An NYU professor is under fire after taking to Twitter to question the memory of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The professor, Talia Lavin, who teaches journalism at the university, also took aim at Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) in profane tweets.
According to her university bio, Lavin teaches a class titled "Reporting on the Far-Right" and focuses on "far-right extremism and social justice."
What are the details?
In a Saturday tweet, Lavin wrote, "[W]hen did the memory of 9/11 become 'sacred'? [I]n what way? [A]nd to whom?"
"[I] meant this as a genuine question," she continued. "[I]t was indisputably tragic, world-changing, evil and despicable, and a turning point of history. [B]ut 'sacred' is a particular word with its own religious meanings, and [I] wanted to pinpoint what it means to call such a day 'sacred' specifically."
i meant this as a genuine question. it was indisputably tragic, world-changing, evil and despicable, and a turning… https://t.co/vDIIyAdxbA— Talia Lavin (@Talia Lavin)1555206274.0
Lavin tweeted her thoughts in response to recent controversy sparked by remarks that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) made about the 9/11 attacks. Omar made the remarks in March while speaking at a CAIR fundraiser. During her remarks, Omar appeared to minimize the attacks as "some people did something."
Lavin later took aim at Crenshaw, who previously criticized Omar for the remarks she made during the CAIR fundraiser.
Addressing Omar's remarks on his Twitter page, the Texas congressman wrote, "First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as 'some people who did something.'"
First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as “some people who… https://t.co/fZmyD9cqwF— Dan Crenshaw (@Dan Crenshaw)1554831909.0
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was just one person who jumped to Omar's defense.
"You refuse to cosponsor the 9/11 Victim's Compensation Fund, yet have the audacity to drum resentment towards Ilhan w/completely out-of-context quotes," she wrote. "In 2018, right-wing extremists were behind almost ALL US domestic terrorist killings. Why don't you go do something about that?"
You refuse to cosponsor the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund, yet have the audacity to drum resentment towards Ilhan… https://t.co/Mn6GlPvPuh— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1555002815.0
Lavin captioned the video, "[T]he real victim, captain s**thead, speaks."
Criticism poured in, but Lavin stuck to her guns and doubled down on her insults of Crenshaw.
"[A]ctually, ur [sic] right, I should respect his rank," she added. "[H]is name is Lieutenant Commander s**thead."
(H/T: Campus Reform)