Irrespective of her political orientation, anyone who behaves like this should be, at the very least, shunned by all decent people.
On Tuesday, a professor at Fresno State made highly outrageous comments celebrating the death of former First Lady of the United States Barbara Bush as she also took delight in the pain that George H.W. Bush is experiencing as a result of his wife's death.
According to her bio page at Fresno State, "Professor Randa Jarrar is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, essayist, and translator" and serves as the "executive director of RAWI, the Radius of Arab American Writers."
Jarrar's first tweet on Bush's death stated: "Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal. F**k outta here with your nice words."
Jarrar continued, writing: "PSA: either you are against these pieces of shit and their genocidal ways or you're part of the problem. that's actually how simple this is. I'm happy the witch is dead. can't wait for the rest of her family to fall to their demise the way 1.5 million iraqis have. byyyeeeeeeee."
Jarrar went on to express how happy she was over Bush's death because she knew that Bush's husband was sad over her passing.
Later, responding to the outrage that she caused, Jarrar bragged about how much money she made as a professor and claimed that she will never be fired.
There's more at the link.
Rejoicing in the death of another? I think we might have an opinion or two to express about such conduct in a supposedly civilized society. If you agree, the following e-mail addresses might be useful. They are all in the public domain, taken from the University's Web site, so I'm not breaching any sort of confidentiality in reproducing them here.
- Prof. Jarrar: email@example.com
- Saul Jimenez-Sandoval, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. Joseph I. Castro, President of the University: email@example.com