- Professor Kees van der Pijl’s tweet was immediately met with mocking replies
- Used as source conspiracy site that also claims Al-Qaeda is a front of Mossad
- Sussex University said it is aware of the Facebook post on November 3
Sussex University is investigating a professor after he claimed Israel were behind the September 11 attacks ‘with help from Zionists in the US government’.
Professor Kees van der Pijl, the former head of its international relations department, used as his source an article entitled ‘9-11/Israel did it’ by conspiracy theory site Wiki Spooks, which also claims Al-Qaeda is a front for Mossad, the Israeli spy service.
The retired academic, who was responding to an article criticising US sanctions on Iran, was immediately inundated with a storm of mocking tweets, including one that joked, ‘Yes, and Bruce Lee was the first man on the moon, damn media!’
Sussex University said it is aware of the post and has not yet decided whether to take further action.
Phil Stone Says…
Academia catching on to reality at last