FrontPage Magazine has been running an informative series that profiles various chapters of the Muslim Students Association (MSA). The data form a devastating indictment of a group that positions itself at the center of Muslim life on campus.
The MSA was founded in 1963 and now boasts hundreds of chapters throughout North America. Long suspected of being a front for the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) — the grandfather of modern Islamist movements — the MSA is named in a recently released MB memo as one of "our organizations and the organizations of our friends" that would help Muslims "understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within."
Individual MSA chapters faithfully reflect this ideology by inviting anti-American and anti-Semitic speakers, issuing publications that glorify terrorism, and hosting hate-filled conferences. Among the endless parade of outrages, here are samples from just two California schools, UCLA and UC Irvine:
- "In July 1999 Al-Talib [MSA-UCLA's magazine] featured a cover story on Osama bin Laden, titled 'The Spirit of Jihad.' In November 2000, Al-Talib examined the ideas of Sheikh Abdullah Azzam, bin Laden's spiritual leader." It wrote: "We pray that Sheik Azzam's dream of a true Islamic state comes true."
"Two days before 9/11, Al-Talib co-sponsored a dinner at UC Irvine to honor … H. Rap Brown, former Minister of Justice for the Black Panthers" and convicted murderer. The speaker, Abdul-Alim Musa, stated: "When you fight Old Uncle Sam, you are fighting someone that is superior in criminality and Nazism. … The American criminalizer [sic] is the most skillful oppressor that the world has ever known."
"In June 2004, MSU [MSA's chapter at UC Irvine] asked UCI's graduating Muslim students to wear green sashes bearing the word 'shahada,' the Arabic word for the 'martyrdom' of a suicide bomber, to their graduation ceremony. Two dozen students appeared in this garb."
"In 2006 Alkalima [UCI's Muslim student newspaper] published For Justice We Fight, a pamphlet justifying terrorist attacks targeting innocent civilians. 'The individual or community that participates in jihad finds itself between two blissful outcomes,' said the pamphlet, 'either victory and the establishment of justice, or the reward of martyrdom and Paradise.'"
It is time for these universities and others to tell the MSA to stop preaching hate or take its show to Riyadh. Now that would be a choice "between two blissful outcomes."