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November 23, 2015 3

Anti-Semite Claims Prominent BDS Activist Invited Him To Berkeley Conference

Anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­rist Kevin Bar­rett claims he was accepted to present a paper at the 3rd Islam­o­pho­bia and Civil Soci­ety Con­fer­ence in Paris, spon­sored by Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berkeley’s Cen­ter for Race & Gen­der.

Kevin Barrett's GoFundMe page

Kevin Barrett’s GoFundMe page

The con­fer­ence, which appears to have recently been can­celed, was orga­nized by BDS activist and Berke­ley pro­fes­sor Hatem Baz­ian, the Chair­man of Amer­i­can Mus­lims for Pales­tine (AMP), the lead­ing orga­ni­za­tion pro­vid­ing anti-Zionist train­ing and edu­ca­tion to stu­dents and Mus­lim com­mu­nity orga­ni­za­tions in the country.

Bar­rett, a for­mer Uni­ver­sity of Wisconsin-Madison instruc­tor, is a fre­quent con­trib­u­tor to Iran’s Eng­lish lan­guage pro­pa­ganda news net­work Press TV and Vet­er­ans Today, a U.S.-based web­site that presents anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­ries as news. Even Bar­rett him­self seems sur­prised he was accepted to present at Bazian’s con­fer­ence. On his GoFundMe page, where he has raised $2,175 to fund his trip to Paris, he wrote, “Amaz­ingly, I just had a hard-hitting, truth-telling paper accepted for a main­stream aca­d­e­mic con­fer­ence: The 3rd Islam­o­pho­bia and Civil Soci­ety Con­fer­ence to be held in Paris Decem­ber 11th-12th 2015.” Bar­rett hoped that by pre­sent­ing at the con­fer­ence, he could send the mes­sage, “Keep our uni­ver­si­ties open to peo­ple who are will­ing to think taboo thoughts and ask the hard questions!”

In Barrett’s syn­op­sis of the paper he was accepted to present, titled “Taboo on Ques­tion­ing: Silenc­ing the Mus­lim Other,” he alludes to his typ­i­cal anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­ries. In a dis­cus­sion on whether the Jan­u­ary 2015 ter­ror attacks at the Char­lie Hebdo office and a kosher super­mar­ket in Paris were “largely fab­ri­cated by West­ern secu­rity agen­cies to mobi­lize pub­lic opin­ion for a war on Islam,” Bar­rett exam­ines ques­tions like “What are we to make of Netanyahu’s repeated threats dur­ing the run-up to the shoot­ings that if France rec­og­nized or sided with Pales­tine it would be hit by terrorists?”

Try­ing to blame Jews or Israel for acts of ter­ror­ism is noth­ing new for Bar­rett. Some recent exam­ples of his anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­ries include:

  • In a Novem­ber 13 Vet­er­ans Today arti­cle titled “Another French False Flag?” Bar­rett states that “Since we now know the Char­lie Hebdo attack was a…false flag by the usual sus­pects (NATO hard­lin­ers and Zion­ists), can we safely make the same assump­tion about these new Fri­day the 13th Paris atroc­i­ties? I think we can.” Bar­rett added “The first ques­tion, as always, is: Who gains? And the answer, as always, is: Author­i­tar­ian insid­ers. Zion­ists. Mil­i­tarists. Islam­o­phobes. New World Order-Out-Of-Chaos freaks.”
  • In Barrett’s book We Are Not Char­lie Hebdo! Free Thinkers Ques­tion the French 9/11 he claims that the Jan­u­ary Paris attacks were just one in a long his­tory of events – such as the 9/11 attacks and the 2001 anthrax poi­son­ings – per­pe­trated by Israel in order to “incite hatred of Mus­lims and sol­i­dar­ity with Israel.”
  • In a Jan­u­ary 20 Press TV arti­cle titled “Zion­ist NWO mur­ders Iran­ian gen­eral, Amer­i­can film­maker,” Bar­rett claims that “The Zion­ists cre­ated ISIL and sent it to fight Mus­lims and Chris­tians in Syria and Iraq…New World Order Zion­ism is also tar­get­ing the USA for destruction.”
  • Bar­rett stated in a Feb­ru­ary 17 Press TV arti­cle titled “9/11 attack was Zion­ist coup d-etat to seize power in US: Scholar” that “…Zion­ist pre-emptive mur­der­ers excel at ‘killing the future’…A team of Zionist-liked pro­fes­sional killers exe­cuted a total of 77 peo­ple [2011 attacks in Nor­way], while Zionist-freemasonic assets in the Nor­we­gian police and mil­i­tary stood by.”
  • In the same Feb­ru­ary 2015 arti­cle Bar­rett stated that “The Sep­tem­ber 11, 2001 attacks in the United States were a Zion­ist ‘coup d’etat’ to seize power in the coun­try and launch a per­ma­nent war on Islam on behalf of Israel…”


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March 14, 2012 2

Farrakhan to California Students: “Read The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews”

Stu­dents affil­i­ated with the Afrikan Black Coali­tion offered Louis Far­rakhan, the racist and anti-Semitic leader of the Nation of Islam (NOI), a plat­form to pro­mote his hate­ful views last week­end at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berkeley.
Far­rakhan speaks at UC-Berkeley
Dur­ing his talk, Far­rakhan repeat­edly encour­aged the African-American stu­dents in atten­dance to read “The Secret Rela­tion­ship Between Blacks and Jews,” an anti-Semitic book pub­lished by the NOI that claims that slav­ery was ini­ti­ated by Jew­ish ship own­ers and mer­chants. At one point, Far­rakhan, who was address­ing stu­dents from at least 10 Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia cam­puses, warned them not to engage in dia­logue with Jew­ish stu­dents before they read the book.
Far­rakhan also alluded to con­spir­a­to­r­ial the­o­ries about “Jew­ish con­trol” of pub­lish­ing com­pa­nies and the U.S. gov­ern­ment. While recount­ing an inter­ac­tion with a rabbi who had urged him to renounce anti-Semitism, Far­rakhan claimed that he rejected the rabbi’s request and responded: “Since you have a lot of influ­ence on the gov­ern­ment, you can bring the gov­ern­ment against me too.”
Far­rakhan reserved the con­clu­sion of his speech for a scathing attack on Israel, which he pref­aced as a mes­sage for “Jew­ish stu­dents.”  He claimed that while he doesn’t fault Jew­ish stu­dents for sup­port­ing Israel, he “would fault” them if Israeli lead­ers decided to attack Iran.
Farrakhan’s speech at Berke­ley came just two weeks after he deliv­ered his annual Sav­iours’ Day address in Chicago. That speech, which con­sis­tently attracts thou­sands of atten­dees, included accu­sa­tions of Jew­ish con­trol and many of the past anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­ries that have made Far­rakhan one of the nation’s fore­most pro­mot­ers of anti-Semitism.
For more infor­ma­tion, check out our state­ment on Farrakhan’s appear­ance at UC Berke­ley here

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