USD Professor Leads Silent Protest Against Anti-Muslim Rhetoric – Times of San Diego



A religious studies professor at the University of San Diego
who is concerned about growing anti-Muslim rhetoric has started a
silent protest, with students and faculty wearing yellow stars
marked “Muslim.”

Bahar Davary, associate professor of theology and religious studies,
came up with the idea during her class “Islamic Faith and Practice,” an
introduction to Islam, and her students suggested several designs.

The yellow Star of David is what the Nazis required all Jews to wear prior to the Holocaust. The crescent moon and word “Muslim” draw the connection with today’s politics.

“What it symbolizes is that there have been people who have been made
to be the ‘other’ throughout history,” said Davary, an Iranian-American
whose academic specialty at the Catholic university is Islam.

Gee, if only there were a known symbol for Islam.

I barely even have the stomach to write about this anymore, it’s just too much. I am so tired of people trying to win public sympathy over OUR DEAD BODIES, and somehow I very much doubt they take seriously any actual Jewish warnings of antisemitic rhetoric.



Not to fucking mention this bull suggests that the othering and violence against the Jewish people is somehow neatly tucked away in history and not a very real current threat.  

The Magen David isn’t just some random symbol “the Nazis required all Jews to wear.”  It is an important religious symbol to the Jewish people. The Nazi’s didn’t just think it up one day.  The Magen David does not belong to oppression, it belongs to Judaism.  And the yellow star forced on the JEWISH PEOPLE by the Nazi’s belongs to the Jewish history of oppression.

If you support this, you’re being antisemitic and you need to stop.

USD Professor Leads Silent Protest Against Anti-Muslim Rhetoric – Times of San Diego


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