Like Anti-Israel Speakers ala UCI? Go to Israel
The anonymous contributor known as "the middle" on Jewlicious, which clings to the Muslim Student Union controversy at UC Irvine like the tight white t-shirt does to the shapely Jewlicious Apparel model on the "100 percent Kosher" site's home page, writes that the Irvine campus is getting a run for its death-to-Israel money from the University of Haifa in Israel.
Northern Islamic Islamic Movement leader Sheikh Raed Salah came to visit Haifa U. We don't know what he said, because it was behind closed doors (at UC Irvine, they prevent people from taping the lectures given by the pro-Palestinian speakers).
The post goes on to cite from the Jerusalem Post's online report of the visit.
Some selected colorful details are below. "The middle" ends by wondering not only how Salah got permission to speak at the Israel-funded university, but why students were banned from the speech depending on their faith.
"We didn't invite him, but in the end, for legal reasons, we had to let him in," said the university in a statement.
The head of the extremist northern branch of the Islamic Movement, which denies Israel's legitimacy, holds Israeli citizenship.
During Wednesday's lecture, Salah - who has served a two-year sentence for a series of security offenses, including financing Hamas activities - said that Jerusalem was an "Arab, Muslim and Palestinian issue alone."
During his sermon in Jerusalem's Wadi Joz neighborhood on February 16, 2007, Salah urged supporters to start a third intifada in order to "save al-Aksa Mosque, free Jerusalem and end the occupation."
Salah's speech also attacked Jews, saying, "They want to build their temple at a time when our blood is on their clothes, on their doorsteps, in their food and in their drinks. Our blood has passed from one 'general terrorist' to another 'general terrorist.'" He also said, "We are not those who ate bread dipped in children's blood."