Tuesday, November 28, 2023

USC won't let Jewish professor teach on campus after he called Hamas terrorists 'murderers' who 'should be killed'

The University of Southern California has exiled a Jewish economics professor after he suggested to student activists that Hamas terrorists should be wiped out. Professor John Strauss, an esteemed and tenured professor at USC, must now teach his classes remotely for the remainder of the semester.

What's the background?

Strauss, 72, shared words in passing with a group of students involved in a Nov. 9 protest organized by the USC Student Coalition Against Labor Exploitation, USC Graduates for Palestine, and Trojans for Palestine, reported the College Fix.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the protest was part of a national "Shut It Down for Palestine" action and included a rally where students chanted, "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free" — widely regarded as a call for Israel's ruination.

Footage shows Strauss, audibly identified by students in the mob, mutter, "People are ignorant."

One activist halts the professor with the claim that they are gathered to "pay respect for those who were killed."

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