A Wellesley, Massachusetts professor has been fired after saying Iran should bomb the Mall of America and the Kardashian home.
The Mall of America? Has this guy seen who goes to the Mall of America these days?
Asheen Phansey, a former adjunct professor at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, was fired after suggesting Iran should target American cultural sites to bomb.
The controversy started when Phansey suggested in a Facebook post that Iran choose 52 American cultural sites for retaliation after the U.S. airstrike that killed known terrorist Qasem Soleimani. This comes after Iran warned last week that at least 35 U.S. targets had been identified for retaliatory strikes.
Asheen Phansey claimed it was an ‘attempt at humor’ but his employer ar Babson College didn’t agree and fired him.
The Daily Mail reports that Babson college released a statement saying they had suspended the professor but later announced he had been fired:
“Babson College condemns any type of threatening words and/or actions condoning violence and/or hate. This particular post from a staff member on his personal Facebook page clearly does not represent the values and culture of Babson College. While we understand he has deleted the posts, we have immediately suspended him, with pay, pending the completion of our investigation.”
Phansey wrote on Facebook:
‘In retaliation, Ayatollah Khomenei should tweet a list of 52 sites of beloved American cultural heritage that he would bomb. Um… Mall of America? Kardashian residence?’
Should Phansey have been fired or suspended?