“I would not change a single word of my speech — and I would say it louder”
This is in reference to a revolting graduation speech last month at CUNY.
The College Fix reports:
Jewish group calls for removal of law school dean over student’s anti-Israel speech
The dean of the City University of New York School of Law should lose her position because she allowed a student to give a speech that “bordered on incitement to violence against Zionist Jews and Capitalists,” according to a Jewish advocacy group.
Professor Jeffrey Lax made the comments to The College Fix after inquiries about a demand from a group he co-founded which is called Students and Faculty for Equality at CUNY.
Dean Sudha Setty “should have been fired the moment she stood for and applauded Ms. Mohammed’s speech which bordered on incitement to violence against Zionist Jews and Capitalists,” Professor Lax told The Fix via email.
Fatima Mohammed’s graduation speech drew criticism from both New York City Democratic Mayor Eric Adams and Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas as well as other Jewish groups, as previously reported by The Fix.
The student speaker (pictured), chosen by her peers, used the speech to criticize the university for listening to “investors” when it came to the issue of Israel and “Zionism.” The law “continues” to “oppress” and “suppress” people in America and “around the world,” she said.
Mohammed has stood by her speech. “I would not change a single word of my speech — and I would say it louder,” she told Jewish Currents in June.
The Fix emailed Dean Setty to ask her for comment on the demands from SAFE CUNY as well her thoughts on the controversy surrounding the graduation speech. She did not respond to two requests for comment sent in the past three weeks.
CUNY’s media relations team also did not respond to requests for comment on the petition and how the school could work to make both Jewish and Muslim students feel welcome on campus. Spokeswoman Elise Billing responded on July 11 to the inquiry but she did not respond to another request for comment on July 12.
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