Recall the…incident…a few days ago in which a Hillcrest High School teacher was terrorized, solely for her support of Israel during the current Hamas-instigated war against Israel, and driven into a locked room for her own protection when 400 of the high school’s students rioted and targeted her, threatening to kill her, while waving Palestinian flags.
New York City Schools Chancellor David Banks is vociferously denying that those students were radicalized; he’s insisting, instead, that
This is a really good school with wonderful young people. And I’m so taken aback by this notion that these kids are terrorists…or radicalized.
Say Banks’ claim is true, and these antisemitic, terrorist-supporting, rioting students aren’t radicalized. What does that say about what is going on in Hillcrest High, one of the NYCSchools for which Banks is responsible, that their antisemitism, their support for terrorism, their rioting actually is their normal behavior?
What does that say about Banks that he considers their behavior to be unradicalized?