During a recent lecture in front of 200 students taking an international relations class, Prof. David Kang displayed a PowerPoint presentation with a slide entitled “Who are terrorists?” featuring a list of organizations that included “Israeli Zionists.” The slide did not list any recognized Islamic terror organizations. You can view a copy of the presentation here.
Other slides in the presentation offer quotes from Hamas founder Sheikh Ahmed Yassin and Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden indicating that U.S. foreign policy is to blame for terror attacks. Further slides compare the number of terror-related deaths in the U.S. on and before Sept. 11, 2001, to the number of deaths caused by traffic accidents as well as by lightning.
In a recent article by the Los Angeles Jewish Journal, Roz Rothstein, CEO of StandWithUs—a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that, according to its website, is “dedicated to educating people of all ages about Israel,” “combating anti-Semitism” and correcting “common prejudices about the Arab-Israeli conflict”—stated that Kang’s “generalization that ‘Israeli Zionists’ are terrorists is simply hate speech,” and added that, “USC should condemn Kang and adopt a policy similar to the UC (University of California) Regents Principles Against Intolerance, to make clear that anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry have no place on campus.”