Middle East studies in the News
Texas Pre-School Teacher Removed From Classroom After Twitter Calls to 'Kill Some Jews' Come to Light
by Lea Speyer and Rachel Frommer
A pre-school teacher in Texas has been suspended from the classroom pending an investigation into her encouraging social media followers to "kill some Jews," The Algemeiner has learned.
Nancy Salem, who teaches at The Children's Courtyard in Arlington, as The Algemeiner first reported, was among 24 anti-Israel activists at the University of Texas, Arlington (UTA), exposed by covert campus watchdog group Canary Mission for expressing racist and violent thoughts online.
Salem — a member of the UTA chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine and a supporter of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement — used her now-disabled Twitter account to post such remarks as: "How many Jews died in the Holocaust? Not enough...HAHAHAHA."
Since Canary Mission's exposure of Salem's social media behavior, the Children's Courtyard's Facebook page has been flooded with comments criticizing the institution and calling on parents to remove their children from the school.
In response, the school stated, "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."
The Algemeiner was unable to reach Salem for comment, as she has closed her social media pages and the school declined to share her contact information.Note: Articles listed under "Middle East studies in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
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