Rutgers is a publicly funded university. it claims to have a non-discrimination policy. So what were its campus police doing over the weekend when they enforced a Jew-free zone established by an anti-Zionist group at an event that was supposed to be free and open to the public?
Jewish students at Rutgers University and their supporters reportedly were barred from a campus event sponsored by anti-Zionist groups.
Rutgers campus police on Saturday night prevented some 400 Jewish students and their supporters, including Holocaust survivors, from a program called "Never Again for Anyone," the WordlNetDaily online newspaper reported.
The student-sponsored event was organized by three national organizations: the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, Americans for Muslims in Palestine and the Middle East Children's Alliance, according to the report. It was endorsed by BAKA: Students United For Middle Eastern Justice, as well as humanitarian, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, Greek life and anti-racist student organizations at the university, according to the Rutgers student newspaper, The Daily Targum.
A letter by BAKA published in the student newspaper Jan. 27 invited all members of the campus community to the event.
And that is the key -- ALL MEMBERS OF THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY were invited. there was no mandatory fee for the event.
Well, at least not until the Jews began to arrive to oppose an event that was characterized by Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism by the sponsors. At that point, the organizers began physically bullying Jewish students and then had the campus cops remove the Jews. Here's an account by one of the students turned away.
Interestingly enough, this event makes it really clear what the "anti-Zionists" want the Middle East to look like if their goals are successful in their goals. It is striking, is it not, how close that vision is to the one proposed by the regime that ruled Germany from 1933 to 1945.
Since Rutgers is billed as "the State University of New Jersey", one has to wonder how New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, not to mention the Obama/Holder Justice Department, are going to deal with this incident. We've got a clear civil rights violation -- do civil rights laws apply to Jews any more?