South Arlington, TX - Pre-school teacher, Nancy Salem, who repeatedly mocked the Holocaust and urged social media followers to "kill some Jews" has been fired.
According to Fox News, Nancy Salem was fired from her job at The Children's Courtyard on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The Children's Courtyard is "an educational daycare." She was among 24 anti-Israel activists in Texas who were exposed by a campus oversight group, Canary Mission, for expressing racist and violent views online.
Prior to her employment with The Children's Courtyard, Salem was a member of the activist group 'Students for Justice in Palestine' at the University of Texas - Arlington. Canary Mission was able to take photos of some of Salem's Twitter account before it was deleted. Those tweets were from a fake Adolph Hitler account, @DictatorHitler, according to Canary Mission.
One tweet asked "how many Jews were killed in the Holocaust", and answered with "not enough". Another tweet said "gassed a Jew I'm sweating." Salem's other social media posts have been deleted. The tweets that were photographed before the accounts were deleted were from 2013 and 2014.
When Salem's posts were brought to the attention of The Children's Courtyard administration, its Facebook page was inundated with demands for her to be fired. One parent wrote "absolutely appalled that Salem is teaching impressionable pre-schoolers,” while another wrote “how can you hire someone filled with such hatred to teach children?”
In an email to Fox News, an unnamed spokesman for the daycare said that Salem had been terminated after an investigation. Lydia Cisaruk, Director of Communication, said that Salem's offensive comments didn't reflect their views, and that “providing a safe, nurturing and inclusive learning environment is of the utmost importance to us."
We commend The Children's Center for their swift response. It is unbelievable that such hatred exists in today's society, and that such a hateful person could become a pre-school teacher. Mocking the Holocaust is beyond words. We only hope that she continues to be held accountable for her her hate speech as she searches for a new job.
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