University Student's Mic Repeatedly Cuts Out During Anti-Israel Commencement Rant

By Carver Malone | May 17, 2024

Saham David Ahmed Ali

During her commencement speech at Columbia University, a student's criticism of Israel was interrupted by technical difficulties that repeatedly silenced her microphone. 

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Saham David Ahmed Ali, speaking to graduates of the Mailman School of Public Health, shifted her focus to condemning the Ivy League institution and Israel's military actions in Gaza, which have led to a significant number of civilian casualties.

The pressure

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"The silence on this campus and the pressure to say nothing while the administration and professors assert that ‘we’re here for you’ while we’re actively witnessing the most televised genocide of our lives made me lose hope," she can be heard saying.