Eleven years ago this month, writer David Horowitz gave a talk at UC San Diego in association with the conservative group Young America's Foundation. A clip from the talk began circulating on social again this week due to its relevance in the current fight between Israel and Hamas.
In the clip, a young Muslim woman thanks Horowitz for coming to the campus to present his views, which were meant to counter a simultaneous event being held on campus that labelled Israel an "apartheid state."
The exchange quickly – and I mean quickly – devolved from there as Horowitz asked the young woman a few short questions. Pay attention to her answer at the end:
Let's break down what happened:
- The woman thanks Horowitz for sharing his thoughts.
- The woman blasts Horowitz for connecting Muslim Student Associations (MSA) to terrorist groups.
- Horowitz sidesteps the question of the MSA and asks the woman if she would condemn Hamas.
- She indicates that if she speaks truly, she would be arrested for supporting a terrorist organization.
- Horowitz cuts to the chase, asking her if she would support the statement that it's good for Jews to gather in Israel because it saves Muslims time to not have to find them all over the world in order to exterminate them.
- The woman says she agrees with such a statement.
If you haven't paid a liberal arts college an obscene amount of money to study Arabic and live in the Middle East (raises hand), you might not understand the true story going on beyond the underdog tale that's told about Hamas in the media.
If you want to know what Hamas and all Islamic terror outfits like it want – and how that translates to pictures like this – you have your answer in this woman.
Horowitz: "I'm a Jew. The head of Hezbollah has said that he hopes that we will gather in Israel so he doesn't have to hunt us down globally. For it or against it?"
Woman: "For it."