Why American college students protest biological gender but support mass terrorism

If you asked the average American which was more oppressive, biological gender or militant terrorism, I imagine most would say terrorism.

But not today’s college students.

Many colleges,…

If you asked the average American which was more oppressive, biological gender or militant terrorism, I imagine most would say terrorism.

But not today’s college students.

Many colleges, professors and students have drawn national ire in recent weeks for expressing pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel, and even outright antisemitic sentiments after the horrific Hamas attacks.

As Harvard, Georgetown, UC Berkley and many others attempt to manage their impossible PR crisis, it’s worth asking:

Why are young adults more outraged by a woman saying only biological women are women than by the slaughter of hundreds of innocent Israeli civilians? 

In April, former NCAA swimmer Riley Gaines was forced to barricade herself in a room at San Francisco State University after being assaulted for saying women’s sports should be for biological women only. 

She later testified to Congress that she was effectively “held hostage” for hours by hundreds of protesters.  

When Michael Knowles, a prominent conservative commentator, came to University of Pittsburgh to discuss transgenderism, trans activists rioted, setting off a smoke bomb and even burning an effigy of Knowles in the middle of the street.  

And Turning Point USA President Charlie Kirk faced even worse violence at UC Davis, with activists breaking windows and doors, eventually requiring police intervention.  

But it’s not all about transgenderism.  

Students at City University of New York law school ironically refused to allow Josh Blackman to speak about free speech simply because he opposed the immigration policy known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – which in their minds automatically made him a racist white supremacist.  

And while some college students are losing their marbles (literally) over basic physiological principles, their peers are simultaneously supporting violent, militant terrorist organizations – often through groups such as Students for Justice in Palestine.  

SJP’s ostensible goal is to support “Palestinian liberation” – a mission explicitly shared by Hamas.  

In its 2017 manifesto, Hamas calls the nation of Israel a “Zionist project” and claims it is a “racist, aggressive, colonial and expansionist project based on seizing the properties of others.”  

It claims that “anti-Semitism and the persecution of the Jews are phenomena fundamentally linked to European history and not to the history of the Arabs and the Muslims or their heritage.” 

In other words, Hamas has given itself a permanent get-out-of-jail free card against accusations of antisemitism or genocide. 

Its logic says the persecution of the Jews is a uniquely European problem; Hamas isn’t European; therefore, Hamas isn’t persecuting Jews. 

The manifesto continues, “The Zionist movement … is the most dangerous form of settlement occupation which has already disappeared from much of the world and must disappear from Palestine.” 

Translation: Hamas wants to wipe out the nation of Israel. And it’s not genocide because the terrorists are Palestinian, not European. 

Yet this is the narrative many of America’s youth have bought into, and it’s easy to see why.  

“Racist colonial expansionists” sounds a lot like the left’s portrayal of America’s own founders who, funny enough, also have strong ties to European history.  

And radical progressives have fully embraced the idea that “only white people can be racist” – a not-so-distant cousin of “only Europeans can persecute Jews.”   

Hamas has crafted a narrative of victimhood in which Israel is the oppressor and Palestinians the oppressed – or at least lower on the totem pole of oppression. 

In a culture where victimhood is synonymous with moral superiority, college students fell for it, hook, line and sinker.  

And supporting “liberation” means justifying any retaliatory action against any perceived oppressor – even if the “oppressor” is just saying women are biologically different than men.  

In the meantime, America’s colleges are stuck with a generation that will defend transgender people’s right to exist at all costs while simultaneously undermining Israel and Israelis’ right to exist at all costs.  

I wonder what student activists would say if they met a transgender Israeli?  

Maybe something about peace in the Middle East.