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  • Florida Atlantic University Reinstates "Jesus Stomp" Instructor

    06/25/2013 10:35:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Deandre Poole will return to Florida Atlantic University after being placed on administrative leave.Florida Atlantic University has reinstated an instructor who had students stomp on pieces of paper with "Jesus" written on them as part of a lesson. The school announced Friday that 32-year-old Deandre Poole would return to teach summer classes, as well as the next academic year. The Palm Beach Post reports that he will only teach online through the rest of 2013 because of safety concerns. Officials said in March that he would be placed on paid administrative leave for safety reasons and to prevent disruption of...
  • FAU student to police: Allen West making me ‘feel danger at school’

    04/18/2013 2:56:41 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 41 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 4-18-2013 | Laura Byrne
    April 18, 2013 FAU student to police: Allen West making me ‘feel danger at school’ Laura Byrne A student at Florida Atlantic University filed a complaint with the local police, alleging that former Florida Congressman Allen West made her “feel in danger at school” after he pleaded with students to stop bothering his wife when she’s on campus.“As students, we deserve to feel safe exercising our First Amendment rights to peacefully assemble and express our grievances with the University,” Stephanie Rosendorf of the Florida College Democrats wrote in the complaint obtained by The Raw Story. “These days you never know...
  • 'Threatened' student files complaint against West

    04/18/2013 6:30:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/18/2013 | unknown
    After sternly warning college students to stop harassing his wife or they would face consequences, former Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., now finds himself the target of a complaint.
  • Allen West warns left-wing students trying to intimidate his wife to BACK OFF, or they will face him

    04/17/2013 9:29:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 85 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4/17/13 | The Right Scoop
    Allen West just posted this on his Facebook about 30 minutes ago, warning left-wing students they will have to face him if they keep stalking his wife: I completely understand the Alinsky tactics and have no issue with the insidious and incessant personal attacks by the left against me. However, I am warning you, end your harassment of my wife Angela. The students from Florida Atlantic University who have gone to my wife’s office, stalked her at the FAU Board of Trustee meetings, and sent letters to her company headquarters, end it now. This is not a threat, it is...
  • 'Jesus stomping' FAU prof is Democratic leader, but top Democrats steer clear of flap

    04/01/2013 3:16:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 4/01/13 | By Anthony Man
    Top Democratic officials are steering clear of the controversy surrounding Deandre Poole, vice chairman of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party. Poole is the Florida Atlantic University instructor responsible for the “Jesus stomping” classroom assignment. The communications teacher has been placed on paid leave in wake of the uproar that followed a March 4 class on the Davie campus. Poole assigned students to write Jesus on a sheet of paper, throw it on the floor and then step on it as part of a lesson on the impact of words. It attracted national attention, especially in conservative media outlets. U.S....
  • Teachers who stomped American flag, Jesus are officially no longer teaching

    03/30/2013 10:06:04 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 79 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/30/2013 | Yahoo
    You don’t tug on Superman’s cape. You don’t spit into the wind. You don’t pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger. And, as two educators have recently learned, it’s also generally good advice to avoid stomping on Jesus and the American flag in public schools. The Florida Atlantic University instructor who asked students to step on the word “Jesus” has been placed on administrative leave on the same day that the high school teacher in South Carolina who stomped on an American flag in front of his students way back in December finally resigned. The incident in South Carolina...
  • Hey, Isn't That the Spring Bunny?

    03/30/2013 5:40:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    Because this is the holiest week of the year on the Judeo-Christian calendar, it might be useful to look at how theology is faring in the age of secularism. As you may know, there is a movement in America to remove the word "God" from the currency, to replace the word "Christmas" with "winter" and to replace the word "Easter"' with "spring." On Long Island, where I live, one school is running a "spring egg hunt" with a special appearance by the "Spring Bunny." Of course, this kind of stupidity is insulting to Christians, but it's been going on for...
  • Scott to FAU: Explain this Jesus-stomping incident to me, please

