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Amjed Dweik

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Amjed Dweik is listed as a member of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at UTK (SJP UTK).


While at UTK, Dweik was a member of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) at UTK (UTK MSA).


Dweik describes himself as a Small Business Consultant and a writer.


Amjed Dweik is a 2012 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), where he majored in Sociology.

Portraying Jews as Rapists

In January 2016, Dweik was a panel speaker in a discussion following a performance of "Walls: A Play for Palestine," an incendiary anti-Israel play written by fellow SJP UTK member Summer Awad — for her senior thesis, in her self-created major of “Literary Activism.”


The production was a caricature of the Jews’ return to Israel — their ancestral homeland. Awad’s play personified the Jews as a brutish, shady character, who employs sexual innuendo in his attempts to seduce and abuse another character, portraying a Palestinian woman — a personification of Palestine.


In one scene about the first modern wave of Jewish immigration, known as the First Aliyah(1882), the female Palestinian character says: "the first one didn’t seem threatening. He encroached on my space and made me feel uncomfortable…" As she delivers this line, the evil character — portraying the Jews — closes in on the female character from behind. The actress continues— “he convinced me that that was how it was supposed to be. He touched me without my consent, he groped me and jeered at my name.” At this point the Jewish character wearing a black “hoodie” wraps his arms around the actress’ stomach. He says “I have a right to women like you.”


The Palestinian character then proceeds to characterize the Second Aliyah (1904). She describes these "boys" as being even “more aggressive.” The character representing the Jews returning in the Second Aliyah saysto the character personifying Palestine “You would look more beautiful if you were Jewish.”


In the play’s depiction of the 1948 war of Independence, the Jewish character chokes and rapesthe Palestinian woman — after having supposedly murdered her children.


In response to a question during the panel discussion after the play, Dweik promoted the anti-Semitic hate site If Americans Knew (IAK) as an "all fact-based … not really shouting opinions" resource for understanding the conflict. It has long been recognized that main focus of IAK is not Palestinian conditions or rights, but on anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about the power of the so-called Israel lobby in the United States. IAK’s criticisms of Zionism and Israel dovetail with traditional antisemitic narratives, and Weir often cites anti-Semitic writers and publications as her sources.


IAK bears the rare distinction of being condemned for furthering anti-Semitism by both the Anti-Defamation League and the Israel-hating U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation. Even, the anti-Israel organization Jewish Voice for Peace(JVP) has condemnedWeir for having "repeatedly chosen" to associate “with people who advocate for racism,” such as white supremacist Clay Douglas.


IAK’s founder is anti-Israel hate monger Alison Weir, whose activities are detailed further, below.

Embracing Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theorist Alison Weir

On April 18, 2013, at an SJP UTK organized speaking event, Dweik posed for a photo with anti-Israel agitator, Alison Weir, mentioned above in the previous section.


Weir is the founder and executive director of the anti-Semitic organization If Americans Knew (IAK). She has reportedly been “a repeat guest of white supremacist Clay Douglas on his hate radio show.” The Anti Defamation League (ADL) has exposed Weir’s propagation of numerous anti-Semitic and anti-Israel conspiracy theories.  


Misrepresenting Rampaging Attempted-Murderers as Victims

On October 13, 2015, Dweik shared on Facebook a video of 13-year old attempted-murderer Ahmad Manasra. Manasra.


Ahmed Manasra (sometimes spelled Mansara) and his 15-year-old cousin Hassan went on a stabbing spree in Jerusalem on October 12, 2015, during the Knife Intifada. They critically wounded a 13-year-old boy and moderately wounded a 25-year-old man. The spree ended when police shot Hassan and a passing motorist hit Ahmed. Ahmed was taken to an Israeli hospital. He admitted to investigators: “I went there to stab Jews.” He was later tried and convicted on two counts of attempted murder.


Dweik represented the story — misleadingly — as “Palestinians being oppressed by Israel.”


In the comment feed to his post Dweik also referred to Gaza — fraudulently — as an "open air prison...where 2 million people are clustered, bombed, and starved."

SJP UTK and UTK MSA

The leadership and general membership of SJP UTK and UTK MSA is fraught with virulent anti-Semites, Hitler and Nazi sympathizers,promoters of terrorist incitement, homophobes and bigots. These individuals propagate Jew-hatred, often — but not always— under the guise of attacking "Israelis" and “Zionists.”

