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UC Irvine Still Enforcing Sharia Law
Pajamas Media ^ | May 22, 2008 | Jonathan Constantine Movroydis and Reut Cohen

Posted on 05/26/2008 4:39:11 AM PDT by forkinsocket

The University of California-Irvine is a sprawling campus in Orange County. The institution, located between the Santa Ana Mountains and the shore of the Pacific Ocean, is not only home to some of the best minds in science and engineering, but also to some of the most virulent supporters of radical Islam in America — and a school administration bent on capitulating to them.

The university’s Muslim Student Union (MSU) holds several annual events, at which members unashamedly voice support for terrorist groups and denounce Israel, America, and the Western world. Past events hosted during the group’s annual anti-Israel week have had titles such as “Hamas: the People’s Choice” and “Israel: The 4th Reich.” Speakers have included Norman Finkelstein, Ward Churchill, and Anna Balzter.

This year, from May 7-15, the MSU hosted a series of programs entitled “Never Again? The Palestinian Holocaust.” As they have done in the past, the MSU appropriated ideas of genocide in order to promote their radical ideology.

The featured speaker last Thursday, May 15, was Amir Abdel Malik-Ali, a radical imam from Oakland who is all too familiar to UCI students. Malik-Ali frequently engages in anti-Western rhetoric and is a vocal supporter of terrorist groups. Not only has he praised Hamas, Hezbollah, and the mujahadeen in Afghanistan as “Islamic resistance” movements struggling against Western “oppressors,” he has called any scrutiny of these terror groups mere “propaganda.” Following Ali’s speeches to UCI’s MSU, the audiences of keffiyah-wearing Muslim students always repetitively recite the battle cry “Takbir! Allahu Akbar!” This year’s audience was no different.

While his rhetoric is lurid and apocalyptic, Malik-Ali’s speech is protected under the First Amendment. What’s alarming is the administration’s willingness to enforce the MSU’s prerogatives on other students who attend their events — hence the application of Sharia law where the Bill of Rights is applicable. For example, while videotaping Malik-Ali’s speech, we were confronted by a school administrator. Dean of Student Services Sally Peterson told us that, on behalf of the male students, we would have to stop filming the female activists, or as she called them “the sisters.” Aware of our rights, we refused her orders and continued covering the event.

As we continued our coverage of the festivities, members of the MSU ultimately decided to enforce what appears to be their own principle of just retribution. After Thursday’s event, the MSU walked up and down the main campus road chanting anti-Israel slogans and blocking off the entire walkway for several minutes while police and administrators stood by idly.

A male individual, who was filming the hateful procession, had at least three Muslim males charge at him for daring to film as the females from the group walked past. One of the males, a student named Yasser Ahmed who purportedly threw a cinderblock at an FBI vehicle last year, said to the cameraman: “You wanna get jacked! We can go get jacked right now! C’mon Emanuel, we’ve learned a lot about you let’s go! Lets go get jacked, Lets go get jacked!”

The UCI police department treated this incident unprofessionally and took no action. The student journalist gave his statement to a UCI police officer and explained how he was assaulted. The officer then went to take statements from the males MSU members. The police would not, however, take statements from those who witnessed the assault against the student journalist. After the police officer took statements, he told the student journalist that one of the males who charged at him had apologized and that nothing more could be done.

A Christian preacher on campus, Michael Venyah, also had his rights violated last Thursday. This preacher, who believes that all people must accept Jesus in order to get into heaven, began preaching about the prophet Mohammad and his crimes. Evidently, MSU members didn’t like hearing what he had to say and opted for charging and running into him. This was clearly an incident of assault. The cops present did nothing, and Dean of Judicial Affairs Edgar Dormitorio suggested that Mr. Venyah should leave.

Another case of MSU’s vigilantism occurred when a young Jewish female was followed back to her car and surrounded by six members of the MSU. A community member who witnessed the harassment also had her civil rights violated when the Muslim students noticed her. As UC Irvine police offers stood idly by, the Muslim students proceeded to situate themselves on the hood of her car in order to photograph her face, her vehicle identification number, and her license plate. When she later called the police department for answers, they justified the criminal behavior as the culmination of a tit for tat ethnic squabble. Put simply, they justified the need for Muslim students to “vent,” as they were just getting back at the Jews.

One group at UC Irvine has monopolized freedom of speech and expression. MSU organizers have taken it upon themselves to restrict the freedoms of others on the university campus and have managed to avoid significant criticism from the administration. Conversely, those who voice concern over MSU’s actions are depicted as stirring up trouble.

UCI administrators have not been helpful. Chancellor Robert M. Berdahl of UC Berkeley signed a letter, published in the New York Times, warning against anti-Zionist and anti-Jewish activity on campus. UC Irvine’s then-chancellor, Ralph Cicerone, refused to sign this letter. The current chancellor at UCI has called hate speech “repugnant,” but has refused to specify which group was responsible for hate speech and has been unable to ensure a safe environment during the hateful events hosted by the MSU.

The administration at UC Irvine has sent a clear message to the MSU: incitement and harassment against Jews, Israel, and America is acceptable on campus and will not incur consequences.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: irvine; israel; muslims
1 posted on 05/26/2008 4:39:11 AM PDT by forkinsocket
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To: forkinsocket

So given how this campus is so tolerant and multicultural and all that crap, how would it react to someone who wants to conduct a presentation that documents all the atrocities actually perpetuated by Muslims since 622 AD?

2 posted on 05/26/2008 4:42:11 AM PDT by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: pnh102

There is no chance any US university would allow such a discussion...

