CUNY commencement speaker rails against ‘fascist’ NYPD, says law ‘a manifestation of white supremacy’

As the 2023 graduating class of the City University of New York’s (CUNY) public law school prepared to celebrate their degrees, one commencement student speaker called for a “revolution” in an anti-American, “antisemitic” speech that even the school tried to hide.

Lawyer-to-be Fatima Mousa Mohammed was chosen to speak at the May 12 commencement and called the law “a manifestation of white supremacy” before urging her fellow classmates to “dismantle capitalism.”

“I come to you all from the rich soil of Yemen, raised by the humble streets of Queens,” Mohammed began.

“I chose CUNY School of Law for its articulated mission to be law in the service of human needs,” she said, “one of the very few legal institutions created to recognize that the law is a manifestation of white supremacy that continues to oppress and suppress people in this nation and around the world.”

Mohammed noted the importance of protecting “the organizers fighting endlessly day in, day out” to “lift the facade of legal neutrality and confront the systems of oppression that wreak violence on them, systems of oppression created to feed an empire with a ravenous appetite for destruction and violence.”

And now would probably be a good time to note that CUNY “received more than $12 million as part of the U.S. Congressional Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus Appropriations,” according to the university’s website.

Yes, America, you pay for CUNY to turn out people like Mohammed.

“The joy and excitement that fills the auditorium… may it be the fuel for the fight against capitalism, racism, imperialism and Zionism around the world,” she declared.

CUNY must have known how folks would react to their chosen student’s speech. They initially yanked it from YouTube, only to release it after progressive outcry over the “silencing a pro-Palestinian voice,” Fox News Digital reports.

“No one person will save the world,” Mohammed told graduates. “No single movement will liberate the masses. Those who brought the ferocity of the violence, those who carry the revolution, the people, the masses, those who brought the ferocity of the violence, those who need our protection. They will carry this revolution.”

A revolution is occurring, she said, it just isn’t receiving a lot of air-time.

“The revolution that lives so loudly despite not being televised,” Mohammed said. “No longer are we going to capitulate to oppressors. No longer are we going to put our hope in their depraved consciousness.”

Given “the murder of Black men like Jordan Neely by a White man on the MTA” and the politicians who “dignified” it, Mohammed called for “liberation.”

Of particular concern to Mohammed is “Israeli settler colonialism” and the “Palestinian political prisoners like HLF in U.S. prisons.”

According to Fox News Digital:

HLF, or the Holy Land Foundation, was a Texas-based charity that “existed to support Hamas,” a designated terror group by the U.S. State Department, according to the DOJ.

The Department of Justice convicted the defendants on material support of terrorism in 2009 after it found that “HLF intentionally hid its financial support for Hamas behind the guise of charitable donations” and “provided approximately $12.4 million in support to Hamas and its goal of creating an Islamic Palestinian state by eliminating the State of Israel through violent jihad.”


She railed against the “fascist NYPD” and the military.

“So one client at a time, one case at a time… We will show up for our communities,” she vowed. “We will show up for ourselves, and we will protect the fight that brings us all closer to the fall of all oppressive institutions, a reality that is only myopic and unrealistic to the oppressors, but is the inevitable future for the oppressed, for oppressed people everywhere.”

“For greater empires of destruction have fallen before,” Mohammed stated. “And so will these. So to the class of 2023, the fight begins now.”

CUNY Law appeared to try and distance itself from Mohammed’s speech.

In a statement to Fox News Digital, the school said, “[S]tudent speakers… offered congratulatory remarks and their own individual perspectives on advocating for social justice. As with all such commencement remarks, they reflect the voices of those individuals.”


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