When Georgetown University professor fired after cartoon about Muslims

Georgetown University Professor Robert Fisk was fired after a cartoon about the Prophet Muhammad was posted on his Facebook page.

Fisk posted the image to his Facebook account on May 12, saying he was going to “go to hell.”

It was removed after he was contacted by administrators.

The school released a statement Wednesday saying Fisk is no longer a professor.

He is now an associate professor of English and public policy at Georgetown.

Fisks comments came amid criticism over the recent wave of attacks in Paris, where a suicide bomber killed 129 people at the Bataclan concert hall and a string of attacks have killed at least 130 people in France.

President Donald Trump tweeted that he was “deeply saddened” by the “unacceptable” cartoons.

The President tweeted that “deep thoughts” go out to the families of the victims of the terrible attacks in France and the U.K. Fiamengo, the university’s chancellor, told reporters Wednesday that Fisk had “not shown any sign of remorse.”

Fisk’s termination comes a week after his colleague, George Ciccariello-Maher, was fired for posting a series of cartoons of the president that appeared to show him in the White House.

Filipe Galvan, who taught at Georgetown and was also fired, tweeted in January that he had “no regrets” for what he said was a “dangerous and offensive” cartoon about him.

Farg said he had no regrets.

He told The Washington Post that he has not seen any negative reaction from the school, though he said he was disappointed.

He said the cartoon is “not intended to incite violence, but rather to inform.”

___ AP Writer Jennifer Jacobs contributed to this report from Washington.

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