...last fall I saw Christopher Hitchens, give a live presentation about Thomas Jefferson...during the questions and answer period he told his audience that he had friends at CNN and the New York Times who believe that if they told the truth about the Islamic movement in America their buidings “would be bombed”.

And that’s from a liberal.

3 posted on 05/26/2008 4:46:05 AM PDT by kjo
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To: forkinsocket

It appears that the taxpayers of CA are sponsoring a terrorist enterprise at UCI. And here we thought the state of CA was in financial trouble.

4 posted on 05/26/2008 4:46:11 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: kittymyrib
They hate the West.
Why are they here ?
5 posted on 05/26/2008 4:50:04 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: forkinsocket

When Islam flares up, what does one do?

Ans. One Called FIRE.

6 posted on 05/26/2008 4:55:03 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: forkinsocket

All of this nonsense stops when the U.S.A. returns to drilling for its own oil, in its own territory. Don’t like their influence? Don’t remain dependent on them for your oil. The Saudis have been telling us this for decades. Drill our own oil, and the bloody Mohamedans simply won’t matter any more.

7 posted on 05/26/2008 4:57:59 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (Will Work for Ammo)
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To: forkinsocket
Dean of Judicial Affairs Edgar Dormitorio ...

what's this fellow's qualifications and background?

Seems like Federal civil rights issues are at play here...

This is just disgusting!

8 posted on 05/26/2008 5:31:20 AM PDT by pointsal
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To: forkinsocket
"The university’s Muslim Student Union (MSU) holds several annual events, at which members unashamedly voice support for terrorist groups and denounce Israel, America, and the Western world."

Round em up & throw their ingratious diaper headed a**es out of America. What the heck is the matter with our side anymore?

9 posted on 05/26/2008 5:55:50 AM PDT by Hebrewbrother (Dissent - The Highest Form Of Patriotism.....source unknown...BTDMIAS!)
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To: forkinsocket
began preaching about the prophet Mohammad and his crimes.

People only need to read the koran and hadith to understand the ‘Religion of Pieces’. It is the nature of their cult religion of death. The only time they’re happy is when they’re killing, maiming, or destroying.

Sura (2:191-193) - "And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution of Muslims is worse than slaughter of non-believers...and fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah."

Sura (5:33) - "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement"

Sura (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them"

Bukhari (52:177) - Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. "O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him."

Tabari 7:97 The morning after the murder of Ashraf, the Prophet declared,"Kill any Jew who falls under your power."

Ibn Ishaq: 327 - “Allah said, ‘A prophet must slaughter before collecting captives. A slaughtered enemy is driven from the land. Muhammad, you craved the desires of this world, its goods and the ransom captives would bring. But Allah desires killing them to manifest the religion.’”

10 posted on 05/26/2008 6:24:37 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is an EVIL like no other, and must be ERADICATED)
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To: forkinsocket

I don’t trust any of those crazed bastards but is this not free speach? (most of it is distasteful free speach) If there is a point to all of this is is that WE can watch them and we can learn who the truly nutty ones are.

11 posted on 05/26/2008 6:26:57 AM PDT by WellyP (How much does Huma know?)
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To: kjo

Look at Harvard...

12 posted on 05/26/2008 6:37:14 AM PDT by QQQQ
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To: WellyP

Assault is not covered by free speech.

13 posted on 05/26/2008 6:38:38 AM PDT by jimtorr
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
They hate the West.
Why are they here ?

To conquer and convert it.

14 posted on 05/26/2008 6:57:51 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (We have people in power with desire for evil.)
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To: Hebrewbrother; tajgirvan

Looks like I moved out of California just in time! As a native SoCal boy, this just sickens me!

15 posted on 05/26/2008 10:03:46 AM PDT by saltnlemons
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To: forkinsocket

The refusal of the authorities to carry out the law can sometimes result in vigilantism. Importantly, this does not by itself imply violence in any way, just that citizens are trying to protect themselves, because the authorities refuse to.

And since it is difficult for individuals to contend with what are often criminal groups, it also implies that groups of citizens form vigilante groups for self defense.

Importantly, though vigilante groups are often accused of violence, in most cases, they only use violence in response to violence by criminals, and then only as a last resort.

Their objective, which must be emphasized, is *not* revenge, but to get the criminal element to discontinue criminal acts; and most importantly, to get the authorities to again return to enforcing the law.

Authorities usually respond in a dramatic fashion to the creation of a vigilante organization, and definitely want to stop it, mostly because it points out that the authorities are incompetent, unfair, and most likely, corrupt. The authorities see this accusation as a real threat, unlike the criminal activity which they have ignored.

Now this being said, what could a vigilante group of students do at UCI, that would both compel an end to the criminal behavior of Muslims, and force the University administration to behave in an equitable manner?

To start with, students could assert their rights, while clearly documenting efforts to suppress those rights by Muslim students. That is, perform legal acts that result in Muslim students committing illegal acts, which are documented.

For example, the vigilantes could subtly advertise off campus events in which *more* Muslim students can convert to Christianity, yet remain “secret Christians”, that their Muslim friends still think are Muslims. Much fun could be had imagining the “rituals” involved, such as eating bacon, and continuing to pray in a mosque, while really silently praying to Jesus.

Imagine if a list got out showing several pro-Muslim administrators as secret Christians or even Jews?

Small canisters of spray room air freshener (not pepper spray in CA, which might be illegal), could be labeled “bacon fat spray”, to hold up if menaced.

16 posted on 05/26/2008 10:49:06 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

It’s no secret that UCI is actually UCIJ; the University of California, Islamic Jihad.

17 posted on 05/26/2008 10:54:08 AM PDT by DPMD (~)
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