A Muslim pre-school teacher in South Arlington, Texas has been suspended from the classroom following offensive social media messages in which she urged a friend to “kill some Jews.”
According to the Algemeiner newspaper, Children’s Courtyard school has fired teacher Nancy Salem after Salem posted a number of offensive, anti-Semitic messages on Twitter, including an exhortation to “kill some Jews.”
“This person is no longer with the company,” said a comment from the school on Facebook. Children’s Courtyard’s Twitter and Facebook accounts have been deluged with complaints from across the country as word spreads about Salem’s offensive messages.
“How many Jews died in the Holocaust? Not enough,” wrote Salem on Twitter. When wish another friend a safe trip to Palestine, she tweeted, “Have a safe trip Lulu. I love you baby girl! See you in 3 weeks! Kiss the Palestine ground for me and kill some jews!”
In another post, she wrote, “How was the copper wire invented? They threw a penny between two Jews. #LOLACAUST.”
Salem’s tweets were brought to light by the Canary Mission, which LawNewz.com called “a watchdog organization that exposes anti-American and anti-Jewish rhetoric on the internet.”
“Salem was one of 24 people associated with the University of Texas, Arlington chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine who were found to be posting hateful language against Jews and Israel,” reported LawNewz’ Ronn Blitzer.
Children’s Courtyard issued an official statement that said, “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.”
Michael Avenatti says he has El Chapo’s former jail cell — which the drug dealer described as ‘torture’: report
Attorney Michael Avenatti, the colorful attorney who came to prominence representing Stormy Daniels against Donald Trump, is unhappy with his jail conditions.
On Monday, his attorney wrote to the federal judge overseeing his trial to complain about the jail conditions Avenatti is experiencing during pre-trial detention.
Scott Srebnick, Avenatti's attorney, wrote to Judge Paul Gardephe to complain about the "notorious 10-South" section of the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where he is being held in the Special Housing Unit.
"He is in a cell reportedly once occupied by El Chapo, on a floor that houses individuals charged with terrorism offenses," Avenatti's attorney wrote.
It is Greta Thunberg vs Donald Trump at climate-focused Davos gathering of economic elites: report
The starkly opposed visions of US President Donald Trump and Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg on climate change will clash in Davos on Tuesday as the World Economic Forum tries to face up to the perils of global warming on its 50th meeting.
The four-day gathering of the world's top political and business leaders in the Swiss Alps gets under way seeking to meet head-on the dangers to both the environment and economy from the heating of the planet.
Trump, who has repeatedly expressed scepticism about climate change, is set to give the first keynote address of Davos 2020 on Tuesday morning, on the same day as his impeachment trial opens at the Senate in Washington.
‘Which Senator up this year most deserves to lose?’: Preet Bharara flooded with replies to provocative question
Former United States Attorney Preet Bharara asked his 1.2 million Twitter followers a provocative question on the eve of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.
With worries that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is presiding over a sham trial, many analysts have suggested that the Senate itself will be on trial.
"Which Senator up this year most deserves to lose?" Bharara, who was fired by Trump, asked.
There are a number of potentially vulnerable Republicans facing voters in 2020, including McConnell himself, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ), Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).