Skip to comments.Public College Professor: Terrorists Are 90% White Christian Conservatives [VIDEO]
Posted on 01/13/2016 12:00:50 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
A newly-released video shows a professor at the University of California, Merced (UC-Merced) teaching his students that 90 percent of terrorist attacks in America are conducted by white men who are "religiously motivated and politically conservative."
The video, recorded in October, was released by The College Fix. It shows professor Ross Avila lecturing his "Introduction to Psychology" class on the topic of heuristics, mental shortcuts people use when trying to assess information or solve problems.
To illustrate his point, Avila said that most Americans assume Muslims are the country's largest terror threat because they haven't thought about the matter systematically.
"Ninety percent [of terrorist attacks in the U.S.] are from these white Caucasian men," Avila tells the class. "I am not saying white men are evil - but that is what we should be thinking about. Usually they are people who are religiously motivated and politically conservative."
Avila then describes a supposed right-wing terrorist action that he said was ignored by the media. He said that just a few months before (meaning in the summer of 2015) a white Christian walked into the Texas statehouse and fired off 60 rounds from an AK-47, which he said was also terrorism even if nobody was hurt in the process.
That supposed Texas shooting is entirely fictional.
Later on, in response to a student's question, Avila says the Sept. 11 attacks were "basically the only act of foreign-born terrorism that's ever happened in the United States." Much like with the invented Texas shooting, Avila's statement is totally untrue. Just in the past few years, terrorist actions committed by foreign-born individuals in the U.S. include the Boston Marathon bombing, the Chattanooga military recruitment office shooting, and the attempted car bombing of Time Square.
Ironically, just a few weeks after Avila's lecture, UC-Merced student Faisal Mohammad (an American-born Muslim) went on a stabbing spree at the school, apparently in an act of solidarity with Islamic State. That was followed in early December by the shooting in San Bernardino, where one of the two shooters was foreign-born and both appear to have been motivated by Islamic extremism.
When contacted by The College Fix, Avila defended himself vigorously, and linked to several news articles to bolster his argument that conservative white men are the country's main terrorist threat.
"A common heuristic about terrorists is that they are most often Muslim. I wanted to show the class that this was not the case," he says.
Avila admits he completely mangled his facts in describing the non-existent Texas attack. He said he was actually thinking of an incident in Georgia in 2014, when a man attempted to storm the courthouse of Forsyth County with an AR-15 before being gunned down by a patrolling sheriff's deputy. Avila says he first saw video of the incident in the summer of 2015, leading to his confusion.
"For what is believed to be the first time in its history, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena has suspended a faculty member for gender-based harassment. The researcher has been stripped of his university salary and barred from campus for 1 year, is undergoing personalized coaching to become a better mentor, and will need to prove that he has been rehabilitated before he can resume advising students without supervision. Caltech has not curtailed his research activities.
The university has not disclosed the name of the faculty member, but Science has learned that it is Christian Ott, a professor of theoretical astrophysics who studies gravitational waves and other signals from some of the most violent events in the cosmos. Born and educated in Germany, Ott joined the Caltech faculty in 2009 and was awarded tenure in early 2014.
According to Ott's website, as of last week he was advising five graduate students. He is the principal investigator on two active grants from the National Science Foundation, including a prestigious, 5-year CAREER award for promising young investigators. Part of that award helps support a summer workshop for dozens of graduate students in astrophysics from around the world.
The case comes to light as harassment has become a major flashpoint within the astronomy community in the wake of an investigation by the University of California, Berkeley, that found astronomer Geoffrey Marcy had committed serial harassment over a decade (Science, 23 October 2015, p. 364). The university faced a storm of criticism after giving Marcy little more than a warning; he ultimately resigned. Caltech took a different approach, says Fiona Harrison, head of Caltech's physics, mathematics, and astronomy division. "I think that Caltech was extremely responsive and proactive and did the right thing," she asserts....
Already settled science no doubt. /s
I sat and watched the video of the professor twice. I have to admit...the guy has some kind of mental issue...probably in need of meds.
