WATCH: Cornell Professor Says Hamas Atrocities Were ‘Exhilarating’

October 17, 2023

A Cornell University professor told a crowd of students that the Hamas terror attacks against Israeli citizens were "exhilarating" and "energizing."

"It was exhilarating," Russell Rickford, a history professor at Cornell, told a crowd during a pro-Palestinian protest on Sunday. "It was energizing. And if they weren't exhilarated by this challenge to the monopoly of violence, by this shifting of the balance of power, then they would not be human. I was exhilarated."

According to his X profile, Rickford is a "historian of the Black radical tradition" and has supported defunding the police.

The crowd at the protest began shouting the anti-Semitic chant, "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free," according to the Daily Mail. 

It's the latest development from a college campus showing support for Hamas's terror among students and faculty.

A George Washington University professor called the Hamas killers "martyrs," and hundreds of faculty members at the University of Michigan blamed Israel for the attack that left more than 1,400 Israelis, mostly civilians, dead.

Lawmakers have slammed their alma maters for their weak responses to the attacks, and some donors have said they'll stop giving to universities that had only a muted response to Hamas's terror.

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