He took to the university campus waving an infamous black-and-white flag - the emblem of the Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS/ISIL). “ISIS is misunderstood. We just want our own state. Why does America keep bombing us? America and Western imperialism are to blame, not ISIS,” he was shouting in the video released by Fox news on Wednesday However, the students, who Horowitz says in his blog “clearly have a lot of intellect,” didn’t react at all. “A couple of thousand students walked by me and not saying anything negative. In fact, there were some positive responses. [It] really blew me away,” he said in an interview with RT. “Not a single person has a negative response. It was completely shocking.” There was no harsh condemnation of the group and no one mentioned the IS’ beheading of three US citizens. One passerby nodded towards Horowitz and said, “Good luck.”And then.
he returned with an Israeli flag, trying to show the ‘tolerance’ of Berkeley students. However, he received less-than-warm reception as the students started assailing him with hatred. “F*** Israel,” exclaimed one man, “You’re killing kids,” said another. “All of Israel are killers,” added a woman. “That flag you wave is the psychological genocide of this planet. This institution is part of the people who enslaved the whole planet,” one of passerby said in a tirade. In his RT interview, Horowitz said that one student told him that Israel is “the worst country in Europe,”I'm not at all surprised by this. There is this disease on the left in which being critical of imperialism means that one cannot also be critical of the actions of those either under imperialism. When it comes to black folks it is similar. One is free to discuss White Supremacy at length. One may not however discuss the dysfunctional habits of black folks because black folks under White Supremacy have no agency. Now to be fair, I don't have a foundational problem with ISIS wanting it's own state and engaging in revolution to get to that end. This is how countries and nations have been created and changed throughout history. I do object to the means by which ISIS deals with it's enemies and it's fundamentalism. Simply put one can condemn the settler state that is Israel AND the actions of ISIS. This is not hard people.