Hatem Bazian:Co-Founder of the Violently Anti-Semitic/Anti-Israel Group Called Students For Justice In Palestine (SJP)

WESTERNERS must internalize the weapons waged against them to empower Islam, both stealth-wise and via frontal assaults. Unless, and until, this is accomplished, rest assured, Islam will (eventually) prevail and western civilization will wither away. Die.

WHILE frontal assaults are obvious once body parts start exploding, their “under the radar” methods are impossible for most to recognize, unless one is steeped in the arena of stealth jihad. Yet, having explored its underbelly for more than a decade, it is this blogger’s firm diagnosis, even the so called smart set have a hard time grasping its essence. True, many within this grouping are willfully blind, but others just don’t get it. Well, way past time for folks – whatever their mental acuity – to smell the jihad. Readers, this site implores: open your eyes, learn the signs gifted for your benefit and remove the wax from your ears, if it’s necessary – before it is too late!

IN line with this site’s ongoing mission, it is clear that many require edification, re the newfangled, wholly concocted “phobia” termed “Islamophobia”.

FURTHER complicating our common struggle, so-called human rights orgs inexplicably muddy the waters, whether by default or by design. Regardless, it matters not a whit, the outcome is the same. Specifically, the Online Hate Prevention Institute (OHPI) is one such interfering entity. Sheesh.

AS such, with the above players in the mix, CAIR, the western propaganda arm of the Brotherhood Mafia, heads straight for the jugular via a manufactured term (with the full cooperation of a complicit media) to SILENCE all criticism of Islam/Shariah law, that which underpins jihad! In this respect, they are able to gain a two-fer: continue with their jihad non-disturbed and to intimidate those – via law fare and other methods – who speak the truth into deafening silence and depletion of their funds. Deadly clever. 

IN this regard, Hatem Bazian is a dedicated, committed and very dangerous Islamist, one who happens to wield significant influence within leftist, radical academia. And not just any old prof will suffice to wield the LATEST weapon, but one who is admittedly tied into actual terror orgs (terming them “resistance”, ala bombings, shootings and murderous jihad) via Brotherhood tied GUPS, SJP, MSA and the like.

SO what else can a rabid Islamist devise to destroy the west? Lots. Now, how many of the readers are familiar with the (late, non-lamented) Islamist prof guru, Edward Said from Columbia U? You know, the one whom Barack HUSSEIN, his Islamist pals and leftist radicals genuflected to, may Said rot in hell? Yes, THAT falsifier of history:

Ibn Warraq’s ambitious book brings together three projects, each worthy of a full-length study: first, a critique of Said’s thought and work focusing on the insidious effects of his magnum opus,Orientalism;[1] second, a defense of the West against the academic assaults that have become commonplace since Said’s book was published; and third, a welcome reappraisal of the eighteenth- through twentieth-century linguists, historians, artists, and writers who studied the East and who are known today as Orientalists, a term Said made pejorative. Ibn Warraq masterfully weaves the three projects together in 556 pages.

The author lays bare Said’s methods of obfuscation, which often use nonsensical and impenetrable prose, insinuation, and outright falsification. Said’s ad hominem attacks against those who criticized his work are recounted, demonstrating that Said was both a metaphorical as well as a literal stone-thrower. And the growing list of Said’s “historical howlers” (obvious inaccuracies and misstatements of fact) unmasks an amateur historian who was either extremely sloppy or just plain dishonest.

ALONG a “Saidian” trajectory, and expecting to fully get away with it, Bazian proceeds apace. Undaunted. He devised a (subliminal) scheme to categorize an already made up out of whole cloth “phobia” into two tiers: latent and manifest! This blogger kids you not.

NOW, using typical Islamist mendacity/lying, that which is fully underpinned by Shariah law, Americans are being conditioned to accept the fact that they are “guilty” of “thought crimes”! 

“Islamophobia” Thought Crimes At Berkeley

What’s an “Islamophobia”-promoting academic to do when there simply aren’t enough hate crimes to sustain the mythical narrative that Muslim-Americans are persecuted for their religion? The Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project (IRDP) at the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Race & Gender came up with a brilliant idea for this spring’s Fifth Annual International Islamophobia Conference: they invented a thought crime called “latent Islamophobia.”