The problem is that you get a joker like this in some college....then you hire a couple more, and in a decade....half the college is either mental-midgets or agenda-lecturers. You as the father of some kid....have to sit there and question the $20,000 a year for tuition and cost, and there’s little to nothing to gained from a semester with this joker.
Yes. You pay to have them become twisted anti-American mouthpieces, depending on how much the left-wing garbage they'll assimilate. Most public schools tee them up to just accept this propaganda.
Reminds me of Hillary’s bullcrap to the Black and Brown group (they called themselves something like that). She was talking about the culture of violence from the OKC bombing to the 9/11 attacks and then wrapped it up by saying we needed tougher gun laws and background checks for firearms. Guns were not used in either of those massive attacks on US soil.
Dec 3. 2014:
“Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that women should play larger roles in conflict resolution and military efforts around the globe and that “smart power” includes empathizing and showing respect, even for one’s enemies, as the United States confronts a host of challenges on the world stage.”...
Hillary laughed and claimed credit for the warcrime torture, abuse, and murder of a POW named Momar Gaddafi (who was no threat to the United States).
She lies like a demon.
> That supposed Texas shooting is entirely fictional.
I have a suggestion for the next real one. ;’)
The very academies training our military elite have long since been infiltrated in the same way. The wife of a high level career naval officer who was sitting next to me on a long flight about 10 to 15 years ago was literally crying at the fact that the Navy had introduced “Ain’t Islam Great” required brainwashing, totally false (but politically correct) information courses for new officers and “remedial” courses for existing top echelon officers.
Special events with this subject content had also started for the wives, when the occasions presented themselves. She had just attended such a conference session a few days before and was shaken at the clearly blatant and false propaganda, whose only purpose was to confuse and pacify military decision makers. Multi-culti military curriculum. Muslim adjuncts, it seems, were hired.
I had not heard of C.A.I.R. at the time, but clearly they or a similar group got he ball rolling. This was the period when the slow, but steady infiltration and onsite propaganda in all of secondary education began to accelerate.
In the military, as elsewhere “multi-culti” was a cute name to get the foot in the door, with government blessing/prompting, and lull the current and future top brass into accepting a number of things that should have remained unacceptable for a successful military.
Has CAIR ever apologized to the Christian community for falsely and unjustly accusing Christians of anti-muslim hate crimes in the Christmas eve arson attack on a mosque in Houston that appears to have been done by a devout muslim member of that mosque?
Really? The half-frikken (marxist/mohammedan) American and the white woman Hillaryous Rotten Criminal are directly responsible for the ME/European crisis/invasion. They must be the 10%.
Has CAIR ever apologized for anything? They’re in the business of DEMANDING apologies from every organized group they can find - demanding apologies to Islam and its army, “the ‘persecuted’ ‘minority.”
In the Dallas area, they blamed a murder on Islamophobic Americans and eventually the prime suspect was the father/family for honor killing their Americanized daughter.
I think conservative parents have to stop financially supporting there kids decisions to go to places like UC Davis. we have to protect are 10 and 20 year olds from propaganda
But, had they succeeded in the ruse, they would have had a twofer: Honor killing the poor girl, according to Islamic belief, and getting away with in a country that “just doesn’t understand...yet.” AND spreading further the grandmother of all lies: That Muslims are not the most widespread and numerous terrorists of the world.
Just consider the current half-wit Mayor of Philadelphia, who rejects the murdering jihadist’s last words asserting that he did it for Mohammed. It’s a reversal of the other scenario: They ADMIT guilt and the liberals, conditioned to feel perpetually guilty, refuse to believe those with blood drippy from them and all around them.
“I think conservative parents have to stop financially supporting there kids decisions to go to places like UC Davis. we have to protect are 10 and 20 year olds from propaganda.”
Not an easy task. We need a task force :)
It is truly mind-blowing.
I hope someone goes and proves the professor he is right , in certain cases
The UC Merced directory describes him as ‘lecturer’. Dude looks like he wears eyeliner.....also looks like some of the images of him on image searching are a little ‘ambiguous’......
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