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Rutgers Removes Prof Who Represented Assad’s Regime at UN

Rutgers Removes Prof Who Represented Assad’s Regime at UN

“accused Israel of organ-trafficking”

It’s amazing that this guy even worked there in the first place.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Rutgers Finally Removed Lecturer Who Represented Assad’s Regime at UN

Rutgers University announced it no longer employs the former Syrian diplomat who represented President Bashar al-Assad’s bloody regime in the United Nations and accused Israel of organ-trafficking, after the administration defended the hire publicly.

Mazen Adi, who was hired as a part-time lecturer in 2015, is not currently teaching in the political science department and has not done so since the summer of 2017, Rutgers President Robert Barchi said in a Jan. 25 meeting with Jewish leaders to address anti-Semitic activity at the New Jersey school, New Jersey Jewish News reported.

Adi issued defenses in the classroom of terrorism as a legitimate form of “resistance” against Israeli “occupation.”

During his time as the Syrian government’s United Nations representative between 2007 and 2014, Adi accused “some Israeli officials” of “trafficking children’s organs,” in what Israel slammed as a modern-day blood libel.

Following reports last fall of Adi’s employment at the state university, Barchi justified the hire for Adi’s “expertise in international law and diplomacy, and other fields.”

The president also claimed Adi’s rhetoric was protected under academic freedom at a student town hall.

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It makes sense to fire whoever hired him too.

claimed Adi’s rhetoric was protected under academic freedom

Only after the stupid academy hires him and gives him its imprimatur. Even if you accept the nonsense of “academic freedom” as something special which nobody else has, it doesn’t erase the blunder of hiring him in the first place.

Don’t they vet their hires??

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