Press Coverage

Anti-Muslim extremist Robert Spencer calls peaceful student protesters "children" of "Nazis" at Stanford
Southern Poverty Law Center
November 22, 2017

Notorious Muslim-basher and pretend expert on Islam Robert Spencer faced a tough crowd earlier this week at Stanford University. Hosted by the Stanford College Republicans, Spencer was unprepared for a peaceful student walkout. 

Spencer started calling students Nazis as soon as they began their silent protest.

Middle East Studies Association Panel Considers Undue Influence of Jewish Campus Institutions
The Washington Free Beacon
Rachel Frommer
November 22, 2017

A panel at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) considered the undue influence of Jewish campus and community institutions on the teaching of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Middle East Tensions, U.S. Classrooms
Inside Higher Ed
Elizabeth Redden
November 21, 2017

WASHINGTON -- At the Middle East Studies Association’s annual meeting, several panels focused on the tensions scholars of the region are navigating in the classroom in these intensely polarized times, with perhaps few issues as contentious as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Victory for academic freedom: Judge dismisses Israel Lobby suit against SF State and Palestinian professor
San Francisco Bay View
David Spero
November 17, 2017

On Nov. 8, a federal judge said that he will dismiss a lawsuit against San Francisco State University, several SFSU administrators and Professor Rabab Abdulhadi.

The suit was filed in June by The Lawfare Project, the self-described “legal arm of the pro-Israel movement.” Lawfare accused defendants of “fostering a hostile environment for Jewish students” by tolerating the activism of Palestinian students and loud criticism of Israel’s policies.

UCLA Tramples on Students’ Free Speech
Front Page Magazine

November 16, 2017 


The following address was given at UCLA by former UCLA professor and lawyer Keith Fink who achieved great popularity on campus for lecturing on the importance of free speech. Fink was recently fired as a result of a vindictive leftist administrator, UCLA’s Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Jerry Kang.

Terrorist-sympathizer speaks at George Washington University, calls Zionists ‘McCarthyites’
The Washington Examiner
Jackson Richman
November 16, 2017

The Students for Justice in Palestine chapter at George Washington University hostedterrorist-sympathizer Rabab Abdulhadi on Tuesday.

Abdulhadi, an ethnic studies professor at San Francisco State University — which was accused in a lawsuit earlier this year of being a hotbed of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel sentiment (the case was dismissed last week) — is a supporter of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign against Israel.

Stanford stands down as students disrupt conservative speech
Anthony Gockowski
​November 16, 2017

Protesters staged a walk-out during Robert Spencer’s Tuesday night appearance at Stanford University, leaving most of the auditorium empty, even as overflow crowds were denied entry.

Watch University of Houston Pro-Palestinian Activists Disrupt David Horowitz
Merrill Hope
November 14, 2017

Around 100 protesters supporting the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) staged a walkout intended to disrupt David Horowitz from speaking during his recent University of Houston (UH) appearance.

An ‘expert’ without expertise
Stanford Daily
​Siena Fay
November 9, 2017

On Nov. 14, Robert Spencer will speak at Stanford. He believes Islam is “the only religion in the world that has a developed doctrine, theology and legal system that mandates violence against unbelievers and mandates that Muslims must wage war in order to establish the hegemony of the Islamic social order all over the world,” as he stated in an interview on C-SPAN in 2006.

Campus Reactions to Horowitz Posters Leave More Questions Than Answers
The Excelsior
​Hannah Grossman
November 8, 2017

Posters with the headline “Terrorist Supporters” listed names of Brooklyn College faculty and student supporters of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), a pro-Palestine group that advocates for international economic pressure through sanctioning and boycotts on Israel, known as BDS (Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions). The posters were part of a nationwide campaign initiated by the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a conservative think-tank labeled as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The campaign was launched to combat a “propaganda campaign designed by Hamas.” Horowitz believes this is disseminated by SJP on American college campuses. “This is a hate group,” Horowitz said in a phone interview about SJP. “You can criticize any government, including Israel, but when it is confined to easily disputable lies then you’re a propagandist.”

Conservative writer should acknowledge racist roots
The Cougar
​Dana Jones
November 7, 2017

In attempted ideological cleansing, David Horowitz spoke at the University of Houston on Thursday at an event hosted by the UH chapter of the Young America’s Foundation. Dozens of students organized a walkout, including the UH chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine. This protest was not random, just as Horowitz’s choice to speak at UH was not. The ideology that spawned Horowitz to speak here is an example of the false rhetoric from a white man on a movement that opposes the systemic effects of his views and actions.

