The student government at the Durban University of Technology in South Africa has made a frightful demand that university administrators expel all Jewish students,according to the Daily News (South Africa).
A representative of the Student Representative Council, Mqondisi Duma, said the demand was made after the body “analyzed international politics.”
“We took the decision that Jewish students, especially those who do not support the Palestinian struggle, should deregister,” said Duma. The SRC’s demand was made in conjunction with the school’s Progressive Youth Alliance.
The school’s top officials have already rejected the demand, with Vice Chancellor Ahmed Bawa labeling it “totally unacceptable.”
“This [proposal] was outrageous, preposterous and a deep violation of our National Constitution and every human rights principle,” Bawa said in an official statement released by the university. “No student at DUT will be discriminated against on the basis of religion, race, gender, political affiliation or sexual orientation.”