MRC’s Schneider on Newsmax, Blasts Columbia U. Pres: She’s on ‘Side of These Hamas Protesters’

April 30th, 2024 11:33 AM

MRC Free Speech America Vice President Dan Schneider made clear that Columbia University’s limp-wristed response to protestors is a choice to surrender to the pro-Hamas mob. 

On the April 27 edition of Newsmax’s Saturday Report Schneider blasted Columbia University President Nemat (Minouche) Shafik for her response to anti-Semitic protests on her campus. “Look, this president has made it very clear that she is on the side of these Hamas protesters,” Schneider told Newsmax anchor Rita Cosby. “I think her own academic writing shows that she is very biased in favor of these radical terrorists.”

Some of the groups at the center of these campus protests such as Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) are heavily funded by leftist billionaire George Soros. Soros gave $525,000 to JVP between 2017 and 2022 and $350,000 to JVP Action.  According to the New York Post, activists trained by Soros-funded organizations are currently involved in similar protests at several universities. He is also a huge donor to Columbia University. Soros’ Open Society Foundations has given $7,150,272 to Columbia University from 2016-2022. 

In response to a question from Cosby, Schneider made clear that much of what is going on at Columbia is not protected speech. “Conduct is not speech. And so, when these students have been violating the law, engaged in battery and assault—that’s a crime,” he added, before suggesting that the protestors were also trespassing.

Ultimately, Schneider held Shafik responsible for the chaos, anti-Semitism and support for terrorism on Columbia University’s campus: “The president of Columbia is in violation of the law too,” he said, explaining that Shafik had run afoul of the Civil Rights Act. “She is a lawbreaker as well. So, I can understand why these members of Congress are calling for her resignation.”

Schneider fleshed this point out after the interview, stating, “Jewish students have civil rights protection not to be harassed on campus and not to be denied the benefits that they have earned and paid for.” 

The Civil Rights Act prohibits harassment on the basis of religion, but Shafik has presided over relentless harassment of Jewish students, as alleged by several students. The situation at Columbia University is bad enough that a rabbi associated with Columbia University advised Jewish students to stay home rather than come to school. 

The Civil Rights Act also demands equal education opportunities for students, something that Columbia is currently failing to offer to Jewish and pro-Israel students on campus. This failure has led to several major donors, including Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft, announcing that they will no longer donate to the university.  

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