How Turkey and Iran Infiltrate Young American Minds

(National Review) Eitan Fischberger and Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser - Iran, Turkey, and Islamic terrorist organizations have intensified their efforts to infiltrate the minds of susceptible young Americans through the anti-Israel movement. On June 18, the Center for Islam & Global Affairs (CIGA) at Turkey's Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University launched a five-day international conference on Palestine that featured lectures by Western professors and anti-Israel activists. The host of the event was Sami Al-Arian, a former professor at the University of South Florida who pled guilty in 2006 to assisting the U.S.-designated terror organization Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and was subsequently deported to Turkey. Perhaps most worrying is that eleven American professors spoke at the conference, nine of whom teach at public universities. Six months earlier, Iran joined 60 anti-Israel groups and a number of U.S.-designated terrorist organizations for two virtual events based out of Gaza and Tehran. Many of the groups promoting the event enlisted American students as dutiful soldiers in their crusade against Israel. These groups serve as an ideological backdoor for radical Middle Eastern extremism into the U.S. Eitan Fischberger, a former staff sergeant in the Israel Air Force, is pursuing a master's degree at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, Director of the Project on Regional Middle East Developments at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, was former head of the Research Division of IDF Military Intelligence.

2021-07-26 00:00:00

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