The University of North Carolina and Duke put together a blatant antisemitic tribute to Adolf Hitler with openly bigoted language.
A flyer for the event referred to “an evil Jewish plot” and reportedly said “do everything you can to fight the silent covert Jewish attempt to enslave and kill good Americans.” They had a singer, rapper Tamer Nafar, who sang an openly antisemitic song and just before he sang, he told the crowd, “I need your help. I cannot be anti-Semitic alone.”
The universities did not even pretend to be fair.
Republican North Carolina Rep. George Holding called on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Monday to launch a federal investigation into the conference. To make matters worse, the conference was paid for with federal funds and both universities should have all federal money yanked away from them for three years.
The conference “Conflict over Gaza: People, Politics, and Possibilities” took place between March 22 and March 24 and was co-sponsored by the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies. This consortium received a $235,000 grant through the Department of Education in 2018, 65 percent of which has been spent, sources told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
“According to first hand accounts,” Holding wrote in a letter to DeVos, “the conference had a radically anti-Israel bias. Reportedly, speakers and panelists distorted facts and misrepresented the complex situation in Gaza. A video recently surfaced depicting the main musical performer, rapper Tamer Nafar, singing a brazenly anti-semitic song.”
Political filmmaker Ami Horowitz attended the conference and filmed the performance, posting the video on YouTube Wednesday. YouTube temporarily disabled some features of the video within 20 minutes of Horowitz’s post, telling Horowitz that hate speech was one of their reasons.