Amin Husain, a professor at New York University founded a group called “Decolonize this place” which was behind the attack on the New York Subway systems.
A New York University professor is one of the masterminds behind the anarchist group that organized theÂ rampage through the subwaysÂ last month, destroying turnstiles, stranding thousands of commuters and spray-painting â€œFâ€“k Copsâ€ on station walls.
Amin Husain, 44, is a co-founder of Decolonize This Place, which urged its radical followers in a social media campaign to â€œf-ck sh-t upâ€ on Jan. 31 in a violent assault on the cityâ€™s transit system that concluded with 13 arrests and $100,000 in damage.
He scrubbed his social media so we have no clue exactly how much he had to do with this current attack:
Husain recently scrubbed most of his social media posts so exactly what role he might have played in the underground explosion is not known. Protesters called for a free transit system with â€œno copsâ€ patrolling the subways. Some vandalized stations by pouring glue or honey into turnstiles to jam them up, or chaining doors open.
Husain did not return messages seeking comment. After Post inquires last week, his contact information was deleted from NYUâ€™s web site.
He is an extreme radical that teaches â€œArt, Activism, and Beyondâ€ at his college campus.
Asked if Husain is being probed in the wild spree or was one of those arrested, the NYPD refused comment. â€œWe donâ€™t ever comment on specifics,â€ said NYPD Lt. John Grimpel. A spokeswoman for the Manhattan District Attorneyâ€™s Office said they had no arrest records for Husain.
At NYU, Husain may be imparting his radical ethos to students, teaching a class on militant activism, according to the schoolâ€™s web site.
Born in Palestine, Husain has spoken publicly about attacking Israeli soldiers as a teenager during the first Palestinian Intifada, a four-year-long uprising against the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza which began in 1987.
â€œI was throwing rocks, Molotov cocktails, the like,â€ he said at a pro-Palestinian rally in Times Square in July 2016 captured on a YouTube video.
Founded in 2016 by Husain and fellow activist Nitasha Dhillon â€” an India-born artist â€” Decolonize This Place describes itself online as a grass-roots social justice organization that seeks to raise awareness of the struggles of Native and African Americans, Palestinians, and other marginalized groups.
But the web site also features various revolutionary manuals, including a diagram entitled â€œHow to Shut Down the City.â€ The drawing shows a step-by-step guide on how to overpower an opponent, including kicking in the face and groin. Thought bubbles feature words such as â€œnails,â€ â€œglass bottlesâ€ and â€œmasks.â€
Husain teaches a workshop called â€œArt, Activism, and Beyondâ€ in the â€œexperimental humanitiesâ€ department of NYUâ€™s Gallatin School for Individualized Study, a small interdisciplinary college whose alumni include actors Rooney Mara and Dakota Fanning. The workshop â€œinterrogates the relationship between art and activism,â€ and uses anarchist movements such as Occupy Wall Street and Direct Action Front for Palestine, an anti-Israeli group, as case studies, NYUâ€™s web site says.
This is completely insane. This is the equivalent of a college hiring a Nazi professor to teach a class to students. This is a man who promotes communist tactics as the way to solve what he views as America’s problems. This guy doesn’t care about you. This guy doesn’t care about our constitutional republic. The only thing this man cares about is wreaking havoc on our country.
We need to start outing more of these extreme radical professors. I’m not talking about professors that are socialists. I’m not talking about professors that don’t like President Trump. The professors I’m talking about are ones like Husain. Professors that actively promote violent, unlawful changes to our system. I can only imagine what the students taking this class have been told. I can only imagine how many students have been brainwashed by a man with such evil beliefs.
There is no excuse for a man like this to be teaching our children.
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