We joke, but universities not teaching history any more because history’s triggering and racist? It’s getting out of hand. Take this latest example from the University of San Diego. Where there was apparently no one there who thought protesting “Islamophobia” by SEWING YELLOW STARS OF DAVID ON YOUR SHIRT WITH THE WORD MUSLIM might not be a good idea…
A religious studies professor at the University of San Diego who is concerned about growing anti-Muslim rhetoric has started a silent protest, with students and faculty wearing yellow stars marked “Muslim.”
Bahar Davary, associate professor of theology and religious studies, came up with the idea during her class “Islamic Faith and Practice,” an introduction to Islam, and her students suggested several designs.
The yellow Star of David is what the Nazis required all Jews to wear prior to the Holocaust. The crescent moon and word “Muslim” draw the connection with today’s politics.
According to the professor, “What it symbolizes is that there have been people who have been made to be the ‘other’ throughout history.”
Okay… firstly, let’s note this comes from a leftist, and leftists pride themselves on sensitivity. They’re the people who tell us words should be banned because they’re mean. We need safe spaces to protect from judgment. The same people who want the names of buildings changed because the person it was named after was a racist…or something (read Ted Cruz Gets it, Rips Campus PC Culture at Princeton). Yeah, that’s a leftist.
But when it comes to being sensitive about Jewish history? Meh. It was a long time ago, you guys. Also, the Jews have Israel now, a tiny strip of land surrounded by Islamic countries who want to blow them off the face of the earth (related 67% of Palestinians Support Knifing Israelis. Yes, Evien Little Girls…). That means Israel is an evil, oppressive state.
Yeah, no. People saying mean things because you share the same religion with people who are killing in that religion’s name ALL OVER THE WORLD does not equal Jews being rounded up and put to their death. But close. Soooooo close.