SJP UTK and UTK MSA Members - Spreading Homophobia

On June 12, 2013, Mohamed Ali who ran for the position of UTK MSA Public Relations Head, tweeted: "you feggity feg feg. I have so much sweg on my dik biches melt for me.... — Briana why u such a salty fag lol http://ask.fm/a/4iballkc."


On April 26, 2015, UTK MSA member Drost Kokoye and anti-Israel agitator, tweeted — "You know what's worse than white people who oppose #marriageequality? White gay people who think now all is just in the US."


On March 8, 2014, Hesham Annamer — a 2016 nominee running for the position of board member of UTK MSA, tweeted — "My little brother was facetiming one of his little fag friends & i was talking. Dude was like ‘who's that in the background?’"


On May 9. 2013, Eyad Hijer, a UTK MSA member, tweeted — "‘@ogmcphee: @eyadhijer @iammusick I'd call him daddy’ of course you would you faggot."


In April 19, 2016, Ameen Abdel-Khalek a member of SJP UTK tweeted "If only people here cared as much for children dying in Syria Palestine Iraq instead of f**king faggot rights maybe wed get somwhere in life."


On December 18, 2015, Abdel-Khalek tweeted "Transphobic?Are we making up words now.Come on niggas you got me f**ked up if Im gonna acknowledge a transgender. Seriously shoot me if I do."


On June 23, 2016 Abdel-Khalek tweeted a drawing of a baby locked in a cage, being spoken to by an adult standing outside the cage: "You can come out when you’re done being a little faggot."


On October 19, 2014, Abdel-Khalek tweeted a picture of Spiderman, with the caption "This is exactly the kind of sh** that makes people think you’re a faggot."

UTK MSA Member - Spreading Anti-Black Racism

On October 15, 2014, UTK MSA member Eyad Hijer tweeted a quote from fellow UTK student Jesse West that read: "...Everyone pray for my sister. Nothing's wrong with her, she just likes black guys."

UTK MSA Leader - Demonizing White People

On March 9, 2012, Sonya Hadjerioua, an executive board member of UTK MSA, tweeted — "When I think of green eyes I think of white ppl and when I think of white ppl think of HITLER @ayat0315."

SJP UTK and UTK MSA Members - Praising Hitler and Promoting Jew-Hatred

Eyad Hijer on July 17, 2014 tweeted to a Jewish person — "‘...I already hate you. You dirty filthy Jew. All your people do is f**ed s**t up. Wish hitler was still around to show you guys."


On December 27, 2015 — in response to a tweet that read : "The most morally army in the world, the Israeli army Leave A Comment !" — Hijer tweeted: “This is why I hate Jews.”


On April 20, 2014, Hesham Annamer — a 2016 nominee for the position of UTK MSA Board Member— tweeted: "Hitler had alot of great ideas. We need a guy like that in the white house."


On August 29, 2012, Mohamed Ali — who ran for the position of UTK MSA Public Relations Head — tweeted: "Had to write about a leader for DCL class. Wrote about Hitler. Cuz he's a boss."


On March 15, 2014, Ali tweeted: "Im gonna put #PeaceInTheMiddleEast, #ThotNation, &#FreePalestine at the end of my senior quote. The last 1 as a f**k u 2 the Jewish teachers."


On July 31, 2013, Ali tweeted — "Make like a Jew and take control."


On June 21, 2013, UTK MSA member Afeef Youssef Kamah tweeted a meme featuring an anti-Semitic caricature of a Jew with a big, hooked nose. The meme, known as the "Happy Merchant," originally appeared in a racist and anti-Semitic piece promoting a world without Jews and Blacks — comparing them, respectively, to rats and cockroaches. Youssef Kamah tweeted the meme along with the comment — “@jayomarion @AbdelRahmanM OHH WE ARE FRIENDS…”


On August 15, 2015, SJP UTK member Jenine Omari liked a tweet by UTK MSA member and virulent anti-Semite, Eyad Hijer, who tweeted — "F**k Jews."

SJP UTK and UTK MSA Members - Propagating Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories

On July 27, 2012, Mohamed Ali, who ran for the position of UTK MSA Public Relations Head, tweeted: — "Zion or Zionism, is the belief that Jews are the rightful inhabitants or Israel/Palestine. Lol Illuminati."


On July 5, 2014, Ali tweeted — "When it comes down to it, Israel is the world's super power, not the USA. They control everything behind the curtains...they control so much from the film industry to franchises to pentagon communications to Wall Street to White House lobbies."


On the same day, Ali tweeted — "I'm not surprised. America d**krides Israel so hard. They're scared. Israel controls them."


