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Sima Shakhsari, an associate professor at the University of Minnesota

US Professor Who Denies October 7 Rape Cases is Up for Top Role at Campus Diversity Office

A University of Minnesota associate professor who has denied that Hamas-led terrorists committed rape and sexual violence during their devastating onslaught on October 7 in Israel is a candidate for a senior position at the school’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) department, according to a Friday, December 22, report.

Sima Shakhsari, who works at the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, said she had not seen evidence of Israeli victims of rape and sexual violence while testifying last Thursday to the university review panel, part of the application process for the associate dean role at the office, Jewish media said.

“Of course, any person who has been raped — I am a rape crisis counselor, I believe the survivors. I am yet to see Israeli rape survivors of Hamas come and speak,” Shakhsari said.

The Palestinian terrorists’ widespread sexual assault on October 7 and their use of rape as a weapon of war have been widely documented amid a mounting body of evidence.

Investigators have begun building several sexual assault cases against terrorists who rampaged through communities in southern Israel on October 7, citing eyewitnesses, video evidence, testimony from captured terrorists, and photographs of victims’ bodies that all point toward systemic sexual violence.

Shakhsari argued during her application review that it was racist to claim the Palestinian terrorists committed the acts, comparing it to false accusations of rape against men of color in the United States. (TOI / VFI News)

“The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.” - Proverbs 10:11