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CUNY Law Graduation Speaker is Recently-Named "Antisemite of the Year"


I accidentally posted a link a few minutes ago that I meant to post elsewhere, but you can find the basic story here.

The student in question is best-known for pulling out a lighter, lighting it, and then threatening to set someone's Israel Defense Forces shirt on fire–while he was wearing it. CUNY Law School responded with a statement denouncing antisemitism and then, remarkably, "CUNY Law dean Mary Lu Bilek withdrew the condemnation and issued a statement apologizing and stating that Kiswami 'exercised her First Amendment right to express her opinion.'" Please note, that, while that is the incident she is best-known for, it's hardly the only "highlight" of her activist career.