(GoRealNewsNow.com) – Adding insult to injury, an extreme liberal university professor who resigned after making a social media post justifying the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas’s October 7 massacre in Israel has gone on a public offensive, insisting her former employer should have supported her.
Laura Mullen, a now-former professor at Wake Forest University and chair of the Humanities in Literature and Creative Writing department, resigned following controversy over a pro-Hamas social media post that sympathized with the killing of Israeli civilians.
“So it’s kind of a Duh but if you turn me out of my house plow my olive grove and confine what’s left of my family to the small impoverished state you run as an open air prison I could be tempted to shoot up your dance party yeah even knowing you will scorch the earth,” she wrote on October 12.
This post appeared shortly after Hamas killed about 1,400 Israeli civilians, including women and children, and 250 attendees at the Supernova music festival.
Mullen described her post as artistic and explanatory of the killings rather than justifying them, The College Fix reports.
Despite this, she faced significant backlash and scrutiny, leading to her resignation on October 31 for “personal reasons,” as reported by the Old Gold and Black student newspaper.
She is not expected to teach in the spring 2024 semester.
The Wake Report student newspaper quoted Mullen as feeling unsupported by the university administration.
“Like if you watch animal films and you isolate one gazelle, that’s the one that gets eaten. They kind of threw me to the wolves,” she said.
The report notes there is no public evidence suggesting that the university asked her to resign or apologize, nor that she faced disciplinary action.
Mullen’s post, which garnered over 27,000 views, incited immediate reactions from the campus community, parents, and donors.
She defended her comments to the Wake Report as “raw, direct [and] poetic” and to the Winston-Salem Journal as reflective of her understanding of history and oppression.
Reflecting on the 9/11 attacks, Mullen told the Journal, “When 9/11 happened, I was asking myself and others, ‘What did we do to make people want to come and do that to us?’ That is how my mind works.”
She emphasized she does not condone terrorism but is concerned about innocent people globally.
Her post was perceived as violent by students within Wake Forest’s Jewish community.