Talk of pushback and prophesy follows law school graduation

Talk of pushback and prophesy follows law school graduation

Talk of pushback and prophesy follows law school graduation

A conservative columnist is joining in on the call for a law school in NYC to no longer receive public funding after it allowed an antisemitic Islamic speaker to address its graduating class. But a messianic Jewish leader expects to see more of this in the days to come.

Even many Democrats have expressed their outrage at Fatima Mousa Mohammed's scathing rebuke of Jews, the New York City Police Department, and the United States in general during her recent commencement speech at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law.

"I want to celebrate CUNY Law as one of the few, if not the only law school, to make a public statement defending the rights of its students to organize and speak out against Israeli settler colonialism," Mohammed, a Yemeni native, said from the podium.

"This is the law school that passed and endorsed BDS on a student and faculty level, recognizing that … as Israel continues to indiscriminately rain bullets and bombs on worshipers, murdering the old, the young, attacking even funerals and graveyards as it encourages lynch mobs to target Palestinian homes and businesses, as it imprisons its children, as it continues its project of settler colonialism, expelling Palestinians from their homes … that our silence is no longer acceptable," the class-selected speaker ranted.

Robert Knight, a conservative activist and a columnist for The Washington Times, wonders why the regents permitted "openly hate speech against Jews, against Israel, against America."

Robert Knight Knight

"I kind of wonder what the pushback is going to be," he tells AFN. "Are they going to lose all their alumni donations? I would hope. Think of how many Jewish students graduated from the City University of New York. They can't be happy," Knight continues. "Nobody who loves America, who supports Israel should be happy with this."

He agrees with calls from pro-Israel groups and Jewish allies for the school's public funding to end.

"I think this shouldn't even be a controversial action," Knight says. "They should defund it right now."

Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries, says the speech is just the latest example of the growing hatred Christians and Jews face all over the world.

"I'm wondering why this university would even invite such a person," she says, echoing Knight. "I'm sure they know her position on Israel."

Still, Markell recognizes a bigger picture is in motion.

Markell, Jan (Olive Tree Ministries) Markell

"The Bible says in the last days there'll be two hated groups of people, Jews and Christians, and so we're just seeing that play out," she submits. "I think we need to be aware of the biblical view of what's going on, particularly as it concerns Jews and Christians. But they're called people of the book, and there's a target on them."

As that continues to grow "exponentially," Markell says it will lead to the end-time prophecies outlined in the book of Revelation.