Oct 03, 2022
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Boston University is about to make an offer to hire rabidly anti-Israel professor Sarah Ihmoud, a Postdoctoral Associate in Anthropology and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies according to petition by APT.

Ihmoud co-authored a publication entitled: Sexual Violence, Women’s Bodies, and Israeli Settler Colonialism which can be seen here and is all over anti-Israel websites. The paper was also presented at Boston University.

The following is an excerpt claiming that Israel is responsible sexual violence against Muslim Women on the Temple Mount:

Israeli officials’ repressive policies and incitement against the Palestinian people work to empower and embolden Israeli settler society to embody the power of the state and viciously attack Palestinians. This is clearly exhibited in the attacks on Palestinian women’s bodies inside Al-Aqsa mosque these last weeks in Jerusalem, by both settler publics empowered by the state’s military protection, and members of the state security forces. A recent example of the daily scene of sexual violence is Israeli border police’s violent beating and arrest of Aida, a Palestinian woman from the old city of Jerusalem. When she tried to enter Al-Aqsa mosque, border police attacked and brutally beat Aida. They tore off her hijab and pulled her by her hair, as they continued to beat her through the streets of the old city, and dragged her into the police car. She was then taken to the police station, where she was violently interrogated, further beaten and accused of attacking a police officer. Security forces’ brutalization and violation of Aida’s body, and attempts to mark her as an inherently criminal other, are a form of gendered and sexual violence. The legalization of such forms of violence marks the Israeli legal system itself as deeply embedded in the settler colonial project’s machinery of elimination.”

The report is clearly false which is the likely reason why Ihmoud refrained from mentioning Aida’s last name when writing the report.

Her publications have also claimed that Israel poisons Muslim wells providing zero evidence backing these claims. Although the offer hasn’t officially been made, it is “imminent”. That is what prompted APT to send out the alert.