Clarification: This article has been updated from its original version to reflect that law students Danielle Mikaelian and Mohini Tangri did not at any time support the pro-Hamas letter.
(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) Some leftist Harvard University students dialed back their support of an anti-Semitic letter after they realized that there were potential consequences to siding with Hamas terrorists who murdered soldiers, raped women and beheaded babies during an Oct. 7 massacre of innocent Israeli citizens.
On Tuesday, 17 Harvard groups joined around 500 faculty and staff and 3,000 others in signing a counter-statement attacking the other groups’ letter as “completely wrong and deeply offensive,” the Harvard Crimson reported.
Some of those who rescinded their support appeared to do so only after billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman called for Harvard to release the names of the students in these groups so that they wouldn’t be hired by Wall Street.
“If, in fact, their members support the letter they have released, the names of the signatories should be made public so their views are publicly known,” he wrote.
I have been asked by a number of CEOs if @harvard would release a list of the members of each of the Harvard organizations that have issued the letter assigning sole responsibility for Hamas’ heinous acts to Israel, so as to insure that none of us inadvertently hire any of their… https://t.co/7kzGOAGwp9
— Bill Ackman (@BillAckman) October 10, 2023