The latest image raising concern among civil rights leaders comes from a Facebook posting by Michigan student Yazan Kherallah, a leading voice in the campus’s Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, a virulently anti-Israel movement that championed the divestment measure.Kherallah posted photo to his Facebook account of him wearing a traditional Arab headscarf and jamming a knife into a pineapple.
|Wearing a traditional Arab headscarf and jamming a knife into a pineapple:
a kinder, gentler BDS? Credit: Washington Free Beacon, Yazan Kherallah / Facebook
Kredo quotes Civil rights leader Kenneth Marcus, who described Kherallah’s photograph as "overtly threatening" and as contributing to the atmosphere of fear within the University of Michigan’s pro-Israel community:
"In the context of the current controversy, the University of Michigan really needs to know what this student is trying to communicate,” said Marcus, a former staff director at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. “The knife is held in an overtly threatening way [and] coupled with a keffiyeh, it appears to be a gesture of warning or a threat towards Zionists."Now let's see if the University of Michigan will do anything about this.
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