POLITICS: NYU prof Amin Husain’s sick bigotry proves that antisemitism is alive and well on campuses
Jewish students knew not to take any of his classes: That by itself shows that Amin Husain shouldn’t have been teaching at New York University, even in the Gallatin adult-ed program.
And it’s proof positive that NYU is OK with antisemitism at a deep institutional level, and that ousting a few university presidents or even a handful of board members won’t remotely fix American academia.
He also brags about receiving “the honors of antisemitic multiple times” and gloats over his profile on the antisemite-flagging website Canary Mission, as “one of the best biographies” he has, saying “everything they cite is true.”
“Everything” being a long list of his extremist beliefs and claims, including “support for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terror group and glorif[ying] its leaders.”
NYU spokesperson John Beckman told The Post that Husain has been suspended, though he didn’t say when, claiming of “the University’s discrimination and anti-harassment policies” that “we investigate all complaints we receive and take appropriate action, which may include taking measures, such as suspension.”
Hmm: Last October, an NYU alum launched a Change.Org petition pushing for Husain’s dismissal for using “his position at this esteemed institution to propagate hate and violence against Jews.”
But a properly functioning school should never employ a faculty member so biased against a single group that they don’t dare take his classes.
The hatemonger has never tried to cover up his vile history; he’s proud of it — bragged of it just last month, on video.
But being anti-cop, anti-Israel and anti-America are qualities that most universities find excusable, maybe even appealing; certainly nothing for administrators to beware of.
As we’ve said before, the fall of Harvard’s Claudine Gay and UPenn’s Liz McGill (only to tenured faculty jobs, mind you) is barely a beginning for the change that needs to come.
Amin Husain is mainly just fresh proof of how deep the rot runs.