According to the conferencedescription and “inspired by [the late Columbia professor] Edward Said’s work on Orientalism,” “Islamophobia” can be broken into two categories: latent and manifest:

Latent Islamophobia is founded upon an unquestionable certitude that Muslims trend “towards despotism and away from progress.” They are constructed and “judged in terms of, and in comparison to, the West, so it is always the Other, the conquerable, and the inferior.” Manifest Islamophobia “is what is spoken and acted upon.”

Near Eastern studies lecturer, IRDP director, and conference convener Hatem Bazian supported this blatant effort to condemn thought, as he promised in his opening remarks that this effort would eventually be a “field [and] a distinct area of study” called “Islamophobia studies.”

This is no idle threat. In addition to producing annual UC Berkeley conferences and the Islamophobia Journal, Bazian said IRDP’s plans include:

  • Publishing papers for the Second International Islamophobia Conference to be held in Paris this December.
  • “Down the line, [to] provide funding for graduate students and fellowships” at IRDP.
  • Establish “partnerships with other research institutes, in the U.S. and globally,” to build “a global faculty network.”

The audience—much of which consisted of women wearing hijabs (headscarves)—of sixty to eighty people on the first day, was swallowed by the spacious Booth Auditorium housed in the Berkeley School of Law. In between panels, a bevy of academics and graduate students, many of them speakers, greeted each other and gabbed, while the few attendees outside the fold looked on. Bazian boasted that 6,000 people watched the conference online last year via the live stream and that this year, Duke University would be “carrying our live feed.”

Saeed Khan, a lecturer in history and Near East and Asian studies at Wayne State University, spoke on the second panel about “Islamophobia, the Conservative Movement, and the Creation of the Muslim Menace.” Khan is also a fellow at the Detroit-based Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, which co-commissioned a flawed May, 2013 study alleging “Islamophobia” in the San Francisco Bay Area, of all places, that was co-authored by Bazian. He critiqued what he called “the conventional wisdom among Tea Party conservatives and other Islamophobes” that “Muslims are infiltrating every aspect of American society, particularly education” by quoting a 2008 article on the unconstitutional insertion of Islamic curriculum into American public education written by this author. He then made a nonsensical comparison:

Cinnamon Stillwell, from here in the Bay Area. . . . She definitely takes the line that in spite of the “soft jihad” that is taking place, a soft crusade about the Christianity of the Founding Fathers is perfectly acceptable in public schools in a construct that is supposed to have separation of church and state.

Khan’s alleged concern for separation of church and state would be more convincing were he to apply it to the very real threat outlined in the article in question, not to a nonexistent Christian “soft crusade” that its author did not reference.

He later complained about efforts in “Texas and Florida” to combat the use of biased textbooks in K-12 education, mischaracterizing valid concerns over the whitewashing and falsifying of Islamic history as opposition to inclusion and objectivity:

A world history text is being reviewed to extricate Islam from the curriculum, or at the very least, to try and remove any reference to Islam that would be seen as objective or—in their estimation, the same thing—biased toward Islam.

During the question and answer period, Khan actually complained that the “backlash” against Muslims after the 2013 Boston bombing that was predicted by speakers at last year’s Islamophobia conference never happened. Referencing a Boston Globe article titled, “Inclusive Spirit Reassures Muslims After Bombings,” he concluded:

This portrays Muslims being unnecessarily and unreasonably paranoid. It showcases the magnanimity and largesse of an American society that didn’t cause a backlash.

We couldn’t have put it better ourselves.

The next panel, which boasted the Orwellian title, “Gender, Sexuality, Class and Colonialism in Transnational Latent and Manifest Islamophobia,” dished out a great heaping of academic jargon from the realms of queer, gender, and women’s studies.

Paola Bacchetta, an associate professor of gender and women’s studies at UC Berkeley, introduced her incomprehensible presentation with the even more perplexing sentence, “Muslims as enemy Others as queerphilia xenophobia.” She was just warming up:

By that, I mean in which their queerphobia is displaced onto the enemy Others, who they now claim are the queerphobic ones. . . . Queers are now shifted to this position which under colonialism belonged to women: that is, queers are constructed as either silent self-hating collaborators with the presumed straight and queerphobic collective enemy Other camp, or imagined as enemy Other’s victims requiring dominant saviors.

Bacchetta included “the Israeli state” in her “neo-colonial” enemies list for its supposed “pink-washing,” claiming that:

[T]he idea that Palestinian queers are being saved by Israel . . . ignores the occupation and the many years of solid work done by Palestinian queers such as Palestinian Queers for BDS [boycott, divestment, sanctions].

