U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) on Thursday voted in favor of a House resolution denouncing college campuses’ support of Hamas, Hezbollah and other terrorist groups.
Students and faculty on campuses across America have expressed support for Palestine and the terrorist organization Hamas after it brutally attacked Israel on October 7.
Moore said many Jewish students and staff have felt threatened and bullied while on campus due to a rise in antisemitism.
“The atrocities Israel is facing at the hands of Islamic jihad terrorists has exposed the deep rot of antisemitism on American college campuses,” said Moore. “Condemning mass murder, rape, torture and kidnapping should never be controversial. We must reject any celebration of these despicable actions and do all we can to protect Jewish students, faculty and staff at American universities.”
The resolution was supported by 52 cosponsors, including U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville).
U.S. Rep. Burgess Owens (R-Utah), who introduced the resolution, said, “I never thought I’d see American students celebrate a terrorist organization dedicated to the destruction of Israel and the Jewish people,” said Chairman Owens. “Elite institutions have failed their students and alumni by offering inadequate statements of condemnation. This has exposed the deep rot of antisemitism in our higher education system, from statements placing blame solely on Israel for the atrocities of Hamas to demonstrations glorifying mass murder, rape, torture, and kidnapping. It is not nuanced or difficult to stand against terror.”
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