FSSP Rad Trad Influencers Alma Mater Franciscan University Of Steubenville Is Pro-Hamas


Most all Rad Trad Influencers who attend FSSP went to Steubenville.

Steubenville is Pro-Hamas.

Go figure.....

Catholic College Sociologists Promote Hamas 

Thousands of university sociologists, including Catholic ones, recently signed a letter defending the Oct. 7th Hamas attack as a "struggle for freedom." uring the same week that Franciscan University of Steubenville held a conference seeking solutions to the growing problem of anti-Semitism, 1,919 academic sociologists signed an open letter denouncing Israel and the Jewish people. Several of the signers of the anti-Semitic letter are current professors on Catholic campuses here and abroad. Demanding “an immediate ceasefire,” the 1,919 sociologists wrote that they “unreservedly condemn” what they describe as “the latest violence against the Palestinian people in Gaza and the West Bank at the hands of the Israeli regime.” Ignoring the fact of the October 7th atrocities committed by Hamas death squads in Israel, the sociologists claim that they are “aligning themselves with these freedom struggles.” Claiming that Israel is “targeting hospitals and ambulances, members of the press, universities, schools and relief offices,” the sociologists—most of them from elite colleges and universities as varied as Boulder and Berkeley, Harvard and Holy Cross, Boston College and Boston University, as well as Santa Cruz and San Francisco, Pitt and Princeton, and a long list of others—including Georgetown and Notre Dame—have called on their colleagues “to stand in solidarity with Palestinians and against settler colonialism, imperialism, and genocide.” 

It is not surprising to those of us who have been part of the sociology world for the past few decades that such a despicable letter would emerge from a gathering of sociologists. The discipline has become what the late sociologist Irving Louis Horowitz described as: “a gathering of individuals who have special agendas, from gay and lesbian rights to liberation theology.” In his 1994 book, The Decomposition of Sociology, Horowitz writes: “any notion of a common democratic culture has become suspect. Ideologists masked as sociologists attack the very notion of a universal scientific base as a dangerous form of bourgeois objectivism, or worse, as an imperialist pretention.” While few would be surprised that sociologists would write such a letter, it is surprising the Catholic college and university professors would sign on and support it. There were two professors and one graduate student from Boston College who signed the letter—Professors Josh Seim and Ali Kadivar, and Jon Blum, a Boston College Ph.D. student. Notre Dame signers included Professor Abi Ocobock and Ph.D. student Taylor Hartson. Professor Sadia Saeed of the University of San Francisco signed the letter, as did three professors from Georgetown: Gözde Güran, Carla Shedd, and John L. Esposito, who is listed as a Distinguished Professor at Georgetown University. Referring to the massacre of October 7th as a “struggle for freedom” is just the latest example of what Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan referred to as sociologists’ “defining deviancy down.” Senator Moynihan first used that term at a gathering of sociologists at their annual meeting. He was trying to warn them. He knew that the study of deviant behavior, once one of the most important subdisciplines within sociology, became “simply a term of moral opprobrium; all social norms were really bourgeois norms; opposition to such norms represented alternative lifestyles at the least and revolutionary consciousness at the most.” Horowitz recognized more than four decades ago that such a worldview denies an external world of commonly shared experience. Source