Speaking at an anti-war rally a week ago (April 10), a lecturer at UC Berkeley called for a violent uprising in the United States comparable to the Palestinian "intifada" that resulted in wanton death and destruction in a failed attempt to overturn the Israeli government. Hatem Bazian, a native Palestinian with a Ph.D. in Islamic studies spoke before 2-3,000 people at an "emergency" action organized by International A.N.S.W.E.R., an umbrella group tied to a Marxist organization, World Workers Party, that supports communist dictatorships and violent revolution in non-communist countries. Bazian's web site says he teaches on Islam, Islamic Law, Sufism, Arabic, and politics of the Middle East at UC Berkeley, San Francisco State University, Berkeley Graduate Theological Union, and Diablo Valley College.
Bazian declared, "Well, we've been watching intifada in Palestine, we've been watching an uprising in Iraq, and the question, 'Is that what we're doing? How come we don't have an intifada in this country?' . . . Every one of those lying, cheating, stealing, deceiving individuals are in our country and we're sitting here and watching the world pass by, people being bombed, and it's about time that we have an intifada in this country that changes fundamentally the political dynamics here. And we know every -- They're gonna say some Palestinian being too raical -- well, you haven't seen radicalism yet!" Bazian continued his remarks at the UC Berkeley rally, warning, "what took place in Vietnam will be child's play to what will take place in Iraq." Responding to a dissenting student at the rally, Bazian said, "Seeing the people of Iraq fight back [against the Americans], that's what we need."
The Lord's Servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will give them a change of heart leading to a knowledge of the truth
II Timothy 2:24-26