Photo from San Francisco ANSWER rally, taken by our friend Zombie
The goal of these events was ostensibly to create alliances, to combat "oppression", but in reality they served to dehumanize not only the Jewish state, but the Jewish community as well. The attempt to link the death of Oscar Grant to the ongoing conflict in Gaza continued on Feb. 22, with a presentation at University of California at Davis, by Malik Ali, an Oakland Iman considered fringe, even in the Islamic community. The talk was promoted with the theme "Politics of Ghettoization", stating "Oscar Grant and the Gaza Seige, two incidents of oppression that coincided in the summer of 2009...East Oakland and the West Bank, two areas with economic segregation formatted along ethnic lines". Malik Ali runs a mosque in Oakland associated with the anti-Semitic Sabiqun movement, which seeks to establish Islamic rule in the U.S. In previous speeches he has praised Hamas and Hezbollah as part of the "Islamic Revival" which will bring "the death of Zionism" and the collapse of the "American empire".
|Malik Ali at UC Davis|
Malik Ali had a surprise when he showed up at Davis. The local Jewish community had mobilized, and 35 members showed up to protest his Jew-hatred. He ended up delivered a different talk that had been promoted. But during the question and answer period, his true nature was revealed again, by his glowing endorsement of Iran's Ahmadinejad.
Malik's primary goal is the overthrow of the American government and its replacement with an Islamic world order. The question remains- why are our public institutions hosting him?