NYU Prof Allegedly Founded Anarchist Group Behind Recent Protest of NYC Subways
“a violent assault on the city’s transit system that concluded with 13 arrests and $100,000 in damage”
What good comes from an action like this? It just seems destructive.
The New York Post reported:
NYU professor founded anarchist group that attacked subways last month
A New York University professor is one of the masterminds behind the anarchist group that organized the rampage through the subways last month, destroying turnstiles, stranding thousands of commuters and spray-painting “F–k Cops” on station walls.
Amin Husain, 44, is a co-founder of Decolonize This Place, which urged its radical followers in a social media campaign to “f-ck sh-t up” on Jan. 31 in a violent assault on the city’s transit system that concluded with 13 arrests and $100,000 in damage.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said he was “repulsed” by the hooliganism, and Police Commissioner Dermot Shea called the so-called J31 protests “criminal.”
“You can’t have a situation in New York City where people are putting up on social media intending what they’re going to do. ‘Knives, aim for their neck, blind police officers,’” Shea said.
Husain recently scrubbed most of his social media posts so exactly what role he might have played in the underground explosion is not known. Protesters called for a free transit system with “no cops” patrolling the subways. Some vandalized stations by pouring glue or honey into turnstiles to jam them up, or chaining doors open.
Husain did not return messages seeking comment. After Post inquires last week, his contact information was deleted from NYU’s web site.
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Professor Amin Husain….sounds like a Presbyterian from Peoria,yes?
Amin Husain is about what you’d expect, a naturalized citizen born in Palestine who claims to have been a member of Fatah and who brags of having attacked Israeli soldiers during the first Intifada.
Fortunately he’s only an adjunct, so presumably it would not be difficult for NUY to non-renew his contract. Although one must wonder who at NYU thought his official presence on the NYU faculty would somehow enhance that university?
No one can be born in “Palestine” since there is no nation of “Palestine,” nor has there ever been.
I’m shocked, I tell you! Shocked! Aaaand it’s muslims…
What is it with these anti-colonizers today? Seems to me they are about 500 years late to the party. Why not protest Caligula‘s oppressive tactics and offenses while they are at it?