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NYU's 'nonbinary' Hamas apologist defaces posters for hostages hours after using ABC News as platform to double down on Israel criticism

 T he so-called "non-binary" New York University student who referred to Hamas' slaughter of over   1,400   Israelis and dozen...

 The so-called "non-binary" New York University student who referred to Hamas' slaughter of over 1,400 Israelis and dozens of Americans earlier this month as "resistance" was recently given an opportunity by ABC News to amend her comments on national television. The unrepentant 24-year-old, Ryna Workman, doubled-down on her remarks and was seen hours later defacing posters of the hostages taken by the terrorist organization.

What's the background?

Days after the Hamas terror attacks, Workman, who refers to herself as an ungendered plurality, published a statement in her capacity as SBA president, saying, "This week, I want to express, first and foremost, my unwavering and absolute solidarity with Palestinians in their resistance against oppression toward liberation and self-determination. Israel bears full responsibility for this tremendous loss of life."

"This regime of state-sanctioned violence created the conditions that made resistance necessary. I will not condemn Palestinian resistance," she continued in her Oct. 10 statement. "Instead ... I condemn the violence of apartheid. I condemn the violence of settler colonialism. I condemn the violence of military occupation."

Blaze News reported that Workman's denunciation of Israel in the immediate aftermath of its attack by terrorists did not go unnoticed by her prospective employer with whom she was set to make a small fortune as a lawyer.

Winson & Strawn LLP ultimately rescinded the NYU law student's offer of employment.

Troy McKenzie, the dean of the law school, attempted to distance the school from Workman's pro-terror remarks, noting she did not speak for the school.

Days later, the NYU Student Bar Association moved to depose Workman.

According to the student paper Washington Square News, Workman's removal couldn't come fast enough. Last week, all members of the association stepped down.

Workman told the student paper, "You're seeing these resignations because it's a scary time to be speaking up for human rights right now, and I don't think it should be."

Workman further claimed in a statement, "The harassment campaign against me has targeted all facets of my identity: the fact that I am Black, the fact that I am queer, the fact that I am nonbinary. ... Regardless of how terrible my week has been, this attention on one student’s email to their fellow law students is entirely misplaced and a dangerous distraction. We must stay focused on what really matters, and that is doing all we can to prevent furthering the genocide of Palestinians in Gaza."

Doubling down

Workman appeared on "ABC News Live Prime" this week to discuss the backlash she has faced for signaling common cause with terrorists.

After the student regurgitated anti-Israeli talking points similar to those repeatedly advanced by leftists such as Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, ABC News host Linsey Davis asked, "If you were to redo the letter, obviously with the benefit of hindsight, anything you would have done differently?"

The student did not appear the slightest bit repentant for her remarks, answering, "I think I will continue to speak up for Palestinian human rights and use whatever platform I have available to me to call for a ceasefire and, you know, end this occupation that's harming the Palestinians."

Visibly dumbfounded by the student's response, Davis provided Workman with another opportunity to modify her previous glorification of savagery: "I'm just gonna try one more time. Would you change anything? Even the timing of it? Because some people felt it was too soon because your letter came before Israel even launched any kind of retaliation."

"I think it's important to note that the genocide happening right now did not start on Oct. 7, it started over 75 years ago," responded Workman. "We are seeing violence happening that is part of a much larger structural violence system that is happening in Palestine right now."

Davis asked whether Workman condemned Hamas' actions. The student doubled down on her previous remarks criticizing Israel, saying, "I think what I use my platform for and who I condemn was pretty clear by my message. And I think that I will continue to condemn apartheid and military occupation."

Davis changed tack, asking instead whether there was "room to have empathy for the Israelis who lost their lives, who were brutalized, who were raped and also empathy for the Palestinians? ... Do have empathy for the Israeli victims?"

Workman dodged the question and reiterated her call for a ceasefire.

Back at it and joined by more NYU students

Hours after the interview, Workman was spotted dressed in the same garb in New York City defacing posters of Israeli civilians who had been taken hostage by Hamas, reported the New York Post.

A video uploaded to X shows her taping pro-Palestine rally advertisements over the hostage posters. The ads, for an Oct. 25 national student walkout, read, "NYU STUDENTS, DEMAND A FREE PALESTINE. ... Bring a mask, a friend, and a kufiyah if you have one."

The protest was aimed at demanding the university's divestment from Israel.

Workman was not alone in her Wednesday walkout. Hundreds of NYU students, including members from various groups such as Students for Justice in Palestine, Young Democratic Socialists of America, and Faculty for Justice in Palestine reportedly joined her, marching from Schwartz Plaza to Washington Square Park.

John Beckman, a spokesman for the university, indicated that the signs exhibited by the anti-Israel protesters were "antisemitic, repugnant, and a disgrace; they are, in a word, vile."

One sign read, "Where there is oppression, there will be resistance."

Another showed a blue Star of David in a garbage can with the caption, "Please keep the world clean," reported the Daily Mail.

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