Jewish and Muslim students at the University of California Davis are enmeshed in a spat over two guest speakers, each of whom one group opposes.
In February, Walid Shoebat, a controversial self-proclaimed "former Islamic terrorist" turned Zionist spoke, which incensed the Davis Muslim Student Association, The Sacramento Bee reported Tuesday. Muslims said Shoebat was spreading hate by claiming the majority of the world's Muslims support radical Islam.
Now, the Muslims have booked DePaul University Professor Norman Finkelstein to speak Wednesday and Jewish students plan to protest, the report said.
Finkelstein is the son of Holocaust victims but also author of "The Holocaust Industry: Reflections On The Exploitation of Jewish Suffering." He denies critics' claims he is a Holocaust denier and said his message is Israel should retreat to its original borders.
Jewish students have protested the university paid $440.76 to the Muslim Student Association to bring Finkelstein to campus, while Shoebat's visit was funded privately, the report said.