“When they started banging on the door, my heart started pounding. I was crying. I think if the doors weren’t locked, I don’t know what would have happened.” (NY Post)
FULL DISCLOSURE:: it is mandatory due diligence to inform the reader of the following personal nexus to the existential topic at hand, despite the more than obvious, long-standing, rampant anti-Semitism coursing throughout academia — currently, much of which is couched under support for Hamas, that is, despite its Islamic jihadi/genocidal/barbarism!.
AS to Cooper Union, the heretofore premiere college for budding, ambitious architects (and related design fields), yes, it was the prominent address where a much-loved brother-in-law graduated from. A son of Holocaust Survivors (Auschwitz), he felt honored to be immersed within its esteemed halls learning his future craft — only to witness today’s young Islamic Nazis chasing Jews down the very same halls in a threatening and menacing manner!
IT was due to its stellar program that he became an owner of one of the most respected architectural practices in New York City and beyond. Moreover, he even taught upcoming architectural/design students at related NYC institutions, Parsons School of Design among them — some of whom went on to achieve their coveted, award-winning success.
AS to the NYPD: the intersection within is as personal as it gets….allowing this investigative journalist/Islamic jihadi terrorism expert specific access that media types would salivate.
UNARGUABLY, as soon as Comrade De Blasio took over the helm and decimated/castrated the NYPD — from its well-earned status as the national gold standard in policing, in tandem with the entire city apparatus and the totality of the fabric of NYC — it was anticipated (by pie-in-the-sky liberals) that Mayor Adams would restore the NYPD to its former glory. In a nutshell, he is all talk and no action! Bluster-like. Puffed-chest.
Per The NY Post
A Jewish senior at the East Village institution recounted the terrifying moment she watched the demonstrators slam anti-Zionist posters against the window and shout “antisemitic rhetoric” just a few feet away.
I hope @cooperunion recognizes how completely disgraced they are, and I hope people withdraw and spend their tuition $ elsewhere.
— Dan Goldwasser (@dgoldwas) October 26, 2023
“When they started banging on the door, my heart started pounding. I was crying. I think if the doors weren’t locked — I don’t know what would have happened,” the student, who asked to remain anonymous, told The Post.
“I don’t want to speculate what would’ve happened. It just makes me too nervous. I was absolutely terrified at that moment.”
The demonstrators — who were carrying Palestinian flags and “Zionism Hands Off Our Universities” signs — had scheduled the 1 p.m. demonstration outside the 7 E. 7th St. building when they decided to move through the interior.
Security on the library’s 7th level locked the doors upon hearing the group come closer, preventing them from coming inside, but not stopping them from banging on the walls and continuing their chanting.
Several of the 11 Jewish students huddled inside the Cooper Union Library called 911 or contacted relatives who called the police for help.
Video of the pro-Hamas mob from another posted by WPIX-TV (not clear they personally took the video):
“Just spoke with the Uncle of one of the Jewish students barricaded in the Cooper Union Library by the Hamas Terrorists; his nephew refused to go out through the tunnels- he was led out the front door by a huge number of NYPD surrounded by the Hamas thugs.”
The viral message, “BREAKING NOW: my sources tell me several Jewish students @cooperunion are currently locked in the school library as a pro-Hamas rally outside of the Cooper Union building learned the Jews were afraid and sitting in the library, then brought the protest inside and are barricading all exits. Police have been called for 40 min and are afraid to get involved. Security locked the students in because they worry they cannot protect the Jews right now.”
Students for Justice in Palestine reportedly behind the protest:
“I can also report that earlier today, I saw a confirmed weekly guidelines email sent out by “Students for Justice in Palestine” advising members to partake in “Bird dogging,” which the document defined as following other students around & not responding privacy & space.”
Confirming NYPD rescue of Jewish students.
If anyone. I’m wondering why the title says Anti-Semitic instead of Anti-Israel. The answer is easy: there is no difference.
“We were not created in order to teach morals and manners to our enemies. Let them learn these things for themselves before they establish relations with us. We want to hit back at anybody who harms us. Whoever does not repay a blow by a blow is also incapable of repaying a good deed in kind. Only something who can hate his enemies can be a faithful friend to those who love him.”- Ze’ev Jabotinsy.