Lawmakers urged to combat campus anti-Semitism
Following recent reports of anti-Semitic hate and incitement on Tennessee university campuses, Laurie Cardoza-Moore – president of Nashville-based Proclaiming Justice to the Nations – has called on state lawmakers to conduct hearings into the activities of anti-Semitic organizations on campuses.
“This group SJP – Students for Justice in Palestine – is instituting this type of hatred and fueling these vicious attacks and rhetoric against the Jewish students … on college campuses across the country,” she describes. “And some of these attacks are turning into violent attacks.”
According to Cardoza-Moore, another anti-Semitic incident occurred at Nashville-based Vanderbilt University where the Jewish fraternity building was defaced with swastikas. The PJTN leader is calling on the state legislature to address this problem.
“It’s critically important that we confront this issue [and] that we wake the students up to understand that this is not about Palestinians being oppressed,” she tells OneNewsNow. “If anybody is being oppressed in the Middle East by anyone, it’s the Christians who are being oppressed by the Muslims.”
OneNewsNow reported earlier this week on similar efforts by SJP in California intended to create an environment where campus leaders are afraid to speak out in support of Israel or in opposition to anti-Israel activity.
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