PRESIDENT OF SFSU STUDENT PALESTINIAN GROUP
WANTS TO STAB ISRAELI SOLDIERS
ACTION ALERT – SHARE IT / TWEET IT / WRITE TO PRESIDENT WONG
AMCHA Initiative is committed to protecting Jewish students against antisemitism on college and university campuses. The latest incident by the leader of a University-funded student group goes beyond bullying tactics – by directly threatening Jewish lives.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center warned San Francisco State University of a potential threat to its Jewish students after AMCHA Initiative discovered General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS) President Mohammed G. Hammad had posted a picture of himself on Tumblr holding a knife. The caption underneath read, “I seriously cannot get over how much I love this blade. It is the sharpest thing I own and cuts through everything like butter and holding it makes me want to stab an Israeli soldier”.
The picture has since been removed though a cache image still remains.
This incident follows on the heels of recent antisemitic activity uncovered by AMCHA Initiative where the same group used stencils glorify the killing of Jews as part of a campus art project event to commemorate the 6th anniversary of the Edward Said mural. The GUPS event was co-sponsored by the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative (AMED).
The question begs to be answered – Are Jewish students at SFSU safe from the threat of violence from GUPS President Mohammed G. Hammad and the students he leads?
AMCHA urges the University to protect Jewish students from hostile behavior and threats of violence. It appears that under the leadership of Mohammed G. Hammad, GUPS may be escalating its hostility towards Jewish students. SFSU needs to take appropriate disciplinary action to curb this blatant antisemitism.
You can see AMCHA’s letter to President Wong HERE. Please consider writing your own letter to President Wong, reiterating AMCHA’s request for him to make his action plan public on how SFSU will work to keep Jewish students safe.
If you are an SFSU or CSU student, relative, alumnus, faculty, staff or donor, you may want to note your affiliation with the CSU system in your letter.
President Wong can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please copy or blind-copy the AMCHA Initiative on your letter at: administrator@AMCHAinitiative.org
Here are some CSU and state officials that you may also wish to copy on your letter:
CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White – email@example.com
CSU Board of Trustees – firstname.lastname@example.org
CSU Interim General Counsel Andrew Jones – email@example.com
California State Senator Leland Y. Yee (San Francisco) – firstname.lastname@example.org
California State Senator Mark Leno (San Francisco) – email@example.com
California Assembly Member Philip Y. Ting (San Francisco) – assemblymember.ting@
California Senator Carol Liu, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Education – firstname.lastname@example.org
California Assembly Member Joan Buchanan, Chair of the Assembly Education Committee – assemblymember.Buchanan@
California Assembly Member Marc Levine – assemblymember.levine@
California State Senator Marty Block – email@example.com
California Assembly Member Das Williams – assemblymember.williams@
California Assembly Member Jose Medina – assemblymember.medina@
California Senator Lois Wolk – firstname.lastname@example.org
California Assembly Member Richard Bloom – assemblymember.bloom@
California Assembly Member Steve Fox – assemblymember.fox@assembly.
Here is the full list of emails of CSU and government officials for you to copy and paste into the “Cc:” field of your letter:
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
Assemblymember.Buchanan@assembly.ca.gov, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org