Moonlighting: Non-Specialists in the News
Pennsylvania Professors Anti-Israel Remarks Concern Lawmakers [on Kaukab Siddique]
Two Pennsylvania lawmakers are questioning officials at a state-supported university after a professor publicly called for the destruction of Israel.
In a letter Wednesday to the president of Lincoln University, state Sens. Daylin Leach and Anthony Williams ask if the professor is expressing anti-Semitic views on campus.
Video of a Sept. 3 rally in Washington, D.C., shows tenured literature professor Kaukab Siddique saying that Israel must be destroyed, "if possible by peaceful means."
Siddique tells The Philadelphia Inquirer that "I am against Israel - not against Jews."
A statement from Lincoln says officials are unaware of Siddique's "offensive views" being expressed on campus.
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