[Marxism] Stephen Zunes on the Rania Khalek controversy

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Mar 8 10:22:26 MST 2017


(from FB)

Regarding the Rania Khalek controversy: If you are an organization that 
speaks out against Israeli bombing of heavily-populated civilian areas, 
defends reputable human rights organizations that document such war 
crimes, and recognizes that the Palestinian resistance is made up of 
more than foreign-backed Islamist terrorists, it really hurts your 
credibility to provide a forum for those who defend Syrian bombing of 
heavily-populated civilian areas, attack reputable human rights 
organizations that document such war crimes, and insist that the Syrian 
resistance consists of only foreign-backed Islamist terrorists. The UNC 
chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine was therefore correct to 
cancel Rania Khalek’s talk. It was not a matter of “censorship” or a 
“blacklist.” While she certainly has the right to speak, no student 
group is obliged to sponsor her. It was an appropriate ethical and 
strategic decision and they should not be attacked for it.



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