The Canary Mission: Naming, Shaming and Holding Jew-, Israel-, and America-Haters on Campus to Account

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Over the years, countless articles have reported on the pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel, antisemitic rhetoric of Muslim student associations, BDS organizations, student unions and university faculty on many campuses in the United States and Canada.

These actions are a toxic brew of big-lie propaganda, inspired by the Jew- and Israel-hating Goebbels, indelibly ingrained in bigotry.

When anti-Israel antisemitism comes from campus student unions, university administrations have usually acted responsibly by refusing to implement student union resolutions on BDS. However, that so many student unions are riddled with and moved by anti-Israel antisemitism is a serious concern that needs to be addressed.

Universities’ reactions to complaints raised over Jew and Israel hatred coming from Muslim student associations or faculty members is another matter. In such cases, universities usually refuse to constrain such bigoted actions, raising the mantras of freedom of speech and academic freedom to shield themselves from responsibility to take action.

Given the universities’ reluctance to deal with such bigotry, Muslim student associations and faculty members have become increasingly emboldened to incrementally push the envelope. The result is that anti-Israel antisemitism is increasingly inciting aggression, rage and sometimes violence against Jewish students who are thus made to feel more intimidated, fearful and insecure.

Students who support Israel and Jewish students, in particular, taking classes led by known pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel, antisemitic professors, fear if they speak out, they will be punished with poor grades. The same fear is felt by students who disagree with professors who are known for their anti-American views.

According to many reports, given the reluctance of administrations to respond to complaints about the Jew and Israel hatred of some Muslim student organization and faculty, Jewish Federations, Hillels and other organizations generally seem more intent on tolerating, sucking up to or appeasing the bigoted Muslim student organizations and faculty, except where the hatred is particularly egregious.

This kind of reaction and outreach to Jew- and Israel-hating organizations and faculty seems calculated to avoid angering these hate-filled bigots, in hope they will better tolerate and maybe even like Jews and pro-Israel students a bit more.

So many articles that report and analyze anti-Israelism and antisemitism on campuses across North America and other Western nations end with a call for Jewish leaders and all Jews to wake up, unite and begin to fight back against  Jew- and Israel-haters.

So far that call, in most cases, has been ignored and, even when it has been heeded, it has been so only tepidly.

A new organization, The Canary Mission, is shining a light on the ugly Jew-, Israel-, and U.S.A.-haters on campus. And maybe – just maybe – it has the right stuff to fight back against this hatred on campus and make the difference that Jews who care about this issue have all hoped and prayed for.

Dr. Daniel Pipes of Middle East Forum, has done much to help educate on Israel-Palestinian issues as well as identifying, denouncing and discrediting people and organizations – Muslim and otherwise – that express vicious hatred borne of pure, unadulterated, unremitting bigotry.

This time Pipes does so by highlighting the work of The Canary Mission, which has enraged campus bigots generally and academic bigots in particular. These hate-filled academics are lashing out against the Canary Mission with their usual fare of lies and false accusations.

The Canary Mission seems to be a breath of fresh air in an otherwise widespread, putrid, bigotry-producing campus atmosphere. Its mission:

“The Canary Mission database was created to document the people and groups that are promoting hatred of the USA, Israel and Jews on college campuses in North America.

Every individual and organization has been carefully researched and sourced. If you appreciate the work of the Canary Mission, please help us continue to expose hatred by alerting us to anti-Semitic activity on your college campus, or donating.”

In seeking to name and shame these haters, information on each of these bigots on campus bigots – both individuals and organizations – is accessible by clicking on their photo or logo.

Pipes denounces a petition, Graduate Admissions Faculty Condemn Canary Mission Blacklist, signed by many dozens of academics, mostly from American campuses.

That Petition begins:

“As faculty who serve, have served, or are likely to serve on an admissions committee at graduate and undergraduate university programs across the country, we unequivocally assert that the Canary Mission website should not be trusted as a resource to evaluate students’ qualifications for admission. We condemn Canary Mission as an effort to intimidate and blacklist  students and faculty who stand for justice for Palestinians.

Canary Mission is a website and social media initiative designed to slander student, faculty, and community activists for Palestinian rights as extremist, anti-Semitic, and sympathetic to terrorism. By publicizing the names, social media accounts, employment history, and other personal information about student activists, Canary Mission mobilizes a small online community of pro-Israel advocates to harass and threaten these activists….”

The petition text carries on with more vile baseless accusations against The Canary Mission.

Jew-, Israel-, and American-haters, like all haters, are blind to the fact they are full of hate as they slander, harass and threaten those they hate. It is likely these people are so committed to their hatred they deliberately ignore historical facts in order to advance their own agenda of spreading bigoted, hate-filled views, and they falsely accuse those who call them out for the hate-filled pariahs they are.

Pipes slaps these morally degenerate academics down in his concluding remarks:

“Once upon a time, now quite a while ago, academics did actual research. Now too many of them are content to posture and fabricate. Oh, and by the way, from what I can tell, Canary Mission is entirely accurate and can be trusted. Unlike its critics.”

To conclude, this is yet one more call to people and organizations committed to preserving the integrity of our Judeo-Christian values – honesty, morality, righteousness and justice – to join together in an unrelentingly aggressive, unequivocal, uncompromising and unapologetic force to stand up to and put down hate-filled bigots, wherever they are.

Perhaps this time, inspired by The Canary Mission’s strategy and tactics to denounce, discredit and humiliate Jew-, Israel-, and American-hating bigots for the evil scum they are, this call will finally be heeded.

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