Sunday, January 30, 2011

Rutgers University: Publicly funded institution of higher learning or a restricted country club?

Rutgers: Publicly funded university or no Jews allowed country club?

According to reports, a Rutgers University
open-invitation event spnonsored by the group "Never again for anyone", suddenly became closed. This occurred when campus police officers, at the request of the event sponsors, barred a group of Jews including holocaust survivors from entering.

The event at Rutgers, billed as anti-Zionist, was open-invitation until the sponsor asked campus police to bar anyone from entering who was wearing a kippah or yarmulke. The campus police complied and the open quickly turned to closed.

Was this an example of the First Amendment to the Constitution being trampled on in a variety of ways, an act of anti-Semitism, the actions of a Rutgers campus police force in over its head and regretted today or something else?

From The Jerusalem Post, a quote from one of the barred Jewish students:

"We wanted to protest this event because as the children and grandchildren of victims of the Holocaust we believed it to be absolutely absurd to compare Israeli act of self defense to the viscous, systematic murder of millions of Jews, Catholics, Gays, Gypsies, Russians and others," Jewish student Aaron Marcus said in an online report.

1 comment :

  1. What kind of worthless keystone cop would even comply with such a vile bigoted request? Do these "police officers" get any training whatsoever? I would be very afraid to send my child to Rutgers: considering that it is in such a bad area anyway, and that the administration provides such incompetent "security."