It’s hard to imagine that groups like Palestinian Queers for BDS are succeeding in helping their gay compatriots so much as engaging in self-preservation by attacking the preferred enemy, Israel.

Huma Dar, a Ph.D. candidate in South East Asian studies at UC Berkeley, compared “Israeli occupation” to “Indian Occupation” in her jargon-ridden presentation, “Latent and Manifest Islamophobia in Indian Occupied Kashmir: Queerphilic Imperialism and Hindu-homonationalism.” Echoing anti-Israel rhetoric, she denied that Islamism has any relevance to either conflict:

Akin to the Palestinian situation, the struggle for Kashmiri independence is not a religious or theological matter, but a political one of indigenous people’s rights to territory and sovereignty. India, like Israel, has attempted to frame it as a fight against Kashmiri Muslims . . . riding on the coattails of a wave of global Islamophobia.

Dar accused India of engaging in “queerphilic imperialism” by “projecting queerphobia onto the Kashmiri Muslims” and of “pinkwashing the Indian occupation akin to the Israeli occupation.” With all these “occupations” allegedly engaging in “pink-washing,” one would think that gays in the Muslim world were safe, when in fact persecution and capital punishment are common.

The day’s final panel included Zahra Billoo, executive director for the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which has been linked by the United States government to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. Her presentation, “California Muslim Youth Experiences with Bullying, Harassment and Religious Accommodation in Schools,” was based on CAIR’s own “statewide survey,” yet she was unable to report on any widespread persecution. Despite citing isolated instances of “bullying” in schools, her own data forced her to acknowledge that the “complaints are not coming,” leading her to lament that:

It troubled some of our partners and allies, who said, “well, these bully figures are not as high as we think they should be.”

Instead, they found that “the figures in the LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender] community are far higher.” “At the federal level these complaints are handled by the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights,” Billoo added, before launching into a gratuitous tirade against pro-Israel activists concerned for the safety of Jewish students on campus:

And as a side note, this office is used by pro-apartheid Israel activists attempting to silence human rights activists on campus calling attention to that nation state’s racism and violent policies—but that’s a separate conversation.

Apparently, bullying is only a concern when Muslim students are on the receiving end.

It turns out pushing “Islamophobia” trumps addressing myriad human rights challenges afflicting the Muslim world. More on this tomorrow.

WELL aware of the disquieting feelings, the out-sized sensibilities and sensitivities of criticizing “the other”, Islamists (and their helpmates) are free to terrorize Americans and westerners as a whole. 

THIS blogger asserts: hell, no they can’t! The open questions are: when will enough be enough? what say you all?

The Complaint further describes how the SJP conspires and coordinates with the Muslim Student Association (“MSA”), which has a publicly documented history of affiliation with and support of organizations deemed “terror organizations” by the United States Department of State. That they have resorted to intimidation and harassment is evidenced most recently by the fact that the District Attorney of Orange County, California, has indicted eleven students from these groups for inciting and disrupting a speech given by the Israeli Ambassador to the United States at the University of California, Irvine.



BEFORE this commentary delves any further, let’s be inordinately clear: this blog has proven (too many times to enumerate) that the cesspool which passes for American academia, as well as its western counterparts, is beyond the pale


UC Berkeley Prof Hatem Bazian, a virulent & violent anti-semite, leading the graduation processional at (pro terror/anti-American) Zaytuna Islamic College of California

As such, it has been documented, time and again, aside from radical left indoctrination passing for academic scholarship, Islamists are deeply embedded into American (western) campuses. This is precisely why Shariah law “colleges” are an out-sized danger, as they become another spear in an arsenal to destroy America. But until we get to the heart of the matter, it is incumbent to recall their destructive and implanted force within America’s campuses.

Indeed, the following is a sampling of the inherent dangers emanating from a VERY entrenched Islamic presence on America’s (western) campuses, be they focused from Islamic-infused students or associated profs:

Sampling One:

As Boston’s jihad recedes into the public’s “distant” memory-hole (never mind 9/11/01 and its “band of student” jihadists, several of whom posed as students, yet never attended classes…hmm) we must never forget the parts played by jihadi college students in Beantown; yes, a mecca and microcosm for foreign terror, where Islamic-inspired students are at its epicenter!

Sampling Two:

And not to nitpick even further, but who can forget – not this American-Israeli – the blood curdling threats lobbed at Jewish students at SFSU , specifically, from a student jihadi. Said threats are hardly anomalies within America’s campuses.

