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‘Cesspool’ of anti-Israel behavior at University of Tennessee, watchdog group finds


A national watchdog group uncovered what it called a “disturbing trend” of anti-Semitic behavior on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with several students’ social media posts denigrating the Jewish faith and praising Adolf Hitler, The Algemeiner reported.

Canary Mission blamed the so-called “cesspool” of anti-Israel behavior on the university’s branches of Students for Justice in Palestine and the Muslim Students Association, according to last Thursday’s report.

One student, Jordan Welsh, was accused of making anti-American statements while bragging about his assault weapons and posting a photo describing Hitler as “The Original Emo Kid.”

A sophomore with ties to the MSA, Hesham Annamer, reportedly tweeted in 2014, “Hitler had a lot of great ideas. We need a guy like that in the white house.” A member of SJP named Mohamed Ali tweeted in 2012 that he’d written about Hitler for a class “cuz he’s a boss.”

Eyad Hijr, a graduate affiliated with the MSA, told one social media user in 2014, “I already hate you. You dirty filthy Jew. All your people do is f—– s— up. Wish hitler was still around to show you guys,” according to the report.

Meanwhile, the founder of SJP at the university, Amira Sakalla, referenced the First Intifada in a 2013 tweet and claimed it was “about time” for another Palestinian uprising, The Algemeiner added.


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