More than 100 Columbia professors sign letter defending students who supported Hamas's terror attack, label Oct. 7th slaughter of civilians a "military operation"
· Oct 30, 2023 ·

It's not just the students at our elite universities who have gone head-over-heels for Hamas.

Over 100 professors from Columbia University signed a letter Monday defending students who openly supported Hamas's terror attacks in Israel on October 7. What's worse, instead of calling the acts of that day terrorism, they chose to use the phrase "military operations."

The letter reads in part:

As scholars who are committed to robust inquiry about the most challenging matters of our time, we feel compelled to respond to those who label our students anti-Semitic if they express empathy for the lives and dignity of Palestinians, and/or if they signed on to a student-written statement that situated the military action begun on October 7th within the larger context of the occupation of Palestine by Israel. We have read that statement carefully, and it is worth pointing out that the arguments it makes echo those made by both governmental and non-governmental agencies and institutions at the highest level for a number of years.

The professors said the Hamas fighters who brutally slaughtered civilians "represented a military response by a people who had endured crushing and unrelenting state violence from an occupying power over many years."

Here are student protests at Columbia for context:

Just your casual calls for genocide.

Reminder: Over a hundred professors signed this letter!

That's Columbia University in New York, people. This ain't some school in Istanbul.

Realize where we are.

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