Albany Law professor ripped for praise of Palestinians ‘tearing down the walls of colonialism’
An Albany Law School professor is being condemned for a tweet saying “Long live the Palestinian resistance & people of Gaza.”
Professor Nina Farnia posted on X, formerly Twitter, that the Palestinians are “tearing down the walls of colonialism & apartheid.”
“As the Biden admin builds more walls at US borders, the people of the world are rising up & tearing walls down. The Palestinians are a beacon for us all.”
Farnia’s remarks come following the terrorist attacks by Hamas that killed 1,200 Israelis and counting.
Farnia’s biography on the school’s website said she is a scholar of Critical Race theory and focuses on the role of modern imperialism in U.S. law and politics.
Stop Antisemitism wrote on X that Farnia is “justifying the rape, torture and butchering of Israelis.”
Journalist and podcaster Megyn Kelly, a graduate of Albany Law School, called Farnia a “bigoted disgrace” and said she should be fired immediately.
Farnia has not backed down from those comments. She wrote a follow-up post saying that she woke up today to death threats and said people on Twitter are “revealing themselves as proponents of racist violence on my page, not to mention censorship and suppression of speech. Let the record speak for itself.”
Kelly replied to that tweet that Farnia has revealed herself to be a “vile Jew-hater.”
In response to NewsChannel 13’s inquiry, university officials said they could not comment on personnel matters but sent a generic statement condemning the terrorist attacks.
“Albany Law School unequivocally condemns the Hamas terrorist attacks on Israel and the slaughter of innocent civilians. These acts of unspeakable terror are an affront to humanity. We express our unconditional support for all of those affected by the horrific violence,” said President and Dean Cinnamon P. Carlarne and Dan Grossman, chairman of the Board of Trustees.
NewsChannel 13 has reached out to Farnia for comment by has not heard back.