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University of Pennslyvania Hillel Continues To Work With Hamas Supporting Muslim Students Association

March 26, 2009

University of Pennsylvania Hillel Continues To Work With Hamas Supporting Muslim Student Association


March 26, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On April 1 the Hillel and Muslim Student Association of the University of Pennsylvania will be hosting an event titled "Shariah 101: It's contemporary applications and theological validity." The discussion will take place on the second floor of the Hillel building and in true dhimmi mode, the Hillel will be serving a Halal [Shari'a compliant] meal.

This is not the first time that the Hillel at UPenn has worked with the Muslim Student Association despite being alerted to their Islamist agenda.

As these writers have documented in U Penn's Hillel and MSA's Excellent Spring Break Interfaith Jihad Adventure UPenn has a long history of conducting harmful outreach with the MSA, damaging its own credibility in the process.

"What this trip proves, more than anything else is that the U Penn Hillel has proven itself intellectually lazy, subverting its own interests. It has allowed itself to be lured into this harmful multicultural exercise - a sham dialogue - with a group that is a total creation of the Muslim Brotherhood."

Contacted this afternoon by PipeLineNews and asked about why a Jewish organization would be working with the Hamas supporting, Muslim Brotherhood affiliated Muslim Student Association on a program recognizing Shari'a, UPenn Hillel Director, Jeremy Brochin, after a period of extreme obfuscation terminated the conversation by hanging up.

The inability and/or unwillingness of UPenn's Hillel to defend its actions in this continuing and shameful partnership with MSA is understandable, one only has to peruse the links on the UPenn MSA website [http://www.upennmsa.org/resources.html] to see the radical Islamism that imbues MSA's hateful ideology.

Below is a YouTube video available through the MSA website in which Bin Laden's spiritual mentor Abdullah Azzam defends the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hassan al-Banna and its most important intellectual, Sayyid Qutb whose theories of violent jihad established the pathway to al-Qaeda. About these two these early jihadists, Azzam states that "their blood was the fuel for the generations which came after them." [source, http://forums.islamicawakening.com/showthread.php?t=22227]

Via the UPenn MSA's link to Troid.com, another radical Muslim website, we find the following explanation of how Muslims view partnerships and peace treaties with Jews and other kaafirs [source, http://www.troid.org/comprehensive-issues/common-issues/concerning-the-peace-treaty.html]

"The reply is: that a peace treaty with the Jews, or with other kaafirs (unbelievers), does not mean having love for them, nor taking them as friends and allies. Rather it means only peace between the two sides and that each of them will not harm the other, and other things such as buying and selling and exchanging ambassadors; and other dealings which do not mean love for the kaafirs or taking them as friends and allies And the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) established a peace treaty with the people of Makkah; and that did not mean that they loved them or took them as friends and allies, rather the enmity and hatred remained between them until Allaah made easy the conquest of Makkah in the year of conquest - and the people entered Allaah's religion in crowds. Likewise the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) established a peace treaty with the Jews of al-Madeenah when he emigrated to al-Madeenah - and it was not restricted by any time limit. So this did not necessitate love of them, nor affection for them. Rather, he (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) used to have dealings with them, speaking to them, calling them to Allaah and encouraging them to enter Islaam. Furthermore, when he (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) died, his armour was held in pledge by a Jew for some food which he bought for his family. Then when the tribe of an-Nadheer acted treacherously he (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) banished them from al-Madeenah. And when Quraydhah broke their treaty; supporting the Unbelievers of Makkah on the Day of al-Ahzaab in fighting against the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) - then the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) fought them, killing the combatants from them and taking their women and children captive..."

Further partnering with the MSA by UPenn Hillel is indefensible and morally reprehensible.

Consequently, we call on Hillel to immediately cease dealing with this radical Islamic group. Unless or until this is done Hillel will be guilty of intentionally working against the interests of its membership and conspiring with an arm of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood to grant it undeserved legitimacy.



The event announcement

MSA "Shariah 101: Its contemporary applications and theological validity" Free Halal and Kosher dinner!
When: 4/1; 7-8PM Where: Hillel-2nd floor auditorium


According to a Hillel director Jeremy Brochin Hillel and the MSA are holding the Shariah 101 event under the auspices of PRISM the Progressive Radically Inclusive Student Ministry , sponsored by the United Ministries in Higher Education. On their website PRISM "peer minister" Matt Pizutti describes the groups beliefs:

By Matt Pizzuti, PRISM peer minister

At PRISM, our most valued beliefs are our common beliefs in the value of our differences, the importance of harmony, the power of love, and the need for spirituality in our lives. But we have other beliefs that are not the same; "interfaith" is not a religion in itself, it is the peaceful coming-together of more than one religion. We believe we are all strengthened by the presence of those unlike ourselves. http://www.prism-cu.org/What_is_Interfaith_.html



PRISM (Penn's interfaith student group) Religion Week

Monday to Thursday, March 30-April 2, various locations

List of events:

Hindu Students Council/Young Jains of America

When: 3/30; 7-8PM Where: Terrace Room- Cohen Hall

"The Case System Today" Free Indian food!

Muslim Students Association

When: 3/31; 7-8PM Where: Steinberg-Dietrich Hall Room 350

"Shariah 101: Its contemporary applications and theological validity" Free Halal and Kosher dinner!

Hillel When: 4/1; 7-8PM Where: Hillel-2nd floor auditorium

"Judaism 101: War and Jewsih Ethics"

Free traditional Jewish food: kugel, challah, matzah, and rugelach!

Newman When: 4/2; 6PM dinner + 6:30PM Discussion and Kosher snacks

Where: Newman Center "Dollar Dinner" and Discussion on Catholicism

Free Kosher snacks!

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