UPDATE: Kareem Tannous is no longer teaching at Cabrini University as of August 2022.
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Kareem Tannous is an Assistant Professor of Business at Cabrini University in the Philadelphia area who spews horrifying antisemitism on Twitter in his spare time.
Tannous spreads conspiracy theories of Jewish control, refers to the Jewish people and nation as Nazis, incites violence, and calls the eradication of Israel – which currently boasts a current population of approximately seven million Jews, who account of nearly 50% of the world’s Jewish population.
On April 28th Tannous implied “zio” (a term used to describe Jews by radicals) control the U.S. government with the end goal of supplying money to “Ukraine, NATO, and Israel to arm NAZIs“.
The following month Tannous again referred the Jewish people and nation to Nazis tweeting – “Today in Zionazi Ukraine, one upping zionazi Israel“. According to the (IHRA) International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance working definition of antisemitism – adopted by the U.S. Department of State – defines such comparisons as antisemitic.
Tannous shamefully denies the Jewish right to self-determination and attempts to erase our historical ties to the Jewish state, tweeting such vile statements such as “Israel has zero right to exist” and “take your antisemitic bs back to Europe,” a common antisemitic trope used by white supremacists and other radicals to distort Jews’ ethnicities.
Kareem Tannous is a fervent supporter of the antisemitic Boycott Divest Sanctions (BDS) movement and often calls for a “Free Palestine” by “any means necessary” a phrase often used to incite and green-light violence against Jews.
Cabrini University’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion pledge aspires to achieve the highest level of academic excellence and to strengthen its inclusiveness. While the school’s goals appear admirable on paper, it’s extremely concerning to see Cabrini employ someone as hateful and bigoted as Kareem Tannous.
Someone with such intrinsic hatred often manifests their racism into real world situations and neither Jewish students nor faculty should have to be subjected to Kareem Tannous’ bias.