Extremist Mads Gilbert is coming to Berkeley, sponsored by the usual suspects, including Jewish Voice for Peace-Bay Area, Middle East Childrens Alliance, Arab Resource and Organizing Center, NorCal Friends of Sabeel, American Muslims for Palestine, the American Friends Service Committee and Bay Area Women in Black and Students for Justice in Palestine (UC Berkeley). Mads Gilbert is a political activist and member of the fringe Norwegian Maoist ‘Red’ party. He rose to notoriety in the days following the attack on the World Trade center, when he justified the attack that left nearly 3,000 innocents dead.
In an interview for the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet Gilbert said "The oppressed also have a moral right to attack the USA with any weapon they can come up with." When asked directly "Do you support a terror attack against the USA?," Gilbert replied, "Terror is a bad weapon but the answer is yes within the context which I have mentioned."
He’ll be speaking at the South Berkeley Senior Center Thursday night, Nov. 12 at 7pm.
According to NGO Monitor:
In 2009, Dr. Gilbert traveled to Gaza's Al-Shifa Hospital as a member of the Norwegian Aid Committee, NORWAC, an NGO funded by the Norwegian government ostensibly to provide health care services in partnership with the Palestinian Ministry of Health. During the fighting and afterward, Gilbert repeatedly and falsely accused Israel of deliberately targeting civilians and invented allegations of use of illegal weapons, while making no mention of evidence that Al-Shifa hospital had been used for military purposes and also shielded the Hamas leadership.
Hamas' use of Shifa Hospital in Gaza was disclosed by Wikileaks:
NGO Monitor president, Prof. Gerald Steinberg continued:
"We urge media outlets and human rights organizations to treat Dr. Gilbert's comments and assessments from Gaza with great caution...By justifying terror, supporting Hamas and fueling the conflict, NORWAC and Mads Gilbert have violated the Hippocratic Oath - 'first, do not harm'."
Norwegian Doctor Confirmed Justifying terror, supporting Hamas and fueling the conflict - all in a days works for Mads Gilbert and his Jewish Voice for Peace sponsors