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Rutgers prof: Fox News is picking on me just because I said the U.S. is worse than ISIS

July 29, 2015

My latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:

The ‘Islamophobia’ delusion
Prof. Kumar: Fox News is so mean to me

Deepa Kumar, a professor of media studies at Rutgers University, proudly took credit for helping run Condoleezza Rice off campus in 2014. “We won!” she tweeted when the Stanford professor and Bush administration secretary of state announced she was withdrawing as the university’s May 18, 2014 commencement speaker amid  such ugliness as students calling her a “war criminal” and professors (including Kumar) who had called for her to be “disinvited” planning a “teach-in” that would likely disrupt the graduation ceremonies.

But now Kumar is as mad as the rooster that lost the cockfight because Fox News discovered a more recent tweet of hers (on March 25) saying the U.S. was worse than ISIS. “Yes ISIS is brutal, but US is more so, 1.3 million killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan,” she’d written on Twitter.

How unfair for Fox to pick on her like that! And for those mean commentators to wonder aloud what she was doing teaching at a public university! In an interview with Inside Higher Education, Kumar says she’s fighting back:

“This is not the only case of a professor being targeted by Fox News and by the right — in fact, there’s a long history here of trying to silence and intimidate faculty who have dissenting opinions on the U.S. government and policies in the Middle East,” Kumar said in an interview. “The only way to push back and defend myself is to be public about it.”

Posted by Charlotte Allen

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