NYU Professor Tells Students That Hamas Did Not Rape Women, Behead Babies
Demonstrators gather during a "#metoo unless you are a Jew" protest outside of United Nations headquarters in New York City on December 4, 2023. Israeli women and legal activists have accused international rights groups of maintaining a conspiracy of silence over alleged rapes and other sexual crimes committed by Hamas militants during the October 7 attacks. In addition to investigating the bloodshed, Israeli police say they have been exploring evidence of sexual violence, ranging from alleged gang rape to post-mortem mutilation. (Photo by Charly TRIBALLEAU / AFP) (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images)

A professor who is listed on the NYU website as “part-time faculty” and whose LinkedIn profile says he serves as an adjunct professor at The New School of Public Engagement told students that reports of Hamas raping women and beheading babies in the October 7 massacre were false.

Amin Husain spoke at a December 5 “teach-in” organized by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at The New School.

The Free Press obtained a video of Husain’s presentation from S.A.F.E. Campus; reporter Francesca Block reported that Husain stated, “Don’t take what the media says. … It’s really important. . . . Because these kind of questions try to put you on the defensive. They try to say. . . ‘Oh my God, you’re supporting rapists and people that behead babies,’ both of which, you know, whatever, we know it’s not true.”

Husain also stated of New York, “We live in a Zionist city. … No, let’s be real about this, let’s be f***ing real.”

On November 17, Husain spoke at the school, where he asserted of Israel, “This land isn’t for the Jews.” He added, “When you take [to] the streets, when you break windows, when you care for each other, when money doesn’t mean what they want it to mean, when you figure out how to set different values, when you know how to say to a Zionist ‘no,’ when you take a position even though you know it’ll make your life a little bit more difficult, trust me, it’s worth it. It’s worth it, and it scares the s*** out of them.”

Canary Mission, which reports on anti-Semitic people and groups, states in its bio of Husain:

Amin Husain has organized multiple violent New York City disruptions, promoted hatred of America and the police and incited hatred against pro-Israel supporters with Within Our Lifetime (WOL), an anti-Israel activist group in New York. Husain has claimed to have participated in the first intifada and personally visited a leader of the terror group Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). He has also expressed support for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terror group and glorified its leaders, promoted other terrorists and spread hatred of Israel.

Husain confirmed the accuracy of Canary Mission’s bio, telling the students, “Everything they cite. . . is true.”

A spokesperson for The New School told The Free Press that Husain’s affiliation with the school ended in 2019, but he had been repeatedly invited to speak by the campus’ SJP.

“The New School chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is entitled to use university space, as are all New School student organizations, for educational activities, and has the right to invite speakers representing various points of views to the university,” the spokesperson stated. “Individuals from The New School who choose to organize or attend these events are in no way speaking for, or representing, the university.”

Husain is a co-founder of Decolonize This Place, an organization that urged protests in 2020 and caused over $100,000 in damages, including vandalized subway stations, according to the New York Post.

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