Major University Apologizes to Hamas After Condemning Anti-Semitism in US
It must be a trend to bend over for foreign countries now, especially ones that hate us.
Last week, we saw wrestler John Cena beg for forgiveness to China after calling Taiwan a country…which it is.
Now, last Wednesday, the top brass at Rutgers University joined in on the fun by begging Hamas for forgiveness as well after not being “sensitive” enough toward Palestine after condemning the growing anti-Semitism in the U.S.
We are saddened by and greatly concerned about the sharp rise in hostile sentiments and anti-Semitic violence in the United States. Recent incidents of hate directed toward Jewish members of our community again remind us of what history has to teach us. Tragically, in the last century alone, acts of prejudice and hatred left unaddressed have served as the foundation for many atrocities against targeted groups around the world. …
Although it has been nearly two decades since the U.S. Congress approved the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act, the upward trend of anti-Semitism continues. We have also been witnesses to the increasing violence between Israeli forces and Hamas in the Middle East leading to the deaths of children and adults and mass displacement of citizens in the Gaza region and the loss of lives in Israel.
This recent resurgence of anti-Semitism demands that we again call out and denounce acts of hate and prejudice against members of the Jewish community and any other targeted and oppressed groups on our campus and in our community. …
We call out all forms of bigotry, prejudice, discrimination, xenophobia, and oppression, in whatever ways they may be expressed. We condemn any vile acts of hate against members of our community designed to generate fear, devalue, demonize, or dehumanize. We embrace and affirm the value and dignity of each member of our Rutgers community regardless of religion, race, ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender, and ability.
However, on the very next day, the Chancellor and Executive Vice-Chancellor issued another statement basically walking back what they said just a day earlier.
We are writing today as a follow-up to the message sent on Wednesday, May 26th to the university community. We understand that intent and impact are two different things, and while the intent of our message was to affirm that Rutgers–New Brunswick is a place where all identities can feel validated and supported, the impact of the message fell short of that intention. In hindsight, it is clear to us that the message failed to communicate support for our Palestinian community members. We sincerely apologize for the hurt that this message has caused. … Our goal of creating a beloved community will not be easy, and while we may make mistakes along the way; we hope we can all learn from them as we continue this vital work together.
Here’s what’s so stupid about this statement and I catch it right away because it’s a huge pet peeve of mine…
The first statement that they made had nothing to do with Palestinians as a whole because that’s not what the statement was about. The statement was about. While the statement does mention the conflict between Hamas and Israel, the statement isn’t about that, it’s about the anti-Semitism happening in the U.S.
But I’m sure some moron told them that this statement isn’t “woke” enough and that they need to bend a knee to Hamas, so they put out the second statement