I recommend all check out this CAMERA article to see what set of anti-Semitic, genocidal bastards Israel is dealing with - and who the UCI MSU praises unequivocally on a regular basis:
Hassan Nassrallah: In His Own Words
The widening arena of Hezbollah’s attacks stemmed from Nasrallah’s perception that Jews anywhere are legitimate targets. In fact, Nasarallah has said:If they (Jews) all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide. (Daily Star, Oct. 23, 2002)
Shiite scholar Amal Saad-Ghorayeb analyzed the anti-Jewish roots of Hezbollah ideology in her book Hezbollah: Politics & Religion. In it, she quotes Hassan Nasrallah describing his antipathy toward Jews:If we searched the entire world for a person more cowardly, despicable, weak and feeble in psyche, mind, ideology and religion, we would not find anyone like the Jew. Notice, I do not say the Israeli. (New Yorker, Oct. 14, 2002)
Nasrallah also incoroporates anti-Semitic rhetoric in speeches. For example, he has characterized Jews as the "grandsons of apes and pigs" and "Allah’s most cowardly and greedy creatures." (MEMRI: Al- Manar, Feb. 3, 2006)
So, Chancellor Drake, when a MSU speaker or member next says he/she supports Hezbollah - or, for that matter HAMAS, Islamic Jihad, Iran, or terrorism and martyrdom in general - are you going to wimp out once again and just speak platitudes asking us to just "get along"?
Or are you - for once - going to use your free speech rights and state explicitly that such speech threatens Jewish students, faculty, and staff?
Are you going to - for once - enforce the campus's rules about harassment, intimidation, and bias, as well as the MSU's repeated and blatant violations of its own annually signed statement agreeing to uphold the Principles of Community?
We've already had to send in the lawyers for these civil rights violations. When that's over, if things aren't fixed appropriately, don't be shocked if UCI and/or members of your administration end up as defendants in civil and/or criminal court.
My patience with UCI's use of my tax dollars only goes so far. And I'm not alone in that view.