Last night, a panel supporting economic warfare on Israel was held at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Fine Arts Center.
The panel was the second event at Amherst promoting the “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions” (BDS) movement against Israel in the last six months.
“Many students and members of the UMass community feel deeply upset by the scale, tenor and dogmatic messages of the anti-Israel events,” said Rabbi Aaron Fine, executive director of Hillel at UMass Amherst.
The event featured via Skype, BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti, a supporter of terrorism whom the Trump administration has barred from entering the United States. Barghouti has said “in the BDS movement we don’t say we’re against violent resistance.”
One Jewish student, Louis Shenker, took action to voice his displeasure with an event featuring anti-Semitism and support for terrorism.
Shenker was first told he could not record by a reported Antifa member – while several cameras were recording across the venue. Antifa is a left wing domestic terrorist organization.
“I initially was going to ask a question at the end,” Shenker told Loomered. “Unfortunately I was made aware that there would be no Q&A. In addition, the woman sitting directly in front of me was Barucha (Beth) ‘Calamity’ Peller, my former college writing professor, Antifa member, and the woman who stole my MAGA hat on December 6th 2018. She was accompanied by some antifa soy boy.”
Shenker was then assaulted by the apparent Antifa member, who struck at his camera.
As he was being assaulted, Shenker said, “We have an Antifa member who wants to remove me because I disagree with Tim Weiss, Ms. Cockroach, Talcum X, and the Palestinian.” Sarsour means cockroach in Arabic.
“You’re a terrorist! Linda Cockroach!” Shenker said. “God bless the USA! A day of reckoning is coming for all of you communists. America is gonna win!”
Shenker then left the Fine Arts Center auditorium and spoke with some of the event organizers in the lobby.
“Last time I was here [one of the BDS supporters] said my grandfather and my family should have died in Auschwitz because I support Trump. I’m Jewish. This man assaulted me on December 6, 2018.”
Asked why he chose to speak out at the event, Shenker said, “You guys are against the United States of America, you want to destroy our Constitution and you want to subvert our democracy.”
A girl supporting Students for Justice in Palestine confronted Shenker, to which he asked, “Do you support CAIR, yes or no? The Council on American-Islamic Relations which several U.S. allies – and it’s tied to the Students for Justice in Palestine – several U.S. allies have determined it to be a terrorist organization. That is what you guys fundraise for.”
Shenker also called the failure of the entire panel and the student organization throwing the event to even mention the rockets fired on Tel Aviv that day in Israel.
“You did not say a word about the Jews dying in Israel today. You guys support the death of Jews ‘from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free’ that’s the death of every Jew,” said Shenker.
The girl supporting Students for Justice in Palestine then tried to get a police officer to arrest Shenker for recording her.
The terrorist supporting Barghouti, who was invited to speak at the event, has described the 120 suicide bombings against Israeli civilians on buses and in cafes, “the heroism and costs of the resistance.”
Sarsour has praised Imam Siraj Wahhaj, whose son was arrested after his jihadi training camps were discovered in New Mexico, in which children were trained to shoot up schools and one boy died.
Shenker told Loomered, “The UMass College Republicans and Student Alliance For Israel would rather do a “peace walk” to combat these skilled propagandists. I choose to go after them directly & without mercy. Non violently of course!”
Shenker has created a new nightly show called The Minuteman Broadcast to discuss issues like these that he sees in America.