A former Ryerson University student, elementary school teacher of Arabic, and English teacher for orphans in Istanbul tweeted “may god ruin the homes of the Jew.”
Leyan Saleh, who served as the events coordinator at the Ryerson chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine, a group funded by people who donated $12.4 million to Hamas, seems to have an odd notion of “justice.” Along with tweeting “may god ruin the homes of the Jew” to a hashtag #TweetPalestinianExpressionsInEnglish, watchdog group Canary Mission reports Saleh also stated:
“No, two states will NOT be a solution. Just get the hell out! It’s been enough. I want to go to Palestine and enjoy my country.”
And yet this is the side of the argument that accuses Israel of “ethnic cleansing.”
Saleh also seems to want a third intifada, which is to say a third iteration of the Palestinian-instigated conflict which has thus far claimed thousands of Israeli and Palestinian lives.
Ryerson’s SJP chapter goes further than receiving funds from people who supported Hamas. Here it gushed over a photo of Khadar Adnan, a leader and spokesman for the group Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which, in case you couldn’t tell by the name, has conducted suicide bombings. Adnan solicited more terrorism at a funeral for a former jihadi.
Ryerson SJP seems very adept at leaving out little, inconvenient truths. It shared what might be a Palestinian propaganda video showing a young Palestinian boy bleeding, but neglected to say that this boy and his brother had just engaged in a stabbing spree, with the wounded boy confessing that he “went there to stab Jews.”
Campus Unmasked noticed a November 30 tweet containing a link which seemed to indicate that Saleh had received a Muslim Award for Excellence from MAX Gala, which is funded by the second-biggest bank in Canada and a slew of other organizations. But when we clicked the link, we were redirected to a “page not found.”
MAX Gala distanced itself from Saleh on Saturday, saying her “comments are contrary to our values and mission.”
MAX Gala added, “we can confirm that she is no longer involved in our organization and that since her involvement we have expanded and formalized our volunteer recruitment process to further highlight our principles of inclusion and equality.”
Saleh didn’t respond to a Campus Unmasked request for comment, but her LinkedIn profile indicates she has left her job as a youth facilitator at the Canadian Center for Victims of Torture and is now seeking to teach in the Middle East.