• Rutgers Professor Deepa Kumar Says U.S. Is More ‘Brutal’ Than ISIS

    Deepa Kumar, an associate professor of Journalism and Media Studies who teaches at the publicly-funded Rutgers University claims that the United States is more brutal than ISIS.

    Why? Because we have killed more people in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

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    Kumar is quite vocal about her anti-American, anti-Israel viewpoints, Marxist, as her writings and Twitter timeline suggest.

    Kumar defended the terrorist organization Hamas by stating that they should not be “blamed” for the conflict that broke out with Israel and said its “sad” that liberals place blame on a terrorist organization.

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    She also believes that capitalism is “killing the planet.” Her solution? Fight for a socialist future.

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    Kumar has no tolerance for any notion that goes against her world view and is against allowing the free exchange of ideas on campus. The good professor was one of the organizers of the campaign that pressured Condoleezza Rice out of her commencement speech at Rutgers last year.

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    Professor Kumar went after what she calls “imperial feminism” in Afghanistan in an article from December 2014, in which she essentially suggests that pointing out the oppression of Afghani women helps the West’s ‘imperial’ efforts and helps to “enable empire.” Here’s the excerpt:

    “…A wikileaks exposé of a CIA red cell propaganda memo shows the spy agency advising European governments on how the suffering of Afghan women might bolster flagging public support for NATO occupation of Afghanistan. They state that “initiatives that create media opportunities for Afghan women to share their stories with French, German, and other European women could help to overcome pervasive skepticism among women in Western Europe.” This is not new. Colonialism has historically relied on native spokespersons and native collaborators to ideologically secure the colonial mission.

    This is not to suggest that Afghan women who speak of the atrocities faced by the Taliban are automatically “native informants” or collaborators with empire. Women have a right to speak out about their oppression no matter where they are located. However, there are those who either consciously or inadvertently enable empire…”

    Kumar’s views on the world, beg the question: shouldn’t leave the United States and seriously think about moving to another country, say ISIS held territory, since she thinks the U.S. is more brutal. Why would she? She appears to be living in the brutal capitalist U.S. quite nicely—she is an academic, media commentator, activist, and written two books, Outside the box: Corporate Media, Globalization, and the UPS Strike and Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire.


    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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