In another show of cowardice by New Mexico’s flagship university, the University of New Mexico’s “leadership” joined New Mexico State University in refusing to condemn Hamas’ unprovoked attacks on Israel, leading to over 1,200 people being murdered by the terrorist group.
The statement from UNM read, “As an inclusive and global institution, we recognize that many members of our community have experienced challenging and distressing circumstances related to social and political oppression, conflict, war, and genocide. Today, we unite as university leaders in response to the escalating conflict in Israel and Gaza, and the unfortunate violence affecting our fellow human beings,” refusing to condemn the violence.
“It is impossible not to be profoundly affected by the dramatic and deeply disturbing information and chilling images that continue to emerge from the region. We express our condolences for the loss of life and stand in solidarity with the members of our community who have family, friends, and colleagues in the affected area and who may be directly impacted by the conflict,” the statement continued. “These individuals have courageously shared their personal experiences, concerns, frustration and sadness, and we ask our Lobo community to keep them and their loved ones in their thoughts, especially during this time while they are far from home.”
The statement concluded, “As educators, we believe deeply that learning and discovery serve as the most powerful foundation for helping human communities realize their opportunities without causing harm to other members of the human family.”
NMSU’s interim president Jay Gogue’s recent statement had much of the same nondescript bloviation, reading, in part, “New Mexico State University is fortunate to have students, faculty, and staff from around the world, and acknowledge the direct and indirect impact this violence is having. Our thoughts are with those who are in the most need at this time—those who are experiencing anger, or pain, or worse.”
Former Congresswoman Yvette Herrell blasted Gogue’s “spineless” statement as “beyond shameful.”
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, has yet to respond to the terrorism unleashed upon Israel, with murdered and raped corpses being dragged through the streets by Hamas terrorists and countless Israelis kidnapped by the radical Islamic group.