Boston U Graduates Refuse To Share Their Celebration With Protesters

Jannis Tobias Werner /
Jannis Tobias Werner /

At a time when Boston University graduates should be celebrating their accomplishments, the pro-Palestine/Hamas movement decided to try and take over the event. Decked out in caps, gowns, and Palestinian scarves, they raced to open up a banner.

But as Kassy Akiva shared on Twitter, their attempts to start chants were drowned out by the roar of “USA!! USA!!”

With security working quickly to remove the clearly anti-Israel protestors, over 50 protestors were reported to be mixed in with the graduates, and they walked out to join the picket line. A loud repetitive chant of “Disclose. Divest. We will not stop, we will not rest,” came from the gaggle frequently as they paraded around.

Removing these protestors and allowing these graduates to have their time without interruption or distraction should be paramount. Hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars have been put into these educations, and basking in the warmth of their achievement is something they should get to experience. Protesting from Palestine/Hamas instead is incredibly troublesome, especially as many of these protestors have no clue just how hated they are over there.

The Muslims who call Palestine home are strict followers of their religion and live under Sharia law. They have no tolerance for women, gays, or the right to free speech. Yet their supporters here in the US are made up mostly of women, members of the LGBTQ community, and their supporters. Unaware of just how tone-deaf their protests are, they continue parroting the same information from poorly researched sources.

As these demonstrations spring up across the country, many colleges have opted to cancel graduation instead of confronting the protests head-on. Given the number of college professors and faculty that are joining them in their message of hate towards Israel, it’s unfortunately an unsurprising decision.

Thank God Boston U and its graduates refuse to allow them to have the attention their parents obviously failed to give them.