Moonlighting: Non-Specialists in the News
College Can't Fire Anti-Semetic Professor- He Has Tenure [on Kaukab Siddique]
by Deborah Dennert
Lincoln University in Pennsylvania is stuck with a teacher that believes strongly in anti-Semitism and thinks the Holocaust was a hoax. He is seen on video with radicals at an anti-Israel rally in Washington, D.C. and is not afraid to speak out in his beliefs. The university does not agree but seems to be stuck with him. They can not fire him because he is a tenured professor.
Kaukab Siddique is an associate professor of English at Lincoln University and has been teaching there for long enough that the college is stuck with him. The university acknowledges his comments are troubling but say they can do nothing about it.
Over Labor Day weekend, reports CBN's Erick Stakelbeck, Siddique addressed radicals at an anti-Israel rally in Washington, D.C. There, his anti-Semitism was on full display.
"We must stand united to defeat, to destroy, to dismantle Israel — if possible by peaceful means," Kaukab Siddique said. "Perhaps, like Saladin, we will give them enough food and water to travel back to the lands from where they came to occupy other people."
"For the Jews, I would say see what could happen to you if the Muslims wake up," Siddique warned. "And I say to the Muslims, dear brothers and sisters, unite and rise up against this hydra-headed monster which calls itself Zionism."
"It is obvious to us that Zionism is racism," he adds. "It is obvious to us that Zionism is genocide. It is obvious to us that Zionism is terrorism. But somehow the man living in the White House does not seem to know that. His silence is grim and dismal."
CBN also uncovered e-mail exchanges posted online in which Siddique called the Holocaust "a hoax" that was "invented," saying there is "not even one document" proving it happened. Jews have "taken over America" by "devious and immoral means," he adds.
"This [Labor Day event] is not a one off deal," Investigative Project on Terrorism Executive Director Ray Locker told CBN. "This is something he has said at similar events over a period of at least a dozen years, as far as we can tell." Michael Hill, the school's executive vice president, told CBN that the University does not agree but can not control Siddique's comments on Israel when it is in his private life.
Siddique is in a terror group called Hezbollah yet denies the accusations of being anti-Semantic. What do you think? Is he just calling out to the current state of Isreal or is this one professor that needs to retire?Note: Articles listed under "Moonlighting: Non-Specialists in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
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