Led by Waikato University academic Zaeem Baksh, SJP is the student wing of the Marxist/Muslim alliance.
The organisation compromises a mixture of Islamic students and local Marxists and radicals.
Kane Forbes, an Auckland University Socialist Worker activist, helped Baksh re-launch the organisation in 2000.
Omar Hamed, a young Palestinian born Marxist and founder of Radical Youth is currently a prominent member of the Auckland group.
The group’s most famous member however is undoubtedly Harmeet Singh Sooden.
The incident was international news until his release, by Western alliance forces after four months captivity in March 2006.
Ironic that that an anti-Israeli radical like Sooden should nearly lose his life at the hands of Israels sworn enemies.