The karma boomerang is coming for Randa Jarrar, the self-described Muslim professor at Fresno State University who fueled widespread outrage for celebrating the death of former first lady Barbara Bush.
While Jarrar bragged that she can’t be fired from her tenured position as an English professor at Fresno State, the university’s president said that’s false.
“This was beyond free speech,” Fresno State president Joseph Castro said April 18 at a press conference. “This was disrespectful. A professor with tenure does not have blanket protection to say and do what they wish. We are all held accountable for our actions.”
Castro echoed the sentiments of Fresno State’s Chief Academic Officer, Lynnette Zelezny, who underscored that tenured professors can indeed be fired. “Does tenure mean that you technically cannot be fired?” Zelezny said. “The answer to that is no. You can be fired.”
The brouhaha erupted after Randa Jarrar gleefully cheered the passing of Barbara Bush and wished death on the entire Bush family in a series of disgusting tweets, where she chirped: “I’m happy the witch is dead and I can’t wait for the rest of her family to fall to their demise.”
The situation is about to get a whole lot worse for Jarrar, as new tweets unearthed by the Daily Wirespotlight her anti-semitism, virulent anti-white racism, and abusive social-media bullying.
**Warning for harsh language ahead.**
In one tweet, Randa wrote: “I can’t wait for the old white guard of literary writers and ‘critics’ to die. Their time is f**king up, too.”
In another racist tweet, Farrar groused: “Coming up: a bunch of f**king white women.”
In still another shocking tweet, the Palestinian Muslim dissed Jews by writing: “We are sooooo much cooler than Israelis, don’t at me b**ch.”
Jarrar told one woman on Twitter to get the “f**k outta here with your white feminism. I said don’t at me b**ch. I’m a professor…”
As if things couldn’t get nastier, Randa Jarrar actually had the nerve to post a phone number that she claimed was hers. It turns out that was the number to the Arizona State’s 24-Hour emergency crisis hotline.
Officials at the crisis hotline said they experienced a massive spike in calls shortly after Jarrar tweeted that number out.
Now shes posting mental health hotlines and creating a massive potential calling issue for a service some may really need. This is horrible. @randajarrar needs help @Fresno_State she is now potentially hurting services students needs pic.twitter.com/7YzJNlf8A2
— DMKANDOIT (@DMKANDOIT) April 18, 2018
At this point, Randa Jarrar has proven that she’s unfit to teach at a university, where her hateful attitudes will infect susceptible young minds. Jarrar has also shown that she’s a horrible ambassador for Fresno State, since she freely throws around her professor title simply to bully people on social media.
Jarrar has been on leave this semester. Some say Fresno State make her leave permanent. Your move, President Joseph Castro.
University responds after Muslim professor cheers Barbara Bush’s death: ‘I’m happy the witch is dead’ https://t.co/ijLEOdq32f
— Linda Thomas (@lindathomas102) April 18, 2018