Still, perhaps, additional reminders may be necessary to jog some memories – or not: “Palestinian student” exhorted to murder Jews and Israelis, not once but twice! School admins and law enforcement hardly batted an eye. Why??

In this regard, how secure should ALL Americans (westerners) feel, realizing that full-throttle jihadi incubators are ensconced as Islamic “colleges”? Shiver us all timbers.

Okey dokey, let’s segue over to Bayan Claremont, housed in – you guessed – Southern California’s Claremont area. How lovely. But aside from the sunny locale, there are some tidbits which must be revealed: yes, Americans should be afraid. Very afraid. And don’t get taken in by their multi-culti, inter-faith associations. They ain’t worth a damn, other than to disarm the public. Literally.  

As an expert on the Muslim Brotherhood and its quest for global domination – with America being its chief prize – there is little which flies past this investigative journalist. Hence, the warnings. It is what it is. Don’t blame the messenger!

So to get from there to here, firstly, absorb the following:

Bayan Claremont educates men and women as Islamic religious leaders, scholars and educators, within a multi-religious, multi-ethnic, graduate institution through graduate-level degree programs and advanced studies within the field of Islamic education. These programs and studies are to be non-sectarian in nature and are open to students from other religious traditions as well. Bayan Claremont, founded by the Islamic Center of Southern California, currently operates as a division of the Claremont School of Theology. Bayan is part of an interreligious consortium involving several partner institutions.

Now that we are feeling so warm and fuzzy – steeped in the (mental) glowing warmth that America’s “pluralism” is operating so well – consider the fact that Bayan Claremont’s founder IS the mobbed up Brotherhood Islamic Center of So. Cal…where to begin…oh joy…and not even 3 degrees separated from terror:

A supporter of the radical and violent form of Islam known as Wahhabism, Maher Hathout is a founder and director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), a Los Angeles-based Islamic advocacy group that defends Muslim extremist violence. MPAC has condemned the anti-terrorism measures of both the U.S. and Israel, and has called for a repeal of the Patriot Act. Hathout is also a spokesman for the Islamic Center of Southern California.

Hathout characterizes Palestinian suicide bombing attacks against Israelis as the very understandable “bitter result of the reckless policy of [Israeli Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon.” He has also supported attacks by the terrorist group Hezbollah, whose members he characterizes as “freedom fighters.” He has called Israel a land of “butchers” who have set up an oppressive system of “racist apartheid.” He condemned the 1998 strike ordered by President Bill Clinton against Sudan and Afghanistan in retaliation for the terrorist bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. In Hathout’s view, the U.S. response was “illegal, immoral, inhuman, unacceptable, stupid, and un-American.”

Maher Hathout co-founded the Islamic Center of Southern California with his brother, Hassan. The Islamic Center of Southern California is MPAC’s sister organization and publishes MPAC’s publication, The Minaret, which has identified Maher Hathout as “a close disciple of the late [Muslim Brotherhood founder] Hassan al-Banna of Egypt.” A March 1998 Minaret article titled, “In Appreciation of Dr. Hassan Hathout,” also details Hassan’s ties to al-Banna: “… Hassan Hathout was a companion of Hassan al-Banna…Hassan Hathout would speak of al-Banna with such love and adoration; he would speak of a relationship not guided by politics or law but by a basic sense of human decency.” In 1997, Hathout delivered an address at the State Department on emerging Islamic trends, in ehich he lauded Hassan Turabi, prominent Muslim Brotherhood member, as a reformer. Hasan al-Turabi was the head of the National Islamic Front, which the U.S. government has condemned for supporting terrorism, launching a genocidal war in southern Sudan, and for continued human rights violations. Turabi also gave Osama bin Laden sanctuary in Sudan. As part of his plan to turn the country into a global militant Islamist base, Hassan Turabi invited Bin Laden to Sudan in 1991. The two, bounded by a personal friendship and shared ideology, began a close financial and military cooperation that lasted until Bin Laden left Sudan in 1996.

Dear readers, the dots are more than clearly connected….but there is more. Enter: Zaytuna College!

Situated in radical lefty, jihadi-friendly Berkeley, CA, its co-founders are so steeped in jihadi links they are inseparable. Pigs to shit. Introducing,







and his profile is self explanatory – or it should be. But do ignore his jibber jabber, as he straddles both sides (indicated within the link). Yes, this is par for the course for taqiyya-laden tactics:

Two days before 9/11, Yusuf spoke at a fundraiser for Jamil al-Amin, then on trial for murdering a sheriff’s deputy in Fulton County, Ga. Al-Amin was framed, Yusuf argued, in order to “silence” him. Al-Amin “is a dangerous man. It’s a dangerous man who will speak the truth.”

