New Zealand mosque shooting: Muslim NYU students blame Chelsea Clinton's "rhetoric" for terror attack
The students blamed her for the deadly attack as they believed she had "incited an Islamophobic mob" against Rep Ilhan Omar for her criticism of Israel
An NYU student was seen on camera berating Chelsea Cinton during a vigil for the victims of the New Zealand shooting, saying the massacre was "stoked by people like you and the words that you put out into the world."
Clinton was attending the vigil at the university when senior Leen Dweik confronted Clinton about her charge of using "anti-Semitic language and tropes" against Minnesota Democrat Rep Ilhan Omar.
In the video, Dweik says, "This right here is the result of a massacre stoked by people like you and the words that you put out into the world. And I want you to know that and I want you to feel that deeply - 49 people died because of the rhetoric you put out there."
Here is a pregnant Chelsea Clinton being accosted in public by NYU students blaming her for the New Zealand massacre. You are free to have your opinion, but how you express yourself matters. Note how Clinton never shuts down or stops listening, despite not deserving any of this. pic.twitter.com/V6XcC3lWCB— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) March 16, 2019
While Dweik says this, other students are seen snapping their fingers in approval. Clinton responded by saying, "I'm so sorry you feel that way," which did not sit well with the crowd. An unseen male is then heard shouting from the crowd, "What does 'I'm sorry you feel that way' mean? What does that mean?"
An NYU student Rose Asaf posted the video on Twitter where students at the vigil were seen angry at Clinton's accusation last month that Omar used 'anti-Semitic language and tropes' in her criticism of Israel.
Clinton had written on Twitter, "We should expect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism."
Asaf berated Chelsea for her criticism of Omar and said that the former first daughter had incited a "mob" against the Muslim congressman. Asaf wrote, "People haven’t forgotten the Islamophobic mob she incited against @IlhanMN. There is no sense of responsibility."
She also added that Dweik is a "bold a** palestinian muslim woman who doesn't have anything to apologize for." Since then her Twitter account has been made private.
Dweik also took to Twitter to post about the vigil, writing, "I ,was on the verge of tears all day today and actually cried on my into and during prayer but the charade of a vigil where more non-muslims than muslims spoke and chelsea clinton was invited made me so viscerally angry and i will not apologize for that."
A 28-year-old, identified as Brenton Tarrant, stormed into two Christchurch mosques on Friday and fired at random into a crowd of helpless worshippers, leaving 49 dead and 40 injured.