Ocasio-Cortez And Rashida Tlaib Attack Major University

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(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York and Rashida Tlaib from Michigan have expressed their disapproval regarding the suspension of Representative Ilhan Omar’s daughter, Isra Hirsi, from Barnard College. Hirsi was suspended following her involvement in a pro-Palestinian protest at the college, which is affiliated with Columbia University.

Isra Hirsi shared on the social media platform X that her suspension was due to her participation in a demonstration supporting Palestinian rights. She highlighted her clean disciplinary record and the peaceful nature of the protest, questioning the severity of the college’s response.

Ocasio-Cortez criticized the decision on social media, questioning how a student with no prior disciplinary issues could be suspended so swiftly after participating in a nonviolent demonstration. She raised concerns about what she perceives as an uneven approach to protests related to Palestinian rights.

Tlaib also commented on the situation, linking it to a broader national pattern of punitive measures against students advocating for Palestinian causes. She described the actions taken against these students as a violation of their constitutional rights and deemed them appalling.

Columbia University responded by stating that while it does not publicly discuss individual disciplinary actions, the protest led to the establishment of an unauthorized encampment on its property. The university’s senior staff had issued warnings to the students involved, advising them of potential sanctions and the possibility of suspension if they did not comply with requests to disband.

This incident is part of a wider context of increased activism and subsequent administrative crackdowns on U.S. college campuses, especially following recent conflicts involving Israel and Hamas. The issue is further complicated by a lawsuit filed against Columbia University by civil rights groups, alleging unfair suspensions of pro-Palestine student organizations in the past academic year.

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