Nancy Salem Texas preschool teacher fired after anti semitic posts. An activist group exposes a pro Palestinian member espousing the death of Jews.
Nancy Salem a Texas preschool Texas teacher has ben fired after posting messages where she advocated the killing of Jewish people on twitter.
Read a 2013 post that was unearthed, ‘Kiss the Palestine ground for me and kill some Jews’.
Screen grabs of other tweets published by the Dallas Morning News also include Salem saying ‘How many Jews died in the Holocaust? Not enough’ followed by a series of hahas.
The posts were first highlighted by activist group Canary Mission, which published a report about alleged anti-Semitism among those associated with Students for Justice in Palestine at University of Texas at Arlington notes The Algemeiner.
According to the media outlet, Salem was among 24 anti-Israel activists at the University of Texas exposed by the activist group.
Canary says it was made ‘in order to document people and groups that are promoting hatred of the USA, Israel and the Jewish people, particularly on college campuses in North America.’
The resurfacing of Salem’s posts led to the woman’s employer, Children’s Courtyard being notified by social media users.
— Canary Mission (@canarymission) February 19, 2017
Responding to the fracas, the preschool and day care center released a statement Wenesday saying that the preschool teacher was no longer employed at the facility.
Read the statement: ‘Providing a safe, nurturing and inclusive learning environment is of the utmost importance to us,’
‘The offensive comments certainly don’t reflect our views. Our employees are expected to uphold certain standards of personal and professional conduct. Our senior leadership thoroughly investigated this matter. This person no longer works for our company.’
It wasn’t necessarily understood when the school first came to know about the tweets and when Salem left.
Offered spokeswoman Lydia Cisaruk via the nydailynews: ‘The offensive comments certainly don’t reflect our views. Our employees are expected to uphold certain standards of personal and professional conduct. Our senior leadership thoroughly investigated this matter’.
While the posts appear to be at least three to four years, they reflect a troubling trend which has seen dozens of Jewish community centers receiving hoax bomb threats.
One historical Jewish cemetery in St. Louis had nearly 200 gravestones damaged by vandals this weekend.
Perhaps none coincidentally, the anti-semitism sentiments/rhetoric/actions dovetail the rise in anti Muslim rhetoric with the ascent of Donald Trump year over year.
A report earlier this month released by the Southern Poverty Law Center cited the number of anti-Muslim hate groups in America tripled in 2016.
Nancy Salem to date has declined to respond to media requests for comment.