A UC Berkeley professor called for “intifada,” a word referring to the violent uprisings by Palestinians against Israelis, costing thousands of lives.
Hatem Bazian is an ethnic studies professor at UC Berkeley. Given the reputation the university has garnered for shutting down conservative speakers, you might expect the professor to be pro-Palestine and anti-Israel. But Bazian isn’t merely voicing his opinion on the Israel-Palestine conflict; he is inciting violence.
The professor shared this meme:
— Ron Hughes رون هيوز (@wherepond) July 31, 2017
On Tuesday, Bazian deleted the tweet of this completely unsubstantiated meme, apologizing and saying he “did not realize or read the full text in detail” before sharing it. Given his long history of harboring anti-Israel views, we think not. The professor has claimed that Zionists collaborated with the Nazis and pushed anti-Semitism.
Bazian also chairs American Muslims for Palestine, which was founded by some former members of a group that donated $12.4 million to Hamas. Speaking on a panel, the professor said “at least part of the project that we are engaged in, is to rewrite parts of history that we are concerned about.”
But rewriting history doesn’t seem so crazy to postmodernists, who distinguish between the past and history, which they define as the story told about the past.
The leaders of tomorrow are uncritically swallowing and parroting left-wing talking points, they sound an awful lot like followers. And who are their leaders? Professors like Bazian who incite violence and demonstrate reckless disregard for the truth.