A former University of Sussex professor tweets ‘Israelis blew up Twin Towers’
Brighton – A former University of Sussex professor has tweeted “not Saudis, Israelis blew up Twin Towers with help from Zionists in the US govt”.
Kees van der Pijl, formerly the Head of Department for International Relations, was responding to a tweet criticising the US for sanctioning Iran. Kees blames Israelis and Zionists (a movement for the development and protection of a Jewish nation in Israel) for the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York.
As his source for this claim, Pijl has used “Wiki Spooks”, a website reviewed as “[a] place to find poorly sourced information and many conspiracy theories. This is not a credible source for information. “
— Kees van der Pijl (@KeesvdPijl1) November 3, 2018
Amongst hundreds of people replying to the tweet, one person asked: “@SussexUni do you accept crazy tinfoilers based on diversity policies?”
@SussexUni do you accept crazy tinfoilers based on diversity policies?
— Cor Poli (@Cor_Polisnor) November 4, 2018
When approached regarding justification for his tweet, Kees responded “an article about one sentence?”