Sami, you’re not a Rumpled Academic. You’re not a freedom fighter. You’re not a defender of human rights or academic freedom or the freedom of speech.
You’re just a murderous thug.
You are an aider and abetter of killers.
Oh, to be sure, you’re a clever one: you have hoodwinked Phil Donahue, John Esposito, and other pillars of the American Left and the dhimmi establishment for fifteen years or so, and you still have many of them convinced that you’re some kind of hero.
But not Judge James Moody. Sentencing you on Monday to the maximum sentence he could give you, Moody said, according to this St. Petersburg Times story:
“Your only connection to orphans and widows is that you create them,” Moody said….
“Dr Al-Arian, as usual, you speak eloquently,” Moody said . “I find it interesting that here in public in front of everyone you praised this country … but that’s just evidence of how you operate. … You are a master manipulator.”
Moody said Al-Arian lied about his leadership role with Palestinian Islamic Jihad and criticized him for calling the work “charity for widows and orphans.”
“This trial exposed that as a lie. … The evidence was clear in this case that you were a leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad. You were on the board of directors and an officer, the secretary,” Moody said….
Echoing a paid government informant who testified at the trial, Moody told Al-Arian: “Your children attend the finest universities this country has to offer while you raise money to blow up the children of others.”…
The judge concluded his words to Al-Arian by saying that “anyone with even the slightest bit of human compassion would be sickened” by a double suicide bombing at Beit Lid, Israel, in January 1995 that killed 22 people. But, he said Al-Arian “saw it as an opportunity to solicit more money to carry out more bombings,” and wrote a letter to a Kuwaiti legislator.
Evidence at the trial suggested the letter, seized by the FBI from Al-Arian’s home, was never sent. But Moody told Al-Arian it showed his “true attitude.”
At the time of the writing, the judge told Al-Arian, “you continue to lie to your friends and supporters, claiming to abhor violence.”
He concluded: “You are indeed a master manipulator.”
When the courtroom emptied, Moody signed an expedited order of removal for Al-Arian, which means he will be deported as soon as he completes his sentence.