In an academy ceremonial conference, after criticizing Israel’s brutal treatment of Palestinians in a speech at the City University of New York (CUNY), a female Muslim student from Yemeni-American has reportedly received death threats.
According to the report, In her speech at the CUNY School of Law commencement ceremony on May 12, Fatima Mohammed, who is currently preparing for the New York State Bar examination, launched into an outspoken tirade about the regime’s ongoing, lethal aggression against Palestinians.
She has received death threats and Islamophobia, which have made her and her family fear for their safety, according to a report on Thursday from the Middle East Eye news and analysis website.”
In an excerpt from the speech, Mohammed criticized the occupying regime for continuing to “indiscriminately rain bullets and bombs on worshipers, murdering the old and the young, and attacking even funerals and graveyards,” according to Democracy Now!, an hour-long American television program”.
She also highlighted the regime’s encouragement of settler violence against Palestinians, pointing out how Tel Aviv “encourages lynch mobs to target Palestinian homes and businesses.”
Mohammed continued her speech by pointing out that the government was still imprisoning Palestinian children and evicting Palestinians from their homes as part of its settler colonialism project.”
Although the ceremony was live-streamed by the CUNY School of Law, the video was soon taken down from its YouTube channels.
She was criticized by the university on Tuesday for giving a “hate speech,” A never-ending barrage of criticism has also been directed at her by numerous American media outlets, including the New York Post, as well as many officials, including Mayor Eric Adams of New York City.”
However, Mohammed has been receiving encouraging remarks and actions in the interim, including from dozens of CUNY Law faculty, staff, and students who have asked the university to retract its May 30 statement and apologize to her.