@Childscourtyard I'd hate to think how Nancy Salem treats Jewish children at your place. Time for a replacement, don't you think? pic.twitter.com/genUgBSeKH— Nancy (@ThroatPunchU) February 19, 2017
There were reports that Salem had been a member of the University of Texas at Arlington chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine, but the group denies she ever took part. Children's Courtyard commented publicly on Salem's dismissal, saying, "Providing a safe, nurturing and inclusive learning environment is of the utmost importance to us. The offensive comments certainly don't reflect our views."The Dallas Morning News reported that Salem released a statement that she was "truly sorry for the pain and hurt my words caused, especially to members of the Jewish faith." She added, "I deeply regret and believe [the statements] are not a reflection of the beliefs I hold today... As a Muslim American of Palestinian heritage, I am all too accustomed to being bullied and the target of hate speech so the fact that I made such statements is even more offensive because I should have known and acted with more compassion... even though these statements were made years prior to my employment at Children's Courtyard and I do not espouse such sentiments today, I take full responsibility for my past statements and respect the actions my employer took to address the concerns as a result."Salem's Twitter account, @fancynancyxxo, appears to have been closed, and then reopened by someone else. The new owner of the account tweeted "So, Nancy Salem abandoned her account after the controversy, in order to remove all her tweets. Like the coward she is."
@fancynancyxxo screenshots live on forever pic.twitter.com/XGao6blZrh— ❤️ (@DustiSwgel) February 24, 2017
So, Nancy Salem abandoned her acct after the controversy, in order to remove all her tweets. Like the coward she is.— Unite Against Hatred (@fancynancyxxo) February 24, 2017