Lee Kaplan at FrontPage follows up on his earlier piece on the attack on the College Republican Club at SFSU. At FrontPage you can view photos of the events.
Typical canard here — anyone with any awareness of the global jihad is a “bigot and racist.”
Chris Finarelli could barely believe his own eyes last Wednesday. As Vice President of the College Republican Club at San Francisco State University, Finarelli showed up at the student union building that morning to help table and distribute literature to solicit new club members after President Bush’s victory the previous election day. What he found was a noisy and menacing mob of over 300 Palestinian, Arab, Muslim and radical leftist students surrounding his club’s table being held back by 13 San Francisco State police officers. The police officers were forced to surround the CR”s table both in front and in back in order to protect the conservative students” safety.
The previous Monday, the day before the election, the CR”s were physically attacked while handing out Bush/Cheney materials in the University”s Malcolm X Plaza. On that day, Victor Traycey, one of the members of the conservative club, was slapped by Nala Gardizi, an Arab woman student who was part of an entourage led by four Palestinian women who accused the conservative students of being responsible for the “murder of Palestinian babies” due to their support for President Bush. In addition, food was thrown at the Republican college students and drinks poured over the campaign materials on their table. Gardizi harangued Victor Traycey that day and even called him “a Nazi,” according to eye-witness reports.
Lee Wolf, another College Republicans member, described one of the women on Monday as shouting, “The only way we can defeat you is to kill as many as possible! I’d rather die a suicide bomber’s death than to call myself an American!” He continued, “In my opinion, these were terrorist threats.”
On Wednesday, Gardizi was back. “She was ranting that 9/11 was the fault of the United States,” according to Finarelli.
The General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS) at S.F. State was staging this noisy demonstration on Wednesday as a follow-up to their Monday afternoon attack on the conservative students by calling for the complete removal of the Republican Club from the SFSU campus. Flyers were even distributed all over campus that bore inscriptions such as “Don’t Let the College Republicans Commit Racism and Bigotry Against Arab Women.”
Other flyers claimed that the College Republican Club was run by “bigots and racists.”
SFSU President Robert Corrigan took no action against the GUPS or individual students involved in Monday”s assault despite police eye-witnesses and even photographs of the perpetrators. Nor were the GUPS told not interfere with the ability of the College Republicans to exercise their rights of free speech. In fact, during the earlier attack on Monday, the police asked the College Republicans if they would leave rather than arresting their attackers.
“They were all around us wearing black and white keffiyahs like Arafat wears,” said Finarelli about Wednesday”s latest assault.
Derek Wray, another member of the CR”s, commented that people had been spying on meetings of the College Republicans for weeks prior to the election and questioned if what was happening had not been planned in advance to remove the conservative group from the campus. He mentioned that his chapter of the College Republicans was on one of the most radicalized campuses in America. Lee Wolfe commented that the demonstrators all had new PLO flags that were neatly folded and unused, as if they had just been brought for a specific purpose.
“We don’t even deal with the Israel/Palestinian dispute that much in our discussions and materials,” Wray said. “We don’t even have any Jewish members as far as I know, although we do promote a conservative political agenda.” Wray also told me how a female member of the College Republicans received a threat during the demonstration. “Watch what happens when the police aren’t around, b—h!” he said someone menaced.
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