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Professor Goes on Unhinged Rant About Israel Creating ISIS

Oberlin President Marvin Krislov listens during the ceremony to inaugurate him as the fourteenth president of Oberlin College Friday, November 2, 2007. (AP Photo/The Plain Dealer, Gus Chan) **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Joy Karega, an assistant professor of rhetoric and composition at Oberlin College, let loose on Facebook with several unhinged posts about Israel and ISIS.

She is unapologetic about her rampant anti-Semitism, claiming that Israel was responsible for the Charlie Hebdo attack as well as for the rise of ISIS.

Campus Reform:

“This ain’t even hard. They unleashed Mossad [Israel’s national intelligence agency] on France and it’s clear why…And I stopped letting folks bully me with that ‘You’re being anti-semetic’ nonsense a long time ago. Just a strategy to shut folks up who criticize Zionism…” Karega wrote along with her post.

Later that day, Karega wrote another post blasting Netanyahu for attending a free speech rally in Paris when French President François Hollande had asked him not to come.

“Netanyahu wanted to bend Hollande and French governmental officials over one more time in public just in case the message wasn’t received via Massod [sic] and the ‘attacks’ they orchestrated in Paris,” she wrote.

n November, Karega posted another theory to her Facebook, claiming Israel’s national intelligence agency was conspiring with ISIS.

“It’s troubling in this day and age, where there is all this access to information, most of the general public doesn’t know who and what ISIS really is. I promise you, ISIS is not a jihadist, Islamic terrorist organization. It’s a CIA and Mossad operation, and there’s too much information out here for the general public not to know that.”

The professor took the posts down following a firestorm of protest.  But the college president defended Karega, saying he “respects the right of its faculty, students, staff and alumni to express their personal views.”

Even when they’re bat-guano crazy, I guess.

Alan Dershowitz pounced on the president’s statement:

If Karega had expressed comparably bigoted views about Blacks, Muslims or gays, the President of Oberlin would not have posted the boilerplate he posted,” Dershowitz said. “He would have condemned those views, even if he defended her right to express them.

At Oberlin, the rational and logical has been replaced by the hatred and insanity of anti-Semitism.