A self-described “stealth newspaper campaign” is seeking to expose “Jew hatred” on campuses with a history of anti-Semitic activity, including the University of Minnesota.
“Stop University Support for Terrorists,” a project of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, distributed 1,000 copies of its new report on the University of Minnesota campus. The report is titled: “An Epidemic of Jew Hatred on Campus: the Top Ten Neo-Nazi Incidents,” and highlights a March 2018 incident that occurred at the University of Minnesota.
At the time, the university’s Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies held an event dedicated to promoting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement as part of the school’s “Divest Week,” organized by Students for Justice in Palestine.
“This rampant support for the anti-Semitic and genocidal BDS movement on the part of an official university academic department is a flagrant violation of the proper role of an academic institution and reveals the depths of Jew hatred on the University of Minnesota campus,” the report states.
According to a press release from the David Horowitz Freedom Center, printed newspapers were “placed in public locations such as student centers, dining halls, classroom buildings and elsewhere where students would encounter them.”
“So far the Freedom Center has targeted UCLA, the University of Nevada-Reno, and the University of Minnesota with the campaign and has plans to distribute papers at additional schools,” the press release states.
The goal of the campaign is to inform students of “the role that the terrorist-funded BDS movement plays in promoting anti-Semitism on campus.”
“University campuses have become notorious for censoring speech that contradicts the leftist narratives that predominate in the ivory tower, forcing the Freedom Center to explore more daring tactics to publicize the contents of its report,” the press release explains.
“For nearly two decades, the campus group Students for Justice in Palestine has promoted Hamas propaganda and the genocidal BDS movement in order to establish a beachhead of support for anti-Israel terrorists on American campuses,” David Horowitz, founder of the Freedom Center, said in a statement. “The growth of the BDS movement has caused a dramatic rise in anti-Semitic incidents and the harassment of Jewish students, which administrators have done little to check.”
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Anthony Gockowski is managing editor of Battleground State News, The Ohio Star, and The Minnesota Sun. Follow Anthony on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected].
Photo “University of Minnesota Newspaper” by Stop University Support for Terrorists.