For those of us who have covered this terror group for years, this move is long overdue. Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is a vicious hate group that supports Jewish genocide and Islamic savagery.
“Students for Justice in Palestine is a well-organized and well-financed festering hate group with chapters in the country’s most elite colleges. Its bigotry operates with the consent of administrators and faculty. Its speakers promote the murder of Jews and the denial of the Holocaust while their appearances are funded with student fees. Its chapters have been sanctioned and condemned for their bigoted activities, but no university has been willing to clearly and consistently denounce this hate group’s presence on campus.” (more here)
Now, Governor Ron DeSantis directed the chancellor of the State University System of Florida to deactivate the “Students for Justice in Palestine” group after it was revealed they sent out a “toolkit” inviting members to aid Hamas in their Operation Al-Aqsa Flood terrorist attacks. It is illegal in Florida to provide material support to foreign terror groups.
- SJP is a terror-supporting, antisemitic network that harasses and intimidates Jewish students who support Israel and operates with autonomy and impunity at scores of colleges and universities across the United States.
- SJP’s founders, financial patrons and ideological supporters have been linked to Islamic and Palestinian terror organizations such as Hamas, Hezbollah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and the Marxist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
Breaking: Gov. @RonDeSantis directed the chancellor of the State University System of Florida to deactivate the "Students for Justice in Palestine" group after it was revealed they sent out a "toolkit" inviting members to aid Hamas in their Operation Al-Aqsa Flood terrorist… pic.twitter.com/bMmoI2ZKt1
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) October 24, 2023
SJP’s principal founder, Hatem Bazian—whose views and agendas will be discussed at greater length later in this pamphlet—has quoted approvingly from a famous Islamic hadith which calls for the violent slaughter of Jews and which appears in Hamas’s founding charter. He once spoke at a fundraising dinner for KindHearts for Charitable Humanitarian Development, a Hamasfront group that the U.S. government later shut down due to the organization’s ties to Islamic terrorism. On another occasion, Bazian portrayed Hamas as “a classical anti-colonial nationalist and religious guerrilla movement.” And he described Hamas’s victory in the 2006 Gaza elections as “a monumental event.”
The significance of Bazian’s—and SJP’s—affinity for Hamas becomes especially apparent when we contemplate the grotesque nature of the values for which that organization stands. Consider, for instance, the fact that Hamas’s aforementioned founding charter denounces “the Nazism of the Jews” and states explicitly that: “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it”; peace initiatives “are all contrary to the beliefs of the Islamic Resistance Movement”; “there is no solution to the Palestinian problem except by Jihad”; and “war for the sake of Allah” is a noble venture that requires the faithful to “assault and kill” on a massive scale.
Notwithstanding Hamas’s calls for mass murder and genocide, the website of SJP’s UC Berkeley chapter describes Hamas not as a terrorist group but rather as “a vast social organization” that “provides schools, medical care, and day care for a number of Palestinians who otherwise live difficult lives”; a group with a “clean record as far as domestic corruption in governance [is] concerned”; and an entity whose “officials have often stated that they are ready for a long-term truce with Israel during which time final status negotiations can occur.” SJP does make a pro forma acknowledgment that “Hamas has conducted numerous deadly attacks on Israeli civilians” and “committed numerous human rights abuses against Palestinians,” but then quickly draws a moral equivalence between Hamas’s deeds and “the racism and discrimination underlying the policies and laws of the state of Israel.”
It is commonplace for SJP’s rank-and-file members to support Islamic terrorism….
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U.S. Campus Group, "#Students for Justice in #Palestine" Asks Members to Assist Hamas in Operation Al Aqsa Flood; i.e. to Kill U.S. Jews#sjp is active throughout the UC system, including #UCLA, #UCBerkeley, #UCDavis and #UCSD. #hamas https://t.co/S2Zaarx0PU
— Santa Monica Observer Newspaper. (@SMObserved) October 25, 2023
The group isn't being banned for liking a terrorist group. Their "toolkit" explicitly invites members to provide support for Hamas and to join them as members of Operation Al-Aqsa Flood (the name of the Hamas operation where atrocities were committed on civilians on Oct. 7). This… https://t.co/vbsQBtZc0m
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) October 24, 2023
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