The ironic bigotry of progressive activism
KARYS RHEA, KEREN TOLEDANO
Tue Mar 10 2020
...And now, the progressive-Islamist milieu has coalesced and has become subtly but collectively anti-Jew. Consider Columbia University, supposedly a beacon of tolerance, where the prime minister of Malaysia – a proud, self-declared antisemite who has called Jews “hook-nosed” and said they “rule the world by proxy” – was invited to speak before a packed and supportive audience just days before the Rosh Hashanah.
Mahathir Mohamad made one virulent antisemitic comment after another, including questioning “who determined these numbers” in reference to Jews killed during the Holocaust. The crowd enthusiastically cheered him on. Dubbed the “#1 worst college for Jewish students” in 2016, with the most antisemitic incidents recorded on any campus that year, Columbia’s promotion of a well-known Jew-hater shouldn’t have surprised anyone. After all, this was the campus that in 2006 hosted former Iranian president and notorious Holocaust-denier Mahmoud Ahmadinejad....