School officials and alumni voiced concern that these students could face harm or intimidation due to being “doxed.” The first thing that comes to mind is, “Welcome to the party.” In recent years, conservative students have been doxed, assaulted and received death threats for their political views. In 2021, a University of Nebraska professor revealed the names of students who belonged to the conservative group Turning Point USA and described them as supporting a “terrorist-financing” organization. He encouraged would-be employers to take note of their names when making hiring decisions. In April, activists physically attacked former University of Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines for advocating at a TPUSA event on the San Francisco State University campus that men should not be allowed to compete in women’s sports. murder them by the hundreds, or rape women and decapitate babies? The death toll in Israel has climbed to more than 1,300 people, including 27 Americans, according to CBS News. That is the face of pure evil and must be condemned in the harshest of terms. Student leaders with the 30 groups that signed on to the Harvard Undergraduate Palestinian Solidarity Committee letter, saying Hamas was justified, should be prepared to stand by their beliefs or, upon further reflection, renounce them.
Harvard students who blamed Israel after Hamas’ terrorist attacks say they’re afraid for their safety, as a truck revealing students’ names and their faces continued to drive around the Cambridge campus on Thursday. https://t.co/PUtfMhngw2— Boston Herald (@bostonherald) October 12, 2023
The student publication The Harvard Crimson reported at least nine of the co-signing student groups had withdrawn their signatures as of Thursday evening. On Thursday, Adam Guillette, president of Accuracy in Media, posted on X, “It’s always funny when students on the campus where Facebook was invented are complaining about their names and photos being publicly available.”
large number of harvard student organizations blaming israel solely for hamas terrorist attacks killing 700 civilians.can’t imagine who would want to identify with such a group. harvard parents—talk to your educated kids about this. pic.twitter.com/q9StJ3MJpf — ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) October 8, 2023
He told the Crimson the names and faces of students who have withdrawn their signatures from the letter are no longer being displayed on the AIM truck. Former Harvard president and Clinton administration Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers has called for the exposure of students to stop. “I yield to no one in my revulsion at the statement apparently made on behalf of 30 plus @Harvard student groups. But please everybody take a deep breath,” Summers wrote on social media Wednesday. “Many in these groups never saw the statement before it went out,” he said. “It is a time for absolute clarity that words or deeds that threaten the safety of others in our community will not be tolerated.”
It’s always funny when students on the campus where Facebook was invented are complaining about their names and photos being publicly available.— Adam Guillette (@adamguillette) October 12, 2023
Meanwhile, Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said the names of all the students who stand by the letter should be made public.
I yield to no one in my revulsion at the statement apparently made on behalf of 30 plus @Harvard student groups. But please everybody take a deep breath. Many in these groups never saw the statement before it went out. In some case those approving did not understand exactly…— Lawrence H. Summers (@LHSummers) October 11, 2023
America is the land of the free, but with that freedom comes responsibility. It’s just as well that young people learn supporting barbaric terrorism could negatively affect their futures.
I have been asked by a number of CEOs if @harvard would release a list of the members of each of the Harvard organizations that have issued the letter assigning sole responsibility for Hamas’ heinous acts to Israel, so as to insure that none of us inadvertently hire any of their… https://t.co/7kzGOAGwp9— Bill Ackman (@BillAckman) October 10, 2023
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.