Al-Amin was convicted of murder the following year. At the fundraiser though, Yusuf seemed to suggest that America’s “institutionalized racism” was linked with Brown’s plight. “We can’t buy the stale rhetoric of human rights because we have not seen the proof of it,” he said.

At the same fundraiser, he also said that Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, convicted in a conspiracy to bomb New York landmarks in the 1990s, was unjustly tried. Citing former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, Yusuf claimed that the “Blind Sheikh’s” conviction went “against any standards of justice in any legal system on this earth, and now he sits in a jail because it was already a foregone conclusion.” Abdel-Rahman is serving a sentence of life plus 65 years for crimes that include conspiring to murder former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, and plotting to bomb the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, the George Washington Bridge, the New York FBI headquarters, various military installations and the United Nations building.

After 9/11, however, Yusuf tempered much of his radical ideology. He often condemns terrorism. But he still sees the United States as an inherently hostile nation, one that “relishes war.”

Unlike Zaid Shakir, his colleague at Zaytuna College, Yusuf readily acknowledges that the 9/11 attacks were the work of Islamic extremists. Shakir says there are “glaring weaknesses and inconsistencies in the official narrative” about 9/11 and allows his writings to be republished by a website devoted to 9/11 conspiracy theories.

Within a week of the attacks, however, Yusuf told the San Jose Mercury News that it was shocking to him that there are “any Muslims – no matter how statistically insignificant their numbers – who consider these acts to be religious acts … And therefore we as Muslims have to ask the question, ‘How is it that our religious leadership has failed to reach these people with the true message of Islam?’ Because the acts of these criminals have indicted an entire religion in the hearts and minds of millions. These people are so bankrupt that all they have to offer is destruction.”

One of his partners at Zaytuna is Zaid Shakir, a Muslim convert, born Ricky Mitchell. What a fella, just another guy from the ‘hood. A real homie. Not so fast.

This is the true Shakir, an Islamist to his core.

Zaid Shakir

Shakir’s video appearance sets up a striking contrast in message. He says that “Islam teaches a balance in all of our affairs, so it’s not a religion that’s amenable to extremism.” Yet in a 1993 article entitled “Muslim Involvement in the American Political Process,” Shakir explained that Islam presents an “absolutist political agenda:”

“The relevant point for Muslims is that Islam presents an absolutist political agenda, or one which doesn’t lend itself to compromise, nor to coalition building. The Islamic world view presents the world as a place where there is a struggle between forces which are diametrically opposed to each other … Truth opposes falsehood. Allah’s true din challenges the false beliefs and systems innovated by man. The Qur’an gives no indication that a compromise is possible between these forces.”

In a December 2004 speech in Toronto, Shakir seemed to warn America that it must change or face God’s wrath:

“Allah doesn’t love oppressors. And less so here, but here it’s relevant, but more so in my country in the United States. We have a responsibility to warn those in power. And that’s Jihad. If you talk about jihad [Arabic] – the best jihad is a word of truth in the face of a tyrannical ruler. That if you don’t stop this oppression, if you don’t stop murdering people unnecessarily, if you don’t stop erasing cities like Fallujah off the face of the earth, if you don’t stop contaminating lands for the rest of possible life on this earth, with depleted uranium. This is a sinister, backdoor use of atomic weapons … And if these wrongs and many others aren’t corrected you don’t have to worry about al Qaeda … You have to worry about Allah.”

Despite evidence that a cell of Muslim radicals carried out the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, killing six people, Shakir argues that the accused conspirators were set up:

“Considering the available information, it is the view of some observers, that the WTC bombing was undertaken by Zionist forces to give proof to their allegations concerning the magnitude of ‘Islamic fundamentalist’ terrorism, and as a pretext to intensify their anti-Islamic propaganda campaign in the US media.

[ … ]

“The recent bombing of the World Trade Center (WTC), has produced anti-Islamic elements in this country and an opportunity to launch a vicious propaganda campaign against Islam and Muslims. This campaign has been so calculating that one immediately suspects it could not have arisen accidentally.”

This theory appeared in the June/July 1993 issue of Inquiry, a magazine published by Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) operative Sami Al-Arian. The magazine frequently featured reports about the PIJ and other radicals.

