Monday, October 7, 2013

Pro-Palestinian Lawyers Coming to a Campus Near You

Gary Fouse

Hat tip to Dusty

The next time your campus hosts one of those pro-Palestinian events that bash Israel, you may see some guys in suits carrying briefcases in the crowd. (Actually, they will probably be middle aged hippies with shoulder length grey hair, blue jeans and sandals.) That's because the National Lawyers Guild is teaming up with something called the Center for Constitutional Rights to make sure wise guys like me are not "repressing" the rights of anti-Israel groups to bring in radical, anti-Semitic speakers like Amir Abdel Malik Ali or trying to videotape their events.

And who is the National Lawyers Guild? Well the above web site has a link that tells you who they are.

"The National Lawyers Guild was formed in 1937 as the nation’s first racially integrated bar association to advocate for the protection of constitutional, human and civil rights. For decades, the NLG has sent delegations to the West Bank and Gaza to investigate international law violations by the Israeli government against Palestine. The Guild also works to defend the free speech rights of students and community activists who are in solidarity with the Palestinian people."

Well, that's not quite accurate. The National Lawyers Guild was formed in 1937 as a legal arm of the Communist Party USA, which they conveniently neglected to put in there. Their LA Chapter president, James Lafferty, has spoken at UCI on behalf of the Muslim Student Union and is a leader of Occupy LA.

The Center for Constitutional Rights is a left-wing group co-founded by none other than William Kunstler.

And we note that this bunch has jumped into the Cal State Northridge controversy over math professor David Klein using the CSUN web server to spread his personal views on Israel.

So now the thuggery and intimidation is being stepped up a notch. Now these legal goons will be showing up on campus to try and intimidate those who come to express an opposing point of view from those attacking Israel, the US and Jews in general.

Bring it on.