Five thousand members of the ASA, American Studies Association, would be better identified as Academics Surrender to Allah. They have declared jihad against the State of Israel.
“The ASA has long played an important role in critiquing racial, sexual, and gender inequality in the United States. It condemned apartheid in South Africa and urged divestment from U.S. corporations with operations there. It has condemned anti-immigrant discrimination in Arizona and in other states. It has spoken out in support of the Occupy movement, and of the human dignity and rights of the economically disenfranchised.
“In addition, the ASA condemns the United States’ significant role in aiding and abetting Israel’s violations of human rights against Palestinians and its occupation of Palestinian lands through its use of the veto in the UN Security Council.
“By boycotting all Israeli institutions, the ASA recognizes that 1) there is no effective or substantive academic freedom afforded to Palestinians under the conditions of Israeli occupation; and that 2) Israeli institutions of higher learning are a party to Israeli state policies that violate human rights.”
The ASA adds that the boycott is “an ethical stance,” providing both “material and symbolic action. It represents a principle of solidarity with scholars and students deprived of their academic freedom and an aspiration to enlarge that freedom for all, including Palestinians.”
Yet–Palestinian students attend Israeli universities. And Palestinian universities were instituted by Israel but prohibit Jewish students. Perhaps ASA is conducting a study in reverse psychology.
Israel’s universities are listed among the top 100 world universities in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer sciences and economics, with the world’s highest per capita rate of university degrees and the world’s highest ratio per capita of scientists, technicians, PhDs, physicians, with contributions in every aspect of life, while being only .02% of the world’s population. Israel contributes to advances in water shortage, agriculture, space travel, solar power, DNA, and more, for all the world’s benefit. Israel’s advanced methods of Intelligence benefit America’s security.
Despite attacks from warring Arab neighbors, Israel is the only vibrant, liberal democracy in the Middle East, with the highest average living standards and per-capita income– exceeding the UK.
Israel is the largest immigrant-absorption nation on earth relative to its population, and a trustworthy first responder to countries in peril due to natural disasters. In fact, there was marked improvement via humanitarian programs when Israel entered Gaza.
The Arab population went from 360,000 in 1967 (under Egyptian rule) to 1.4 million in 2005. There was progress in social welfare – the Palestinian mortality rates fell by more than two-thirds between 1970 and 1990; life expectancy rose from 48 years in 1967 to 72 in 2000 (when the average for Arabs in the Middle East and North Africa was 68). Infant-mortality rate decreased from 60 per 1,000 live births in 1968 to 15 per 1,000 in 2000. Under Israel’s inoculation program, childhood diseases like polio, whooping cough, tetanus and measles were eradicated. The Palestinians’ standard of living increased, with electricity, running water, gas ranges for cooking, refrigerators, TVs, and cars. Such was Israel’s brutal occupation.
Israel is not an apartheid nation with its Arab population of 20.7%, despite Arabic rhetoric. On the other hand, Arabs as a whole and Palestinians in particular offer no scholastic advantage– suggesting that the ASA is pursuing a specific political agenda void of academic interests. The ASA’s boycott is unabashed Jew-hatred.
These professors were schooled by leftist instructors to hate the West, democracy, organized religions like Christianity and Judaism. They also are discontinuing school study of America’s Founding Fathers and documents, destroying our Constitution and Bill of Rights, and our proud history of American exceptionalism.
The ASA claims a commitment to social justice, against racism, but is also fully aware that Israel is home to every nationality and religion. Palestinians welcome no such mix of people and they brutally mistreat their own women and children. In the name of equality, they act to invalidate the indigenous Jews of their land, and support the usurpers who lay claim to land that was never theirs. Palestinians they teach their children to hate and detonate themselves for the sake of land acquisition.
With demonic inspiration, the ASA withholds condemnation against Muslims who slowly diminish the rights of Jewish students nationwide, who kill Christians and Jews worldwide, and who would eagerly demolish our American republic.
The ASA is comprised of fascists who have already implemented the use of Common Core textbooks to encourage the hatred of Jews, Israel and American values, derived from Judaism centuries ago. The first monotheistic belief system to appear when barbarism reigned, the Jews introduced 613 Commandments of morality and ethics, creating a civilized society with respect for all life and property to all who accepted it. Yet those who uphold these laws are the first victims and scapegoats of tyranny – the despised conscience of the world.
The ASA endorses the rights of the Muslim Student Union to intimidate, threaten and harm Jewish students on university campuses. How contrary it is for the ASA to recognize Muslims for inventing Arabic numerals that were originated by the Hindus. Yet the ASA fails to take responsibility for the death of roughly 270 million innocents over 1400 years.
Just as no nation was considered safe from Hitler, no nation will ever be safe from Islam. Yet, boycotts continue against Israel. America must expose and reject the evil forces that produce groups like the ASA.
It should be noted that the American Association of University Professors, the Anti-Defamation League, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Zionist Organization of America, American Jewish Committee, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East and Stand With Us criticized the ASA’s move. Penn State Harrisburg and Brandeis officially withdrew their ASA membership.