(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – After decades of ever more arrogant, far-left domination, the nation’s once most famed university, Harvard, is now in disarray as over 100 of its faculty have revolted against its president for her decision to oppose anti-Semitism on its campus.
Aggressive public actions by leftists and Muslim activists have exploded in recent weeks after, on October 7, US ally Israel fell victim to a huge Islamist terrorist attack by the Palestinian Arab group Hamas – and dared to fight back to defend itself.
Over 100 Harvard professors have written to University President Claudine Gay, criticizing her for publicly opposing anti-Semitism on campus.
They suggest this stance may cater to wealthy donors and alumni, and potentially suppress free speech among students.
“As Harvard faculty, we have been astonished by the pressure from donors, alumni and even some on this campus to silence faculty, students and staff critical of the actions of the State of Israel,” the letter stated.
“It is important to acknowledge the patronizing tone and format of much of the criticism you have received, as well as the outright racism contained in some of it,” it added.
“There must… be room on a university campus for debate about the actions of states, including of the State of Israel,” it said. “It cannot be ruled ipso facto antisemitic to question the actions of this particular ethno-nationalist government, any more than it would be ipso facto racist to question the actions of Robert Mugabe’s ethno-nationalist government in Zimbabwe,” the leftist professors argued further.
Additionally, the professors requested that President Gay create an advisory group on Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism, paralleling the one she announced to address anti-Semitism.
Gay, addressing Jewish students and families, acknowledged Harvard’s history of anti-Semitism and vowed to confront it. She outlined the role of the advisory board, which includes university staff and students.
The letter also included criticism of President Gay for condemning the slogan “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” which is seen by some as a call for Israel’s elimination.
Assistant Professor of Medicine Amir Mohareb expressed concern that this stance might infringe upon vital freedom of speech in academia.
“An institutional environment should be safe for people of all identities and walks of life, but at the same time, not infringe on speech that’s very important for these global issues,” he said.