“Hitler should have took you all,” “every time I read about Hitler, I fall in love all over again,” and salivating over a picture of Hitler in stockings, what do these tweets have in common? Well, it just so happens they were all made by pro-Palestinian students at McMaster University. Who are these nutcases and what other incitement and incoherent hatred are they peddling?
Nadera Masad, Rawan Qaddoura, and Esra Bengizi are all students at McMaster University, where, aside from being infatuated with Hitler, they do activism with the group Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights. But you wouldn’t know it from their Twitter accounts, where they seem very ANTI-human rights.
“Death to America and white people,” tweeted Masad, who apparently has a really rough time keeping her story straight. She says “Arabs and Muslims who refer to our enemies as ‘Jews’ rather than ZIONISTS make a bad image for the rest of us. We’re not racist, stop.” Ok, but then how do you explain these tweets? “Adolf Hitler; if you had taken them all, the world would have a lot less problems right now.” “The reason I kept some Jews alive is so I can show you why I killed them in the first place,” a quote she attributes to Hitler.
Masad found out that watchdog group Canary Mission was keeping tabs on her and called them out publicly, in her usual, eloquent style, but she must have had second thoughts because she appears to have taken some advice from Hillary and #DeletedHerAccount.
Her fellow McMaster student and Palestine activist Esra Bengizi at least admits that “what Hitler did was wrong,” but still seems to have an uncanny fixation on him, posting positively about him on more than 10 occasions. Oh and she’s also not a huge fan of Jews, saying she’s “going to the [sic] rule the world and and get rid of anyone who doesn’t have basic common sense of if you’re yahoodi [Jewish].” I wonder if she appreciates the irony of publicly admitting she’d “get rid” of a whole religious group in the same tweet where she also criticizes people who lack basic common sense.
Unfortunately, Bengizi’s also deleted her account, so we and her future employers only have access to the 100+ delightful screenshots captured by Canary Mission. The same goes for the last McMaster student, Qaddoura, who laments that she wasn’t “born at the time of the second world war just to see the genius, Hitler, at work.” Aw, poor thing. And surprise, surprise, she also just doesn’t like Jews. But remember folks, these ladies are anti-ZIONIST, not anti-Semitic.
Honestly, it’s one thing to have different political opinions, test out new ideologies; that’s what college is all about. Feel free to share whatever zany thoughts you have about white privilege or how you think Palestinians do nothing wrong. But saying “death to whites,” saying the only good Zionist is a dead Zionist, well, there’s a difference between insight and incitement.