During a 2005 sermon, “Jihad: Just War or Unjust Violence,” Shakir argued that Hizballah’s 1983 truck bombing of U.S. Marine barracks in Lebanon as part of a peacekeeping force was not an act of terrorism:

“On the other hand, the bombing of Hizballah, Hizballah’s bombing of the marine barracks in 1984 (sic) is viewed as one of the greatest acts of terrorism directed against Americans, until Oklahoma City, in history. But if we step back, who was targeted? Civilians? No, military personnel in a military installation in a war zone. And it’s interesting to ask a question: If Hizballah owned a bomber, which they don’t, and flew overhead and bombed the barracks, would it be described as terrorism.”

Shakir invokes the Quran to criticize America’s secular political system. In an article about Muslim involvement in the political process, Shakir cited Quranic verses (Al-Qur’an 5:44 and 5:47) to the effect that, “Whoever Rules (Judges) by Other than What Allah has Revealed They are Nonbelievers…Oppressors… Transgressors,” specifically regarding Christians and Jews:

“As the Christians and Jews of this country have rejected the divine law and created their own secular system of rule, the legal and political system of America is sinful and constitutes open rebellion against Allah. For a Muslim to join with the Jews and Christians in this system is to join them in their rebellion against Allah. Allah explicitly orders against this.”

Oh my, we can’t leave out another key member of Zaytuna, a “Palestinian” Islamist who has been featured within these pages. He is a virulent and violent anti-Semite. He is a co-founder of Students for Justice in Palestine – a jihadi terror group – which is a fully ensconced student org! Again: 

Hatem Bazian—a senior lecturer in the department of Near Eastern studies, director of the Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project at the University of California, Berkeley, and aregular at Sabeel conferences and other “interfaith” events—led the workshop titled “American Muslims and the Palestinian struggle for liberation.” It focused on the alleged connection between “Islamophobia,” counterterrorism, and the pro-Israel movement.

We have a total of 4,300 cases; ninety percent are Palestinian [and] regarding ‘material support for terrorism.’ . . . Right now we are in the middle of planning another appeal on the Holy Land Foundation case, which already has cost us $5 million.

Alas, for some budding jihadists, sunny CA may be too freewheeling to suit their tastes. Don’t snicker. But have no fear, the Windy City is available too.

The American (just like apple pie) Islamic College can be found in Chicago. Go figure. How fortuitous. Indeed, Chicago is ripe for their picking. But don’t get distracted, this “college” is stacked with unsavory Islamists, to say the least. However, it is also cloaked in (better garbed) “inter-faith” cover. Ignore their promotional jive talking literature which is cited in the above link.

Despite this, that, and the other, many will attempt to fatuously suggest: why is it okay for Christians and Jews (and other religions) to have their own colleges, but Muslims are deemed suspect, that is, if they do the same?

Still yet, the real questions are verboten, and therein lies the national danger: when was the last time, even the first, that Christian and Jewish colleges taught jihad against America? When did they ever employ faculty members associated with KNOWN terror orgs, those which have sworn to destroy America? And, are Christian and Jewish doctrines, unlike Islam, underpinned by Shariah Law, Allah-bent on destroying America and the west?

School’s out – for now.






Hatem Bazian—a senior lecturer in the department of Near Eastern studies, director of the ‘Islamophobia’ Research & Documentation Project at the University of California, Berkeley, and a regular at Sabeel conferences and other “interfaith” events

Imagine, just imagine, this American-Israeli’s shock upon receiving a “Linkedin”(and FB “friend”) request from Hatem Bazian, an Islamist, revolutionary, anti-Zionist, anti-semitic and anti-western prof! Did you ever? Does this prof not get the meaning of Zionist and Conservative? Hmm. Surely he must have had a reason to seek out said “friendship” and “connection”. You think?

And while messages sent this way vary, ranging from effusive praise for all the heavy lifting (duly appreciated), to being smitten and having a crush… but let’s not digress, others send non-mistakable threats. Alas, there are also those (quite a few) who attempt to slither in between the cracks. Let’s call them the “invisible stalkers”!

Enter: Hatem Bazian

Now, Hatem is a fella who is laser-focused on Israel’s destruction, and being a “Palestinian” certainly fuels his fire. However, it is not the only requirement for said jihadi fervor. As such, his entire career is based upon methods which effectuate the destruction of Israel and America. He is deadly serious. His specialty, Islamic Studies, is tailor made for said career path. What a guy.

