Pardon me while I chuckle at the irony of this situation. A Muslim college student from Minnesota was exposed as an anti-Semitic blowhard thanks to a series of inflammatory social media posts, but when his toxic online presence was discovered, he accused his critics of carrying out an “Islamophobic smear campaign” against him.
The laughable situation began all the way back in 2014, when Mayzer Muhammad — president of St. Paul’s University undergraduate student government and a former leader of the Muslim Student Association — began referring to pro-Israel people as “the scum of the earth” and blasted Israel as a “racist apartheid state” that is “murdering innocent people every day.”
Muhammad continued posting his anti-Israel sentiments on social media for the world to see until March 2016, a month before he secured his current leadership role in the school’s student government.
In a now-deleted Facebook post, Muhammad complained that the concern over his tweets was at least partially motivated by his religion. “I am coming under attack for being a Muslim leader of the student government at a private Catholic institution,” he wrote.
“I want to reassure everyone that I am committed to serving and assisting each and every single student that I represent. I also want to assure you all that I stand firmly against anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, divisiveness, and oppression that don’t create an inclusive campus for everyone,” Muhammad continued.
Certainly, if the roles were reversed and a Jewish student were making comment about how Islam is the scourge of the Middle East, Muhammad would have offered the same level of forgiveness that he’s begging for… right?
St. Thomas President Julie Sullivan released a statement denouncing Muhammad’s “hate speech” and apologizing to the Jewish members of the university.