Skip to comments.USF Redefines Al-Arian Case
Posted on 08/21/2002 6:03:26 AM PDT by CatspawEdited on 08/21/2002 6:04:35 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
TAMPA - The University of South Florida today will change its plans for firing Professor Sami Al-Arian in two significant ways, formally accusing him of terrorist ties and asking a court whether its case would violate his right to free speech.
At a 10 a.m. news conference, USF President Judy Genshaft will not dismiss Al-Arian, as she announced eight months ago she intended to do. Instead, she will unveil a greatly expanded case against him, arguing that his willful disruption of the school began not after Sept. 11 but with links to terrorists in 1988.
While O'Reilly is often an arrogant fool, he did a good job of forcing this guy out. The info was in the public realm for a good while before anyone did anything about it, and my hat's off to Bill for doing what the press is SUPPOSED to do! (The Congress, the FBI, and the University all knew about this guy but did nothing. O'Reilly served as our check by publically forcing the issue.)
Okay, O'Reilly--you got this @ss out of our schools and away from our kids; think you could get the FBI to do something? If not, feel free to air the program in Israel....
He'll fight it all the way.
But a little while ago in either the Tampa Tribune or the St. Petersburg Times, I read that there was a grand jury investigating Sami. It'd be better if he was indicted and convicted, served some prison time THEN deported.
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