A professor at Columbia University is under attack for a series of comments he made this week about Israel and the US. During the 66-year-old professor’s anti-Israel rant, he accused the Jewish state of being responsible for “every dirty treacherous ugly and pernicious act happening in the world.”
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Hamid Dabashi, a professor at the Center for Iranian Studies at Columbia University who also teaches Comparative Literature, has come under fire for tweeting against anti-Israel messages earlier this week.
Israel is responsible for “every dirty treacherous ugly and pernicious act happening in the world,” Dabashi, a tenured Columbia University professor, tweeted on Monday.
“Every dirty treacherous ugly and pernicious act happening in the world just wait for a few days and the ugly name of ‘Israel’ will pup…” he tweeted, linking his tweet to an article published a few days ago in the New York Times titled “Opponents of Iran deal hired Investigators to dig up dirt on Obama aide.”
Every dirty treacherous ugly and pernicious act happening in the world just wait for a few days and the ugly name of “Israel” will pup… https://t.co/DcbxoJt3HO
— Hamid Dabashi (@HamidDabashi) May 8, 2018
“These laughing hyaenas —the Zionists the Saudis and the US neocons are f**** with the wrong country — in their stupidity and ignorance they think they are fighting with the Iranian government — they are dead wrong — they are picking up a fight…” a later tweet of his read.
Rena Nasar, a StandWithUs campus director, told the student-run news website Campus Reform that “blaming the Jewish state for every problem in the world is virulent anti-Semitism, echoing rhetoric that has led to oppression and violence against Jews for centuries.”
Nasar went on to say: “Unfortunately, this is unsurprising coming from a professor with a long history of racism against Jews and Israelis. Columbia University should unequivocally condemn this hate coming from one of its faculty members.”
This ridiculous man, this notorious, corrupt , criminally insane creature, this laughing stock of every decent civilized human being on planet earth, this pathetic pathological liar, this vulgar vicious charlatan, this… https://t.co/U9c4DKeeQn
— Hamid Dabashi (@HamidDabashi) May 2, 2018
Earlier this week, Dabashi also referred to US President Donald Trump with a series of derogatory names, calling him “this ridiculous man, this notorious, corrupt, criminally insane creature, this laughing stock of every decent civilized human being on planet earth, this pathetic pathological liar, this vulgar vicious charlatan, this settler colonialist racist thug, this war criminal, this leading perpetrator of crimes against humanity, this nightmare who needs to be put in a [straitjacket] and chained to a cage in an asylum house or a zoo…”
Dabashi, 66, is well-known for his racial and controversial statements. In the past, he has called Israel “a dyslexic Biblical exegesis,” “a colonial settlement,” and a “Jewish apartheid state.”
In an interview with AsiaSource in June 2003, Dabashi referred to Israel as “a colonial state” and “nothing more than a military base for the rising predatory empire of the United States.”
According to Fox News, neither Dabashi nor the university immediately responded to a request for their comment.