But in order to make sure that others in the academic arena jump on board, it is mandatory for Hatem’s like-minded crew to incite, incite and incite. Therefore, certain “weapons” are chosen, and they work like a charm. However, first we must separate the groupings; those who are already indoctrinated, from those who still require prodding, be they students or fellow profs.

Consider: the cesspool which passes for American (western) academia is more than a breeding ground:

Cesspool One:

IF U.S. academia is not a cesspool, then what else qualifies: anti-semitism on college campuses is the last acceptable prejudice! No other group, be they Islamists, feministas, gays/transgenders, Blacks, Hispanics etc, etc are “touchable”. Not so with the “Joos”. How can this be?

Cesspool Two: 

To be sure, without the likes of said jihadi prof(s), the following exhortations on U.S. campuses would be verboten: Israeli soldiers are “guilty”, as charged, for NOT raping “Palestinian” women! Yes, their twisted hatred knows no bounds. Vermin. Scum of the earth.

Cesspool Three:

To wit, is it any exaggeration to posit: the death – or the survival – of the west runs through western academia. U.S. campuses in the forefront!

On the other hand, there are some on U.S. campuses who do NOT require prodding, they are more than primed to come in for the kill. Instructively, let’s recall this OVERT criminal threat, one which should have – if the police were not in Islamic pockets, and American academia was not such a cesspool – landed this “student” jihadi in jail, but didn’t: “BOLO ALERT”, Mohammad Hammad GUPS student leader brandishes knife, wages threats to kill Jews/Israelis!

One of many similar violent Social Media messages allegedly sent by SFSU student and General Palestine Student Union president
One of many similar violent Social Media messages allegedly sent by SFSU student and General Palestine Student Union president
Photo Credit: AMCHA Iniative

Back in December, The Jewish Press ran a story about Mohammad Hammad, the San Francisco State University student and president of SFSU’s General Union of Palestine Students.

Hammad had posted a picture and a message on the social media site Tumblr, which shows Hammad with a knife, beneath which is the caption, “I seriously can not get over how much I love this blade. It is the sharpest thing I own and cuts through everything like butter and just holding it makes me want to stab an Israeli soldier.”

The California-based AMCHA Initiative, which brought Hammad’s original threats to the public’s attention, released another statement today. This statement links to many more violent and threatening statements by Hammad which he made after the one that was the original focus of the group’s concern. The AMCHA Initiative is dedicated to documenting, exposing and eradicating anti-Semitism on American campuses.

In its Feb. 18 statement, AMCHA said that although its documentation of Hammad’s violent postings had been submitted to SFSU president Leslie Wong in mid-January, there had been no response.

Because Wong had not responded to AMCHA’s documentations, and due to serious concern about the health and safety of SFSU students, earlier on the day it released its statement, AMCHA alerted San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr, and the San Francisco District Attorney, George Gascòn, about Hammad’s violent predilection. They also provided copies of the many threatening and hostile public statements issued by Hammad.

The lurid messages continued right through November 22, when the student posted a public message in which he wrote:

You know what?
Israelis ARE colonizers, there is literally no way around it
And you know what else?
My heroes have always killed colonizers
I literally see nothing wrong with this
and my only regret is that not all colonizers were killed

In Hammad’s other violence-glorifying posts, he targeted not only members of the IDF and all Israelis, but anyone who is pro-Israel, as well as American soldiers. He also posted several more general paeans to murder, decapitation and depraved violence.

Something that AMCHA found particularly troubling was that Hammad revealed his excitement about being made the president of SFSU’s General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS), because then, he wrote, he hopes “to radicalize half of our population and bring them back with me as fighters.”

And it is under the proverbial terror wings of the likes of Hatem Bazian, “Islamophobia”, the made up out of whole cloth stealth, jihadi weapon, is sharpened to come in for the kill!

Berkeley Prof: Terrorists Good, ‘Islamophobia’ Bad

When “interfaith dialogue,” “Islamophobia,” boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS), and academia collide, there’s a good chance that Friends of Sabeel – North America (FOSNA) will be involved. Case in point: FOSNA, the “voice of the Palestinian Christians,” recently held a conference with the title, “Voices for Justice & Peace in the Holy Land” that encompassed all four factors. It took place at co-host Christ the King Catholic Church in Pleasant Hill, California, a massive complex with plenty of room for the workshops that made up the bulk of the conference. Tables displayed with anti-Israel books, leaflets, flyers, and T-shirts lined the walls of the cafeteria; approximately 100 people attended, many sporting keffiyehs, including a tall woman wearing a patchwork-style dress composed entirely of the scarves. Radical chic was all the rage.

