The Nazi-like march of Islamic supremacists into influential positions of power in media, politics and academia hit a new low this week. Tarek Fatah received a panicked message from a student enrolled at the University of California Berkeley.He wrote: “I’ve been told by one of my professors I will be required, as part of my grade, to start a Twitter account and tweet weekly on Islamophobia. I can’t help but feel this is unethical. This is his agenda not mine.”The professor conducting this exercise was Hatem Bazian as part of a course titled, “Asian American Studies 132AC: Islamophobia”.
WFB: Several students said they were uncomfortable with the assignment and felt it was “unethical.” One student reportedly said, “I can’t help but feel this is unethical. This is his agenda, not mine.”Another requirement of Bazian’s class, entitled De-Constructing Islamophobia and History of Otherness, is for students to get reactions from “people of color” on ads critical of radical Islam placed by Pamela Geller, author of the blog Atlas Shrugs.Geller said she believes Bazian is indoctrinating students.“The very idea that he is surveying ‘people of color’ about my ads is ridiculous and offensive. Jihad terrorism is not a race. The Islamic oppression of women, gays, and non-Muslims is not a race. What has Hatem Bazian ever said or done in defense of the non-Muslim ‘people of color’ who are victimized by Islamic jihadists in Nigeria, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and elsewhere?” Geller said in an email to the Free Beacon.Nonie Darwish, cofounder of FormerMuslimsUnited.com and the author of The Devil We Don’t Know; The Dark Side of Revolutions in the Middle East, said she is “glad that students found Professor Hatem Bazian’s assignment unethical and agenda-oriented.”Darwish, who escaped Sharia law, took issue with Bazian’s assignment for students.“Bazian appears to consider those who criticize Islam as Islamophobes. He is marking people like myself and many other former Muslims who escaped life under oppressive Sharia law as some kind of nuts who have unreasonable fear,” Darwish said.“American parents who get in debt to educate their kids are cheated with indoctrination instead of education of their kids,” Darwish said.
As a graduate student at San Francisco State University (SFSU) in the 1980’s, Bazian fomented an anti-Semitic environment that persists at SFSU until today.
In 2004, Bazian was a featured speaker at a fundraising event titled “Palestinians in Agony!” for KindHearts for Charitable Humanitarian Development (KindHearts).
SJP was co-founded in 2001 at the University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley) by Professors Hatem Bazian and Snehal Shingavi. Bazian served as president of the General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS) while studying at San Francisco State University (SFSU) and headed the Muslim Students Association (MSA) while earning his M.A. at UC Berkeley. In 2004, while the second intifada was already winding down in Israel, he calledfor an intifada in the United States.
The American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) was founded by UC Berkeley Professor Hatem Bazian as a vehicle to generate mainstream support in the United States for the Palestinian national cause. On its website, the organization lists Bazian as the chairman of its national board and describes itself as “a national education and grassroots-based organization, dedicated to educating the American public about Palestine and its rich cultural, historical and religious heritage.”
The BDS movement was founded in 2005 by Omar Barghouti and asserts that it “works to end international support for Israel’s oppression of Palestinians and pressure Israel to comply with international law.”