Friday I urged all Atlas readers to get to Rutgers University for a flash protest against a vile holocaust-denying, Jew-hating event (wretched Islamic historical revisionism equating Israel to The Third Reich). The righteous and the wicked, this is the new intellectualism of barbarians. The event was sponsored by the leftist/islamic propaganda machine that is destroying college campuses nationwide.
The student running the counter protest called me -- at first, perhaps to speak or set up some counter protest, but it was too short notice. Instead, we needed to to get righteous Jews and Gentiles there. The blogs, list servs, twitter and facebook APB. And many righteous folks attended.
In the midst of a year full of virulent anti-Israel campus events, this Saturday Rutgers University may witness the most objectionable event yet. Saturday night January 29, in the Douglass Campus Center, a Rutgers student group, BAKA, will host an event titled “Never Again for Anyone” in collaboration with American Muslims for Palestine, The International Anti-Zionist Jewish Network, and The Middle East Children's Alliance. This program is designed to coincide with the United Nations’ sanctioned International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day created to remember and honor the victims of the Holocaust. Instead, the focus will be on “the on-going ethnic cleansing of Palestine,” comparing Israel to Nazi Germany.
By invoking the Nazi genocide, this event both defames the Jewish state and trivializes the systematic murder of 11 million people in the Holocaust, including six million Jews. While Rutgers Hillel respects the right to free speech, the comparison of Israeli acts of self defense to the gas chambers of Auschwitz is morally repulsive and has no place on the campus of our State University. Therefore a counter-protest and organized walk-out of the event has been planned. We invite you to join us.
This protest will be peaceful and civil. We respectfully request that there be absolutely no verbal or physical altercations of any kind. Any attempted provocation by attendees of “Never Again For Anyone” must be ignored.
Wouldn't you know it, when the subversives caught wind of what they were planning, the institutionalized Jew-haters refused to let the Jews in without paying. Sound familiar? That is soooooooo 1936.
Mind you, everywhere the event was previously posted, it said "suggested donation" -- but the Jews had to pay the jiyza or they were not allowed into the carnivores' circus.
Rutgers student David called me and asked me what I thought he should do. I said, don't give up, don't give in, don't leave, but don't give one plug nickel to those annihilationists. Don't move from where you are. Just sing Hatikvah loud and proud all night long. And film it!
Watch all the videos -- it's a lesson on student activism. I am very proud of these young heroes. I will be speaking there in March or April -- make sure you join me.
Now, how can we get Rutgers' taxpayer dollars pulled? They have no right to discriminate against Jews. Ugly bigotry and racism cannot be institutionalized as it has been at Rutgers. They must be called out for allowing the Islamic supremacists to dictate to the dhimmis.
BAKA Lies Jake Binstein's blog
On January 29th, 2011, Rutgers University campus police barred some 400 Jewish students and their supporters, including some Holocaust survivors, from attending what was billed as an anti-Zionist gathering at the state school. The event, sponsored by pro-Palestinian group BAKA (which stands for Belief, Awareness, Knowledge, and Activism, not that any are practiced) was advertised as “free and open to the public”…that is, until 400 ardent Zionists showed up. Then, suddenly, the suggested donation of $5 became mandatory. In this video, Andrew Getraer tells our side of the story as he explains that the event was advertised as being completely free and open to the public, even though they later claimed all 400 of us owed them $5 for entry.
At one point, a lady tried to tell us that this was OK. However, she failed to acknowledge the fact that it was only the Jews who had to pay, as anyone else was either a member of BAKA or could quickly become one by signing up at their table.
Even if you DID pay the $5, AND you provided the required name and email address, that still wasn’t enough. You also had to show your ID, because…well, I really don’t know. I don’t see any justification for them requiring identification for an event that’s free and open to the public.
At no point did anyone in our crowd get violent.
However, there was at least one member of the opposite side that became enraged when he realized he was completely wrong, after quoting the same Facebook advertisement that we were. He grabbed my camera, but fortunately I got it back from the coward.
We chanted and chanted, but since the police were called so late in the turmoil, they apparently didn’t know what was going on and decided to follow BAKA’s orders.
We later heard the testimony of a Libyan Jewish refugee, who told us that this kind of anti-Semitic treatment is nothing new.
Faced with this discrimination and hostility, we did what Jews do best – sing and dance and celebrate life, love, and Israel, right in the lobby of the building.
Their Facebook invitation and Craigslist post clearly show that they are “free and open to the public”. Also, I never got any refreshments.
Note: Their Craigslist post was edited to save space, the description on the page matched the description on their Facebook page.
Read more about this story:
News 12 New Jersey
Event at Rutgers Will Promote Hate, Ignorance, and Trivialization of the Holocaust
The Examiner – Student anti-Zionists bar Jews, pro-Israel advocates from “free and open” event
Israel Supporters Denied Entrance to Anti-Zionist Event at Rutgers
Rutgers Jewish students turned away from anti-Zionist event
Report: Rutgers bars Jewish students from open campus event
Rutgers bars Jews from anti-Zionist gathering
Federations aid Rutgers Hillel’s pro-Israel efforts
Israel Supporters Barred from Anti-Zionist Event at Rutgers
UPDATE: Our man Tmdrdd was there and captured great video:
I arrived at Rutgers University around 5pm. Already people were arriving to attend the event. As it drew closer to the event, people started to get in line and patiently wait to be let in and for everything to begin.
A campus policewoman came in and announced that there was an area outside the hall designated for those who wanted to protest the event. Those who wanted to peacefully attend the talk were welcome to do so. They were also assured that it was open to the public and did not have to pay the Optional $5 to see the event.
However, things soon changed. The organizers sent out feelers into the hall and, after estimating that there were "150 Zionists" there, then decided to charge a $5 fee to enter. This was a clear case of false advertising since it was announced on their Facebook account. Despite people actually accessing the facebook page on their phones to that it was open to the public. Too Bad, according to the organizers.
What followed was an impromptu protest inside Douglas Hall. At one point, upon hearing that Rutgers Students would be admitted for free, the Jewish students held their Student ID cards high and demanded to be let in. But to no avail.
Another Pro-Israeli group wearing yellow shirts saying "Don't Politicize the Holocaust" came in as well.
They were still not allowed to enter. A few people (I observed 7 in all) were allowed to enter upon paying the Blood Money. These people, however, were already supporters of the other side.
At one point, a Libyan Jewish refugee made a short statement before exiting the protest.
Despite not being allowed in, the spirits of the Pro-Israel crowd remained high and it certainly was contagious.