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Friday, August 26, 2011

Tolerance, 'Palestinian' style

A Professor at Nablus (Shchem)'s an-Najah University (the same place that once made a mock Sbarro's to celebrate the murderous 2001 terror attack) has been arrested by the 'Palestinian Authority' because he criticized the university for not abiding by a court order rescinding the expulsion of four students.
Palestinian sources said that Abdel Sattar Qassem, who works at An-Najah University in Nablus, was ordered to be held in custody for 48 hours following a complaint from the university president, Rami Hamdallah.

Qassem is a well-known critic of the PA leadership. In the past he declared his intention to run in the presidential election in the Palestinian territories.

Because of his public criticism of the PA, Qassem was targeted in the past by PA security forces. At one point he was shot and wounded shortly after launching a scathing verbal attack on PA chairman Yasser Arafat.

Qassem’s son, Faisal, said that the PA Prosecutor-General’s Office phoned his father on Wednesday night and asked him to report for questioning the following day.

The son said that when Qassem arrived at the offices of the PA security forces in Nablus, he was informed of the decision to detain him for 48 hours for allegedly slandering the university by publishing a critical article.

In the article, Qassem criticized the university administration for refusing to comply with a court order rescinding its decision to expel four students.
But give them a 'state' and they'll learn to accept criticism... eventually....

What could go wrong?

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