“Sami Al-Arian, a speaker and former professor at the University of South Florida, pled guilty in 2006 to conspiring to provide amenities to Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which is recognized by the U.S. government as a terrorist organization.”
Yes, let’s have people with terrorist connections speak at a 9/11 event. That’s some smart thinking from Rutgers and San Francisco University:
Rutgers University and San Francisco State University are sponsoring “Whose Narrative? 20 Years Since 9/11 2001,” a virtual “roundtable discussion” today, the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, that features speakers with ties to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Sami Al-Arian, a speaker and former professor at the University of South Florida, pled guilty in 2006 to conspiring to provide amenities to Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which is recognized by the U.S. government as a terrorist organization.
Al-Arian was terminated from USF shortly after his arrest. Al-Arian was then deported to Turkey in 2015.
Campus Reform reported in May that Abdulhadi was set to moderate the virtual event “Whose Narratives? What Free Speech for Palestine?” which featured Khaled. Zoom shut down the event due to Khaled’s terrorist background.
Then again, look at the description of the event:
“Moderated by renowned historian dr. Robin D. G. Kelley [sic], this inaugural roundtable kicks off a semester-long intergenerational conversation that challenges the exceptionalization [sic] of 9/11/2001; legitimization of ‘war on terror’ and other imperialist wars and interventions; justification of the ‘Security’ State, and promotion of hyper masculinity and a colonial gender and sexualized order of modernization and ‘civilization.’”
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