Ramadan Shallah, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad top dog, was once a professor at the University of South Florida, brought there by Sami al-Arian, the once and future poster boy for Islamic victimhood who was in reality an Islamic Jihad operative himself.
“AP Interview: Leader of Gaza’s Islamic Jihad says Iran has praised group for fight with Israel,” from Associated Press, November 26:
CAIRO — A Palestinian militant leader says Iran’s president has called him to praise the performance of his group, the Islamic Jihad, in the recent fighting against Israel.
Ramadan Shallah told The Associated Press that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad offered congratulations on Sunday in phone calls to him and to Hamas’ prime minister, Ismail Haniyeh.
Shallah says Iran supported Palestinians “military and financially” during the eight-day fighting….