Harvard has the reputation of being one of the best universities in the country. The more I hear about what goes on there, the more I have to wonder why.
In an incident early this month, a group called the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee placed fliers under the dormitory doors of Jewish students.
The fliers claimed the Jewish students' dorms were scheduled to be demolished, and the Jews were being evicted. The fliers said, in part, "We regret to inform you that your suite is scheduled for demolition in the next three days."
This little terrorist activity occurred during "Israel Apartheid Week," during which Palestinians and other Muslim students highlight their perpetual complaint about being "victims" because they have to live with Jews next door.
Actually, to be completely correct, it's a complaint about non-submissive Jews living next door. Muslims are very "tolerant" as long as they are the bosses and can abuse people who don't fight back.
"This tactic is designed to silence and intimidate pro-Israel advocates at Harvard and campuses around the country," read a statement from the Anti-Defamation League, and they're right.
As you might guess, this sort of intimidation has been tried before, just last year at Florida Atlantic University by a different group of pro-Palestinian students.
It was also done in Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany, the only difference being those groups had armies to enforce the order. The pro-Palestinian crowd doesn't -- not yet.
What's amazing, though, is that there has been no word from any official associated with Harvard condemning these sorts of actions.
Considering some of the people who have come out of the Harvard system, however, including our current president, perhaps it shouldn't be surprising.
The current Administration is anything but pro-Israel. It makes sense that some of those views may have been picked up at the president's alma mater.