The California college student who delivered incendiary by Fatima Mousa Mohammed, who infamously claimed Israel was guilty of indiscriminately killing Palestinians — inspired a fresh wave of outrage.
“…from coast to coast, Islamist terrorist sympathizers are spreading propagandist lies about half of the world’s Jews and the one Jewish nation,” tweeted lawyer Stacey E. Burke, adding, “The scary part is many are and the institutions (many of which receive both state and federal funding) are okay with it and approve it. They lie about that later if trouble arises, but they approve these words. It’s who they are and what they believe.”
Chaya Leah Sufrin, executive director of Long Beach Hillel, a Jewish organization which services the El Camino campus, told The Post that Jewish students are “up in arms” over the charged speech.
“It’s horrendous,” said Sufrin, adding, “The fact that the student used this platform to single out the only Jewish state in this way. It’s like, why?”
The 76-year-old California public school’s “Statement of Values” espouses “integrity” as part of its five pillars, which include acting “ethically and honestly” in addition to embracing “our similarities and differences to promote an inclusive campus community.”
But prospective parents aren’t buying it.
Sebastian Kessel, a dad of a high school senior about to apply to El Camino, was “horrified” by the speaker’s political tirade.
“There’s been an increase in radical speech in college — and in the name of tolerance, we’ve become more intolerant,” the LA-based Kessel, a descendant of Holocaust survivors, told The Post.
He’s awaiting the school’s response before he decides whether to let his daughter apply.
“The reaction of the school will be more telling than the speech itself,” said Kessel. “If the school declines to take action, even a token action, then that sends a pretty big message to Jews in the area: Stay away because you’re not going to be protected.”
The dad, who classified himself as “politically to the left,” continued, “What kind of father would I be if I put my daughter in that environment?”
Kessel said the school delivered the correct response to the controversy.
“I am actually pleasantly surprised by the clarity and strength of it,” he said. “I was expecting some sort of equivocal ‘it’s wrong but she has a right’ and instead we got a very clear condemnation of the act. I’m saddened that this even took place but pleased at the college’s reaction.”