Rollins College Deletes Pledge, National Anthem From Graduation Ceremonies
Rollins famously defended an Islamist professor with terror ties in 2017, after she went on an anti-Christian rant during class and obsessively harassed a Christian student that stood up to her. During her outburst she allowed for a discussion on the merits of implementing Sharia law, which prompted an Islamist student to make people feel uncomfortable after he took the professors lead, detailing his want for Sharia law in the United States. The student would end up being given a revenge grade by the professor and suspended by the school. The Islamist even filed a false report claiming he was hiding in bushes outside of her classroom, which was quickly discovered to be false. Areej Zufari, who once helped organize a fundraiser for an Islamist cleric for who made death-to-all Jews statements and was caught in radicalizing the Christian children of her lover, predictably played the victim. All the while, Rollins College slammed the truthful reporting on the matter as “hateful” and “close-minded”, talking about how Rollins was a place for “global experience.” They never once apologized to the student, but were forced to reinstate him and the professor claims she decided to leave her teaching role at Rollins shortly after. Thousands of Americans flooded the school with calls and emails sharing their disgust in how the school handled the situation, making it clear that WE DO NOT WANT SHARIA LAW in the United States of America. Fast-forward to the present. During their most recent graduation ceremony, Rollins College declined to open up with the Pledge of Allegiance or the National Anthem. The school is lead by President Grant Cornwell, who is a scholar on globalization, critical race theory and “redefining” citizenship in higher education. A spokeswoman for the school claimed that they have not featured the pledge or anthem at graduation ceremonies for “many years,” but declined to specify an exact timeline. Rollins also declined to specify if leftists student groups or professors had pushed the school to delete the anthem and pledge from the program during graduation. “While we begin every athletic contest with the playing of the national anthem, it has not been played at commencement ceremonies for many years. The American flag is displayed at all ceremonies.” While it is nice they still play the national anthem at sports events where they are subject to public pressure, its curious that they don’t embrace time-honored traditions during their graduation ceremony lead by their globalist President. Rollins College is a-ok with employing an Islamist professor with terror ties who promotes pro-Sharia talk in her classroom, but apparently respecting the United States of America at their graduation doesn’t fit the mold of their globalist experience under President Grant Cornwell. Shame on Rollins College. Jacob Engels is an Orlando based journalist whose work has been featured and republished in news outlets around the globe including Politico, InfoWars, MSNBC, Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Daily Mail UK, Associated Press, People Magazine, ABC, Fox News, and Australia’s New Dawn Magazine. Mr. Engels focuses on stories that other news outlets neglect or willingly hide to curry favor among the political and business special interests in the state of Florida.