Amidst a hotbed of antisemitism on Middle Tennessee State University’s campus, Dareen Ahmad, a student and a leading active member in the university’s Muslim Student Association, tweeted: “Israel is a terror state, we need a new Hitler,” presumably advocating for another Jewish genocide.
Ahmad has also tweeted: “Preachhh ‘@Bateekhahead: [translated from Arabic] Palestine is our land and the Jews are our dog!!!,’” and followed with another antisemitic tweet: “Omg if i was in falasteen right now id go wave our flag in every zionist kalbs [dogs] face right now!”
Ahmed’s pro-Hitler tweet and antisemitic comments were just a taste of the many sent out by Muslim student activists on the university’s campus. MTSU student Dana Swaies, a well-known representative for the school’s MSA chapter and Muslim Inter-Scholastic Tournament, stated: “May Allah annihilate the Jewish dogs.”
Allah yakhod el klab el yahood.— دانا (@Bateekhahead) October 27, 2013
Muslim student Shaden Hamdulla contemplated putting Jews in concentration camps and called for a new Hitler to wipe them out. Hamdulla has also tweeted, “F**k israel and anyone who supports them,” “Wtf is Israel and why is it on my snapchat feed?” and “can they form a ‘Northern israel’ if israel isnt even a real country? inshallah allah provides you with intelligence.”
Upon receiving criticism for these tweets, Ahmad’s Twitter and most of the accounts of the other students involved went private or were deleted. However, many of the hate-filled tweets were either saved in an archive or as a screenshot.
The Muslim Student Association, the organization they are involved in, is known as the most influential association for Muslim college students and was reportedly established by a group of members of the Muslim Brotherhood with the goal of “spreading Islam as students in North America.”
The organization, which has been called a “virtual terror factory” by critics, includes some previous chapter presidents with explicit links to terrorists, as well as a history of student activists eventually becoming terrorists.
The MTSU administration did not respond to comment, and the MSA chapter stated that they are not providing any comment on the remarks until they can meet in person with all the activists involved.