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UPenn Hillel Partners With Terror Tied Muslim Students Association To Provide "Interfaith Busses" For DC Womens March

Hillel UPenn Held "Speed Dating" Event With MSA In 2016 - Call To Voice Your Concerns
January 13, 2017

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Women's March Organizer Linda Sarsour Makes The Islamic State Signal

Also see: "Head of Arab American Association Linda Sarsour linked to Hamas - and Khalil Gibran principal designate Dhabah Almontaser" http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/3049

MIM: Once again the Hillel group of UPenn is teaming up with the virulently anti semitic, anti Israel pro terror Muslim Student Association. In 2015 the Jewish Hillel group at UPenn also wrote a message of "love" and support" to the terror tied Muslim Student Association in a gesture of solidarity lest Muslims possibly have their feelings hurt by non Muslims in the wake of the San Bernadino jihad attack. It was published on the Facebook page of the Muslim student chaplain at UPenn.

"We have personally interacted with your incredible community, and have always had amazing experiences. We are here as friends to comfort you and to stand beside you in the face of those who promote hate on this campus, in our communities, and in this country."
With all our love and support, Michael Mitzner - Outgoing Hillel President, Katie Hartman - Incoming Hillel President, and the entire Penn Hillel Student Leadership http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/7295

Despite having been informed by various sources about the insidious terror links of the MSA, Hillel continues to work with them. This time to transport students to the 'Womens March on Washington'.

"...On January 21, 2017, thousands of women are expected to take part in the Women's March on Washington. According to the Women's March website, the purpose of their march taking place right after President-elect Trump's inauguration day is to advocate for "demonized" groups including LGBTQIA, Muslims, etc. The Women's March has partnered with several Islamic groups, including Hamas-linked CAIR (CT), the Muslim Women's Alliance, Arab American Association of New York, and the Women for Afghan Women. While the movement strives for intersectionality between various groups ethnic, religious, or otherwise, these groups cannot coexist without first assessing that their values align."https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/01/womens-march-on-washington-partners-with-hamas-linked-cair

The Muslim Brotherhood, MSA, the Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR] and other Islamist groups are fellow travellers in this enterprise:

"...as early as the 1980s, operatives from the Muslim Brotherhood, parent group for al Qaeda and Hamas, formulated a blueprint for a "jihadist process" that would ultimately sabotage the "miserable house" of the United States. These Muslim Brotherhood operatives saw that the work of undermining the U.S. could be best accomplished by the use of front groups such as the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim Students Association. But while CAIR was designed to work in the legal-cultural realm, posturing as another of the minority rights groups functioning in the public square, the MSA's role was to be restricted to college campuses, where it would advance the cause of radical Islam and lead the effort to stigmatize Israel. [source, http://frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=4066F0B8-C173-4A7C-B43C-99988EC9F154]

http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/3408

MIM: For more on the MSA at UPenn see: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/printgroupProfile.asp?grpid=7398

"The day after the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20, students and groups from all over Penn will fill the National Mall with thousands of other demonstrators at the Women's March on Washington. Some of the Penn groups attending are We Are Watching, Penn Democrats, Hillel and the Muslim Student Association... Hillel and the Muslim Student Association have provided interfaith busses to transport Penn students to Washington."http://www.thedp.com/article/2017/01/penn-women-march-on-washington

Penn Hillel and the Muslim Students Association are organizing a bus to the Women's March on Washington on January 21st. The bus will leave from xxth and Walnut at 6 am and will arrive back in Philadelphia around 9 pm. The ride is free and ALL are welcome!

MIM: In November 2016 UPenn Hillel hosted an interfaith "speed dating" lovefest with the MSA.

Shira Chadasha & MSA: Speed Dating

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Shira Chadasha & MSA: Speed Dating Salaam & Shalom! Join Penn MSA and Shira Chadasha at Penn for an interfaith gathering on Monday, November 28th, 7pm at Penn Hillel.

We'll get to know each other over dinner (Mama's Vegetarian) and through speed dating to learn about each other's communities and what it means to be religious on campus.

Can't wait to meet you all! Liat Greenwood DD/MM/YYYY

Salaam & Shalom!

Join Penn MSA and Shira Chadasha at Penn for an interfaith gathering on Monday, November 28th, 7pm at Penn Hillel.

We'll get to know each other over dinner (Mama's Vegetarian) and through speed dating to learn about each other's communities and what it means to be religious on campus.

Can't wait to meet you all!

Room Assignment: Dr Lynne B Harrison Library (2nd floor) Event Type: Social/Cultural

MIM: For those who respectfully wish to voice their concerns regarding Hillel's collaborations with the MSA please call this number:

P: 215-898-7391

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Jewish and Muslim students plan interfaith trip to the Women's March on Washington

By Isabella Fertel 01/18/17 8:00pm

Penn Hillel and Penn Muslim Student Alliance plan to travel to the Women's March on Washington on a shared, interfaith bus.

In a demonstration of interfaith solidarity, the Muslim Student Association and Penn Hillel will co-sponsor a bus to the Women's March on Washington this Saturday.

Nursing sophomore Du'aa Moharram and College junior Esther Cohen, the student coordinators from MSA and Hillel, respectively, spoke of the parallels between the Muslim and Jewish communities, especially on Penn's campus, but added, "There is such limited interaction on campus."

"This march and this bus will let us have a lot of the discussions that we need," Moharram said.

Cohen and Moharram each spoke of intolerance and "fears of cultural infiltration" they felt were promoted by the campaign of President-elect Trump. Both women feel that this display of solidarity will inspire an ongoing dialogue and partnership between MSA and Hillel at Penn.

"We [the Muslim-American and Jewish American communities] have a lot to give to each other," Cohen said. "With all the rhetoric against Muslims in the past presidential campaign, to me it really echoes the rhetoric that has been made against us [the Jewish community] for generations."

Both Cohen and Moharram said their understandings of activism and social justice have changed since the past election cycle. Their separate efforts to explore women's rights in their respective communities led them to unite in solidarity as an interfaith opposition to Trump.

"We are only stronger together," Schachter said. "This is a moment for change and cross-cultural exchange."

The interfaith-sponsored bus, like the Women's March on Washington, allows students with little to no background in social justice to become "motivated and energized by their reactions to the past election," Rabbi Ilana Schacter said, who is a Penn senior Jewish educator and campus rabbi.

The idea to send a bus to Washington first emerged during a conversation between Cohen and Schachter. Cohen, a staunch Hillary supporter, knew she wanted to go to the march since late November but quickly found it expensive to get a ticket due to the popular demand. Schachter suggested that they get a bus to take Penn students to Washington as a school-wide event.

However, once students returned from break, many students began coming to see Schachter at Hillel, interested in discussing "Judaism in terms of social justice," Schachter said.

It was then through Schachter's relationship with Penn's Muslim Chaplain Patricia Anton, and similar conversations that Anton had with students, that the idea for an interfaith bus finally came to fruition.

While the issues that face the Women's March on Washington and the activists aboard the interfaith bus are complex, their goals are simple.

"We will be a force of solidarity, and a message to Trump, the new administration, and to the country." Moharram said. "It is now critical for student groups to be active allies together."

Correction: A previous version of this article stated that Esther Cohen said "We are only stronger together...This is a moment for change and cross-cultural exchange." It was actually said by Ilana Schachter. The DP regrets the error.

http://www.thedp.com/article/2017/01/interfaith-jewish-muslim-are-heading-to-womens-march


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