On June 17, 2013, Ali tweeted — "I feel like all the current problems in the world are linked to the U.S, Israel, & all their d**kriding countries- most of Europe."


Ebad Hussain, the 2016-2017 treasurer of UTK MSA tweeted, on August 9, 2014— "In America you can criticize God, but you cannot criticize Israel. To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you cannot criticize."

SJP Leader and UTK MSA Member - Spreading Hatred of Israel and Zionists

Stori Nuri — a co-president of UTK MSA and president of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at UTK. (SJP UTK) — tweeted on on April 6, 2016: "Your daily reminder that Israel is a piece of s**t."


On April 7, 2015, Mohamed Ali — who ran for the position of UTK MSA Public Relations Head — tweeted — "I feel so incredibly irritable right now. No idea why...Just feel like kicking a Zionist tbh."

SJP Founder - Calling for a Third Intifada

On December 8, 2013, Amira Sakalla the founder of SJP UTK tweeted — "“@PalAnonymous: Today marks the 26th anniversary of the First #Intifada #Palestine " About time for another one..” More than 10,000 Israelis were maimed or murdered by the Palestinian terrorist violence of the First and Second Intifadas — mostly in the suicide suicide bombings that characterized the Second Intifada.

SJP UTK Leader - Glorifying Anti-Semitic Terrorist Incitement

On October 16, 2015, Fatima Itmaizah, the vice presidentof SJP UTK, updated her Facebook profile picture to a graphic promoting violence against Jews. It suggested that Jewish presence on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is akin to a peel that needs to be cut way with a knife. The image depicted the Dome of the Rock, appearing as a fruit covered in blue skin, emblazoned with a star of David, a Jewish symbol. The picture showed the blue skin being cut and peeled away with a knife — blood dripping down the hand of the peeler as the blade stripped away the peel.


During that month — as a wave of terrorist violence, known as the "knife Intifada," swept across Israel — Palestinian radicals stabbed and hacked to death scores of Israeli civilians. The violence was sparked and fueled by a fraudulent rumor that Israel intended to desecrate the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. That, spread by Palestinian leaders, led directly to the wave of deadly violence against Israelis. The “threat” of “attacks Al Aqsa” has been a pretext for Arab attacks on Jews well before the existence of Israel.

SJP UTK Members - Drawing Inspiration From Advocates of Genocide

On April, 21, 2016, SJP UTK member Ameen Abdel-Khalek retweeted a tweet by the anti-Semitic Islamist leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi.


Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi is the president of the European Council for Fatwa and Research. In August 2005, The Wall Street Journal reported that the council has used the anti-Semitic Protocols of the Elders of Zion as a basis for some of its legal-theological deliberations.


In a January 9, 2009 sermon broadcasted on Al-Jazeera, Qaradawi said [00:10:23]: "O Allah, take this oppressive, tyrannical band of people. O Allah, take this oppressive, Jewish Zionist band of people. O Allah, do not spare a single one of them. O Allah, count their numbers, and kill them, down to the very last one."


In a statement that aired on Al-Jazeera TV on January 28, 2009 Al-Qaradawi said: "Throughout history, Allah has imposed upon the Jews people who would punish them for their corruption ... The last punishment was carried out by Hitler...This was divine punishment for them.... Allah Willing, the next time will be at the hand of the believers."  


On March 22, 2016, Abdel-Khalek retweeted tweet from the Hamas info Twitter account — the official Twitter account of the terrorist organization that read — "When will Hamas give up its armed struggle? Watch this debate b/w Sheikh Yasin and a foreign reporter…"


Sheikh Ahmed Yassin has been described as the “mastermind of Palestinian terror” behind many suicide bombings against Israeli civilians on buses and in cafes during the second intifada. In January 2003, Yassin said in an interview: “Suicide attacks and jihad reinforce national unity in the ranks…Our voice is one of struggle, of jihad and of suicide…”  


On September 10, 2015, Abdalla Husain — the Tayseer Seminary’s liaison to UTK MSA, and member of SJP UTK, tweeted — "I HAVE THE SAME BIRTHDAY AS YASSER ARAFAT!!!!!!!!!!! #PALESTINE #AAAYYWAAAAAAA I am very happy right now 😁


Yasser Arafat was the former leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and is known by some as the “father of modern terrorism.” Arafat reportedly told Arab diplomats in a secret meeting in 1996: "We will make life unbearable for Jews by psychological warfare and population explosion. Jews will not want to live among Arabs. I have no use for Jews. They are and remain Jews."

