Jeff Klinzman, a Kirkwood College adjunct English professor, has gone on the record to confirm that he is Antifa.
For those who are unfamiliar with Antifa, let’s get you up to speed. Antifa is a group of people who claim to be anti-violence while deploying violence.
They claim to support freedom of speech while violently shutting down the speech of those with whom they disagree. These individuals will agitate and instigate in hopes of throwing punches, swinging bats, hammers and crowbars
The Washington Times calls Antifa a group that has been behind multiple violent protests nationwide, saying they are focused on physically fighting far right and white supremacist groups. The FBI has monitored the group and President Trump is considering designating it as a domestic terrorist organization.
Klinzman, told a local TV station’s investigative team, “I affirm that I am ‘antifa.'”
He declined to take part in an interview citing safety concerns but said in an email he makes no apology for what he has posted online.
It is a bit ironic that Antifa does not care about the safety of its targets, but they do carry a deep concern for their own.
Klinzman said what he has posted on social media drew complaints at Kirkwood Community College.
A quick view of the “Iowa Antifa” Facebook page details many far-left statements, conversations and photos.
One of them features a tweet from President Trump calling the group, “Radical Left Wack Jobs who go around hitting… people over the heads with baseball bats”. The professor wrote in response, “Yeah, I know who I’d clock with a bat…”
The Secret Service says that they are aware of the posts but would not confirm if they are investigating it as a threat to the President.
An attorney from Cedar Rapid, Sara Riley said that while what Klinzman posted may suggest an act of violence against the president, she does not expect him to be charged.
“It’s so ambiguous that there is just no way that he’d ever be considered a true threat,” said Riley.
According to KCRG, a search through Klinzman’s Facebook page shows over the years that he has also made statements expressing his desire to “stop evangelical Christians” where he included a poem that said:
“Kill them all and bury them deep in the ground”.
Klinzman went on to explain:
“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 as the utmost contempt for those of the Christian faith.
The investigative team also shared posts between the professor and Pastor Dave Doyle of Hope Christian Fellowship in Cedar Rapids. Doyle thinks Klinzman should be removed from the classroom immediately.
“This is not something you can just dance around the topic,” said Doyle. “You have to confront it, you have to face it, you to deal with it, sometimes very bluntly and I don’t see that is what Kirkwood is doing there right now.”
Klinzman did say in a statement that his comments about killing Christians may have gone too far but he said he would only apologize to those Christians who share his “commitment” to various issues facing the country.
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It is mighty nice of him to be so willing to apologize to Christians for the hateful wishes of death he made towards Christians, as long as they were amongst the Christians who happen to subscribe to his particular brand of hatred and intolerance.
I am going to go out on a limb here and say, that while a person’s eternal salvation (or lack thereof) is a matter known only to the individual and God, I would have to question how anyone could legitimately claim to be a Christian while also espousing the beliefs, ideology and hate-filled thought process that Klinzmen and the rest of the Antifa ilk possess.
A Kirkwood spokesperson declined requests to interview someone with the college about this situation.
As it turns out, students of the college had plenty to say about Klinzman. It is noteworthy that an English professor spends so much time inject his beliefs and agendas into Shakespearean soliloquies and dangling participles. Users of Rate My Professor said the following:
“Way too opinionated and grades fluctuate based on your ideology. Very little consistency, and he’s often having to struggle to regain his composure after being challenged. He will not admit he made an error and will punish you for showing him it. Most of the assignment topics were taken from other college website curriculum.”
“Whatever you do, don’t interrupt him when he’s telling stories about his glory days of protesting, and how much of a rebel he thinks he still is. He’s mean, he’s a bigot, and he’s sexist as heck. He treats the female students who aren’t hairy-pitted feminists like they are garbage. He’s arrogant and condescending. Just really a bad instructor.”
“He has no clue about teaching pedagogy, grading scales, and just common-sense communication skills. What he says and what actually happens are two totally different things. He needs to think about what the class focus is, not just his personal agenda.”
“If you only want to write about and talk about race and gender, take this class with him, but that is all you will talk about. Also, his grading scale is messed up. if you do an assignment exactly how it should be done, you will get a C, in order to get better than that you have to do double what the requirements ask.”
It is unfathomable that a state-funded community college would continue to employ someone who readily admits to being a member of a group that encourages and practices violence against those with whom they disagree.
While they claim to be fighting against the “bigoted” right-wing of America, they also have no problem beating a gay man of Asian descent in public and broad daylight.
The photojournalist and members of law enforcement were reportedly attacked and assaulted by masked antifa members during a massive protest in downtown Portland on Saturday.
“I just got beat up by the crowd — no police at all — in the middle of the street,” journalist Andy Ngo said in an online post. “And they stole my GoPro. And they punched me several times in my face and head, and I’m bleeding.”
The scuffles began with a small gathering of the Proud Boys group. Officers within the city noted that they had also been struck with flying items like eggs, milkshakes, rocks and more.
Ngo showed signs of cuts and bruises on his face and neck and evidently had a milkshake and other projectiles thrown at him while he was trying to get away.
A video of the scene shows the moments that the masked protesters rush Ngo, throwing items at him while also throwing punches and harsh kicks. The crowd pulls back after an original punch was delivered, but then a number of black-clad individuals rush in, attacking Ngo as he is surrounded.
Rose City Antifa had reportedly called out Ngo in an online post promoting the “Community Self Defense Against Proud Boy Attack,” calling him a “[l]ocal far-right Islamophobic journalist.”
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