Monday, October 24, 2005

Palestine Week at University of Virginia, Students for Justice in Palestine invites Norman Finkelstein to speak

This week the University of Virginia is having it's first Palestine Week. Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) will host DePaul Professor Norman Finkelstein for a talk Tuesday night, according to the Daily Cavalier.

Norman Finkelstein has been called a holocaust denier by the Anti-Defamation League.

SJP is a radical organization, says Front Page Magazine's Discover the Network.

From that site:

The SJP is a group with proven ties to terrorism and the Islamic jihad against Israel, America, and the rest of the non-Muslim world. The group's national conference at the University of Michigan in November 2002 was sponsored by the Islamic Association for Palestine, a group that raises money for the families of suicide bombers. The conference also featured keynote speaker Sami al-Arian, a former professor at the University of South Florida who has been indicted as a leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a terrorist group.

The DePaul Chapter of SJP was one of the two groups who went running to the administration of DePaul University complaining about the views of Professor Thomas Klocek, because his ideas on the Middle East didn't agree with their own.

A little know fact about Sami al-Arian: The former University of South Florida professor--and suspected terrorist--has graced the campus of DePaul University, speaking there in 2002.

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