Professor Who Called 9/11 Attacks ‘a Zionist Job’ Reinstated at University of Lethbridge
A professor who blamed Israel for orchestrating the 9/11 terrorist attacks and suggested that Washington arms the Islamic State has been reinstated at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada.
Anthony Hall — a professor of globalization studies and liberal education — was first suspended without pay in September 2016, following the exposure of comments he made on social media and outlets including Iran-owned PressTV. His views were “characterized as being anti-Semitic” and “supportive of holocaust denial,” the university explained at the time.
However, in a joint statement sent to The Algemeiner on Monday, the university’s Board of Governors and Faculty Association said they have since agreed that all “the outstanding issues” surrounding Hall “will be addressed in the context of the Faculty Handbook.” The statement did not explain how this would be done.
“As a result, the suspension imposed on Dr. Hall has been lifted and he has returned back to work at the University,” the statement continued.
Speaking on the talk show False Flag Weekly News on Friday, Hall said that “yesterday … was my first formal day to walk back on campus, to take up my full professional responsibilities, which I can perform partly out of my office in the university hall.”
He also told the Lethbridge Herald that he looks forward to returning to the classroom next September.
The advocacy group B’nai Brith Canada — which was instrumental in bringing Hall’s statements to light — said in a statement on Friday that it had “received assurances from high-ranking university officials that Hall will not return to the classroom or interact with students until an investigation is completed under the terms of the Faculty Handbook.”
When asked for clarification, a university spokesperson told The Algemeiner that “class assignments until September 2018 had been set prior to the lifting of the suspension and the university will not deviate from those class assignments.”
Hall first came under scrutiny for a slew of controversial comments he made on issues related to Mideast affairs, the 9/11 attacks, and the Holocaust — including calling for an “open debate” on the genocide in a July 2016 video testimony for a group founded by Holocaust denier Bradley Smith.
A supporter of the anti-Israel boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement, Hall has made multiple appearances on PressTV to discuss Mideast affairs — particularly concerning the Islamic State, also known as ISIL. In a February 2016 interview, he claimed “that ISIL is us; ISIL is USA,” and alleged that then CIA director John Brennan was “probably involved in the supply chain to get … chemical weapons to ISIL.”
Hall revisited a similar theme in July, when he asserted that Israel “is exploiting and using the ISIL threat and using other powers such as the United States to advance its own regional agenda … which is territorial aggrandizement of imperial Israel.”
In an August 2016 interview, Hall similarly spoke of the “propaganda” of the “Zio-American empire … that started with the false flag terror event on 9/11, which was of course a Zionist job — Israel-first neo-con job — with Benjamin Netanyahu having laid out the scenario way back in 1979.”
The professor has also suggested that “Canada is becoming a servant of the Israeli warrior state,” and argued that “Israeli propaganda” seeks “to mislead the world about the nature of the Iranian nuclear program.”
Hall’s views are divisive among his former students. A 2008 review on the website RateMyProfessors warned, “Anyone who doesnt believe in the 9/11 conspiracy should not take this class.” Some six years later, a student approvingly wrote, “Professor Hall opened my eyes about many current events that have brought the USA to wars, such as the concept of False Flags.”