Amin Husain is the co-founder of an anarchist group that led a recent riot through the New York subway, causing mayhem and a massive amount of damage.
Palestinian New York University professor Amin Husain leads an anarchist group called “Decolonize This Place,” which spearheaded a “rampage through the subways” at the end of January, wrecking turnstiles, spray-painting “F**k Cops,” and stranding commuters who could not return home, the New York Post reported.
The 44-year-old urged people on social media to “f-ck sh-t up” on Jan. 31 in an incident that resulted in 13 arrests and $100,000 in damage.
Husain claims to be from “Palestine,” according to the Post, and reportedly bragged about “attacking Israeli soldiers as a teenager” during the first Intifada, a four-year-long nightmare during which Palestinians perpetrated horrific acts of terror on Israelis.
“I was throwing rocks, Molotov cocktails, the like,” Husain claimed at an anti-Israel rally in Times Square in July 2016.
The Post report also detailed Husain’s role at NYU, which removed the teacher’s contact information from its website.
Husain apparently taught a class in “militant activism,” according to the school’s site.
On Tuesday, NYU students spoke to Fox News, with one one of them commenting, “Quite honestly, it’s disappointing that NYU hasn’t taken the necessary steps to make sure that this professor is nowhere near students in the future. … [T]his had not just affected students. This affected commuters all over the city and NYU should make a statement by firing this professor so they don’t condone violence.”