Chelsea Clinton tried to attend a vigil at New York University to show respect for the victims of the horrible massacre in New Zealand but pro-Muslim activists used the opportunity to berate her for calling out anti-Semitism.
Clinton apologized but the activists continued to blame her for the massacre that claimed 49 lives.
A friend of one of the activists posted a short video of the altercation on Twitter.
"I'm so sorry," Clinton is heard saying on the video, "it certainly was never my intention, I do believe words matter, I believe we have to show solidarity..."
"They do matter! This, right here," the activist interrupted angrily, pointing to the vigil, "is the result of a massacre stoked by people like you and the words that you put out into the world!
"And I want you to know that, and I want you to feel that deep inside," she added emphatically.
"I'm so sorry you feel that way," Clinton responded.
"What does 'I'm sorry you feel that way' mean? What does that mean?" demanded another activist.
Here's the video of the altercation:
The activist posted a tweet criticizing Clinton before the confrontation and explaining why she was upset.
"[T]he CAUCASITY that chelsea clinton has showing up to a vigil for the 49 muslims massacred in an islamophobic hate crime after STOKING ISLAMOPHOBIA AND RACISM surrounding ilhan omar.... f**king ridiculous," she tweeted.
Others tweeted similar grievances against Clinton.
"A lot of students feel uncomfortable," said Esor Fasa, who posted the video. "People haven't forgotten the Islamophobic mob she incited against @IlhanMN. There is no sense of responsibility."
"Not at all helpful or healing to see @ChelseaClinton at the @ICNYU vigil for the victims of the #NZMosqueShooting after she piled on to the racist and Islamophobic smear campaign against @IlhanMN just a few days ago," tweeted Mohammed Khan with a photo of Clinton.
Not at all helpful or healing to see @ChelseaClinton at the @ICNYU vigil for the victims of the #NZMosqueShooting a… https://t.co/36ji27oZzp— Mohammad Khan (@Mohammad Khan)1552688496.0
Here's the latest on Omar's anti-Semitism scandal:
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[Ed. Note: This article has been edited to replace a tweet that was deleted.]