It's worse than you think.
Kaukab Siddique, associate professor of English at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, is an Islamic radical who demonizes Jews, mocks Holocaust victims and calls on Muslims to "liberate" Jerusalem.
During a Labor Day rally in our nation's capital, Siddique branded Zionism as "racism," "genocide" and "terrorism" and called on Muslims to "unite and rise up against this hydra-headed monster." "Anyone who considers Israel a legitimate entity," says the professor, "is a Zionist."
"Each one of us should be prepared to liberate Jerusalem," he blasted.
"The Koran is a book in which there is no doubt. It does not beat around the bush," Siddique added in a word of warning, "To the Jews, I would say, see what could happen to you if the Muslims wake up."
The professor's calls for the next Holocaust go hand in hand with his views on the last one.
"Secret extermination of six million people was not possible," he wrote in a December 2009 e-mail. "Now ask yourself, where did the bodies of Six Million (sic) go?"
"Notice that Jews wiped out entire PALESTINIAN villages but failed to hide the atrocties (sic) in spite of their control of the media."
To call Siddique "cozy" with anti-Semitic conspiracy theories would be an understatement: "The Germans were against Jews for their key positions in Communism. The Jews, as in America today, controlled the entire economy."
"You have not read the Jewish Holocaust stories," declared the professor. "They are quite funny because they contradict each other. The Jews-Communists in the camps were well organized and sent propaganda to the outside world."
But the professor's activities don't stop at Jew-bashing and Holocaust denial. In a 2002 speech to the New Black Panther Party, he declared that the United States was "at war with Islam" and expressed his camaraderie for Islamic terrorists.
"I really loved it," he said, referring to an extremist rally in Pakistan. "You now have women sending their children for Jihad."
One gets the flavor of what kind of a person Kaukab Siddique is fairly quickly. Despite outrage from Anti-Defamation League and an open letter from two state senators, Lincoln University President Ivory V. Nelson ensured the public that the anti-Semite will stay right where he is: "Dr. Siddique has made it apparent that his opinions are his own and not part of the curriculum."
— Mike Durakiewicz is a junior in the College of Arts and Science. She can be reached at email@example.com.