Mob rule at Columbia

It looks like the mob has taken control of Columbia University, SA style. The Columbia Spectator reports on the suspensions issued for for participation in Wednesday’s “Gaza Solidarity Encampment.” One of Ilhan Omar’s daughters (Isra Hirsi) is among the suspended students. The rotten apple doesn’t fall far from the rotten tree.

The Spectator quotes Columbia undergrad Maryam Alwan, another one of the suspended students. Alwan told the Spectator that she received a letter informing her of her interim suspension from the Center for Student Success and Intervention [!]. “I think all of these administrators need to get a grip and listen to their students and watch the news and see how many people have been killed,” Alwan told the Spectator. (More wisdom à la Alwan in this Spectator column.)

Who are these people? Four New York Post reporters look into their background in “Columbia anti-Israel protest arrests include Letitia James intern, UPS exec’s daughter who killed elderly couple in crash as a teen.” The Post reporters identify several rotten apples.

The Columbia “protests” and “protesters” do not support “Palestinians.” They support Hamas and other genocidal maniacs. They are subjecting Jewish students and teachers to something like a reign of terror. The Washington Free Beacon’s Meghan Blonder reports that “Columbia Students Call on President Shafik To Restore Order on Campus,” and it’s not because their feelings have been wounded. It’s because they are unsafe.

Take the case of Arab-Israeli journalist Yoseph Haddad. He was assaulted at Columbia as he thought he was about to give a lecture on campus. The Free Beacon’s Collin Anderson covers that story here (including video of the assault on Haddad). Haddad’s speech was canceled. “Instead of a lecture, I went to file a police complaint,” he noted. In the tweet below he also commented on the misrepresentation of his story by Reuters. By the way, he understands the Columbia mob perfectly (“terror supporters”). No euphemisms for him.

Columbia student Jonas Du is editor of the monthly Sundial (mission statement here). The editorial tilt of Sundial looks to me like the Spectator’s, only served on a monthly rather than a daily basis. In its April 18 interview with Cornel West on campus, the Sundial interviewer is in awe of West and his take on Israel’s resistance to Hamas’s work toward the final solution. Du, however, seeks to document the ugly scene on campus, as in the tweet below.

The “protester” speaks of repetition. It continued last night. One of the commenters on the the lady in the tweeted video below translates her chant into English: “We want freedom in Palestine. We will fight for freedom.” He identifies her language as Urdu. Diversity!

Columbia’s carefully selected inmates are running this highly selective asylum. Columbia’s Jewish alumni group has asked the university to wrest control from the mob. They write: “It is clear to us that Columbia is now under mob rule.” You have to think they have a point.

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