The newest tactic that the Muslim Student Union has taken at UC Irvine is to play the “we’re victims” card that served them so well in the past. The MSUâ€”organizers and ring leaders of the most viciously antisemitic campus rhetoric in the nationâ€”are now claiming to be victims of harassment and worse by the FBI. The media, notably the LA Times and the OC Register, are easily fooled by these students, and presented over the last week the most benign articles.
The incident which is the catalyst for their complaints is an alleged “nudge” by an unmarked FBI car of the MSU student leader who was driving a large moving truck onto the campus to pack their “apartheid wall” propaganda piece into. The student who lodged the complaint is well known. He has been behind the entire UC Intifada since arriving on campus. He is part of a group of MSU thugs that intimidate Jewish students and pro-Israel activists. In addition, one of his group members alleged that he heaved a cinder block at the car in retaliation.
During last week’s hatefest he distinguished himself by charging in front of me at times to block by path. Together with other MSU thugs, they blocked me from continuing a conversation with two Muslim women saying “They don’t want to speak with you.” It was like the mafia in the moviesâ€” they literally created a wall of thugs and told me “go away,” while I was in the middle of a calm conversation with Muslim women. The Universities main Student Judicial Officer was nearby me the whole time (they see me as the problem) and said nothing. Mostly, he and the rest of the Administrators there were just trying to prevent full scale violence.
These MSU thugs continuously blocked attempts at free speech (holding signs denouncing the proceedings) by Israel activists, and to the Administrations credit (yes!) they were often told to move away from the pro-Israel crowd.
This student who lodged the complaint also told me that Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were Muslims, that Israel is on stolen land, and other amazing revisionist Muslim thinking.
After several years of run-ins with this student, it seems fairly obvious to me that he hand a hand in instigating whatever went down. He admits that he left his vehicle and trying to interrogate the driver of the other car. Hopefully the truth will prevailâ€”but at UC Irvine, that is highly unlikely.
Oh, and by the way, the MSU calls the FBI monitoring their activities harassment, and I call it common sense. These guys are a few notches away from turning their words into actions.
However today’s paper reports that the FBI was NOT investigating the students, only following a suspicious truck!
FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said the agent followed a “suspicious” truck onto campus. She said the truck “had the signage painted over and no visible license plates.”
Eimiller said that after people surrounded the car, the agent “blew his siren and used the car’s public address system to warn the group. At that point it was clear that this was a law enforcement vehicle. At least one person threw or placed a cinder block under the law enforcement vehicle.”
Should be an interesting case to follow — attempt or actually damaging Federal Property can land you in jail.