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Amin Husain

Amin Husain has bragged about fighting in the First Intifada

New York University said it has suspended an adjunct professor and pro-Palestinian activist amid reports he dismissed Hamas atrocities.

NYU Spokesperson John Beckman stated on Thursday, “To be clear, Mr. [Amin] Husain has been suspended and is not currently teaching any classes at NYU,” according to the university’s website.

“All members of our community must adhere to the University’s discrimination and anti-harassment policies; we investigate all complaints we receive and take appropriate action, which may include taking measures such as suspension,” Beckman stated.

In a video published Thursday by The Free Press, Husain (pictured) tells students at The New School in Manhattan, “Don’t take what the media says.”

“It’s really important,” Husain said, according to the news outlet. “Because these kind of questions try to put you on the defensive. They try to say. . . ‘Oh my God, you’re supporting rapists and people that behead babies,’ both of which, you know, whatever, we know it’s not true.”

S.A.F.E. Campus, an organization combating antisemitism at universities in the U.S., sent the video to the outlet.

The group “advocates for Zionist Jews discriminated against and excluded on college campuses,” according to its X profile. “We are vigilantly non-partisan.”

The Free Press reported that Husain was listed as a part-time faculty member at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and taught the course “Art, Activism, and Beyond” from 2016 to 2022. The course included lessons on movements such as Black Lives Matter.

Husain’s Gallatin School page appears to have been removed.

However, the LinkedIn page of “Husain Amin” describes him as an “Adjunct Professor at NYU.”

“I am an organizer, activist, artist, writer, cultural producer, and lawyer living in Brooklyn, NY,” according to the LinkedIn profile.

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The Free Press reported that Husain was born in the West Bank and “has boasted in the past of taking part in the First Intifada, which led to the deaths of at least 1,000 Palestinians and more than 100 Israelis from 1987 to 1993.”

At a 2016 rally in Times Square, Manhattan, he said, “Living 18 years in Palestine, I was fighting in the first uprising, I was throwing rocks, Molotov cocktails, the like,” according to the news outlet.

In a video posted Oct. 10 to X, Husain told a pro-Palestine crowd in Times Square that the NYPD is “our enemy” and “an impediment to the liberation of Palestine,” as The College Fix previously reported.

The Fix could not immediately verify when the video was taken.

Husain is also a co-cofounder of Decolonize This Place, a movement supporting “Indigenous struggle, Black liberation, free Palestine, global wage workers, [and] degentrification,” according to its Instagram.

Canary Mission, an organization “document[ing] individuals and organizations that promote hatred of the USA, Israel and Jews on North American college campuses and beyond,” stated Husain “has organized multiple violent New York City disruptions, promoted hatred of America and the police and incited hatred against pro-Israel supporters with Within Our Lifetime (WOL), an anti-Israel activist group in New York.”

In the video posted by The Free Press, Husain tells students jokingly that his Canary Mission profile “is one of the best biographies I have.”

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IMAGE: Canary Mission

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