UTK MSA Tayseer Seminary Liaison - Comparing Israel to Nazis

On July 21, 2014, Tayseer Seminary’s liaison to UTK MSA, Abdalla Husain — who serves to link MSA with other community efforts in Knoxville — compared Israel to Nazis, tweeting — "Like father like son. Germany in the 30s and 40s is Israel now."

SJP UTK - Promoting Terrorist Incitement as "Education"

On November 13, 2014, SJP UTK posted on Facebook a flyer promoting two Palestinian students hosted by SJP UTK as part of Birzeit University’s so-called "Right to Education" tour. The program served to whitewash the incitement to anti-Semitic violence that passes for education under Birzeit’s auspices.


In September of 2014, pro-Palestinian Haaretz reporter Amira Hass was thrown off of Birzeit’s campus — because Hass is Jewish.


In 2014, the Right to Education tour deceptively claimed on Tumblr that Israeli efforts to combat incitement to terrorist violence on Palestinian university campuses violated Palestinian rights, stating:"Israeli military systematically obstructs education in the West Bank and Gaza, which violates the human rights of individuals and also impedes the development of Palestinian society."


Birzeit University’s student body has been ridden with terrorists since at least 2003. The student government race that year featured models of exploding Israeli buses — as parties competed on the basis of which Palestinian faction had killed the most Israelis.


In 2015 and 2016, Birzeit University students elected Hamas’ student wing to power. As a result, Bilal Barghouti who is serving 16 life terms in prison for his role in a series of suicide attacks against Israel — was made the "Honorary Chairman of the Bir Zeit University Student Council." Bilal Barghouti was the senior terrorist behind the Sbarro cafe bombing — which specifically targeted religious Jewish patrons and murdered 16 people — including 8 children and a pregnant woman — and wounded 130.


Birzeit university's Fatah-affiliated students also embrace terror. The Shabiba student group, in December 2015, posted Facebook pictures of themselves beside a Christmas tree adorned with the portraits of terrorist murderers — including one who had recently stabbed four Israeli civilians. The terrorists whose images decorated the Christmas tree were collectively responsible for thousands of murderous attacks against Israelis. Behind the Birzeit students was a sign that proclaimed: "The way to freedom is a bullet and a martyr... a crescent and a cross; Merry Christmas, [Fatah's] Shabiba student movement, Birzeit University."


In the autumn of 2015, Hamas incitement propaganda fueled and celebrated a wave of religiously incited terrorist violence, known variously as the "Knife Intifada" or the “Stabbing Intifada,” when Palestinian radicals across Israel stabbed and hacked to death scores of Israeli civilians.


In January of 2016, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) swept Birzeit’s campus, seizing Hamas propaganda. The University characterized the sweep as a "belligerent ...attack on the university and our right to education and all the principles involved in the freedom of education."


Another Palestinian university participating in the Right to Education campaign is Al Quds university. Brandeis University terminated its relationship with Al Quds in 2013, after Islamic Jihad held a Nazi-themed demonstration at Al Quds. After Brandeis’ president Lawrence contacted Al-Quds President Sari Nusseibeh and requested that he publish an unequivocal condemnation of the demonstrations. in both Arabic and English, Al Quds’ administration responded by skirting the issue and complaining of "vilification campaigns by Jewish extremists with the purpose of discrediting [the university’s] reputation."


Yet another terror-supporting Palestinian university participating in the Right to Education initiative is Al Najah University (Al Najah). Al-Najah — the largest Palestinian university in the West Bank — remains notorious for its triumphal exhibit lauding the Sbarro cafe suicide bombing.Al-Najah’s exhibit featured a mock-up of Sbarro’s, including gnawed pizza crusts and bloody plastic body parts suspended from the ceiling, as if they were blasting through the air.

SJP UTK - Nazifying Israel

On January 16, 2015, SJP UTK retweeted an anti-Semitic tweet that read "Zionism is Terrorism." The tweet features a photo of a Jewish child held at gunpoint by a Nazi soldier during the Holocaust, next to a photo of a Palestinian child being arrested by the IDF. The caption on the photo read: “They Act Like NaZis, Because They WERE The NaZis.”


"Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis" is considered a contemporary manifestation of anti-Semitism as defined by the U.S. State Department.

