Maher, an Ivy League graduate himself, advised young people to reconsider attending these prestigious institutions. He argued that recent events have demonstrated how higher education has become a breeding ground for misguided ideas, including the simplistic belief that the world is divided into oppressors and the oppressed, with Israel being portrayed as the oppressor.
Maher highlighted the double standard among many elite college students who claim that words are violence and silence is violence, yet support Hamas terrorists who engage in acts of rape and murder. He sarcastically remarked that these students conveniently shift blame onto the victims and then proceed to attend ethics classes.
Maher has consistently maintained that Israel has the moral high ground in its ongoing conflict with the Palestinians, urging the Jewish state to respond to the Hamas attack without harming innocent civilians.
During his critique of Ivy League institutions, Maher specifically targeted pro-Palestine student groups at Harvard University. He pointed out that 34 student groups at Harvard signed a letter blaming Israel as the sole perpetrator of an apartheid regime, despite their lack of understanding of what constitutes apartheid. Maher criticized these students for their ignorance of history and their failure to seek knowledge beyond their intersectionality of politics and genderqueer identities class.
In a broader critique of higher education, Maher characterized college life as a combination of a day spa and a North Korean re-education camp. He likened it to a daycare center where toddlers have the power to dismiss adults. Maher humorously compared the prevalence of ignorance at Harvard Yard to the Wuhan wet market, alluding to the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fox News Digital reached out to Harvard for comment, and this article will be updated if a response is received. Harvard President Claudine Gay released a video statement condemning terrorism and hate, emphasizing the university's rejection of any form of discrimination based on faith, national origin, or identity.