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Member Of Islamic Jihad To Address Students At American University

Khader Adnan, a mem­ber of Pales­tin­ian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), is sched­uled to speak at Amer­i­can Uni­ver­sity via Skype next Tues­day, Octo­ber 30. Adnan was invited by sev­eral stu­dent groups at Amer­i­can, includ­ing Stu­dents for Jus­tice in Pales­tine, Jew­ish Voice for Peace, Amnesty Inter­na­tional, Jus­tice not Jails, and the Com­mu­nity Action & Social Jus­tice Coalition.

Adnan, who has been arrested by the Israeli author­i­ties on sev­eral occa­sions, was most recently arrested in the West Bank in Decem­ber 2011 and imme­di­ately began a hunger strike dur­ing his deten­tion. After 66 days, Israel granted his early release. He is plan­ning to speak about his expe­ri­ence as a hunger striker at next week’s event.

Adnan is widely described in the media as a “spokesper­son,” “leader” or “mem­ber” of PIJ. A Decem­ber 17, 2011 news arti­cle on Al-Arabiya, a pan-Arab tele­vi­sion chan­nel, about Adnan’s then recent arrest described him as “one of the main lead­ers of the Pales­tin­ian mil­i­tant move­ment Islamic Jihad” and as “a for­mer spokesman” for PIJ.  The New York Times, Al Jazeera and CNN fur­ther char­ac­ter­ize him as a “mem­ber” or “spokesper­son” of PIJ in the West Bank, where Adnan resides.

Andan has also pre­vi­ously expressed sup­port for ter­ror­ism. In a video that has been widely cir­cu­lated on YouTube and other video-sharing web­sites, Adnan can be seen shout­ing, “O Quds Brigades, Strike a blow! O Quds Brigades, Shake the earth! Who among you is Hasan Abu Zeid? Who among you is the next sui­cide bomber? Who among you will carry the next explo­sive belt? Who among you will fire the next bul­lets? Who among you will have his body parts blown all over?” The raw footage of Adnan was report­edly taken at a 2007 funeral of a fel­low PIJ member.

  • Yis­roel Cohen

    My friend said to me. Why is that 75% of the Jew are going to vote for Obama when He sold Isreal down the Drain