Anti-Semitic prof reinstated

A professor accused of espousing anti-Semitic views has been reinstated at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta.

The university confirmed in an email Thursday that Anthony Hall is no longer suspended, but wouldn't comment further.

The board of governors and the faculty association also said in a brief, joint statement that issues around Anthony Hall's activities will be addressed in the context of the faculty handbook, but they didn't explain how that would be done.

Hall, a tenured professor who has taught Native American studies, liberal education and globalization over his 26 years at the university, was suspended in October 2016 following comments he made in online articles and videos suggesting there was a Zionist connection to the 9/11 attacks and that the events of the Holocaust should be up for debate.

He maintains the issue is academic freedom and that he should be allowed to promote his work as he sees fit.

"Premier Notley and her government bear direct responsibility for placing a discredited conspiracy theorist back in a university classroom," Michael Mostyn, CEO of B'nai Brith Canada, said in a news release.

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