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NYU Law Student Praises Hamas in Letter to Student Body, Loses Job Offer

New York University’s Law School Bar Association president stated that Hamas’ slaughter of children in Israel was ‘necessary,’ in an email send to members of the university community. 

Ryna Workman, 24, a non-binary student at NYU’s School of Law sent a weekly newsletter saying the murder of innocent Israeli children, women, and citizens this past week was is Israel’s ‘full responsibility.’

Workman, from Simpsonville, South Carolina, also refused to condemn Hamas – an internationally-recognized terrorist group who have triggered the all-out war. 

New York University told DailyMail.com that Workman’s statement ‘does not in any way reflect the point of view of NYU.’ 

University spokesman John Beckman said: ‘Acts of terrorism are immoral. The indiscriminate killing of civilians and hostage-taking, including children and the elderly, is reprehensible. Blaming victims of terrorism for their own deaths is wrong.’ 

President Joe Biden today called their actions ‘pure, unadulterated evil.’ 

As well as studying at NYU, Ryna completed their undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina and also studied at the University of Warwick in the UK on an exchange program – where they took classes in international law. 

Workman, who goes by the pronouns they/them, wrote in a weekly newsletter to fellow Student Bar Association students: ‘Hi y’all. 

‘This week, I want to express, first and foremost, my unwavering and absolute solidarity with Palestinians in their resistance against oppression toward liberation and self-determination.

‘Israel bears full responsibility for this tremendous loss of life.

‘This regime of state-sanctioned violence created the conditions that made resistance necessary.’

Referencing violent terrorist group Hamas, who have murdered innocent Israeli children, Workman said: ‘I will not condemn Palestinian resistance.’

Workman has worked as a summer associate for two years at Winston & Strawn.  

They continued in the email: ‘I condemn the violence of apartheid. I condemn the violence of settler colonialism. I condemn the violence of military occupation. I condemn the violence of dispossession and stolen homes. I condemn the violence of trapping thousands in an open-air prison. 

‘I condemn the violence of collective punishment. I condemn the violence of phosphorous bombs. I condemn the violence of the United States military-industrial complex. I condemn the violence of obfuscating genocide as a “complex issue.”

‘I condemn the violence in labeling oppressed people as “animals.” I condemn the violence in removing hospital context. I condemn the violence of silence. Palestine will be free.’

The newsletter was signed off: ‘Your SBA President, Ryna.’ 

NYU’s Law School Dean Troy McKenzie also said: ‘This message was not from NYU School of Law as an institution and does not speak for the leadership of the Law School. 

‘It certainly does not express my own views, because I condemn the killing of civilians and acts of terrorism as always reprehensible.’ 

The student bragged on their social media that they ’embrace organizing for what’s right and push for real change in my community.’

Workman said that they: ‘Push for economic justice, anti-racism, and gender equality.’

The student said they want to ‘become someone who breaks down systems to help make the world we live in more equitable. I hope to continue to be an advocate for underserved and minority communities.’

This comes after students at several Ivy League institutions, including Harvard and Columbia, condemned Israel after the war broke out. 

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12615911/NYU-Law-School-Hamas-Israel-NECESSARY.html