Zoom pulls plug on 'Resistance' lecture with hijacker

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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Bob Kellogg, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)

airliner taxiing travelIt is no surprise that university professors inspire students to march against capitalism and mock Western civilization, but students on a California campus were expecting to hear from an actual revolutionary before her lecture was abruptly cancelled.    

San Francisco State University was scheduled to hear a lecture today, Sept. 23, from Palestinian hijacker Leila Khaled until tech company Zoom pulled out of the event citing its terms of service.

The Jerusalem Post announced the cancelled lecture in a breaking story Wednesday morning.

The cancellation, which came under pressure from Jewish groups, appeared to be the sole decision of Zoom since a university spokesman had defended Khaled’s appearance as an opportunity to hear “divergent” ideas. Those so-called “divergent” ideas, however, were coming from a former member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine who, according to the Post, pulled the pin on a grenade while Flight 219 was in the air above Israel on September 6, 1970.

According to the Post, SFSU refused to drop Khaled as a speaker even after Flight 219 passenger Rodney Khazzam asked the university to disinvite her.

Four airliners were hijacked that same day. Khaled was subdued by passengers and a second terrorist, Patrick Arguello, was killed by an air marshal.

Days later, the terrorist group hijacked another airliner --- the fifth one – and used its hostages to convince authorities to release Khaled in an exchange.

The terrorist-hijacker was set to discuss “Gender, Justice, and Resistance” with an Arab and Muslim class that sponsored her now-cancelled appearance.

Derryck Green of Project 21 tells OneNewsNow that the university’s invitation to a known terrorist deserves to be tied to the college-educated students who are terrorizing neighborhoods and burning down businesses in the name of justice.

“This is where they get it is on the college campus,” he warns. “And when they graduate, they go try to put into practice the orthodoxy they were taught during their days in college."

A statement released by Zoom read in part:

In light of the speaker’s reported affiliation or membership in a US designated foreign terrorist organization, and SFSU’s inability to confirm otherwise, we determined the meeting is in violation of Zoom’s Terms of Service and told SFSU they may not use Zoom for this particular event.

 

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