Activist Barred After Calling For the Death Of Zionists

A college activist who gained notoriety for his statements against White People and ‘Zionists’ has been barred from Columbia University amid the ongoing clashes between police and anti-Israel protesters this month. The removal of Khymani James came after the arrest of the daughter of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) at Columbia.

James made statements against White people and ‘Zionists’ at a disciplinary hearing at the college in January. James said that “Zionists don’t deserve to live” and that the public should be “grateful that I’m not just going out and murdering Zionists.”

“If we can agree as a society, as a collective, that people, that persons, some persons need to die if they have an ideology that that results in the death of thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions — if there are people like that who exist, shouldn’t they die?” he said.

“Why would we want people who are supporters of genocide to live? I’m confused! Zionists, along with all White supremacists, needs to not exist because they actively kill and harm vulnerable people,” said the activist.

James partially apologized for the words but ultimately wrote that “Far right agitators went through months of my social media feed until they found a clip that they edited without context. When I recorded it, I had been unusually upset after an online mob targeted me because I am visibly black and Queer.”

Omar’s daughter was arrested after being removed from a student encampment on Columbia’s campus earlier this month. The representative’s daughter received sympathetic media coverage following the arrest for trespassing, being framed as her facing homelessness.

However, Omar wrote on social media that she was proud of her daughter. The activist also claimed that a “chemical weapon” was used against the protester that turned out to be a prank device commonly called a ‘fart bag.’

Omar joined the protests at Columbia late last week.

The demonstrations at Columbia were not isolated. A series of protests began at other universities, including some of the most expensive in the nation.

There were a series of arrests at different colleges where the students constructed tent encampments. This included at the University of Texas Austin and at New York University (NYU).

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