Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Columbia U: Pro-Hamas Protesters Call for Killing of Jewish Students, Praise Jihad Murderers: The Fruit of Indoctrination That Passes for Education; Columbia University Anti-Israel Protests: 5 Dramatic Moments from a Week of Chaos

Columbia U: Pro-Hamas Protesters Call for Killing of Jewish Students, Praise Jihad Murderers:
The fruit of indoctrination that passes for education.
This is the fruit of the hard-left indoctrination that passes for university education today.
This what’s happening at @Columbia right now.
I know it’s confusing, so let me spell it out for you:
aThis is the fruit of the hard-left indoctrination that passes for university education today.
“Columbia University student demonstrator taken away on stretcher as anti-Israel protests rage on,” by Steven Vago and Patrick Reilly, New York Post, April 20, 2024:
…Two days after more than 100 students were arrested when the NYPD raided the tent encampment on the Ivy League campus, roughly 200 demonstrators were still going strong on Saturday, chanting, holding signs and waving Palestinian flags.
At least three people were arrested, the NYPD confirmed. To were cuffed for disorderly conduct and a third was slapped with a summonses for a sound reproduction device.
“Up, up with liberation. Down, down with occupation,” they yelled through the locked campus gate on W. 115th and Broadway….
“We want justice, you say how? Stop arming Israel now!” another group chanted.
The students are demanding the university divest from Israel.
“We demand that Columbia sever academic ties with Israeli universities and we demand that Columbia stop censoring and intimidating students who are standing up and advocating for Palestinian liberation,” one student yelled through the gate to the crowd that had gathered on the other side outside of campus.
Over 100 students were arrested at Columbia University on Thursday night.
A line of police officers in riot helmets watched on. A handful of Israel supporters stood across Broadway — including one who was doused with fake blood for engaging with the pro-Palestinian students.
Avi Lichtschein, 37, of Manhattan was walking his dog when the group surrounded him and shouted, “We don’t want no Zionists here!”…
Another pro-Israel bystander Ross Glick, 50, told The Post his grandparents were Holocaust survivors. The Upper East Side resident grew up in the Midwest during the first intifada but said “this is more concerning.”
“There’s no doubt that there’s a lot of innocent people dying in Gaza but to call it a genocide….What about the 6,000 Muslims that were gassed by Assad?” Glick said.
“If you don’t like it go to Gaza,” he said about the protesters.
The protesters, he said, don’t want a peaceful solution.
Students continued to occupy the lawn area at the Ivy League school on Saturday..
“You don’t hear them talk about peace or co-existence. [It’s] death to Israel,” he said….
Columbia University and Barnard College faculty slammed Thursday’s arrests and demanded that their records be expunged.
The American Association of University Professors at the sister schools issued a statement following a “mass emergency meeting” of faculty on Friday.
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms the Administration’s suspension of students engaged in peaceful protest and their arrest by the New York City Police Department,” according to the statement provided to The Post.
They said Columbia has an “absolute obligation” to protect students’ freedom of speech….
Yeah, except the freedom of speech of those with whom they disagree. If these were Trump supporters or foes of jihad violence who were demonstrating, the American Association of University Professors would be silent, or cheering on their incarceration.
Columbia University anti-Israel protests: 5 dramatic moments from a week of chaos:
Chaos has engulfed the Ivy League.
Protesters at Columbia University have spent days protesting against Israel’s war with Hamas, forcing authorities to arrest more than 100 of the agitators, and the school’s president has shifted all classes to virtual learning on Monday amid safety concerns.
Columbia University President Dr. Nemat “Minouche” Shafik mostly closed the campus and urged commuting students not to travel to the campus in a statement posted just after 1 a.m. on Monday.
In the statement, the president said she was “deeply saddened” by certain actions of the agitators, who have formed an “encampment” on the campus and have riled students and faculty with anti-Jewish slogans and chants.
The statement is the latest action from the school’s administration amid the fiery protests in and around the New York City campus that began Wednesday as dozens of anti-Israel activists created an encampment on the main lawn of campus.
See the dramatic moments on the campus from Columbia University anti-Israel protests.
Campus lawn takeover
On Wednesday, dozens of protesters called on the university to divest itself from companies that have ties to Israel.
These protesters then erected camping tents and remained on the school grounds, despite being instructed to leave.
The protesters then shouted antisemitic chants and slogans on Columbia’s campus.
That same day, the school’s president, alongside co-chairs of the university’s board of trustees, was testifying before Congress on antisemitism on campus.
The school acknowledged the tents violated the school’s policies, despite initially allowing them to remain.
“The presence of tents on South Lawn is a safety concern and a violation of university policies,” a university spokesperson told the Spectator, a student newspaper. “We are informing the students they are in violation of university policies and for their own safety and for the operation of the university they need to leave.”
According to the school’s president, stopping the protests was more nuanced as they were attempting to walk a line of allowing students to exercise free speech rights while weighing wider safety concerns.
“A more complicated issue was the conflict between the free-speech rights of pro-Palestinian protesters and the impact that these protests were having on our Jewish students and their supporters. Some things that were said at those protests and on social media were profoundly unsettling and frightening,” Shafik wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed on Tuesday. “Trying to reconcile the speech rights of one part of our community with the rights of another part of our community to live in a supportive environment or at least an environment free of fear, harassment and discrimination, has been the central challenge at our university and on campuses across the country.” --->READ MORE HERE
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