Chelsea Clinton berated by NYU student for 'stoking' hatred behind NZ massacre

Anthony Behar  Sipa USA

Anthony Behar Sipa USA

At the vigil, the New York University students said reactions like Clinton's "stoked" hatred of Muslims.

Chelsea Clinton tried to attend a vigil at New York University to show respect for the victims of the awful massacre in New Zealand but pro-Muslim activists used the opportunity to berate her for calling out anti-Semitism.

"I am so sorry that you feel that way", said Clinton.

"I'm so sorry, that certainly was never my intention, I believe that words matter", Clinton responds in the video. "I believe we have to show solidarity", Clinton told students who accosted her at the vigil. I want you to feel that deep inside. "Forty-nine people died because of the rhetoric you put out there".

"These out of control activists get into a pregnant woman's face and blame her condemnation of Rep. Omar's anti-Semitic remarks as the cause of the Christchurch terror attacks", Loesch said.

The girl who was seen calling out Clinton in the video appears to be a pro-Palestine Muslim activist and a sympathiser of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Donald Trump Jr., for one, came to Clinton's defense. "We should all be condemning anti-Semitism & all forms of hate".

However, a student at the event told Clinton "her rhetoric" had in fact contributed to help the attacks in New Zealand.

"Chelsea should be praised for speaking up, Trump wrote". "We should expect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism", Chelsea tweeted about Omar's accusation.

Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was one of many political leaders who denounced anti-Semitism after Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar criticised Israel's treatment of Palestinians and alleged money and lobbying were driving the United States to defend Israel and halt debate over the issue. "I want you to know that. Anyone who doesn't understand that is part of the problem", he tweeted.

Omar, a freshman Democratic representative of Minnesota and practicing Muslim, stirred up controversy last month when she criticized Israel's treatment of Palestinians, saying that lobbyists paid USA officials to support Israeli policies.

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