The crackpot anti-Israel professor who made the news last month for landing a teaching gig at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign despite his extreme hatred of Israel, is now jobless after the Illinois school revoked the job offer. (RELATED: University Of Illinois Hires Professor Who Blames Jews For Anti-Semitism)
According to an Inside Higher Ed article, Steven G. Salaita lost the offer to teach in the American Indian department after tweeting a barrage of radical rants that ranged from telling his Twitter followers that they're "awful human beings" if they support Israel to declaring that he supports the complete destruction of Israel, as well as the decolonization of North America.
The Inside Higher Ed article reported that Urbana-Champaign chancellor Phyllis Wise told Salaita that the university was pulling the job offer and halting the employment process — although the university failed to confirm if the looney Israel-hater is in fact jobless. The report, however, confirmed that two people familiar with the decision to boot Salaita were motivated to ax him before he even started due to the professor's vicious Twitter rants.
Cornell University professor William A. Jacobson noted on his website Legal Insurrection that he has been following Salaita's Twitter account for months and knew that the professor was probably out of a job when his typical Twitter rants abruptly stopped at the beginning of August. (RELATED: TERRORIST UNIVERSITY: The University of Illinois System Keeps Hiring Terrorists)
"Apparently, these tweets have cost him his job offer at U. Illinois, but not before he resigned from Virginia Tech," Jacobson wrote. "I thought something was up when he stopped tweeting on August 2."
Before losing his job at Urbana-Champaign, Salaita worked as an associate English professor at taxpayer-funded Virginia Tech, but resigned in 2013 when he was offered the Illinois gig.