University of Arizona instructor Musa al-Gharbi, who also is an academic affiliate at the university’s Southwest Initiative for the Study of Middle East Conflicts, opened his mouth to spew some pretty bold statements against the U.S. military in a column entitled, “How Much Moral High Ground Does the U.S. Have Over ISIS?” which was written for an online forum called “TruthOut,” as reported by the Washington Free Beacon.
According to Fox News, this college professor wrote that “American soldiers are anti-Muslim rapists who pose ‘a greater threat’ to world peace than ISIS.” al-Gharbi goes on to portray Americans as being “hypocritical” for showing “moral outrage at the Islamic State, which has raped, murdered and beheaded thousands of Muslims and Christians in its quest to establish a Muslim caliphate in Syria and Iraq.”
“It would not be a stretch to say that the United States is actually a greater threat to peace and stability in the region than ISIS — not least because U.S. policies in Iraq, Libya and Syria have largely paved the way for ISIS’ emergence as a major regional actor.”
Musa al-Gharbi goes so far as to compare the occurrences when U.S. soldiers have committed atrocities such as rape and then are punished by either being court-martialed or imprisoned with the acts of terror demonstrated by the Islamic State, as revealed by the Washington Free Beacon.
“Many of the same behaviors condemned by the Obama administration and used to justify its most recent campaign into Iraq and Syria are commonly perpetrated by U.S. troops and are ubiquitous in the broader American society.”
The college instructor continues to say U.S. soldiers and contractors have “repeatedly used rape as a weapon of war” and have committed crimes similar to those perpetrated by Islamic State militants.
Musa al-Gharbi writes, “U.S. soldiers and contractors have and continue to torture their enemies, often taking obscene photos to brag about and reminisce upon their acts.”
Al-Gharbi also claimed, according to Fox News, that the U.S. military has been “heavily infiltrated by white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups.”
The University of Arizona’s SISMEC (Southwest Initiative for the Study of Middle East Conflics), for which al-Gharbi is an academic associate, sent an email to the Free Beacon in an effort to distance themselves from al-Gharbi’s beliefs and statements made in his column.
“‘SISMEC is a consortium of researchers, instructors and intellectuals who work both collaboratively and independently on critical issues related to the MENA region,’ a spokesman said. ‘We stand behind all work published on the SISMEC website, to include the research of al-Gharbi. However, those works published externally represent the views of the author and do not represent the initiative.'”
As reported by Fox News, Musa al-Gharbi claims that his writings are meant to be somewhat of an encouragement, or a challenge, to America.
“The goal of all of my work is to render U.S. policy more effective, efficient, and beneficent. I do this work out of my commitment to challenge America to grow better and stronger.”
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