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Published On: Sat, Mar 16th, 2019

NYU student Leen Dweik attacks Chelsea Clinton at vigil for New Zealand victims

A New York University student Leen Dweik Friday evening verbally attacked Chelsea Clinton at a vigil for the New Zealand mosque shooting victims, claiming that she is part of the heated rhetoric which leads to evil behavior.

Clinton was accused of “stoking” the hatred behind the New Zealand mosque shootings. The student told Clinton “This, this, this right here is the result of a massacre … stoked by people like you and the words you put out […] I want you to know that and I want you to feel that deep inside.

“And I want you to know that and I want you to feel that deeply – 49 people died because of the rhetoric you put out there,” Dweik continued.

Those surrounding the two began snapping their fingers in a beatnik poem reading-like manner.

According to Fox News, Clinton had told the student “I’m so sorry that you feel that way […] it was never my intention. I do believe words matter. I believe we have to show solidarity.”

Here’s the video clip:

The presumption is that former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton tweets against anti-Semitism in response to Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) comments regarding Jews sparked the criticism. Omar has repeatedly suggested American Jews hold “dual loyalty” to Israel, even after being told this was a blatant anti-Semitic trope.

“Co-signed as an American. We should expect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism.”

If this seems unclear or a bizarre emotional response, the selfish perspective on the topic was revealed on Twitter as Dweik continued to criticize non-Muslims, even for showing up at the vigil.

“[I] was on the verge of tears all day today and actually cried on my into and during prayer but the charade of a vigil where more non-[M]uslims than [M]uslims spoke and [C]helsea [C]linton was invited made me so viscerally angry and [I] will not apologize for that,” she wrote.

“All of this stems from the anger and sadness i felt sitting in a space that was supposed to center me and my fellow muslims in mourning,” the student continued on Twitter. “[I]nstead became a space in which non-muslims preached abt love while turning around and supporting violent campaigns against muslims globally.

“[T]he only voices i care about in this situation are those of brown students and muslim students who were in that room. white people yelling at me via a twitter rage is the least of my concerns.”

 

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