A Muslim student leader at the University of St. Thomas who made anti-Semitic tweets in the past claims that “Islamophobia” is responsible for the exposure of his words.
Mayzer Muhammad, the president of the undergraduate student union (USG) at the University of St. Thomas, claims that he is on the receiving end of an “Islamophobic smear campaign” after a series of his tweets attacking Jews recently resurfaced.
In 2014, Muhammed took to Twitter, calling Zionists “the scum of the earth” and claiming that “yahood [Jews] will get what coming for them [sic].”
Muhammed claims that criticisms directed at him over the tweets are actually the result of his Muslim faith: “I am coming under attack for being a Muslim leader of the student government at a private Catholic institution.”
“I want to reassure everyone that I am committed to serving and assisting each and every single student that I represent. I also want to assure you all that I stand firmly against anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, divisiveness, and oppression that don’t create an inclusive campus for everyone,” he wrote.
“I stand firmly against anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, divisiveness, and oppression that don’t create an inclusive campus for everyone,” he added in a statement to the undergraduate student union.
Julie H. Sullivan, the President of the University of St. Thomas, condemned Muhammed’s 2014 tweets, claiming that “hate speech” is unacceptable and that “the University of St. Thomas strongly denounces the 2014 statements that have circulated on social media – and all hateful anti-Semitic, anti-Christian or anti-Muslim posts.”
“To Jewish members of our community we extend our full support and acknowledge the pain and hurtfulness this situation has created,” she added.
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