(RightIsRight.co) – America’s disgrace in letting deranged leftists ruin the nation’s higher education has been laid bare as an Ivy League history professor has openly praised the Palestinian Islamist terrorist group Hamas for its massacre of over 1,400 Israelis, Americans, and others.
The disturbing episode occurred as Russell Rickford, an associate professor of history at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, told a crowd of students the bloody October 7 attack on Israel was “exhilarating” and “energizing.”
You can see the video below.
Rickford’s tirade was caught on video during a pro-Palestine protest and later shared online, with many condemning his comments, The New York Post reports.
“[The Hamas attack] shifted the balance of politics and punctured the illusion of invincibility [of Israel]… That’s what they’ve done. You don’t have to be a Hamas supporter to recognize it,” the Cornell history professor declared.
Rickford suggested that the Palestinians had been subject to conflict and suppression and felt relief after the attack.
“It was exhilarating. It was exhilarating, it was energizing. And if they weren’t exhilarated by this challenge to the monopoly of violence, the shifting of the violence of power, then they would not be human. I was exhilarated,” he added.
In the video, some students seemed to concur with Rickford.
The protestors chanted, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” a slogan often used by pro-Palestinian supporters, which has been declared anti-Semitic by the American Jewish Committee.
Both Rickford and Cornell University did not provide any comments when approached by The Post.
This incident follows another at the same university where a diversity and inclusion director, Derron Borders, labeled the Hamas attack as “resistance.”
Borders later acknowledged the severity of the attack yet equated it to Israel’s actions against Palestinians.
A parallel situation emerged at Harvard University when multiple student organizations endorsed a letter that blamed Israel entirely for the terrorist assault.
Though Harvard’s president defended the students’ right to express their views, the backlash from significant business figures led several groups to retract their support.
A nonprofit news watchdog, Accuracy in Media, responded by showcasing the students’ names in the letter, branding them as “Harvard’s Leading Antisemites.”
— Sam Aberman (@samaberman) October 15, 2023