Muslim students berate Chelsea Clinton at vigil for New Zealand victims and say SHE is responsible for attack because she ‘incited an Islamophobic mob’ against Ilhan Omar
- Chelsea Clinton tried to attend a vigil at New York University on Friday
- Students berated her and said her words had inspired attack in New Zealand
- White nationalist shooter killed 49 people at two mosques in Christchurch
- NYU students said that Clinton had inspired ‘Islamophobic mob’ with her words
- Was referring to Clinton’s criticism of Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar last month
- Clinton accused Omar of using ‘anti-Semitic tropes’ in her language about Israel
Muslim students have berated Chelsea Clinton at a vigil for the victims of the New Zealand mosques massacre, saying she is to blame for the attack.
Clinton was attending the vigil at New York University on Friday when senior Leen Dweik began castigating her in an astonishing moment caught on video.
‘This right here is the result of a massacre stoked by people like you and the words that you put out into the world,’ said Dweik, gesturing to the vigil for the 49 who were killed in Christchurch when a white nationalist shooter stormed two mosques.
‘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, jabbing her index finger toward Clinton as other students snap their fingers in approval.
Clinton was attending the vigil at New York University on Friday when a female student began laying into her in an astonishing moment caught on video
‘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, jabbing her index finger toward Clinton.
‘I’m so sorry you feel that way,’ Clinton responds, only to provoke more ire from the crowd.
‘What does “I’m sorry you feel that way” mean? What does that mean?’ an unseen male is heard shouting from the crowd.
According NYU student Rose Asaf, who posted the video on Twitter, students at the vigil were angry about Clinton’s accusation last month that Rep Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, used ‘anti-Semitic language and tropes’ while criticizing Israel.
‘People haven’t forgotten the Islamophobic mob she incited against @IlhanMN. There is no sense of responsibility,’ wrote Asaf, who identified herself as a ‘Jewish leftist’ in her Twitter profile.
Asaf has served in the NYU student senate as Senator at-Large for Marginalized Jewish Students, Student Activists, and Students With Mental Health Struggles, according to published reports.
Democratic representative from Minnesota Ilhan Omar (C-L) prepares to address several hundred students at rally outside the US Capitol on Friday
Asaf wrote in a Tweet that Dweik is a ‘bold a** palestinian muslim woman’ who ‘doesn’t have anything to apologize for.’
Her Twitter account has since been set to private.
Dweik was tagged in Asaf’s post as Twitter user @vivafalastin, whose profile says she is an NYU senior and features the Palestinian flag.
Dweik wrote in a Twitter post about 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-muslims than muslims spoke and chelsea clinton was invited made me so viscerally angry and i will not apologize for that.’
Dweik was identified in a November article as an Alternate Senator-at-Large for Middle Eastern and North African Students and Documented Non-citizen Students at NYU.