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Why You Should Be Outraged at San Francisco State University

Professors receive taxpayer money to meet with a terrorist organization.

by
Sam Levine

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July 2, 2014 - 4:57 pm
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What if I told you that a right wing professor at a state University received $7,000 from the University—taxpayer money—to travel on a political solidarity tour to a KKK rally, in order to further the agenda of this hateful organization? Do you think this would be allowed to happen? Would the President of the University approve this trip? Of course, this would never be a possibility. A University professor who went on such a trip would be blackballed, and the University President who approved it would be fired—and rightly so.

Now, what if I told you that a leftwing college professor at San Francisco State University received $7,000 from the University—taxpayer money—to travel on a political solidarity tour to the Middle East to meet with notorious terrorist and convicted hijacker Leila Khaled—member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a recognized terrorist organization—in order to further the agenda of this hateful organization? Rational people would assume this would not be allowed to occur. But it already has.

Once again, the double standard in regards to Israel at the University is on full display. Outspoken anti-Israel SFSU Professor Rabab Abdulhadi actually used University and taxpayer money to travel to the Middle East to meet with the most famous member of the PFLP, a terrorist organization responsible for 159 terrorist attacks, including the murder of 20 U.S. citizens. In addition, Abdulhadi met with Sheikh Raed Salah, an Islamist leader who was jailed for incitement to violence and encouraging a third intifada in Israel. Abdulhadi admitted this trip was a “political solidarity tour,” in order to advance the boycott campaign against Israel, which seeks the elimination of the Jewish State.

The Zionist Organization of America, along with AMCHA and several other pro-Israel groups, contacted SFSU President Leslie Wong, when these events came to light, to express our outrage and demand an investigation. Unbelievably, President Wong defended this use of taxpayer money, saying, “Faculty can and do communicate with others relevant to their research.” I suppose, when you are a vehemently anti-Israel professor, meeting with terrorists who seek to murder Israelis is part of your research.

The Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies at SFSU, Professor Kenneth Monteiro, also came to Abdulhadi’s defense, writing “I recommit the College as a safe haven for free and respectful expression for all of our students, staff and faculty, including when such discourse is contested and possibly disquieting.” Would Monteiro offer the same defense to a professor showing “political solidarity” to the KKK?

Next, we contacted State Controller John Chiang—who has investigative authority over the use of state funds. We are still awaiting his reply on this matter.

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Sorry,but I'm way past being "outraged" by anything I hear about happening in the Bay Area...this is par for the course
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Since the soviets are no longer around, lefty-progs just gravitate to the next form of murderous despotism they relate to.
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Leftist : "We made our bed with Islam, and now we're going to make you evil right-wing nuts lie in it."
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I was banned yesterday, but still will invoke the name of S.I. Hayakawa, since Leland Yee's name appears below. "Sam" would not have tolerated.
12 weeks ago
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There is not one decent thing that comes out of San Francisco. Just wait, the big one is coming and soon there won't be a San Francisco to worry about.
12 weeks ago
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Nothing, anymore, that happens within the CA Educational sphere can surprise or outrage anyone, any longer - it is all SNAFU!
12 weeks ago
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“I recommit the College as a safe haven for free and respectful expression for all of our students, staff and faculty, including when such discourse is contested and possibly disquieting.”

hhhahahhahaahahahahhhhhaaa {gasp}

the delusion runs deep.
12 weeks ago
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And how many conservatives teach at SF State? And how many of those are full time faculty and how many have tenure?
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I took a class on "Fundamentals of Terrorism" back in the 80's at Pomona College. Taught by former terrorist - he fought in the rising of Warsaw against the Nazis. Excellent discussion of hostage negotiation techniques, how to divide/exploit divisions within terrorist cells etc. During the course we had members of the PLF, Serbo-Croation Revolutionary Brotherhood and the Italian Internal Security Ministry address the class. Note this was during the period when Aldo Moro was riding around in the trunk of a car! Learned a lot that stood me in good stead later in my career. In and of itself, not an absolutely bad thing to have knowledge of how terrorist groups work. Key is how that information is applied and utilized.
12 weeks ago
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My professor's wiki entry - they call him a resistance fighter instead of a terrorist but then that's because the Nazis lost the war.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janusz_K._Zawodny

Not saying the prof from San Fran has the same honorable intentions - just saying that a bit more info is helpful to put the situation irrevocably in context. This link gives her background - and frankly, I don't see anything to suggest anything other than an extremely clear bias toward the goblins

http://umdearborn.edu/univ/ur/press_releases/sept04/abdulhadi_pr.html
12 weeks ago
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Yeah, right. I'm sure this professor went there to learn all about terrorist tactics so he could teach his students how to recognize and combat them.
12 weeks ago
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Not sending students there won't make much difference.

Publicly not hiring graduates, as presumptive sociopaths inadequitly educated to be capable of the tasks and integrity expected of a graduate, might work if enough employers signed on.
12 weeks ago
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Sorry,but I'm way past being "outraged" by anything I hear about happening in the Bay Area...this is par for the course
12 weeks ago
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Since the soviets are no longer around, lefty-progs just gravitate to the next form of murderous despotism they relate to.
12 weeks ago
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Actually, the PFLP is an old throwback to that era. As viciously anti-Semitic as they are socialist, they help explain why so many people now recognize the Nazis as a far Left political faction.
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What if I told you that both the President and the Attorney General of the United States appeared before an organization that was the brainchild of the most notorious and murderous Klansman in modern American History? Time for another march on Washington?

Well, they did, before Al Sharpton's organization, a racist anti-Semite with actual blood on his hands. And yes, it is high time there was a march on the DNC to demand they throw the Nazis out.
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Leftist : "We made our bed with Islam, and now we're going to make you evil right-wing nuts lie in it."
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