Nothing highlights the truly foul nature of liberals like the death of a conservative. No matter who it is or how uncontroversial the person might be, you’ll always, always, always find soulless progressives on social media tweeting about how glad they are that this individual has died. Let’s face it, if these scummy liberals will attack Barbara friggin’ Bush, of all people, they’ll attack anyone.
It was in commemoration of Bush’s death on Tuesday that Fresno State Associate Professor Randa Jarrar, who looks like an extra from the “Jabba’s Palace” scene of Return of the Jedi, unleashed a storm of invective on Twitter.
“PSA: either you are against these pieces of shit and their genocidal ways or you’re part of the problem,” she wrote. “That’s actually how simple this is. I’m happy the witch is dead. can’t wait for the rest of the family to fall to their demise the way 1.5 million iraqis have. byyyeeeeeee.”
Jarrar, who is a Muslim from Kuwait – a country that would have been annexed by Saddam Hussein had it not been for Barbara Bush’s husband – went on to say: “Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal. Fuck outta here with your nice words.”
After taking some heat in the replies, Jarrar bragged that she was a tenured professor whose job was secure. “I will never be fired,” she said.
She then went on to play victim. “If you’d like to know what it’s like to be an Arab American Muslim American woman with some clout online expressing an opinion, look at the racists going crazy in my mentions right now.”
Aw, poor thing. We’re certain the replies she’s getting have everything to do with her Arab-American heritage and nothing at all to do with her disgusting slander of a beloved figure.
Whether or not Jarrar will be fired remains to be seen, but the Fresno State president, Joseph Castro, could not ignore the controversy. He released a statement distancing the school from the professor’s regrettable and unhinged remarks.
“On behalf of Fresno State, I extend my deepest condolences to the Bush family on the loss of our former First Lady, Barbara Bush,” Castro said. “We share the deep concerns expressed by others over the personal comments made today by professor Randa Jarrar, a professor in the English Department at Fresno State. Her statements were made as a private citizen, not as a representative at Fresno State.
“Professor Jarrar’s expressed personal views and commentary are obviously contrary to the core values of our University, which include respect and empathy for individuals with divergent points of view, and a sincere commitment to mutual understanding and progress,” the statement concluded.
As far as we’re concerned, this is less about her opinion of Barbara Bush, which she’s entitled to, and more about her unprofessional conduct. She sounds like an outright loon, to put it bluntly. Does Fresno State really want someone like this working for them? Of course, knowing that she’s running her Cheeto-stained fingers down the Yellow Pages for a discrimination lawyer, the school is probably eager to move past this incident without trouble. We’ll see if the community gives them that luxury.