Mohammed El-Kurd Admits He Doesn’t Care What Happens to the Jews If He Gets His Way

We already knew Mohammed El-Kurd was an antisemitic, terror-supporting POS. The following reaffirms it, and adds the troubling fact that he makes a lot of money from being an antisemitic, terror-supporting POS:

When asked what would happen to Israelis if Palestinians took all the land “from the river to the sea” during Duke’s anti-Israel week, keynote speaker Mohammed El-Kurd replied “I don’t care.  I truly, sincerely, don’t give a f…”  The audience roared its approval.  Clearly Duke University’s antisemitism problem is going from bad to worse.

Who is Mohammed El-Kurd?  Despite his name he claims to be “Palestinian.” He has an extensive Canary Mission rap sheet detailing his hatred of Israel, Jews, America, the police, his adoration for terrorism, spreading misinformation, denial of Jewish history, and more. He is notorious for quotes such as “Zionists have an unquenchable thirst for Palestinian blood”. In his book Rifqa he claims that Israelis “harvest organs of the martyred, feed their warriors our own.”

Who decided to pay El-Kurd and put him on the university’s stage, to speak before Duke students and faculty? Duke has a history of hosting “Israel Apartheid Week” (IAW) in which lies about Israel and Jews are promulgated in order to destroy the world’s only Jewish state. In February, despite student concerns about inviting such an antisemitic speaker, the Duke Student Government voted—without a quorum— to spend $16,000 on IAW, which included $5,000 designated for El-Kurd. Ironically the vote also came soon after the DSG voted for the IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Association) definition of antisemitism.  Apparently the DSG doesn’t understand IHRA since they violated it so readily.

Once the program started, and El-Kurd went up to talk, he was met with thundering applause from most of the audience. He started by mocking the fliers due to content but also “terrible graphic design.” He crumbled up the paper in front of the audience which howled approval.  He mentioned the student who had written in the Duke Chronicle expressing her concern for student safety in light of his antisemitic speech.  He pretended to get out a miniature violin to ridicule her feelings.  The audience roared with laughter.   He was asked what does “Palestinian liberation” look like?   “We want our land back from the river to the sea” (wild applause), he wants refugees in camps to return (wild applause), he wants (terrorist) prisoners to be released—again enthusiastic applause.

There is something else I take away from this. If you watch the videos linked to in the above piece, you will see one of the reasons El-Kurd is so effective: he is articulate, with near flawless English. It is difficult to counter him with mere facts, because he knows how to pull on the heartstrings, especially to an audience of college students. But when he slips up like this

When asked what would happen to Israelis if Palestinians took all the land “from the river to the sea” during Duke’s anti-Israel week, keynote speaker Mohammed El-Kurd replied “I don’t care.  I truly, sincerely, don’t give a f…”

it is, in my opinion, a huge missed opportunity to have not caught that on video. Reading those words in a blog post does not have the same impact as watching him say it nonchalantly on a video being spread far and wide.

I am sure if El-Kurd was watching an Israeli speaking, he would make sure to film every word in case the Israeli slipped up. We need to get smarter.

Update: This is why it wasn’t recorded:

Duke SJP knew he would be saying some things that would make their cause look bad.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media