The law school commencement address delivered at the City University of New York (CUNY) called for the dismantling of capitalism and Zionism, and referred to laws as “a manifestation of white supremacy.”
Fatima Mousa Mohammed, the graduating student who delivered the speech, shared that she chose CUNY School of Law because it allegedly recognizes that “the law is a manifestation of White supremacy that continues to oppress and suppress people in this nation and around the world.”
Mohammed went on to declare that a revolution is underway, urging her fellow graduates to join her in rising against “institutions that are created to intimidate, bully and censor and stifle the voices of those who resist,” specifically citing the police, military, and border patrol.
Many in the audience can be heard cheering on the remarks, to which Mohammed said she hopes their excitement “may be the fuel for the fight against capitalism, racism, imperialism, and Zionism around the world.”
Mohammed has an extensive history of making antisemitic remarks and promoting the Left’s agenda. During a recent demonstration on campus, she went so far as to ask her fellow antisemites to “demand that Zionist students are not in spaces where Palestinian students are.
More footage from the students which CUNY Law school likes to promote. Students who foment antisemitic hatred and incitement to violence.— Adam Milstein (@AdamMilstein) May 30, 2023
This is Fatima Mohammed, the CUNY Law Commencement Speaker: pic.twitter.com/fMLueg0WEM
After two weeks of backlash, the CUNY Board of Trustees released a statement condemning the speech as “a public expression of hate toward people and communities based on their religion, race or political affiliation.”
“This speech is particularly unacceptable at a ceremony celebrating the achievements of a wide diversity of graduates, and hurtful to the entire CUNY community, which was founded on the principle of equal access and opportunity,” the statement concluded.
While it’s good that the university did speak out against Mohammed’s rhetoric, it’s unfortunate that it took so long for them to do so. It’s also disappointing that the speech received such strong applause from the crowd. The fact that students applauded the line claiming that the law is rooted in white supremacy also calls into question what CUNY has been teaching its students in the classroom. Antisemitism and proposals for “revolutions” against the free market and the rule of law are not worthy of celebration.