    03/27/2013 10:09:52 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 40 replies
    I missed this incident of Academia Gone Wild when it happened, as I was in Rome covering the papal conclave, but it has all the hallmarks of cluelessness and faux “tolerance” that we’ve come to expect from higher education. It started with a professor of intercultural communications (no, seriously) at state-run Florida Atlantic University requiring students to write the name Jesus in large block letters on a piece of paper, and then stomp on it. One student — one? — refused to comply and told the professor that he would file a complaint over the assignment, which offended his religious...
  • Dr. Deandre Poole [professor behind stomp on Jesus]

    03/27/2013 10:28:06 AM PDT · by topher · 33 replies
    Deandre J. Poole Instructor Email: dpoole3@fau.edu PhD, Howard University Areas of Specialization: Intercultural Communication, Leadership and Communication, Political Communication Deandre Poole teaches courses in intercultural communication, ethnicity and communication, leadership and communication, and organizational communication. His research focuses on the role mediated messages play in shaping individual attitudes and beliefs concerning issues of justice and inequality, and examines how leaders, organizations, and other influential authorities dominate and oppress marginalized groups of people. Currently, he is authoring the book,Obamamania: The Rise of a Mythical Hero, to be published by the Edwin Mellen Press. In addition to his academic pursuits, Dr. Poole...
  • College Student Says He’s Been Suspended After He Refused Prof’s Demand to Stomp on Jesus Sign

    03/26/2013 1:06:36 PM PDT · by grundle · 22 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | March 21, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Ryan Rotela, a junior at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), is waging a bizarre allegation against his professor, Dr. Deandre Poole. The student is claiming that he’s been suspended from his intercultural communications class for refusing to write “JESUS” on a sheet of paper, throw it on the floor and then stomp on it — a request that the instructor apparently made. If you’re already scratching your head, you’re not alone. The curious claim caught the attention of WPEC-TV, a South Florida CBS affiliate. Rotela, a devout Mormon, says he refused to participate in the purported activity and told Poole that...
  • FAU student says he was suspended for not 'stepping on Jesus'

    03/26/2013 1:10:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 36 replies
    cbs12.com ^ | March 21, 2013 | Al Pefley
    DAVIE, Fla. -- A student at Florida Atlantic University's campus in Davie says he couldn't believe what he and his fellow students were asked to do by their instructor three weeks ago. Ryan Rotela, a junior from Coral Springs at FAU, said what happened was an insult to his intelligence. He said the instructor in his Intercultural Communications class at FAU told everyone in the class to take out a piece of paper, write the word JESUS on it in bold letters, and then put the paper on the floor and stomp on it. Ryan said while some of his...
  • University Bows to National Outrage, Won’t Punish Student Who Refused to Stomp Jesus

    03/26/2013 9:20:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 118 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Florida Atlantic University has issued a formal apology to a student that was facing academic charges after he complained about a professor who ordered the class to write the name “Jesus” and then stomp on the pieces of paper. Ryan Rotela, a student at FAU, was accused of violating the student code of conduct after he reported his instructor to university administrators. He was removed from the class, ordered not to contact fellow students, and was facing possible suspension or expulsion – pending the outcome of a student hearing. But after a massive national outcry, the university reversed course Monday...
  • University Files Charges Against Student who Refused to Stomp on Jesus

    03/25/2013 5:11:39 AM PDT · by massmike · 71 replies
    http://radio.foxnews.com ^ | 03/25/2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Florida Atlantic University student who filed a complaint against his professor after he was ordered to stomp on the name of Jesus has been brought up on academic charges by the school and may no longer attend class. The “Notice of Charges” against Ryan Rotela is contrary to a statement the university released late Friday night saying no one had been disciplined as a result of the classroom activity. “We can confirm that no student has been expelled, suspended or disciplined by the university as a result of any activity that took place during this class,” the university said...
  • University Apologizes for Stomping Jesus

    03/23/2013 4:43:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 247 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Florida Atlantic University has issued an apology for a classroom assignment that involving students writing the name “Jesus” on a sheet of paper and then stomping on the paper. The university also said the lesson will never again be used. “We sincerely apologize for any offense this has caused,” the university said in a prepared statement. “Florida Atlantic University respects all religions and welcomes people of all faiths, backgrounds and beliefs.” The university initially defended the Christ-bashing lesson which is included textbook titled, “Intercultural Communication: A Contextual Approach, 5th Edition.” Fox News obtained a synopsis of the lesson taught by...
  • Florida University Student Suspended After Refusing to Stomp on Jesus

