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Yale Blasted for Inviting Antisemitic, Homophobic Speaker During Passover

Last week, Yale University hosted a speaker known for promoting antisemitic views, including justifying the murders of Jews and Israelis.

Houria Bouteldja, who has expressed her hatred of Jews, Israel and whites, was invited to speak and supported by Yale’s flagship DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) program known as “Belonging at Yale.”

Bouteldja’s 2017 book Whites, Jews, and Us calls for the dismantling of Israel and outright antisemitism.

Bouteldja also blames Jews for their near-extermination by the Nazis and expresses hatred against whites.

She has said, “to kill an Israeli is to kill two birds with one stone, to eliminate oppressor and oppressed with one stone.”

The university hosted Bouteldja to speak on the second night of Passover, making it nearly impossible for Jewish people to attend, challenge her views, and ask important questions. NGO StopAntisemitism called upon Yale’s president to cancel the event due to Bouteldja’s outspoken Jew-hatred and homophobic views.

In March 2012, after the murder of a rabbi and three children in Toulouse, France by radical Islamist Mohammed Merah, Bouteldja declared: ‘Mohammed Merah is me.’

She also expresses her hatred of white people, describing them as “the one who subjugates, plunders, steals, rapes, commits genocide,” declaring, “I hate white conscience.” I curse it.’

She added, “Every white man … must take and steal … like a gangster, a brute, or a thug.”

She also dismisses the victims of 9/11, the bombings in the London subway of July 7 and the murders of Charlie Hebdo in Paris as superfluous whites: ‘Bombs explode in the subway. Towers … collapse like a house of cards. The journalists of a famous magazine are decimated. … [But] they are all white.’

The university, long known for its commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, as well as its efforts to combat racism on campus, has not been without controversy.

In the past, the administration and students have been accused of suppressing speech that challenges the DEI perspective of the school with some recorded instances of harassment and even harassment of individuals expressing dissent. As a result, StopAntisemitism gave Yale University a failing grade for failing to protect the safety, livelihood, and speech of their Jewish students.

In our 2022 ‘Antisemitism on US College & University Campuses’ Yale scored amongst the bottom with an ‘F’.

With ongoing incidents like this, we’re not exactly shocked Jewish students are not happy on campus with their leadership. pic.twitter.com/Nxz9Qhn6Qt— StopAntisemitism (@StopAntisemites) April 10, 2023

StopAntisemitism, along with many concerned organizations, students, and parents, reached out to Yale University on multiple occasions regarding the invitation of Houria Bouteldja. Yale failed to respond to any requests or concerns over the appearance.

Source: https://nybreaking.com/yale-university-hosts-anti-semitic-speaker-on-second-night-of-passover-as-part-of-diversity-program/