We have unfortunately become all too accustomed to North American university professors brainwashing students with lies about Israel. But for some reason, the latest one uncovered – David Kang, an International Studies Professor at the University of Southern California (USC) – has shocked me more, perhaps because of the nonchalance with which he expresses his evil ideas.
International Studies Professor David Kang gave a presentation on terrorism on October 26 in front of 200 students in the International Relations 210 class. One of the slides was titled “Who are terrorists?”and listed “Israeli Zionists” along with Kim Jong-Il and Mao Zedong below it:
By the way, notice any thing missing from this slide? (or more specifically, organizations of a particular religion or ideology)? Apparently Kang sees fit to mention Israelis as terrorists, but not even one Islamic terror group.
Another slide featured a quote from Hamas’ spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin stating, “We are not ready to move our struggle outside the occupied Palestinian land. We are not prepared to open international fronts, however much we criticize the unfair American position.”
Seems to me like Kang is making a point of showing Hamas is restricting their terrorism to Israel, and are not “unreasonable.”
One of the students who was in the class, who wished to remain anonymous, told the Journal that he was disturbed by the slides, especially since they seemed to be “legimitizing” Hamas and gave the impression that Israeli Zionists should be associated with the likes of Mao Zedong and Kim Jong Il.
“He didn’t really talk about the issue any further, which… I think is the problem here,” the student said.
The student added, “I know other people who were a little disturbed to hear that, people who had taken his class who were just confused.”
The anonymous student described the class as “a good introductory class” overall, but those slides were “one of the only things that bothered” the student about the class.
“I thought he was so rational,” the student lamented, which made Kang’s slides all the more confusing for him.
I have actually gotten hold of his full slide deck. And it they are even worse than this Jewish Journal report indicates.
And Kang clearly seems to indicate US policy causes terrorism.
Funnily enough, a look at his Twitter timeline indicates a complete lack of self-awareness.
This man has no business teaching his evil ideas to the younger generation. And I’ll be damned if I don’t try to end it.
Update: The Jewish Journal article has an update:
In a statement sent to the Journal, Kang claimed that the slide was part of an exercise.
“I was not labeling any group as terrorists, only making the point that these groups have been called terrorist organizations by others,” said Kang. “The point of the exercise was to get students to think about how and why organizations are labeled as terrorist organizations, and to foster a discussion about who does the labeling and for what purpose.”
However, the anonymous student remembers it differently.
“His class was critical thinking based but in this case he did not make that clear when presenting the slide nor gave any explanation to the historical context as to why Zionists would be a labeled a ‘terrorist’ organization,” the student wrote in a text message to the Journal, “and there were likely many impressionable students in the class who aren’t familiar with the issue who could now associate Zionism with North Korea and Al Qaeda, etc.”
Update: Please sign this petition to support action being taken against Kang.