Prof Is Cool With Calling Israelis A ‘Mob’ But Not Palestinians

Rob Shimshock | Education Reporter

A Virginia professor condemned The Washington Post on May 14 for calling Palestinians a “mob” but has used the term on numerous occasions in the past to describe Israelis.

George Mason University Professor Noura Erakat objected to an article from The Washington Post, “Israel’s Use Of Fatal Fire In Gaza: Excessive Force Or Justified Mob Control”?

“‘Mob’???” The professor exclaimed. “Can we [please] try to acknowledge Palestinians as human? Not bugs to be exterminated. This is a freedom struggle.”

Fifty of the 62 individuals killed by Israel Monday belonged to the terrorist group, a Hamas official said. But while the professor condemned the use of what she perceives as dehumanizing language when applied to Palestinians, she seems to have no problem with calling Israelis a “mob.”

“Fadi Alloun —  shot dead by Israeli police while he ran away from an Israeli mob,” Erakat tweeted in 2015, linking to an article describing the shooting of a 19-year-old Palestinian man after he allegedly stabbed a Jewish boy.

She used the term again to describe an alleged attempted lynching of Palestinian children by a more numerous group of Jewish youth.

The professor frequently rails against “white supremacy” on Twitter, but she appeared to run into a bit of a conundrum in 2017 when she tweeted out an article describing the murder of a Muslim teen in Virginia.

“White supremacy breeds in all quarters, especially, in the most liberal ones we call home,” she noted.

“He wasn’t white … he was Latino,” another user replied. “Terror doesn’t know race. Islam[o]phobia doesn’t know race.”

“White supremacy is an ideology and what drives Islamophobia,” Erakat enlightened the user. “Not race specific. Don’t need to be white to practice it.”

The 2016 election of President Donald Trump represented the passing of a “referendum” on white nationalism, the professor also believes.

“Last night, White people in the U.S. passed a referendum affirming their righteous entitlement to dominate the rest of us,” she tweeted. “ [sic].”

She explained white nationalism “carried Trump,” apparently lumping whole white demographics that voted for the president into the sentiment.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to the professor for more insight on her remarks but received no comment in time for press.

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