Horowitz and his foundation named UH one of the top schools supporting terrorism. Their website, which is much too long for a domain name, also claims that we promote genocide and praise Adolf Hitler.

Twisting the case for free speech on campus
Daphna Thier
November 6, 2017

Brooklyn College in New York City has become a main target of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, which is notorious for its rabid Islamophobia and drive to target leftists on college campuses for supposedly "collaborat[ing] with America's enemies abroad and criminals at home to bring America down," according to its website.

Dozen protest speech by ‘racist’ conservative writer
The Cougar
​Michael Slaten
November 3, 2017

Conservative writer David Horowitz spoke to a packed audience about “terror networks” at the Science and Engineering Classroom Building on Thursday night as dozens of other students protested the speaker outside. The protests, organized by a coalition of progressive student groups, shouted “Racists — off our campus,” among other chants.

The David Horowitz Freedom Center, which the speaker leads, last month named the University of Houston one of the top ten schools that support terrorism. Thursday’s event was organized by the UH chapter of Young America’s Foundation.

David Horowitz to speak at UH on Thursday
Lindsay Ellis
November 2, 2017

Campus liberalism critic David Horowitz will speak at the University of Houston at 7 p.m. Thursday. A student group – Young Americans for Freedom – is hosting the event, called “The Terror Network on American Campuses.” Horowitz will discuss Israel and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which aims to end international support for Israel. He has called the BDS movement “genocidal” against Israel.

Student group hosts controversial speaker at Kent State
Record Courier
Briana Barker
October 24, 2017

KENT — A speaking engagement that raised concerns for some Kent State faculty and students went off without a hitch Tuesday night.

David Horowitz, conservative writer and founder of the Freedom Center, spoke largely about the Israeli-Palestine conflict and pulled no punches when it came to stating that “Arabs hate Jews because they are Jews.” He spoke of the history of the Palestine region and the creation of Israel, explaining that Jewish people were the indigenous people of the state.

Pro-Israel writer speaks on campus despite raised concerns
Laina Yost
Oct 24, 2017

In the midst of security concerns and intolerance, conservative author David Horowitz spoke on campus Tuesday night, defending Israel and criticizing Palestine.

Concerns Raised about Kent State speaker Horowitz
Record Courier
Bob Gaetjens
October 23, 2017

David Horowitz, conservative writer and founder of the Freedom Center, will come to Kent State University on Tuesday, and with him come concerns about intolerance.

Dr. Richard Steigmann-Gall, an associate professor of history at the university, in an email sent out to other professors and shared with the Record-Courier, seeks support to petition KSU President Beverly Warren to prohibit the kinds of signs naming individual students and professors “terrorist supporters” that have been reported at other campuses in conjunction with speeches by Horowitz.

Dean of Students Addresses Anti-BDS Posters at "Resisting Hate on Campus" Event
The Chicago Maroon
Alex Ward
October 20, 2017

Campus community members gathered Monday to discuss responses and call for University action regarding the recent poster campaign that targeted students and faculty who have spoken in favor of Palestinian rights and the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Free speech or hate speech? Campus debates over victimhood put universities in a bind
The Washington Post
October 20, 2017"
Abigail Hauslohner and Susan Svrluga​

SAN FRANCISCO — When the posters went up a third time, it happened in broad daylight, midmorning on a Thursday. Rabab Abdulhadi saw the move as increasingly bold and deeply unsettling.

There was her face, and the names of her students, again plastered all over campus below these words: “TERRORIST SUPPORTERS.”

Students for Justice in Palestine Issue Demands for “Zionists Off Campus” at Brooklyn College
October 18, 2017

As revealed in recent congressional testimony, Students for Justice in Palestine is a campus front for Hamas terrorists. SJP’s propaganda activities are orchestrated and funded by a Hamas front group, American Muslims for Palestine, whose chairman is Hatem Bazian and whose principals are former officers of the Holy Land Foundation and other Islamic “charities” previously convicted of funneling money to Hamas. 

Newsletter for October 3
The Chicago Maroon
Pete Grieve and Euirim Choi

October 3, 2017

Targeted prof speaks out: Professor W. J. T. Mitchell, who was depicted in a recent poster campaign that referred to him as a “terrorist supporter,” said he is considering legal action and has asked the University to pointedly condemn the organization responsible for the posters, the Horowitz Center.

Poster Campaign Calls Brooklyn College Students “Terrorist Supporters”
The Village Voice
Aviva Stahl

October 3, 2017

Twenty-one-year-old Brooklyn College student Serenity Adams faced a disquieting surprise when she arrived on campus last Wednesday morning. Plastered to a recycling bin in front of the entrance to the cafeteria, and in several other spots across campus, were posters decrying about a dozen “terrorist supporters” at the school — all students and faculty who have previously come under attack for their pro-Palestinian activism or scholarship.

