A Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) activist and pre-school teacher has been suspended from her job because of her anti-Semitic comments on Twitter.
University of Texas-Arlington (UTA) student Nancy Salem, who teaches young kids at The Children’s Courtyard in South Arlington was outed by Canary Mission, a campus watchdog group, along with dozens of others for racial hatred.
EAGnews.org posted some of the offending tweets made by Salem, a staunch supporter of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement:
[email protected]: How many Jews died in the Holocaust? Not enough”
“Have a safe trip Lulu. I love you baby girl! See you in 3 weeks! Kiss the Palestine ground for me and kill some jews!”
“How was the copper wire invented? They threw a penny between two Jews. LOLACHAUST.”
[email protected]: I hate Makki more than I hate Israeli Jews and math combined.”
Some of the others exposed with Salem were also members of the Muslim Students Association. Canary discovered that another UTA student in the school’s SJP group and her brother are cousins of the suspect who planned a bus bombing in 2012 in Tel Aviv.
UTA released the following statement:
“As one of the most diverse campuses in the nation, inclusion and respect are at the core of the values of The University of Texas at Arlington. UTA condemns statements of hate while acknowledging the principles of free speech and open expression. We welcome and encourage the sharing of ideas, thoughts and opinions, but we also expect respect and civility from students, faculty and staff.”
That didn’t make the parents of the pre-school children feel any better.
“You have a pre-school teacher Nancy Salem working with little children. She is preaching murder of Jews,” wrote Joyce Pustilnik. “This is not the type of person who should have any contact with children. She should be fired immediately.”
Another parent, Eva Najman, stated, “This school should be sued. How could you hire Nancy Salem, an activist with Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Texas, Arlington to teach young children that ‘justice’ for ‘Palestinians’ means killing Jews? You should be shut down immediately.”
The Children’s Courtyard hoped to allay any fears from parents, but not with this weak drivel:
“Our senior management team is working to address this matter. This in no way reflects the views of The Children’s Courtyard. We strive to provide an inclusive environment for all children, families and staff members. We also expect our employees to uphold standards of personal and professional conduct.”
Yeah, no one thinks this does reflect your views, but we’re just all confused on why she wasn’t immediately terminated. The children deserve better.