    03/21/2013 8:00:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 65 replies
    Jan Morgan ^ | Jan Morgan
    A student at Florida Atlantic University has charged that his professor in intercultural communications class told the whole class to write the name JESUS in bold letters on a piece of paper, then drop the papers and stomp all over them. The alleged incident happened three weeks ago on the Davie, Florida campus of FAU, according to WPEC-TV. Junior Ryan Rotela, a devout Mormon, is the student making the charge. “Anytime you stomp on something it shows that you believe that something has no value,” he told the South Florida CBS affiliate. “So if you were to stomp on the...
  • Florida Atlantic Univ. student claims he was suspended for not stomping on Jesus [VIDEO]

    03/21/2013 5:22:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/21/2013 | Eric Owens
    A student at Florida Atlantic University has charged that his professor in intercultural communications class told the whole class to write the name JESUS in bold letters on a piece of paper, then drop the papers and stomp all over them. The alleged incident happened three weeks ago on the Davie, Florida campus of FAU, according to WPEC-TV. (Scroll down for the video.) Junior Ryan Rotela, a devout Mormon, is the student making the charge. “Anytime you stomp on something it shows that you believe that something has no value,” he told the South Florida CBS affiliate. “So if you...
  • Media fail: Stomp Jesus FAU professor is a Dem. Party official

    03/21/2013 4:05:32 PM PDT · by Jacvin · 24 replies
    http://www.bizpacreview.com/ ^ | 3/21/2013 | Tom Tillison
    A South Florida college professor’s bizarre classroom antics have made waves for their shocking display of religious intolerance. But they were even more instructive in educating the rest of us on the alarming thought process of yet another Palm Beach County Democratic leader. Florida Atlantic University professor Deandre Poole instructed his intercultural communications class earlier this month to write the name “Jesus” on a piece of paper, then drop it on the floor and stomp on it. One student, a devout Mormon, was so so disturbed by the exercise that he complained to school officials, saying Poole had offended his...
  • Palestinians Stalk Jewish Students at US University – Post “Eviction Notices” On Their Dorm Rooms

    04/11/2012 12:49:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Gatewary Pundit ^ | 4/11/12 | Jim Hoft
    Palestinian students are stalking Jewish students at Atlantic University. The Palestinians recently posted “eviction notices” on their dorm rooms. This is a harassment. The radical Palestinian students should be expelled. YNet reported: Some 200 Jewish students attending Atlantic University receive fake eviction notice sent by pro-Palestinian activists More than 200 Jewish students attending Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, were surprised to find “eviction notices” posted to their dorm room doors on Friday. The students later found out that the fake notices were placed by the Students for Justice in Palestine. According to the Sun Sentinel, the group’s stunt was...
  • Muslim professor is subject of protests at FAU

    04/15/2011 9:15:38 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 4 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | April 15, 2011 | Scott Travis
    For the past decade, conservative activist Joe Kaufman has suggested a Syrian-born professor at Florida Atlantic University may have terrorist connections. Bassem Al-halabi, an associate professor of engineering, has no criminal convictions, and he has supporters of all faiths at FAU who say his views are closer to pacifism than terrorism. But Kaufman, keeping his effort alive, organized a protest in front of FAU on Thursday, urging the university to fire him. "Al-halabi is a danger … and should not be around or be able to hold influence over any of our nation's youth, especially as a professor at a...
  • FAU locked down in Boca after shots fired at party

    04/30/2008 6:49:10 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 6 replies · 130+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | April 30, 2008 | Jerome Burdi and Scott Travis
    By Jerome Burdi and Scott Travis | Sun-Sentinel.com 9:40 AM EDT, April 30, 2008 BOCA RATON - The main campus of Florida Atlantic University was placed on lockdown early today and classes were canceled after someone fired shots during a fight at an on-campus student party. One person, who was not a student, was slightly injured, but police did not know if it was from a bullet or the fight.
  • Academic Freedom Redefined Again

