2. Rutgers University student advocates violence against pro-Israel student
Never Again for Anyone is a fairly vile organization currently touring American campuses and lefty churches to compare modern Israel to the Nazi regime. It perpetuates, to students too lazy and intellectually-retarded to research it for themselves, the easily-debunked myth of a shadowy “Israel lobby” that acts a giant world puppetmaster, wreaking havoc and evil everywhere you turn. Amazing, isn’t it, how often today’s Jew-haters use the Nazi analogy? I mean, it really is a case of “up is down” when you accuse a people of being the very monsters who perpetrated unspeakable atrocities on them.
Anyway, the Never Again folks recently visited Rutgers, and a Rutgers student named Aaron Marcus wrote a well-reasoned defense of the pro-Israel viewpoint in the student newspaper, pointing out the hypocrisy of comparing the gassing and butchering of 6 million Jews to the current complex situation in Gaza. He did not call for any violence. He did not personally attack anyone. He presented historical facts and asked his readers to consider the implications.
For this, a fellow Rutgers student whose name has been removed went to Facebook and posted this, about Marcus:
“Id (sic) be happy to beat him with a crowbar. Violence doesn’t solve problems but it shuts up people who shouldnt (sic) speak”
And then – at least seven of his Facebook friends clicked “like” on the message, to indicate their approval. One of them even added his own comment:
“Or makes them martyrs, furthering the strength behind their beliefs. And skinning them alive so they see the afterlife.”
Isn’t that nice? The civility thought police were noticeably absent on this one, but the real police were called, and rightly so, by young Mr. Marcus who had good reason to seek police protection.
NewsReal Blog, believing that the kind of hatred and cavalier attitude toward inciting violence that the Student showed is worthy of the full light of public scrutiny, gives more detail here.