Trump has empowered Jews on campus says student who sued NYU over anti-semitism

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The same demonstrably left-wing media that have downplayed, dismissed, ignored or even seemingly excused the brutal murder of three Orthodox Jews last week in Jersey City are confident that President Donald Trump is an anti-Semite.

As evidence, they’ve pointed to an executive order he signed last week that granted civil rights protections to Jewish students. According to the left-wing media, this EO potentially makes Trump an anti-Semite …

But according to Adela Cojab Moadeb, a Jewish student at New York University, the media couldn’t be more wrong (though technically, they can and invariably are).

The problem, she wrote in an op-ed for the New York Post published Saturday, was that religion isn’t protected under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. This has allowed schools to ignore anti-Semitic bigotry and even in some cases side with the bigots.

Take what happened at NYU.

“When I first started at NYU, I was excited to go to a school that championed diversity and inclusion — until that diversity and inclusion applied to everyone except my community,” she wrote.

At NYU she observed “years of overt protests, boycotts, and direct aggression toward Jewish students from NYU’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP).” To make matters worse, NYU wound up honoring the group with the President’s Service Award for “outstanding contribution to NYU life.”

This despite SJP being an anti-Semitic group whose members “regularly demonize Jewish students who identify as Zionists or proud supporters of the State of Israel,” according to the Anti-Defamation League, and whose members at NYU, in particular, had burned an Israeli flag, publicly assault a Jewish student and more.

Bothered by the SJP’s increasingly aggressive behavior, Moadeb tried speaking with a number of NYU administrators, only to see her concerns be dismissed. She then filed suit, only to again see her concerns be rejected. But then Trump entered the picture.

“When I sued NYU for campus anti-Semitism, college leaders shrugged. It took the US president to do something about it,” she explained.

Namely, it took him signing an executive order that granted much-needed protections to regularly harassed/assaulted Jewish students across the country.

Although my legal complaint argued that NYU’s reaction — or lack thereof — to its Jewish community’s plight already violated Title VI, religion was not a protected class under civil rights law — at least until this week,” she wrote.

President Trump’s new executive order not only changes that reality, but corrects a longtime gross injustice against Jewish students. The order expands Title VI’s existing protections to explicitly include discrimination against Jews.

The president achieved this by granting protections to Jews who are discriminated against for their ethnic, racial or national characteristics.

“Standing with President Trump on stage allowed me the opportunity to elevate the voices of Jewish students nationwide, voices that up until now were not sufficiently protected under anti-discrimination laws,” Moadeb’s op-ed continued.

“If a single student watching the speech was inspired to stand up for their rights on a college campus, then my experiences at NYU, however unpleasant, were well worth it.”

She could be seen standing alongside the president during the EO’s announcement last Wednesday:

Despite Moadeb’s opinion on the matter — one that’s shared by famed liberal attorney Alan Dershowitz, among many other Jews — the habitually obtuse media have framed the executive order as an attack on the Jewish people.

“Why President Trump’s executive order to fight anti-Semitism is dangerous for Jews,” a headline at The Washington Post reads.

“Trump’s new executive order promotes white supremacy,” an even more absurd headline from Al Jazeera reads.

“President Trump’s executive order on anti-Semitism does not make me feel safer,” another piece, this one written for CNN by a Jewish professor (versus a Jewish student), likewise reads.

The premise of the media’s attacks is that the EO redefines Judaism as a nationality/race, and this feeds into the age-old anti-Semitic trope about dual loyalty.

That the media have used the president’s otherwise celebrated EO to accuse him of anti-Semitism hasn’t sat well with Ben Shapiro, a widely known Jewish political commentator who in a series of tweets last week contrasted the media’s outrage over the order to their lack of outrage over the recent murder of three Orthodox Jews.


Meanwhile, the Post ran a report last Thursday suggesting that the murder of three Orthodox Jews by two members of the Black Hebrew Israelites could be attributed to the gentrification of Jersey City caused by an influx of Jews.

According to some critics, the Post seemed to excuse the Jersey City terror attack by suggesting — however subtly — that the victims had brought it on themselves by flooding a neighborhood where they weren’t welcome …

The report wasn’t well-received:


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