On Friday after Israel passed a “basic law” that asserted Israel is the land of the Jewish people, Hamzeh Daoud, a Muslim student who attends prestigious Stanford Univeristy reacted by threatening to physically attack Jewish students on campus.
In a Facebook post, Daoud said, “I’m gonna physically fight Zionists on campus next year if someone comes at me with their ‘Israel is a Democracy’ bullshit.”
Students who attend Stanford say Daoud is a member of Stanford’s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), a group that has positioned itself as being heavily anti-Israel and anti-Jewish.
When word of his post had spread throughout social media and campus, Daoud changed the word “physically” to “intellectually”, but did not apologize for saying that he would carry out violence, which could very well be Jihad, against the Jewish and pro-Israel students on campus.
“I edited the post because I realize intellectually beating Zionists is the only way to go,” Daoud added at the end of his edited Facebook post.
Daoud’s anti-Jewish comments and threats of violence caused an immediate reaction from the Stanford University College Republicans. In a statement posted on Facebook, the College Republicans said, ““[Standford College Republicans] is disgusted by a threat of violence issued by Hamzeh Daoud, a rising junior at Stanford University, toward pro-Israel students,”
They added, “Threatening to assault other students who hold a different point of view is anathema to a free society and any kind of education, let alone the operation of the premier research university in the world.”
Not only is Daoud an active member of Students for Justice in Palestine, but he is also set to be a resident assistant on Campus at the top tier university in the Fall of 2018.
Along with his Facebook, Daoud’s Twitter account also contain a plethora of anti-Jewish comments. In a recent Twitter post, Daoud said, “God curse the shit out of Israel.”
Stanford University did not reply with a request for comment about Daoud’s incitement of violence against Jewish students on campus.
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