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Rampant Antisemitism found among students at University of Texas, Arlington

Arlington, TX – “Stuff Jews in the oven” and “Kill some Jews” are among scores of offensive comments flooding the social media pages of current and former students at the University of Texas, Arlington (UTA), a dossier recently released by a national campus watchdog group revealed.

The report first published in the Algemeiner and compiled by Canary Mission – which anonymously monitors anti-American, anti-Israel and antisemitic activity on US college campuses — reveals 24 UTA students and graduates who have repeatedly cursed Jews, called for violence against Jews and both denied and championed the Holocaust in multiple Facebook and Twitter posts. Some post examples include:

  • UTA student and pre-school teacher, Nancy Salem told her friend to go “kill some Jews!”
  • UTA student and PANDORA Jewelry employee, Mariam Ghanem wrote “let’s stuff some Jews in the oven.”
  • UTA student Tareq Abdallah tweeted: “I swear if 1 Jew gets within 5 feet from me at the protest and says a word, straight murder.”

19 of the 24 UTA students investigated were found to be members of the UTA chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), a pro-Palestinian campus organization. An October 2016 study released at Brandeis — called  “Hotspots of Antisemitism and Anti-Israel Sentiment on US Campuses” — showed that the presence of an active SJP group on campus is, “one of the strongest predictors of perceiving a hostile climate towards Israel and Jews.”

The UTA report follows on the heels of a dossier on the University of Houston (UH) published in the Algemeiner on January 26th, which drew the attention of the university administration, Houston police, legal agencies and numerous Jewish community groups.

5 replies
  1. Frank
    Frank says:

    This is truly awful and will be dealt with (likely after considerable investment of scarce time and money). However, it should be clear that 24 current and former students tweeting hateful comments hardly speak for UTA and its members, which has >50,000 registered students. You can’t possibly expect that UTA knew of these tweets or had time to do anything about it . . . yet. On the other hand, I think it’s fair to follow up in the coming months and see what steps UTA (and the University of Houston) is taking to enforce our community standards within student groups.

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