Middle East studies in the News
Hatem Bazian - Personal Story
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All right, what's the Jew hiding quote about?
BAZIAN: It's a fabrication. I would never use that statement. It's a statement that comes from Islamic histiography. It's a part of the Hadith collections, references to the end of time. And I in general don't use that in any type of speech or discussions. And I'm pursuing legal matters for
BAZIAN: I—yes. And I—once again, that has to be put into context. I was calling for a political intifada similar to the statements of calling for regime change, political activism. And if people have listened to all the speech, which I think—agreed I—the people who took the quote out, did a masterful job of editing my talk to indicate as if I'm calling for violence in the
BAZIAN: It's shaking off—Ii think if you looked at it, even some neoconservatives in this country use the term intifada at one point. So it's maybe within the context of the audience that was there. It was a reference point. And I was calling for a grassroot political change at this time to make changes in the country considering what has been taken place.
BAZIAN: No. I've been activist for the past 20 years or so. And I have never engaged in any violence. And non violence is the method that I choose for political change.
BAZIAN: Well, I condemn the targeting of civilians in any situation. I think relations to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, you have the Hatfields and McCoys getting at each other. And I think it will behoove us here in the
BAZIAN: Well, yes, if you want me to speak about the violence that has taken place, I just spoke to you, telling you that violence is unacceptable.
BAZIAN: Well, I think it's—in here, once again, it's very contextual in the sense that every time a Palestinian appears or a Muslim appears, it seems that there is an electronic attempt to try to silence them by you know putting this—that they have to condemn this and this. And I think it's far more contextual to try to address the fundamental issue between the Palestinians and the Israelis.
BAZIAN: I condemn terrorism throughout. But at the same time, I would like people here in the
BAZIAN: Once again, I'm telling you, I condemn all acts of violence that were targeted at civilians, regardless of who does it. Once again, always to try to put the Palestinians as the testing ground is completely rejected. And I accept it.
BAZIAN: Absolutely, I don't. But once again, I encourage you to focus and look at what has taken place between the Palestinians and Israelis.
BAZIAN: I condemned them and I actually translated much of the material for the use of the press and so on. My focus in the speech that took place on April 10 is to focus on the lies, the deception that took place. And it seems that people are always trying to use patriotism in one sense or the other. Why don't we call Halliburton and ask them to be patriotic over charging the
BAZIAN: Go ahead.
BAZIAN: Thank you,
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