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On the morning of Oct. 7, American college students went to class, teachers taught lessons and all seemed well enough on the surface. The following day, after news of Hamas terrorists’ mass murders, rapes, torture and kidnappings spread, those campuses suddenly became hotbeds of terrorist sympathy and overt displays of antisemitism.
Americans were shocked our college kids could come out on the side of genocide, but we shouldn’t have been. The students dressing up as terrorists and demanding to know reporters’ ethnicities the week of Oct. 9 are the same kids walking to class the week of Oct. 2.
They’d been primed; taught lies and false narratives, by the universities themselves – and so far, no school has even begun to take the steps necessary to root the hatred out.
Supporters of both Israel and the Palestinians demonstrate on the campus of Columbia University on Oct. 12 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
To their credit, some have tried. On Friday, hundreds of UCLA faculty members called on the administration to “denounce in the strongest possible terms any celebrations of Hamas terror attacks and killings,” and asked the university to hold those “who directly participate