A University of California at Merced Muslim professor, Abbas Ghassemi, is facing disciplinary action for a range of anti-Semitic tweets that disparaged all Jews, praised violent terror groups, advocated the destruction of Israel, and mocked the Holocaust, according to a full dossier of the instructor’s now-deleted tweets obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
FreeBeacon Abbas Ghassemi, an engineering professor at the publicly funded U.C. Merced campus, was condemned by the university community over the Christmas holiday after several of his anti-Semitic tweets spilled into public view.
In those tweets, Ghassemi referred to Israel as “IsraHell” and made light of the Holocaust. A full index of Ghassemi’s tweets compiled and in some cases translated by the advocacy organization StopAntisemitism.org reveals these missives were just the tip of the iceberg.
Abbas Ghassemi’s tweets included a photo of a “Zionist brain” with labels such as “frontal money lobe,” “Holocaust memory centre” and “world domination lobe.” The same image can be found on the website Jew World Order, which peddles anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.
Other tweets promoted anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about Jewish control of the media and banking systems. “The Zionists and IsraHell interest have embedded themselves in every component of the American system, media, banking, policy, commerce,” he wrote in December. “American Zionists and their masters in IsraHell are the criminal thugs and terrorist, period,” read a November tweet.
In more than 2,000 tweets sent from 2019 until the present, Ghassemi praised the Iranian-backed terror group Hezbollah, expressed support for the anti-Semitic regime in Tehran, mocked incoming president Joe Biden, and promoted conspiracy theories about Jews in Israel and America.
On May 3, 2020, Ghassemi retweeted a message praising Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah that said the terror group “is the protector of our goals.” The tweet ended with “death to Israel.” Around that same time, Ghassemi’s tweets praised Iranian regime leaders and mourned the death of Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian general who was killed in a U.S. strike last January.
In other tweets, Ghassemi appeared to refer to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as “Pimp-eo.” “Hey Pimp-eo. You are a criminal thug,” Ghassemi tweeted in early December. “Nothing you say will change that, not $$$ from petro-monkeys support for Zionists and IsraHell…. You are nothing and soon will join the trashcan of history!!!”
A large portion of Ghassemi’s tweets disparaged Israel and its supporters. “The little Zionist puppies were many times on the same page with the criminal Americans, but now with the election of Biden, they will go out of their holes to kiss the feet of their masters,” Ghassemi tweeted in December.
Ghassemi also tweeted about the US government, media and banking all being controlled by Zionists and Israel on 10 separate occasions between October and December. The account, launched in 2019, had tweeted over 2,220 times before it was deactivated.