UC Davis MSA Calls for FBI to Investigate Walid Shoebat
Tomorrow night at UC Davis, former PLO terrorist Walid Shoebat will give a speech: UC Davis News & Information :: Event Detail.
Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist who is now a peace activist will [sic] on campus. Shoebat will discuss his transformation from hate to love as a former terrorist.
I’ve received several emails from readers telling me that the UC Davis Muslim Student Association (notice how the name changes from campus to campus—at UC Irvine it’s the Muslim Students Union) is going to try to shut down Shoebat’s speech. Any lizards who attend this event are invited to send me their accounts, photos, and video.
And sure enough, at the UC Davis MSA website, we find the following post; one quality these radical Islamic front groups do not lack is gall.
(Davis, CA, 2/1/2007) The Muslim Student Association (MSA) at UC Davis called today on the FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to investigate and deport Walid Shoebat, a self-confessed “ex-terrorist”. Mr. Shoebat is scheduled to deliver a speech at UC Davis’ Freeborn Hall this month. The event is organized by Students for Defense of Democracies.
In a statement, the MSA at UC Davis said:
“We repudiate and unequivocally condemn terrorism, as a grave and serious crime that should be punished in the strictest means possible. We are concerned that a self-confessed ‘ex-terrorist’ is walking freely in the country, simply because he has converted to Christianity and supports this country’s policies towards Israel. We call upon the FBI and DHW to investigate the claims regarding Shoebat’s violent past and to see whether he disclosed this information when applying for his citizenship.
We also condemn the intentionally Islamophobic and erroneous association of Islam and violence that will result from the fear-mongering employed in the event’s advertisements. We ask fellow students and community members to study the facts about Islam and reject hate-speech and propaganda.”
UPDATE at 2/5/07 10:19:18 am:
One famous former member of the UC Davis Muslim Student Association is Hasan Akbar, sentenced to death for murdering his fellow soldiers in Kuwait at the beginning of the Iraq War, as LGF noted in 2003: Fifth Column Syndrome.
Four years later, the Muslim student groups in the US are even more bold and openly radical than ever.