Brandeis deems Jewish group's posters an act of 'hate'
Campus Reform
Sandor Farkas
October 2, 2017

Brandeis University recently removed posters alleging ties between a pro-Palestine student group and the Palestinian terrorist organization HAMAS.

Sponsored by the David Horowitz Freedom Center (DHFC), the posters demonstrated the connection between HAMAS, a radical Islamic and anti-Semitic terrorist organization dedicated to the destruction of Israel, and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), a nation-wide student group that advocates for an end to Israel as a Jewish state.

Target of Anti-BDS Fliers: "These Remarks Are Not a Light Claim in America"
The Chicago Maroon
Alex Ward
October 1, 2017

Over the past week, posters targeting members of the UChicago community as “terrorist supporters” appeared around campus and have since been removed by the University.

The posters included the names of 26 members of the University community, including the names and drawings of the faces of two members of the faculty.


Freedom of speech panel bring Palestinian community issues to light
Golden Gate Express
September 28, 2017

Last fall, posters were put up on campus that depicted an illustration of Dr. Abdulhadi with this statement next to it: “a leader of the Hamas BDS campaign; collaborator with terrorists; San Francisco State professor.”

Just last week, on Thursday, Sept. 21, posters were plastered across campus from the David Horowitz Freedom Center, an extreme Zionist group unaffiliated with SF State, including an illustration of Abdulhadi labeling her a terrorist.


Newsletter for September 26
The Chicago Maroon
Adam Thorp and Pete Grieve
September 26, 2017

The David Horowitz Freedom Center has again put up posters on campus targeting members of the University community affiliated with Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and other organizations as “terrorist supporters.” A press release from the Center alleges that SJP “is a campus front for Hamas terrorists.”

Previous iterations of the campaign drew condemnation from campus groups on both sides of the divestment debate. UChicago Hillel condemned the posters in a statement yesterday.


Campus must be defended against hostile private interests
The Daily Californian
Op-Ed by Berkeley Faculty Association Board
September 26, 2017

Although the threatened right-wing invasion devolved into the “most expensive photo-op in the university’s history,” this is unlikely to be the last attempt to disrupt our campus. There are lessons to be learned.

Freedom of speech is one foundational principle of the public university. Academic freedom is another. Since 1964, when the UC Berkeley administration was successfully challenged by the Free Speech Movement to extend First Amendment protections to campus space, the university has had to balance the obligation to allow citizens’ speech against the commitment to academic freedom. As a public entity, UC Berkeley must respect the airing of diverse viewpoints; as a higher learning institution, UC Berkeley must protect its autonomy from political interference and harassment. Increasingly, the threat to the campus’ autonomy, on which academic freedom depends, derives not from government legislators—as in the era of the FSM, when former UC President Clark Kerr and former UC Berkeley chancellor Edward Strong were faced with adjudicating competing obligations to free speech and academic freedom. Rather, the threat increasingly derives from private interests hostile to the university’s mission of research and teaching....

These private interests include hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer, a major investor behind Milo Yiannopoulos, as well as the billionaire Koch brothers and Amway billionaires Richard and Helen Devos who back the Young America’s Foundation, sponsors of the college campus circuits of David Horowitz, Ann Coulter and Ben Shapiro.


Islamophobia at Home at San Francisco State University
Jamal Dajani
September 24, 2017

The bigots are at it again. New posters have been popping up on college campuses in a smear campaign aimed at vilifying academics and students who are vocal on the Israeli Colonialism Project in Palestine. The most recent wave of defamatory posters appeared at San Francisco State University, U.C. Berkeley and U.C. Irvine; they are the product of David Horowitz’s “Freedom Center,” a far-right organization focused on anti-Muslim activism. Horowitz, as described in a report by the Center for American Progress is a prominent figure instrumental in demonizing Islam and spreading fear about an Islamic takeover of Western society.


Posters alleging UC Berkeley community members are ‘terrorist supporters’ appear on campus
The Daily Californian
Harini Shyamsundar
September 21, 2017

On Thursday, several posters were sighted at UC Berkeley from the David Horowitz Freedom Center alleging that some members of the campus community were terrorist supporters.

The posters, which were found near Barrows Hall, listed 13 members of the campus community by name, several of whom have been vocal in the past about their support for Palestinian divestment from Israel. The David Horowitz Freedom Center also announced Thursday that UC Berkeley ranked first in its report of the “Top Ten Worst Schools that Support Terrorists,” according to a press release from the center.