    08/01/2006 8:05:24 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 6 replies · 417+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 31, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Maybe one of the reasons that we have never-ending battles over academic freedom is that many academics seem to define it differently. “Academic freedom means that if I think that there may be an intellectual payoff to be had by turning an academic lens on material others consider trivial — golf tees, gourmet coffee, lingerie ads, convenience stores, street names, whatever — I should get a chance to try,” veteran professor Stanley Fish recently wrote in The New York Times. “If I manage to demonstrate to my peers and students that studying this material yields insights into matters of general...
  • Other group helping in Iraq not prosecuted (leftist activists, Voices in the Wilderness, skate)

    03/09/2003 11:36:44 PM PST · by Stultis · 2 replies · 419+ views
    Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | 7 March 2003 | Renee K. Gadoua
    Other group helping in Iraq not prosecuted Friday, March 07, 2003By Renee K. Gadoua The same federal act used to indict three Central New Yorkers accused of illegally sending money to Iraq has not been enforced against at least a dozen local residents who openly violated U.S. law by traveling there. The International Emergency Economic Powers Act authorizes U.S. sanctions against Iraq. Four Muslims, including three Onondaga County residents, were indicted Feb. 26 on charges that include violating the act by using the Syracuse-based charity Help the Needy to send money to Iraq without a license. About 600 people have...
  • Boca Islamic Group Under Scrutiny for Neo-Nazi Ties (TROP™ and homegrown fascists)

    04/16/2005 11:27:04 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 13 replies · 797+ views
    The Boca Raton [FL] News ^ | April 16, 2005 | Sean Salai
    A new Islamic advocacy group in Boca Raton is under scrutiny for its ties to William W. Baker, a former chairman of the neo-Nazi political party of presidential candidate David Duke who was run out of town last year when he attempted to speak at Florida Atlantic University. Local Jewish and civic leaders said Friday they were alarmed that the Assadiq Islamic Education Foundation, whose headquarters are listed at 831 E. Palmetto Park Road in Boca, had invited Baker back to Boca as featured speaker at an April 30 banquet at the Boca Marriott. Invited by Muslim students to speak...
  • WoT ALERT: Terror U.

    01/22/2005 7:24:00 AM PST · by indcons · 7 replies · 943+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | January 21, 2005 | Joe Kaufman
    One year ago, I wrote a piece exposing radical Islam within Florida Atlantic University (FAU). My goal was twofold: [1] to bring awareness concerning a growing problem within FAU [2] to push the university to take action so that this problem ceases to exist. Unfortunately, only the first part of my goal was accomplished, as FAU is continuing to allow radicals on its campus, the latest being this Saturday'S (Jan.22, 2005) return engagement of potential co-conspirator to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, Siraj Wahhaj. The Enemy Thrives at FAU In recent times, a fairly large list of...
  • Florida Atlantic Terror University

    02/24/2004 9:13:10 PM PST · by JohnathanRGalt · 12 replies · 658+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | February 19, 2004 | Joe Kaufman
    Florida Atlantic Terror UniversityBy Joe KaufmanFrontPageMagazine.com | February 19, 2004 Introduction In the summer of 2002, a flyer vilifying Jews and Christians and threatening “confrontation and conflict” was circulated around the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) campus.  It stated:  “When we Arab-Muslim students came to America for study, we had no idea that we would be forced to mingle with Jew students and take instruction from Jew teachers.  This is offensive to us since it is well known that the Jews are the most corrupt and violent people on Earth.” The flyer, which was put out by a group calling...
  • Pipes & Romirowsky reply to F.A. University (FAU Protects Terrorist)

    01/29/2004 8:13:12 AM PST · by pabianice · 122+ views
    Campus Watch ^ | 1/29/04 | Pipes
    President Frank T. Brogan Florida Atlantic University 777 Glades Road Boca Raton, Florida 33431 E-mail: skane@fau.edu Dear Mr. Brogan: We read your two press releases of yesterday (appended to this letter; also posted by us at http://danielpipes.org/article/1487) concerning the matter of Mustafa Abu Sway's ties to Hamas, a proscribed organization in the United States. We are pleased to learn that you are taking steps to investigate this matter, that you "notified the State Department of Mr. Pipes' allegations," and also "forwarded to the State Department and the coordinators of the Fulbright Program" our previous allegations. However, we wish you had...
  • Pipes & Romirowsky reply to F.A. University [campuswatch.org]

