Jewish Billionaire Quits Columbia University Business School Board, Citing School’s ‘Moral Cowardice’ | Eastern North Carolina Now

"The entire Columbia administration has failed to take a strong stance."

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Mairead Elordi.

    Jewish billionaire and philanthropist Henry Swieca has quit the board of Columbia University's business school, citing the Ivy League school's "moral cowardice" on anti-Jewish sentiment on campus.

    Swieca slammed Columbia for allowing "pro-Hamas students" to march on campus and said he must make "a clear and principled stand regarding recent events."

    "To my deep regret, the reputation and integrity of Columbia University, and by extension, Columbia Business School, have been significantly compromised by a moral cowardice that appears beyond repair," Swieca wrote in an October 30 letter to Columbia Business School Dean Costis Maglaras.

    Swieca called the deadly attacks by the terrorist group Hamas on Israeli civilians last month "deeply revolting."

    On October 7, Hamas launched deadly terrorist attacks on Israel that killed more than 1,400 people, including women and children. Israel has responded with airstrikes and a ground offensive.

    "Statements from the University are meaningless when pro-Hamas students march on campus yelling slogans calling for the complete destruction of Israel," Swieca wrote, calling it "abhorrent."

    "The entire Columbia administration has failed to take a strong stance condemning Hamas, an organization whose very charter plainly states its goal to annihilate the state of Israel and Jews worldwide," Swieca continued. "With blatantly anti-Jewish student groups and professors allowed to operate with complete impunity, it sends a clear and distressing message that Jews are not just unwelcome, but also unsafe on campus."

    Swieca concluded his letter by saying that given these circumstances, he is "compelled to disassociate myself" from Columbia.

    "My resignation is an expression of my deep concern for the direction in which the university is heading," Swieca said.

    After the letter's release, Columbia Assistant Professor Shai Davidai expressed support for the former board member, calling him "brave and honorable" and saying Swieca resigned in response to the university's "refusal to condemn Hamas' crimes against humanity."

    On November 1, Columbia University's president praised the "persistence" of students accused of anti-Semitism in the wake of Hamas' attacks, Fox News reported.


    "We are grateful for the persistence and perseverance of the students, and their families, in the face of this harassment," Columbia University President Minouche Shafik said in an email to the community.

    Shafik said the university was establishing a "Doxing Resource Group" after a nonprofit sent trucks to Columbia's campuses in Manhattan with large video screens that read "Columbia's Leading Antisemites" and showed students' headshots and names.

    Pro-Palestinian protests have cropped up at a number of universities since Hamas' attacks last month.

A majority of Americans still believe in OUR 1st Amendment guaranteed Freedom of Speech; however, at what bold point does the constitutional right to Free Speech becomes unabashed anti-Semitic Hate Speech, and while it should possibly be tolerated on our college campuses, and on the streets of mostly Sanctuary Cities, these events should be rightfully observed and scrupulously monitored ... or, not? What is your true opinion of when too much of enough is just too much, or not?
  The answer to Free Speech I don't agree with is more, and incredibly robust Free Speech.
  There is a point when Free Speech becomes counter productive to sustaining a peaceful society.
  Free Speech should only be tolerated if it represents the status quo of the highly educated orthodoxy.
  Early in life, I learned to speak only when I am spoken to.
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Considering what real news is available for all to witness, and in great specificity, should one pursue what is true outside of the channeled realm of the corrupt corporate /legacy media, and: Is Institutionalized Corruption real, and is it a hindrance to sustaining our Constitutional Republic now, and for future generations of American citizens?
  Not sure
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