According to Wikipedia, Omar Barghouti is ” a founding committee member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) who is currently studying for a masters degree in philosophy at Tel Aviv University. ” In general, a key figure in the BDS crowd.
But, according to a video released this week Barghouti can also be described as one holding rascist, biologically determinist opinions, who observes and analyzes problems in terms of “race”. Racism is racism, whether it’s criticizing black, white or any other group of people and judging them solely by the color of their skin. and this is what Barghouti had to say on the matter of “white people”:
“I’m normally nice, but I will not take this from a white person, lecturing us about non-violence. I added that the white race is the most violent in the history of mankind. Just look at WWI and WWII and colonialism… You just don’t lecture us on violence and non-violence…”
What I find extremely ironic is that the very man who says that feels okay with studying philosophy in a “white” university, Tel Aviv University. So you won’t have them lecturing you on violence, but you will on philosophy? You will enjoy funds of the so called “violent” Israeli government (which funds most of the academic studies costs of the public universities) to obtain your degree?
Whatever your political views may be, share and re-post this info to have these opinions delegitimized in public, social and academic circles. While political stances are all legitimate, racism is not.