Professor voluntarily resigns after saying she would have been ‘tempted to shoot up’ Israeli music festival

Professor voluntarily resigns after saying she would have been ‘tempted to shoot up’ Israeli music festival
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A Wake Forest University professor resigned after defending Hamas’ violent terror attack against music festival attendees in comments on social media. About 400 people from Israel and other countries were slaughtered by Hamas at a music festival in Southern Israel on October 7.

The university told The Wake Report on November 16 that Laura Mullen “has resigned for personal reasons” but will continue teaching through the end of the semester.

Mullen earlier complained that she did not get adequate protection from the university after she reacted to the terror attacks by writing at the time that she “could be tempted to shoot up your dance party” too.

Back in October, the university released a statement affirming Mullen’s right to free speech, but Professor Mullen called the statement insufficient in remarks to The Wake Report.

Mullen complained that the University statement “is like if you watch animal films and you isolate one gazelle, that’s the one that gets eaten. They kind of threw me to the wolves.”

Mullen eventually deleted the social media post about being tempted to shoot up the dance party, saying that the university advised her that it “may be making things harder on the Muslim population.”

The dance party Mullen was referring to involved Hamas’s

attack on the open-air Tribe of Nova music festival [which] is believed to be the worst civilian massacre in Israeli history…Dozens of Hamas militants who had blown through Israel’s heavily fortified separation fence and crossed into the country from Gaza opened fire on about 3,500 young Israelis who had come together for a joyous night of electronic music to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

Videos compiled by Israeli first responders and posted to the social media site Telegram show armed men plunging into the panicked crowd, mowing down fleeing revelers with bursts of automatic fire. Many victims were shot in the back as they ran.

Wikipedia notes that

During the massacre, Hamas militants raped and murdered attendees. According to survivor testimony released by Lahav 433, a young woman was gang raped by Hamas militants before being murdered. The testimony was published in Hebrew- and English-language Israel news outlets. According to Haaretz police reporter Josh Breiner, ZAKA emergency response personnel found naked women with injures and their genitals mutilated, including women shackled naked in the lower parts of their bodies.

Hamas’s terror attacks came after the Biden administration released millions of dollars to the Hamas-controlled government of the Gaza strip, and after the Biden administration paid a $6 billion ransom to Iran in exchange for the release of five American hostages. Iran gave Hamas weapons it used in its attack on Israel that killed over 1000 civilians, including at least 32 Americans.

After Hamas’s attack, in November, the Biden Administration unlocked “fresh billions for Iran,” “upwards of $10 billion for Tehran as its terror proxy Hamas wages war on Israel,” reports Adam Credo of the Free Beacon.

The Free Beacon reports that the “sanctions waiver … was set to expire [on November 14] after first being authorized for a period of 120 days in July…. This is the first time the Biden administration has renewed the waiver since the Iran-backed terror group Hamas launched an unprecedented attack on Israel that was reported to have been planned with Tehran’s support….By freeing up this cash, Iran can allocate other financial resources to its global terrorism operation, which has been in overdrive since Hamas’s October 7 attack on Israel….Critics …. see the sanctions waiver as proof that the administration is maintaining Tehran’s financial channels, even after it provided Hamas with the resources necessary to slaughter more than 1,200 Israelis and take hostage many others, including Americans.”

The Biden administration did this even though “two days ago the Wall Street Journal confirmed what we all suspected: the Hamas terrorists who committed all those atrocities trained in Iran just before the attacks. They raped, murdered, and mutilated people, including Americans, some of whom are still being held hostage,” notes Hot Air’s David Strom.”In the weeks leading up to Hamas’s Oct. 7 attacks on Israel, hundreds of the Palestinian Islamist militant group’s fighters received specialized combat training in Iran.”

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