Amin Husain is a Palestinian-American who co-founded one of the most radical anarchists groups in NYC, Decolonize This Place. Husain supports the antisemitic BDS movement as well as NYC Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP).
In 2015, Amin Husain and his group participated in a rally at the Israeli consulate in New York, co-sponsored by NYC SJP. The rally urged support for a “Day of Rage” and protesters at the rally screamed “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” a well known catch phrase calling for the elimination of the Jewish State.
Also in 2015, while working on a film titled “The Coming Intifada” Husain held a meeting with Khader Adnan, a senior member of the terrorist group Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). PIJ’s sole goal is to eliminate the Jewish State by attacking Israeli civilians, sometimes using women and children as suicide bombers.
In 2016, Husain helped lead a pro-BDS “International Day of Al Quds” rally again in NYC. Husain spoke at the rally, confirming he committed violent acts against Jews during the First Intifada: “I was fighting in the first uprising, I was throwing rocks, molotov cocktails, the like.” In his speech, Husain also promoted the antisemeitic BDS movement and advocated fighting for “justice” in all the ways possible including violence (Jihad) in America.
Husain is also a big opponent to any type of interfaith dialogue between Jews and Muslims; in 2016 he posted on Facebook an article titled “The Hidden Dangers of Interfaith Discussions on Palestine and Israel” condemning the Muslim Leadership Initiative (MLI), sponsored by the Shalom Hartman Institute. MLI was founded by Imam Abdullah Antepli, the first Muslim chaplain at Duke University, as an educational program for Muslim Americans to better engage with American Jews. Huasin signed a statement hosted on Abbas Hamideh’s antisemitic news website Al-Awda to express “firm opposition to the resumption of bilateral Israeli-Palestinian negotiations”.
Amin Husain also likes to glorify terror and promote convicted terrorists on social media. In the summer of 2016, he supported the Foreign Terrorist Organization Hamas affiliated terrorist Mohammed Faqih, who murdered Rabbi Michael Mark, calling him a “Palestinian resistance fighter.” In 2017 Husain featured a video on his Facebook page (now deleted) that glorified Leila Khaled, a leading member of the terrorist organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) who participated in the hijacking of two flights.
On January 31st, 2020 Husain’s radical group, Decolonize This Place, was center stage as one of the main organizers for the anti-Police protest that shut down and paralyzed Grand Central Station in NYC. The protest immediately turned violent as Husain’s followers vandalized turnstiles, urinated on benches, and shattered fair machines.
Despite Amin Husain’s radical views and behavior, he continues to teach as an adjunct professor at the Pratt Institute, New York University, and the The New School for Social Research, sharing his frightening beliefs with influential young students.