SFSU Prof Advocates Violence against Israel
by Cinnamon Stillwell • Mar 6, 2014 at 1:44 pm
Rabab Abdulhadi at Academia.edu
, director of the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative at San Francisco State University (SFSU), organized a recent delegation
to "the West Bank" and "the 1948 areas of Palestine" during which she met with individuals
affiliated with U.S. State Department-designated terrorist organizations.
A faculty advisor to the General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS), whose former president is currently under investigation by anti-terrorism officials, Abdulhadi has no shortage of radical bona fides. She:
- Supported the inclusion of stencils with the likeness of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) convicted hijacker-turned-terrorist icon Leila Khaled or the disturbing motto, "My Heroes Have Always Killed Colonizers," in the 2013 GUPS-organized celebration of SFSU's Edward Said mural—an event that SFSU president Les Wong publicly condemned for "celebrating violence" and "promoting hate-mongering."
- Called criticism of the celebration a "well-orchestrated attack" intended to "intimidate university officials from continuing to support academic freedom and freedom of speech on campus." She later railed about a "Zionist smear campaign!" and warned, "Zionists: Hands off our San Francisco State University students!"
- Is a founding member of the organizing committee for the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.
- Justified teaching SFSU's first course focusing solely on the Palestinian people in 2008, two years before the onset of the "Arab Spring," by claiming that, "Palestine is at the heart of the Arab world."
- Was a keynote speaker at an Al-Awda (Palestine Right to Return Coalition) conference at SFSU in August, 2006 and spoke for Toronto's "Israeli Apartheid Week" at York University in 2010.
- Is an editorial board member for the University of California, Berkeley's politically correct, anti-Western Islamophobia Studies Journal.
Abdulhadi's extremism is displayed at her Academia.edu profile page, which features a graphic calling for a "Third Palestinian Intifada" (a threat that has already resulted in violence) and a raised fist.
Abdulhadi's advocation of violence is morally repugnant, intellectually flaccid, and has no place on a public university campus.
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