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Protocols of the STAD of MMU March 27, 2007

Posted by Tim in Malaysia, Skeptic.

It’s the tenth anniversary of MMU. Pretty big event. There isn’t any shortage of events being held to commemorate it either – nearly every notable club is holding something. Chalk it up to those Entrepreneurship lectures: never miss a possible tie-in for your event!

The Student Affairs and Sports Division (STAD) is going one better though: What better way to celebrate our University than with anti-semitic talks?

[Click the image to view the full-size version with STAD’s endorsement on the bottom and the “a TM university” logo proudly displayed.]

I’d like to take the opportunity here to apologize for not listing the Protocols of the Elders of Zion in my previous post about far-out religious theories (though the Illuminati part overlaps somewhat). So for the uninitiated, here’s the lowdown from Wikipedia’s article on the Protocols:

The Protocols of the Elders of Zion (Russian: “Протоколы сионских мудрецов”, or “Сионские протоколы”, see also other titles) is an antisemitic literary forgery that purports to describe a Jewish plot to achieve world domination.

Basically yeah, every major (bad) event past, present, and future; had/have/will have Jews pulling the strings. I remember once reading a book based on it. Even as a kid I didn’t buy it – actually the only scary part is how much people need a scapegoat for their problems, and how some people will believe anything.



1. Wilz - April 11, 2007

Myself and a friend actually brought this concern up to STAD who assured that it isn’t anti-semitic. Agreeing that we cannot judge the content of the talk without actually having heard him out, we attended the talk. Yes, in the mosque.

It turns out that he did take care to make sure that he’s not anti-Semitic. He stated clearly that what he’s talking about isn’t about Jews, but about Zionists, although he did not exactly define who Zionists are. I understand that the difference between Zionists and Jews is that Zionists are those who support the forming of Israel as a nation, and Jews are simply a race of people.

The talk however wasn’t exactly inspiring. He basically makes all kinds of statements that basically blames every single possible thing on this conspiracy of world domination, without bothering to substantiate. If he had a point that he wanted to make, he didn’t present it well.

2. Tim - April 11, 2007

While criticizing the talk without listening to it beforehand may seem bad, the talk topic, advertising taglines and the fact that it was being held in a mosque (not-so-subtle way of saying “Muslims only”) about summed it up. Zionists are basically Jews + people who want Jews to get their country back to fulfil OT prophecies – so no big difference. You can call it rosa minutfolia and it’s still a rose…

There are many good lecturers in MMU but also the whacko ones; MMU should stick to activities befitting its intellectual status as a university. Even the Interfaith talks at least have some level of credibility.

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