Jumanah and the MSA Strike Back!

So, it’s two weeks till Islam Awareness Week here at UC-San Diego. And what do you know? Our pal Jumanah Albarhi (remember her endorsement of a Second Holocaust/Hamas?) and the beloved Muslim Students Association are at it again.

Watch the Horowitz v. Albarhi exchange that is inching close to 1.3 million views on YouTube if you haven’t already:

This is an email from the Provost of Sixth College regarding Islam Awareness Week:

Dear Sixers,

Some of you may already know that the Muslim Student Association at UC San
Diego will be hosting its 11th annual Islam
Awareness Week (IAW) during Week 7, February 14-18, 2011.

The Muslim Student Association is a campus organization that seeks to
foster a sense of community for Muslim students, provide an outlet for
personal development and social activism, and create an environment that
promotes constructive and engaging dialogue between Muslims and
non-Muslims through education.

Sadly, the post-9/11 era has been characterized by rampant bigotry and
racism against Islam and Muslim-Americans. IAW creates a space for
much-needed discussion of the issues that Muslim-Americans face on a daily
basis. It also functions as a platform in which Muslim students can help
educate fellow students and community members about Islam and its true
teachings.

The theme this year, Islam: Straight from the Source, will focus on
providing our campus community with an accurate depiction of Islam and
Muslims–a point of view that is often obscured by the current hostile
political climate and biased media coverage.

I am happy to lend my endorsement to this important program, and encourage you to participate.

All best,

Your Provost,
Naomi Oreskes

Naomi Oreskes, Ph.D.
Provost, Sixth College
Professor of History and Science Studies
Adjunct Professor of Geosciences

Jumanah follows up with another e-mail about that week’s events. Feast your eye’s on an event with a¬† CAIR representative (an alleged Hamas front group), “demystifying improperly quoted texts from the Quran” segment, and “Women in Islam” event. You should be weary where your tax-paying dollars are going to:

This year’s program is planned as follows:

Monday February 14, 2011

-Free barbecue and table display on Library Walk

-Spoken Word on Library Walk

-Hijab Day

Tuesday February 15, 2011

-Table display on Library Walk

-Dr. Jamal Badawi, Professor ¬†Emeritus at St. Mary’s College Halifax, Nova
Scotia, will be conducting an evening lecture on commonly misquoted and
misunderstood Quranic texts.

Wednesday February 16, 2011

-Table display on Library Walk

-Hussam Ayloush, Executive Director of the Greater Los Angeles Area‘s
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) chapter will be conducting an
evening session on Muslims in America.

Thursday February 17, 2011

-Table display on Library Walk

-Journalist Yasmeen Mogahed will be conducting an evening session on women
in Islam.

Friday February 18, 2011

-A Day of Remembrance in collaboration with the Nikkei Student Union
highlighting the common struggles and experiences of the Japanese-American
and Muslim-American communities during WWII and the post-9/11 eras.

We are requesting your support because of your department’s pivotal role
in raising awareness about these issues on campus. We humbly request any
financial support you can offer us. If you are unable to aid us at this
time, we ask for your endorsement and any non-fiscal support you can
provide.

Please contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have.

Cordially,

Jumanah Albahri
Outreach Coordinator-MSA UCSD
outreach@msaucsd.org
(619) 306-1718