There are still so many people who maintain the innocence of Sami Al-Arian; for them I recommend careful study of this article, “Indictment Details Paper Trail,” from the Tampa Tribune (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist):
Sami Al-Arian sat with a blank expression, bowing his head, as a cleric described him as the leader of the Islamic Committee for Palestine, “the active arm of the Islamic Jihad movement in Palestine.”
It was 1991, and U.S. troops were fighting the Persian Gulf War in Iraq and Kuwait. Al-Arian, a Palestinian born in Kuwait, was in Cleveland for a fundraiser.
Al-Arian stepped to the lectern. Holding a microphone in his left hand, he gestured emphatically with his right, lecturing the audience in Arabic about the “oppressive war,” asking, “Why did we stop” the protests?
“Let us damn America!” he fumed, according to a U.S. government translation of the videotaped event. “Let us damn Israel! Let us damn their allies until death!”
The next year, Al-Arian, a popular computer science professor, was granted tenure at the University of South Florida.
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