Canada: Synagogue-bombing Arab professor finally sacked

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Prof who bombed Paris synagogue dismissed, supporters cry “discrimination”

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The Canadian academy has really put their foot down. The National Post reports that Hassan Diab, a sociology and anthropology professor at Carleton University, has been teaching a class this summer. One problem, however: he is wanted by French authorities for bombing a Paris synagogue in 1980 that killed four people and injured twenty others. Carleton has finally decided to immediately dismiss Diab, but only after the Canadian chapter of B’nai Brith issued a press release condemning the university’s previous decision to reinstate him to teach this summer following his arrest last November and his pending deportation hearing. Surely a Zionist plot!

From the report:

Mr. Diab, 55, was born in Lebanon, but obtained Canadian citizenship in 1993. He has led a fairly nomadic life, living in six different countries over 12 years. He has left behind a string of marriages, divorces and common-law relationships and has fathered two children over the past two decades.In 2006, Mr. Diab married Rania Tfaily in a religious ceremony that was not legally binding [read: polygamy]. Ms. Tfaily is a professor in Carleton’s sociology and anthropology department, while Mr. Diab has taught at the University of Ottawa and, more recently, at Carleton.

The Canadian Association of University Teachers have issued a statement protesting his dismissal, the Carleton sociology and anthropology faculty published an editorial saying that the university’s decision is discriminatory, and his friends have launched a website in his support.

This case raises many questions: 1) Why did the Canadians let him into their country in the first place; 2) Why did they grant him citizenship; and 3) Why has he been teaching in their taxpayer-supported universities? But it is so good to see the Canucks taking such a brave, bold stand against terror, eh?