Deepa Kumar, an Indian-American professor of journalism and media studies at New Jersey’s main public university has set off a blaze in the media and academic circles by declaring that the US is more brutal than the IS for the reason that it has killed more people in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
In a Twitter post, Deepa Kumar wrote, “Yes ISIS is brutal, but US is more so, 1.3 million killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan #NoToWar,” Deepa Kumar, an associate professor at Rutgers University tweeted on March 26, in a broadside consistent with her anti-US and anti-war critiques.
Kumar’s tweet was posted on March 26 and highlighted this week by SoCawlege.com.
The tweet attracted attention on social media after it was posted, with several responses asking her to get out of America if she thought so poorly of it and ask her to ‘go and live’ with the extremist group.
There are also some Twitter users who expressed support for Kumar, saying she has a right to speak freely to express her views and was justified in condemning the U.S. for civilian deaths in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
An interview with a higher education journal, Deepa defended self even as her critics said she was polluting academia with what they saw as her toxic anti-US ideology.
Her body of leftist, liberal work comprises of authorship of the book the author of Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire and Outside the Box: Corporate Media, Globalization – has launched a bizarre rant on social media.
“This is not the only case of a professor being targeted by Fox News,” Kumar said.