City University of New York (CUNY) has always had a large population of Jewish students and professors. But with the admission of Jew-hating Muslim professors and their far-left enablers, anti-Semitism has increasingly become a problem for the CUNY system.
Washington Free Beacon So much so that more than 100 professors resigned from CUNY’s Professional Staff Congress, the university’s branch of the American Federation of Teachers. The Washington Free Beaconreported that the teachers union passed a resolution referring to Israel as an “apartheid” state and also backed the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement and said it condemns the “massacre of Palestinians by the Israeli state.”
Yedidyah Langsam, the chairman of Brooklyn’s College’s Computer and Information Science Department said, “By endorsing this resolution you have made many Jewish faculty and students uncomfortable with being associated with Brooklyn College and CUNY to the point of fearing for our safety,”
Several Jewish professors who left the union said they’ve been attacked and targeted for their faith while at CUNY. University administrators have failed to respond to any of the incidents, the professors said, disregarding a federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission report from February confirming that the university has created a hostile environment for Jews.
What’s more, an imam, Mohammad Abbasi, who serves as an adjunct professor at CUNY said in a sermon that Muslims will “erase this filth called Israel” after accusing Jews of creating a “colonial” settlement.
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), a candidate for Governor of NY, released a statement calling on CUNY to fire Abbasi over the speech.
“At a time when anti-Semitic violence is on the rise throughout the United States, no one, especially someone charged with educating young adults, should be further fanning the flames of anti-Semitism like this and endorsing violence against Israel,” Zeldin said. “As we saw last month, the CUNY faculty has an antisemitism problem, and this is just another example.”