Most of us cannot imagine hating the President of the United States so much for his political positions that we would invite an enemy of the United States to speak at a conference. Yet, that is exactly what the City University of New York decided to to when it invited anti-Israel, radical Islamist advocate Linda Sarsour to speak at its commencement this year. Sarsour, who was a leading organizer of the anti-Trump Women’s March in January, is a Sharia Law advocate who has ties to radical Islamist groups and family members who are in jail in Israel for participating in Hamas terror attacks against Israeli civilians. So much for the free-thinking American university.
Public universities have become hotbeds of anti-American, anti-Semitic, anti-freedom sentiment while calling themselves enlightened and progressive. It is more than a tad ironic that Saraour helped led the Women’s March, presumably because she thinks Trump is a misogynist, yet she supports Sharia Law, which basically treats women as the property of Muslim men. Leftists oppose what they claim is misogyny on the part of pro-life conservatives, while actually embracing the misogyny and bigotry of Islamic Sharia Law. What this invitation amounts to is a shining example of liberal intolerance of the Judeo-Christian Ethic that is the foundation of Western Civilization.
If there are any conservative students and faculty members at the City University of New York, they should be yelling at the school administration like liberal students and staff do every time a conservative gets an invite (just without the fire bombing and street riots). Racial bigotry, misogyny, and hate have no place on college campuses, which is why terrorist sympathizers like Linda Sarsour should never stand on stage at a commencement ceremony. American higher education has lost its way, and this invitation is just the latest example.
Parents should carefully weigh where they are sending their students, and their money. Many boosters and donors support their alma mater without asking what their money actually supports. Many schools that were once academic villages replete with learning opportunities and freedom of expression have become colleges with “free speech zones” that hire radical Islamic terrorists to speak at diversity day. Colleges and universities should embrace true free speech, equality, and inclusion, not just the pretense of these values.