Campus Watchdog Group Accuses UT-Arlington Student Activists of anti-Semitism

A furtive watchdog website has published a report citing anti-Semitic comments by students at the University of Texas-Arlington as part of its ongoing scrutiny of such statements nationwide, particularly on college campuses.The report from Canary Mission said 24 current and recent UTA students, in social-media posts dating to 2012, had made remarks supporting Hitler and/or the Holocaust, comparing Israel to Nazi Germany or supporting violence against Jews or their supporters.The site said 19 of those students were affiliated with the UTA chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine, calling the group "a focal point for campus anti-Semitism." Twelve were also members of the Muslim Students Association, it said.The report cited 158 anti-Semitic posts on social media and interaction by the individuals involved with "anti-Semitic individuals" from other Texas schools. Of particular concern, it said, was a UTA student activist and her brother, a Tarrant Community College student, who in addition to anti-Semitic posts are cousins of a man who plotted a Tel Aviv bus bombing in 2012.  Continue reading...

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