University of Lethbridge professor Anthony Hall doesn’t only think 9/11 was a Zionist job; no, he also thinks ISIS is in bed with Israel. The University of Lethbridge suspended Anthony, but then reinstated him. The professor was back to talk about one of his favorite topics, “Islamophobia,” earlier this month, asserting the existence of “philanthropic families of Jewish background” behind an “Islamophobia industry,” reported The Algemeiner.
This is, of course, what the left does with every privileged identity group. You can write a completely straight news piece, just sticking to the facts, but if it makes one of their special pet victim groups look bad, you’re no longer espousing truth; you’re suddenly preaching hatred. But let’s talk a bit about Anthony’s obsession with false flags. Joshua Blakeney, one of the guy’s graduate students, received a $7,714 scholarship to study 9/11 conspiracy theories. Oh and the “ongoing financial commitment of the Province of Alberta” made this possible, according to National Post.
That’s all of you Albertans out there who actually contribute to society in meaningful ways to earn YOUR money. And it’s not just scholarships…the University of Lethbridge itself is publicly funded. As for Anthony, he has a pretty middling Rate My Professors score. Some people praised him for being “extremely passionate” and an “energetic hippie with fascinating concepts” but then you get to the reviews noting his left-wing bias, claiming he “abuses the stage he receives as a ‘teacher’” and suggesting he’s not too tolerant, saying “you cannot tell people that they are wrong just because they disagree with you.”
And that’s really the gist with these far-left “scholars.” Dare to bring conservative or libertarian speakers to the campus and you get called a Nazi, but call them out when they claim Israel did 9/11 or that white supremacist patriarchy caused the Vegas massacre and then you are violating their academic freedom or free speech rights.
Prof Who Suggested Israel Responsible For 9/11, ISIS Back Teaching
The publicly-funded University of Lethbridge suspended professor Anthony Hall after he suggested that Israel was responsible for Islamic terrorism like 9/11 and ISIS. But the school has now reinstated him.
In an article for his website, Hall says “the real culprits behind the 9/11 attacks were not a group of Islamic jihadists acting alone out of no other motivation than religious zealotry.” He added, “rather, the dominant group directing the 9/11 false flag event was composed primarily of Israel First neoconservatives who sought to demonize Muslims.”
The article is called “9/11 And The Zionist Question,” a question which Hall notes is “a contemporary extension of what Karl Marx and others used to refer to frequently in European literature as the Jewish Question.” It is a bit odd that Hall leaves out the most memorable promulgator of the Jewish Question, Adolf Hitler.
Hall repeatedly uses the term “Islamophobia” to cast genuine concern and criticism of Islamic extremists as irrational backlash against a marginalized group. What’s really curious, though, is that just a few months before the professor’s nearly 17,000-word screed, the UK government official who popularized the term “Islamophobia” distanced himself from it, stating, “for a long time, I too thought that Europe’s Muslims would become like previous waves of migrants, gradually abandoning their ancestral ways, wearing their religious and cultural baggage lightly, and gradually blending into Britain’s diverse identity landscape.”
“I should have known better,” the UK official concluded.
Joshua Blakeney, a graduate student of Hall’s, received a $7,714 scholarship essentially to study 9/11 conspiracy theories. Apparently, the “ongoing financial commitment of the Province of Alberta” made this possible.
The University of Lethbridge paid Hall during at least part of his suspension and reinstated him entirely just last week. The school said it would address the professor’s activities “in the context of the faculty handbook,” but did not explain how. Campus Unmasked asked the school what it believed constituted academic freedom, as well as some questions regarding Hall’s tenure, but the university did not elaborate, citing legal implications.
But what about scholarly implications of reinstating the professor? Taxpayers are waking up to the fact that they are funding indoctrination mills and colleges’ opportunities to operate in the shadows are becoming slimmer and slimmer.
Despicable Anti-Israel Professor Receives Pay While on Suspension
Professor Anthony Hall, of University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, has an extensive history of anti-Semitic extremism. For instance, he’s espoused deranged conspiracy theories like saying that the September 11 attacks were an Israeli “false flag” operation and that France has propped up the terrorist group ISIS, which, according to Hall, is apparently not even Islamic! Even worse, Hall is a Holocaust denier.
A disturbing post on Hall’s Facebook profile also spurred an investigation with the Lethrbridge Police. While the post has since been deleted, according to the CBC, it featured an image of an Orthodox Jew being assaulted, and was accompanied by a hate-filled chant calling for the extermination of the Jewish people.
For reference, the 1990 Canadian Supreme Court case — R v Keegstra — upholds the criminal code provision prohibiting the promotion of hatred and incitement against groups under the banner of free speech.
Ultimately, however, while Lethbridge suspended the bigoted professor without pay, an article this year shows that Hall’s salary has been reinstated for the duration of his indefinite suspension. To top it off, Hall is a regular contributor to the Iranian propaganda organ, Press TV.