On July 1, Max Blumenthal brought his travelling hate show to Berkeley.
Hate speech should never go unchallenged and community members, organized by San Francisco Voice for Israel held a vigil in front of the First Congregational Church. Organizers of the vigil issued guidelines regarding signage, reminding participants not to stoop to the hateful level of Blumenthal's supporters. Max Blumenthal's writing is so beyond the pale that it has earned the endorsement of the extremist group Stormfront and former KKK president David Duke.
Max derided the organizers for their anti-racism stand, on Twitter.
Mona Holland, a self described "civil liberties extremist" and " hasbara debunker" responded by saying "I can't imagine "our side" having 2 issue "don't condemn all the Jews" guidelines.
Mona- have you ever seen the signage from San Francisco anti-Israel rallies?
Is this acceptable to you, Mona?
|"Its the Jews, Stupid"|
|Jews are Terroist|
|UC Berkeley grad student and SJP member David McCleary came over to chat|
|Even Max Blumenthal came out to take photos with the group|