Last week, just days before coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday November 13th left 129 people dead, inflammatory posters linking Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and the Muslim Students Association (MSA) to terrorism and anti-Semitism appeared on several college campuses in California and in Washington, DC. Another poster smeared the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights as antisemitic. The posters were discovered Sunday evening Nov. 8th on the campus of American University in Washington, and reported by Elli Bloomberg in The Eagle, the AU student newspaper. Similar posters were found on Thursday the 12th on the campus of UCLA and reported in the Daily Bruin.
Former leftist and current right-wing activist David Horowitz, and his Los Angeles-based Freedom Center, took “credit” for the posters, several days after failing to respond to multiple inquiries from the UCLA Daily Bruin. According to the Freedom Center, the posters were placed anonymously as part of a “guerrilla campaign targeting the campuses of George Washington University and American University in Washington, DC and those of UCLA, UC-Irvine and UC-San Diego in Southern California.”