A professor at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa has been removed from his position after he admitted to the local media that he is a member of extreme-left militant organization Antifa.
A growing number of complaints against Jeff Klinzman, an adjust English professor at the college, prompted members of the local media to investigate his online activity a bit further.
“On the Facebook page for ‘Iowa Antifa,’ one can find a litany of far-left statements and conversations,” local media KCRG reports. “One of them features a tweet from President Donald Trump where he calls the group, ‘Radical Left Wack Jobs who go around hitting… people over the heads with baseball bats.’ Professor Klinzman wrote in response, ‘Yeah, I know who I’d clock with a bat…’”
As per a press release acquired by Campus Reform, Lori Sundberg, the President of Kirkwood Community College made the “decision to remove [Professor Klinzman] from the classroom” after he acknowledged that he was a member of the violent far-left political organization.
Klinzman is also reported to have posted about his complete and utter disdain for Evangelical Christians, sharing lines from a poem which read, “Kill them all and bury them deep in the ground.”
“It’s not pretty, and I’m not proud, but seeing what evangelical Christians are doing to this county and its people fills me with rage, and a desire to exact revenge,” Klinzman stated.
When KCRG attempted to contact Klinzman, he declined to appear on camera. However, he said that he “makes no apology” for what he wrote online. He also told reporters, “I affirm that I am Antifa.”
Although Kirkwood Community College officials reportedly declined to comment on Klinzman’s comments, they released a statement on their Facebook page which indicated that they had indeed removed the Antifa professor from his teaching position at the college.
The statement reads: “As you may be aware, it has come to light that Jeff Klinzman, an adjunct professor in our English Department, has received criticism for opinions he has expressed online and in the news media,” announced Kirkwood Community College President Lori Sundberg on the school’s Facebook page. “Some of those opinions were expressed as far back as 2012, while another about the current President of the United States, was made more recently. The news of these opinions has drawn considerable attention from many inside and outside of the Kirkwood community just as we embark on a new school year.”
“With the safety of our students, faculty and staff as our top concern, we made the decision this morning to identify an instructor who will take over the one course that Mr. Klinzman was to have taught this semester. We have spoken with Mr. Klinzman this afternoon about this matter and have accepted his resignation.”