The University of California, Merced has launched an inquiry into the conduct of Abbas Ghassemi, a teaching professor at the university’s School of Engineering who was the owner of a Twitter account with a pattern of antisemitic posts.
The professor’s tweets included a photo of a “Zionist brain” with labels such as “frontal money lobe,” “Holocaust memory centre” and “world domination lobe.” That same image can be found on the website “Jew World Order,” which peddles antisemitic conspiracy theories.
Ghassemi also tweeted about the United States government, media and banking all being controlled by Zionists and Israel on 10 occasions between October and December. He also frequently referred to the State of Israel as “IsraHell.”
While it was active, Ghassemi’s Twitter account was set to public and his bio read, “Professor of engineering at the University of California.” He created the profile in 2019 and had tweeted over 2,200 times.