Fordham University has been sliding further left for years like most universities, and they do have at least one avowed Marxist teaching at the school. There is hope, however. They rejected a chapter of the terror front group SJP. The group will not have a chapter on campus.
Students for Justice in Palestine was rejected because it promotes “polarization” instead of “dialogue”, according to the school’s dean.
The group supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. The movement was founded and is pushed by terrorists and their shady partners in the U.S. and other countries.
Leaked Email Delineating the Reasons
A leaked email by the Dean of Students Keith Eldredge indicates that after consultation with faculty, staff, students, and his own deliberation, the chapter of SJP would only advocate for the political goals of one specific group against one specific country.
The goals, he wrote, “run contrary to the mission and values of the University.” He also noted that the BDS movement is a “barrier to open dialogue and mutual learning and understanding.”
Eldredge cited the group’s “policy of rejecting the “normalization” of relations with any pro-Israel individuals or groups, which stands in blatant opposition to the spirit of open discussion which liberal arts universities aim to foster.”
“This policy has led SJP to reject overtures of cooperation from pro-Israel groups,” he wrote, “even when the two organizations are agreed upon a common issue”.
At San Diego State, he noted, the Jewish group was not allowed to sign a petition to make the campus more inclusive for Muslims.
The dean didn’t mention it, but SJP is a front group for Hamas.
As Truth Revolt wrote, This pro-terror campaign is guided and funded through a Hamas front called American Muslims for Palestine, whose principals were defendants in the Holy Land Foundation trial in which they were found to be funneling charitable contributions to Hamas. AMP was created by Hatem Bazian, a Hamas-supporting professor at UC Berkeley who is also the co-founder of SJP.
Maybe there is hope for these colleges and universities in this rejection. This is a glimmer.
Not everyone agrees with the Dean’s decision. NCAC is currently in the process of drafting a joint letter with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) to protest the university’s decision.
NCAC is the National Coalition Against Censorship and it’s interesting to note that the censorship they do approve of is pro-life artwork.