Mourning Soleimani, from Hollywood to the Campus

Actress Rose McGowan attends the GQ 2014 Men of the Year Party in West Hollywood, Calif. (Phil McCarten/Reuters)
The terror general’s postmortem fan club members are all denizens of the Left — media figures, celebrities, politicians, and academics.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE N ow that Qasem Soleimani’s mortal coil has reached room temperature, and he is enjoying the fruits of his martyrdom, sympathizers everywhere are mourning him and praising him. His postmortem fan-club members are all denizens of the Left — media figures, celebrities, politicians, and especially academics. Their somber, cliché-ridden eulogies range from stupid Twitter commentary to well-written articles, with praise for Soleimani, unalloyed contempt for Donald Trump, and dire predictions of retribution in the days ahead.

In the stupid Twitter category, celebrities take the lead. Rose McGowan’s “Dear Iran” tweet got the ball rolling, with “Dear #Iran. The USA has disrespected your

A. J. Caschetta is a principal lecturer at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a fellow at Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum, where he is also a Ginsburg-Milstein fellow.

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