Hatem Bazian—a senior lecturer in the department of Near Eastern studies, director of the Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project at the University of California, Berkeley, and aregular at Sabeel conferences and other “interfaith” events—led the workshop titled “American Muslims and the Palestinian struggle for liberation.” It focused on the alleged connection between “Islamophobia,” counterterrorism, and the pro-Israel movement.

After devoting much of his talk to defending Islamist individuals and organizations indicted in terrorism cases, Bazian went a step further by pledging the financial and legal assistance of the group for which he is co-founder and chairman, American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), a conference co-sponsor:

We have a total of 4,300 cases; ninety percent are Palestinian [and] regarding ‘material support for terrorism.’ . . . Right now we are in the middle of planning another appeal on the Holy Land Foundation case, which already has cost us $5 million.

However, AMP does not officially engage in legal advocacy, but, rather, “educational” efforts, rendering Bazian’s claims, particularly the inflated figure of “4,300 cases,” suspect. Bazian sits on the board of directors of the Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA), which filed a motion to vacate the prison sentences of the five Holy Land Foundation defendants in late 2013. He may have had this in mind when he made the above statement, but his numbers still don’t add up, as MLFA lists only 48 cases wherein they are involved. Bazian should either verify the existence of the alleged 4,300 cases or to stop repeating this falsehood to the public.

Bazian also outlined AMP’s specific efforts to “put Palestine back on the agenda,” including anti-Israel bus ad campaigns, “Nakba commemorations” (radicals use the word “Nakba,” Arabic for catastrophe, to describe Israel’s founding), and “coalition building” with the anti-Israel groups Jewish Voice for Peace and Students for Justice in Palestine. Perhaps most ominously, he noted that, “We are designing a curriculum for use in 475 Muslim schools to address Palestinian issues,” a promise that was echoed by speakers at a recent AMP fundraising dinner in Chicago. Given that anti-Israel and Islamist propaganda masquerading as education has already infiltrated American public schools, Bazian’s pledge should not be taken lightly.

Bazian, who is listed in the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center’s “Muslim 500: The World’s Most Influential Muslims,” claimed that there is a coordinated attempt in the U.S. to “demonize Muslims and create a reflexive hate, and [to] keep them out of civil society.” These efforts, “gain more sympathizers for Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians.” He included “pro-Israeli groups” among the “major Islamophobic producers,” claiming that their goal was stop “debate” on “the Palestinian issue.” If that were the case, they certainly aren’t succeeding on college campuses where anti-Israel academics and activists dominate the debate.

Bazian singled out Investigative Project on Terrorism founder Steven Emerson and Middle East Forum president Daniel Pipes as leading figures in the “Islamophobia industry.” In fact, both focus their work on the danger of Islamism, not Islam. Bazian accused Pipes of being “committed to the demonization of Muslims,” ignoring Pipes’s years-long contention that “radical Islam is the problem, but moderate Islam is the solution.”

Whether vilifying Israel’s supporters, advocating for Islamists and terrorists, drumming up unfounded fears of “Islamophobia,” bragging about nonexistent accomplishments, or slandering critics, Bazian’s calumnies were legion. And that is exactly what many have to come to expect from the ranks of Middle East studies. When “scholars” become nothing but political activists, truth is the first casualty.

As demonstrated, there is nothing new under the sun, re the cesspool which qualifies as western academia, particularly in the “land of the free, the home of the brave”. You know, the nation which has become as non-free as can be, at least for those who refuse to obey the radical, revolutionary, leftist, Islamist line! The rest are given a wide berth to create as much incitement, hatred and intifada-like chaos as possible. America, a nation which now tolerates – really embraces – the intolerant and corrals students into “free speech zones”!

Thus, UCLA is emblematic of academia’s cesspool: UCLA responds to shocking anti-Israel pledge for student go’t candidates! Academia gone mad…wild…

In any case, as is said, the proof is in the pudding, and this one is beyond the pale:

At an April 10, 2004 anti-war rally in San Francisco, Bazian told the cheering crowd, “we’re sitting here and watching the world pass by, people being bombed, and it’s about time that we have an intifada in this country that change[s] fundamentally the political dynamics in here.” He added: “They’re gonna say, ‘some Palestinian being too radical’ — well, you haven’t seen radicalism yet!”

Hi Adina,

I’d like to connect with you on LinkedIn.

Hatem Bazian

Professor at UC Berkeley