NUS Officer condemns peace talks; urges violent “resistance”
On September 28, an event titled “Gaza and the Palestinian Revolution”, organised by the “Tricontinental Anti-Imperialist Platform” and “Invent the Future”, was held in London, and featured such extremist speakers as PFLP official Leila Khaled, George Galloway MP and Saeb Shaath. Stand for Peace reported the event at the time, noting that:
Featured on the poster promoting the event are arch-terrorists Yasser Arafat of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), Hassan Nasrallah of Hezbollah, and George Habash of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Hezbollah and the PFLP are both designated terrorist organisations responsible for the mass-slaughter of innocent civilians. One of the organisations behind the event, “Invent the Future”, runs a Marxist website that seems to exist solely to defend the reputations of virtually every anti-Western dictator in the world, including Syrian tyrant Bashar al-Assad.
Just a few months after the event, the PFLP claimed responsibility for the murder of four Israelis praying at a synagogue in Jerusalem. The PFLP described the terror operation as “heroic” and handed out sweets on the streets of Gaza.
Video has since been published of the event, including an address by the Black Students Officer from the National Union of Students (NUS), Malia Bouattia. Standing in front of pictures of designated terrorist leaders Hassan Nasrallah of Hezbollah and George Habash of the PFLP, Bouattia claimed the “Zionist-led” media is working to demonise violent groups. She condemns the peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians, and calls for violent resistance – a nod to movements such as Hamas and Hezbollah, designated terror groups whose leaders have called for the eradication of Jews worldwide.
In October, the NUS’s Malia Bouattia was criticised after she worked to defeat a motion at an NUS conference that expressed condemnation of the Islamic State, on the grounds that such criticism was “Islamophobic.”