One University of Arizona instructor, Musa al-Gharbi, is under criticism for claiming that the US military is a "greater threat" than ISIS, depicting US soldiers as anti-Muslim rapists.
His column, published in Truthout and other places, caused outrage among experts who claimed that taxpayer funds should not be used to keep such an instructor on the payroll.
Controversially, al-Gharbi wrote in his column:
"It would not be a stretch to say that the United States is actually a greater threat to peace and stability in the region than ISIS—not least because U.S. policies in Iraq, Libya, and Syria have largely paved the way for ISIS's emergence as a major regional actor."
He goes on to write: "Many of the same behaviors condemned by the Obama administration and used to justify its most recent campaign into Iraq and Syria are commonly perpetrated by U.S. troops and are ubiquitous in the broader American society."
al-Gharbi claims that American soldiers have "repeatedly use rape as a weapon of war." He writes: "However, over the course of that war, and the subsequent 2003 war in Iraq, US soldiers and contractors repeatedly used rape as a weapon of war, both against prisoners and the local civilian population. But perhaps more disturbing than the crimes committed by US personnel against Iraqis and Afghans were the atrocities committed by servicemen against their fellow soldiers."
What do you think of al-Gharbi's claims? Should American taxpayer money be going to keep this man on at the University of Arizona?