CUNY professor claims school is run by ‘far left lunatics’
A graduating law student’s anti-Israel remarks at a CUNY commencement ceremony have drawn strong criticism from a veteran law professor at the university. Professor Jeffrey Lax called Fatima Mousa Mohammed’s speech the “most disturbing commencement speech” he had ever heard and pinned the blame squarely on the school’s faculty, calling them “far left, Marxist lunatics.” Lax, who co-founded Students and Faculty for Equality at CUNY, went on to say that faculty members condoned and encouraged Mohammed’s remarks and accused professional staff organizations, including the CUNY staff union, of promoting anti-Semitic rhetoric. Meanwhile, CUNY’s board of trustees issued a statement calling Mohammed’s comments “hate speech” and saying it “condemns” such statements.
What did Fatima Mousa Mohammed say in her commencement speech?
Mohammed made anti-Israel remarks in her speech, calling for a revolution and accusing Israel of indiscriminately murdering Palestinians. She also called the NYPD “fascist” and claimed that the law is a manifestation of white supremacy that oppresses and suppresses people around the world.
What did Professor Jeffrey Lax say about the speech?
Lax, a full-time professor at CUNY for 20 years, called the speech the “most disturbing commencement speech” he had ever heard and blamed the school’s faculty for encouraging and condoning Mohammed’s remarks. He also accused staff organizations, including the CUNY staff union, of promoting anti-Semitic rhetoric.
What did CUNY’s board of trustees say about the speech?
In a statement, the board of trustees called Mohammed’s comments “hate speech” and said it “condemns” such statements. The statement did not specify what action, if any, would be taken in response to the speech.
Professor at CUNY alleges that the institution is managed by radical left extremists.
A CUNY law professor with 20 years of experience has criticized the university’s administration for a “blatant call for American insurrection” during this year’s graduate commencement speech. Professor Jeffrey Lax told Fox News that Fatima Mousa Mohammed’s speech, which called for a revolution against Israel and labeled the NYPD as “fascist,” was “the most disturbing commencement speech I have ever heard in my entire life.” He went on to claim that the faculty condoned and pushed the speech forward. Lax, who has previously accused the school of discrimination against Jews, blamed the “unbelievable far left” staff members for much of the anti-Semitic rhetoric spreading throughout the school. CUNY responded to the controversy by condemning Mohammed’s speech as hate speech. The university did not respond to requests for comment from Fox News or the Daily Mail regarding Lax’s accusations.