Gov. James E. McGreevey of New Jersey declined yesterday to step in to prevent a student group from holding a pro-Palestine conference at Rutgers University in October, even though some Jewish leaders and others say the group promotes anti-Semitic views.
Mr. McGreevey met with the president of Rutgers, Richard L. McCormick, yesterday to respond to growing criticism that the National Student Conference of the Palestine Solidarity Movement was being organized by students with ties to terrorists.
No big surprise here. College presidents have a long history of caving in to Leftist extremism. I don't think I need point out that if a conference were being held under the auspices of the JDL, there would be no controversy, because the conference would never have been approved in the first place. The double standard is rank. But here's the worst part:
At Rutgers, a representative for Hillel, an organization for Jewish college students, said he was not surprised that the conference was being allowed to continue.
"It was not Hillel's position that the conference be canceled," said Andrew Getraer, the group's executive director. "Our concern about the conference is that organizers have expressed such extremist views in support of suicide bombs and against the right of Israel to exist that our campus is going to be flooded with this type of extremist propaganda, and that people outside the campus community with similar views are going to be attracted here and they may act irresponsibly."
But he said he was confident that the university and state officials would monitor the situation and provide the necessary security.
Alright, listen up you gutless idiot. The problem is not that "people outside the campus" might cause trouble, the problem is that you have a genuine neo-Nazi pro-genocide anti-semitic movement at work on your campus! And when, exactly, are you going to stand up and do something about it?
It seems to me that the imperative now is for Jewish groups to converge on this conference and physically prevent it from occurring by whatever means necessary to do so.