USC student ‘diversity’ senator facing backlash for anti-Israel tweets

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USC student 'diversity' senator facing backlash for anti-Israel tweets

A student “diversity” representative at the University of Southern California is under fire for a series of explosive tweets, including one that threatened to kill “every motherf–ing Zionist.”

Yasmeen Mashayekh, a “diversity, equity and inclusion” senator to the Viterbi Graduate Student Association posted the now-deleted tweet in May, according to Fox News.

The USC student has a history of pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel tweets including one from June that said: “If you are not for the complete destruction of Israel and the occupation forces then you’re anti-Palestinian,” according to Fox.

Yasmeen Mashayekh is a student "diversity" representative at the University of Southern California.
Yasmeen Mashayekh is a student “diversity” representative at the University of Southern California.
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She has also tweeted her support for Hamas, whose military wing is considered a terrorist organization. In May, Mashayekh tweeted “Yes I f–king love hamas now stfu,” Fox said.

“Zionists are going to f–king pay,” she reportedly said in a tweet on June 21.

Mashayekh doubled down on her tweets on a podcast by Palestine in America on Dec. 2, saying she feels no obligation to apologize.

More than 60 current and former USC faculty members drafted a letter to the school’s leadership, calling on them to “publicly and explicitly rebuke Yasmeen Mashayekh for her offensive behavior and to distance USC from her hateful statements.”

Yasmeen Mashayekh, a "diversity, equity and inclusion" senator to the Viterbi Graduate Student Association was behind the now-deleted tweet.
Mashayekh, a rep at the Viterbi Graduate Student Association, is reportedly behind this now-deleted tweet.
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Mashayekh has reportedly posted pro-Palestine messages on social media.
Mashayekh has reportedly posted pro-Palestine messages on social media.
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A USC spokesperson said in a statement to Fox News this week that Mashayekh’s statements are “disturbing” but legally protected.

“The individual is a member of a graduate student group that is self-organized, elects its own council members and does not set the university’s policies,” the statement said. “Even though the statements at issue are legally protected, we understand they are disturbing. USC rejects and condemns hatred in all its forms.”

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