SJP UTK - Spreading Libels at Demonstrations

On July 18, 2014, SJP UTK co-hosted a demonstration with UTK MSA, opposing Israel’s Operation Protective Edge (OPE). Israel launched OPE to destroy Hamas attack tunnels and stop Hamas rocket attacks from Gaza targeting Israeli civilians. Hamas increased suchrocket attacks dramatically following Israel’s crackdown on Hamas in Judea and Samaria — after a Hamas cell kidnapped and murdered three Israeli high-schoolers on June 12, 2014.


The Facebook announcement for the demonstration deceptively claimed "Israel has targeted homes, HOSPITALS, mosques, and other civilian infrastructure. These crimes must be exposed to the world!"


This deception was compounded by at least two signs featured at the demonstration. One sign read fraudulently: "The USA funds Israel to Bomb Gaza’s hospitals." A second sign lied: “58 Palestinian Children Murdered by Israel.”


Multiple news sources exposed Hamas’ exploitation of civilian infrastructure and its use of human shields. Additionally, on August 13, 2014, the Palestinian Ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Council, Ibrahim Khraishi admitted during a live television interview that Hamas had committed a double war crime by launching rockets at Israeli civilians, from densely populated civilian areas in Gaza — including schools, homes, mosques and hospitals — throughout OPE.

SJP

SJP is a student organization engaged in anti-Israel activity on North American college and university campuses.


The first chapter of SJP was founded in 2001 at the University of California at Berkeley by Professor Hatem Bazian. Bazian has spread classic anti-Semitism, reportedly promoted religious anti-Semitism and defended the Hamas terror group. In 2004, Bazian called for “intifada” in America.


SJP organizes anti-Israel campaigns, including running annual Israel Apartheid Weeks, often in collaboration with Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and Muslim Students Association (MSA) campus chapters.


SJP has been a major force in pushing the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement on campuses. Chapters have initiated dozens of BDS resolutions in student governments, which have been proposed on or around Jewish holidays, a time when many Jewish students are off-campus.


SJP activists have reportedly physically assaulted, intimidated and harassed Jewish students, disrupted pro-Israel campus events and demonized pro-Israel campus organizations.


Chapters have often endorsed and campaigned for numerous terrorists and whitewashed terrorism.


MSA

The MSA was  established by members of the Muslim Brotherhood in January 1963 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with the goal of "spreading Islam as students in North America." A 2004 FBI investigation uncovered an internal Muslim Brotherhood document in which a brotherhood leader identified the MSA as "one of our organizations." 


The MSA reportedly has “nearly 600 chapters” located in the United States and Canada, and is “the most visible and influential Islamic student organization in North America,” boasting conferences, special events, publications, websites and other activities.


The organization includes a number of previous chapter presidents with explicit links to terrorist groups. Included are al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki (Colorado State University), Somali al-Shabaab militant leader Omar Shafik Hammami (University of South Alabama) and Pakistani Taliban recruiter Ramy Zamzam of the MSA's Washington, D.C. council.  

BDS

The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement was founded by Omar Barghouti in 2005 to challenge “international support for Israeli apartheid and settler-colonialism.” BDS is an allegedly “Palestinian-led movement,” although leading BDS activists have admitted [00:01:01] this is not true. 

One of the demands of BDS includes [point 3] what is generally known as the “right of return,” a demand discredited as a way to eliminate Israel. Barghouti said the “right of return” is a means to “end Israel’s existence as a Jewish state.”  

Barghouti has said that BDS “aims to turn Israel into a pariah state, as South Africa once was.”

In his activism, Barghouti has also said [00:05:55] regarding Israel: “Definitely, most definitely, we oppose a Jewish state in any part of Palestine. No…rational Palestinian, not a sellout Palestinian, will ever accept a Jewish state in Palestine.”

The movement has been linked to numerous terrorist organizations and received a public endorsement from Hamas in 2017.

BDS initiatives include calling on institutions and individuals to divest from Israeli-affiliated companies, promoting academic and cultural boycotts of Israel, and organizing anti-Israel rallies, protests and campaigns.

The movement’s most notable achievement has been the infiltration of university campuses through lobbying for “BDS resolutions.” In these cases, student governments and student groups, backed by their own anti-Israel members and affiliates, have proposed resolutions on some form of boycott of, or divestment from, Israel and Israeli-affiliated entities.

Boycott resolutions, although non-binding, have been passed by student governments on numerous North American campuses.


BDS activity is often aggressive and disruptive. It has been noted that universities that pass BDS resolutions see a marked increase in anti-Semitic incidents on campus. On one campus, when the student government debated a BDS resolution, reports emerged of violent threats against those opposing it.


Social Media and Weblinks

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