The goal of this week-long event October 13-17 will be to dispel the charade promoted by the MSA that it is merely another religious and cultural group among the many which make up today’s “diverse” and multicultural campus and to convince student governments and university administrators to defund this hostile organization. “Stop the Jihad on Campus” will reveal the organization’s hardcore political agenda as an affinity group for the radical Islamic jihad, and its role as a sponsor of religious prejudice against women and gays, ethnic hatred against Jews and anti-American propaganda.
The national MSA has sponsored hate speakers such as Sheik Khalid Yasin, who, on a multi-school speaking tour claimed that there was no evidence that al Qaeda was responsible for the 9/11 attacks; said that all homosexuals should be killed; and asserted that AIDS was created and spread by the U.S. government. The MSA student scholarship fund is named after a member of the Muslim Brotherhood network, and it has sponsored “Nakba” celebrations whose theme is the destruction of the Jewish state.
Student leaders will be asked to press their student governments to defund MSA chapters for misrepresenting their agendas and violating university rules at campuses where they have obstructed invited speakers. Even if the campaign does not succeed in defunding these groups, the argument itself will educate university communities about the Muslim Students Association, the unholy alliance its has formed with radical leftist groups, and the support it gives to the Islamic jihad against the West. As a result of newspaper advertisements, radio interviews, and other public relations efforts, the waves these student leaders make in their campaign against the MSA chapters on their campuses will lap on the shores of the larger community surrounding their universities and colleges.
Abolish the Hadith of Hate
Part of Stop the Jihad on Campus Week will involve the circulation of a petition asking students and specifically students associated with and sympathetic to the Muslim Student Association to disavow the hadith calling for the murder of Jews which is one of the cornerstones of radical Islam. ("… The stones and trees will say O Moslems, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him…”) This petition, along with pamphlets on how the MSA became a dominant political force at the University of California Irvine, and other publications on the violent oppression of women and homosexuals by radical Muslims, will be used to help force the academic community confront with the presence on campus of an organization that supports such actions.
Defund the MSA
Marching under the banner of multiculturalism, the MSA has used its imposture as just another cultural/religious group to get funding from student government and university administrators for its hate campaign. At Columbia University, for instance, the Muslim Students Association gets $15,000 a year in student funds. (College Republicans gets $1,500) At the University of Pennsylvania, the MSA gets $20,000 a year. (College Republicans get zero dollars). The focus of Stop the Jihad on Campus Week will be to get all MSA chapters defunded. Student leaders who attend the Freedom Center’s leadership retreat will spearhead this effort on their individual and surrounding campuses by initiating a drumbeat of publicity in student and local print and electronic media about the origin and nature of the MSA and the anti American and anti Semitic nature of its commitments.
Stop the Campus Jihad
All of these efforts will culminate during the week of October 13-17, 2008, when the Freedom Center will organize a Stop the Campus Jihad Week at 150 universities and colleges across the country.
The aggressive and sometimes violent nature of the MSA guarantees a response, which in turn will generate significant media coverage of this event. The speakers on terrorism and radical Islam brought by the Freedom Center to campus will heighten the awareness of the academic community about the jihadi lineage of the MSA and the way it functions as part of a network of groups (CAIR, etc.) that consciously work behind what they regard as enemy lines. In addition to putting the Muslim Student Association on the defensive and initiating a movement to defund and marginalize its individual campus chapters, an added dividend of this week will be extensive media coverage of the effort to use the universities as a staging area for a stealth jihad aimed at America’s most critical institutions.