be treated.”
Um, Ms. Lovinger, that’s Hebrew, NOT Yiddish. And it refers to your Jewish neighbor, NOT your Muslim enemy. The same Judaism also says, again in Hebrew,
If someone comes to hurt you [DS: referred to as a "Rodef"], destroy him first.
Our religion does not contain anything about “turning the other cheek.”
And these Jewish students are from anti-Israel, self-hating Jewish groups:
Miriam Liebman, 21, of Farmington Hills says she was driven by her faith to be active in community groups.”It’s just something I have thought about, as part of me being Jewish, since high school,” said Liebman, a senior, who has taken Arabic classes, spent a semester in Egypt and joined the Union of Progressive Zionists, a student group that seeks peace and justice in the Middle East.
“It’s all culminated in the point that I feel the need to do something like this,” Liebman said, “to make those things be more a part of my own Jewish community, to do something within that framework of cooperation with Muslims.”
Progressive Zionists is a left-wing anti-Israel group of self-hating Jews. Here’s a tip: Any time a Jewish group talks about “peace and justice in the Middle East,” it usually means they like to attack Israel and enable with shawarmeh-eaters of the Mohammedan variety. It’s not “peace and justice” for Israel they are concerned about. In the concentration camps, they called these Jews, “coppos.”
If you are a Jewish donor, do NOT give your money to Hillel. Do not give it to the Jewish Federation/United Jewish Communities. Do not give it to the Allied Jewish Campaign. If you do, you are funding the legitimization of not only the Muslim Brotherhood, but all of the other terrorist groups–including HAMAS, Islamic Jihad, and Al-Qaeda–that it supports.
I report. You vote with your checkbook.
And to those–Gentile AND Jew–who look to the mainstream Jewish establishment for their “discernment” on Islam and which Muslims are acceptable, I hope this story tells you that you’ve made a huge mistake.
It’s time to stop playing Rodney King to the enemies who’ve openly said they are bent on our destruction and have openly demonstrated it. “Can’t we all just get along?”
Can a mouse and a python just get along? They are unified only when one is eaten alive by the other.
“Can’t we all just get along?”
No, we cannot.
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