The University of Southern California has placed economics professor John Strauss on paid administrative leave, with an additional ban from setting foot on campus, following comments he made about Hamas terrorists during a student protest.
On November 9, amidst a sea of students advocating for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and commemorating Palestinian “civilian” casualties, the 72-year-old scholar reportedly lost his academic poise and exclaimed, “Hamas are murderers. That’s all they are. Every one should be killed, and I hope they all are killed.”
His video immediately went viral online for telling the truth. The digital uproar led to administrative action, with Strauss being placed on paid administrative leave and barred from campus.
@USC is forcing tenured Prof John Strauss to teach his classes remotely for the rest of the semester after a doctored video circulated that made it seem like he had wished death on all Palestinians. In actuality, Strauss said, “Hamas are murderers. That’s all they are. Every one… pic.twitter.com/Lru9CpAUKw
— Canary Mission (@canarymission) November 22, 2023
According to the LA Times, a petition demanding Strauss’s dismissal has garnered over 6,500 signatures, while a counter-petition defending him as a victim of misinformation has attracted more than 9,000 supporters.
It comes as no surprise to many that USC is defending a terrorist organization, considering that US universities are influenced by extreme left-wing ideologies, which are indoctrinating the youths.
Hamas is widely recognized as a terrorist organization by various countries and international bodies. The US State Department designated HAMAS as a foreign terrorist organization in October 1997 due to its history of violence and attacks targeting civilians.
Hamas terrorists have ruled Gaza since 2007. In 2007, Hamas militants dug a tunnel under the Fatah headquarters and blew it up and then took over the territory.
And Hamas did this while they were holding “peace talks” with Fatah! Since 2007, Hamas has had 100% control of the Gaza Strip. That means when funds are donated to the Gaza Strip, they go through Hamas.
On October 7, 2023, Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist militant group, initiated a series of coordinated attacks against Israel. This offensive, which included
Source: The Gateway Pundit