Over Thanksgiving weekend, the Islamist group American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) held their annual convention in Chicago, to the delight of anti-Israel activists everywhere.
One of the conference presenters was Abdallah Marouf, a professor of Islamic history in Turkey.
Though AMP insists that it is "opposed to all forms of racism and bigotry, including…anti-Semitism," a quick glance at Marouf's Twitter feed shows expressions of such severe Jew-hate that his presence at AMP's convention renders its "anti-bigotry statement" meaningless.
Using social media, Marouf complains that Jews pray in the vicinity of the Temple Mount, close to Al Aqsa mosque, and pontificates about Jews living in Jerusalem, which—as he insisted during his speech at AMP's convention—he claims as a Muslim city. He also frequently predicts the end of Jewish presence in Israel entirely.
In one tweet, Marouf writes, "The problem of the Jews through history does not change: paranoia and absolute narcissism that always destroys them in the perils. The days are among us!!"
In another, he declares, "Be angry, not sad: for the enmity of the criminal Jews against the Qur'an in the Misra of the Messenger of God [Jerusalem] has brought near their imminent demise!"
And in a third, Marouf laments that the Jordanian government reportedly banned Islamist professor Sheik Dr. Raed Fathi (who was caught on camera instructing his students to "combat" the "heretic" Druze—a distinct Arabic-speaking ethnoreligious group living in Israel and Syria), but continues to allow Jewish tourists entry.
Clearly, AMP doesn't oppose anti-Semitism. Instead, AMP embraces it.