    01/28/2004 1:36:31 PM PST · by VaBthang4 · 2 replies · 88+ views
    E-mail | Daniel Pipes and Asaf Romirowsky
    President Frank T. Brogan Florida Atlantic University 777 Glades Road Boca Raton, Florida 33431 E-mail: skane@fau.edu Dear Mr. Brogan: We read your two press releases of yesterday (appended to this letter; also posted by us at http://danielpipes.org/article/1487) concerning the matter of Mustafa Abu Sway's ties to Hamas, a proscribed organization in the United States. We are pleased to learn that you are taking steps to investigate this matter, that you "notified the State Department of Mr. Pipes' allegations," and also "forwarded to the State Department and the coordinators of the Fulbright Program" our previous allegations. However, we wish you had...
  • Hamas in the Florida Classroom

    01/27/2004 4:30:22 AM PST · by kattracks · 21 replies · 179+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 1/27/04 | Daniel Pipes & Asaf Romirowsky
    We broke the news in October 2003 that Mustafa Abu Sway, a visiting Palestinian professor at Florida Atlantic University, is “known as an activist” in Hamas, a group on the U.S. government’s terrorism list. We also revealed that his salary is being paid by the U.S. taxpayer (via the Fulbright exchange program).Our little scoop met with yawns or with disbelief. Abu Sway himself denounced our article as a “witch hunt.” FAU ignored the revelation (“we have no reason to take any action”). The hometown Palm Beach Post published four skeptical responses, including an editorial insisting that “there is no...
  • Wahabi Watch - Florida Trail Of Terror

    01/21/2004 5:44:32 PM PST · by johnqueuepublic · 29 replies · 4,332+ views
    PipeLineNews.org ^ | January 20, 2004 | Beila Rabinowitz & William A. Mayer
    Wahabi Watch - Florida Trail Of Terror By Beila Rabinowitz & William A. Mayer From dirty bomb plotter Jose Padilla - employed at a Ft. Lauderdale Taco Bell - to Padilla’s alleged partner - Adnan El Shukrijumah [apparently fingered by recently captured senior al-Qaeda planner, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed] - who was last sighted at a Subway sandwich shop in Tampa 2001, the trail of terror continues in Florida. Fourteen of the nineteen September 11 hijackers either came from or through Florida – The 3 main ringleaders - the "pilots” - Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi & Ziad Jarrah and 11...
  • Former Florida Atlantic University Professor Says He Was Fired for Failing Students

    07/17/2003 7:31:48 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 7 replies · 300+ views
    Palm Beach, Florida, Sun-Sentinel ^ | 07-17-03 | Peltz, Jennifer
    Former FAU prof says he was fired for failing students By Jennifer Peltz Staff Writer Posted July 16 2003 A former Florida Atlantic University engineering professor is suing over his firing last year, saying he was dismissed because he wouldn't pass students who didn't deserve to. FAU maintained that professor Peter Szabo had been insubordinate to superiors and irresponsible toward students, according to Szabo's court filings. FAU officials said they hadn't seen his complaint, filed Tuesday afternoon, and so couldn't discuss it. Szabo declined to comment, and his lawyer could not be reached Tuesday evening, but according to the court...
  • Police wanted felony charges for Catanese, wife

    07/11/2003 4:01:10 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies · 370+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 7-11-03 | Larry Keller
    Police investigating the use of charitable donations to Florida Atlantic University to buy a new Corvette for former president Anthony Catanese believed there was sufficient evidence to charge Catanese and his wife, Sara, with felony crimes, records released Thursday show. Florida Department of Law Enforcement Special Agent Gary Carmichael and FAU police investigator Wilfredo Hernandez stated in a search warrant affidavit that they believed the evidence showed that the Cataneses and Carla Coleman, a senior vice president at FAU, all engaged in a scheme to defraud and communications fraud by using FAU Foundation money to buy Anthony Catanese a red...