A blog post from a University of Arizona instructor has ignited a fire storm.
Was it freedom of speech or has the instructor's view on ISIS and American soldiers become political radicalism?
Musa Al-Gharbi is not a professor at the University of Arizona as it's been reported.
UA officials said he did receive his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the UA and is an adjunct instructor.
In his blog he wrote the following, "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."
He also wrote, "U.S. soldiers and contractors repeatedly used rape as a weapon of war, both against prisoners and the local civilian population. "
Chris Sigurdson is an associate vice president for University relations.
"Many people have been offended by the article that he wrote," he said. "That includes many people at the University of Arizona who were distressed by its content."
After causing an uproar Al-Gharbi wrote, "Many people were rightfully outraged by the caricature of my recent Truthout article, as presented first in The Washington Free Beacon, and then in Fox News. Both of these interpretations selected the most provocative lines from the column and presented them out of context...."
He added, "I never said that the actions committed by U.S. soldiers are 'on par, if not worse' than ISIS, despite that phrase occasionally, and inaccurately, appearing in quotes. Nor did I claim that 'America' was morally equivalent to ISIS. "
Sigurson said, Musa Al-Gharbi is an adjunct instructor for the UA. The university has been inundated with calls demanding Al-Gharbi be fired.
"We're a University that thrives and believes in the first amendment and the exchange of ideas," he said. "This is something he did on his own time and it is not anything that we punish or reprimand an employee."
Cristina Manos is a graduate student, she doesn't know the adjunct instructor but said he has the right to have an opinion.
"We don't have to agree with him, but everybody has a right to say what they think," she said.
News 4 Tucson reached out numerous times to Musa Al-Gharbi to get his side of the story. He's yet to respond.