This past January, San Francisco State University (SFSU) Professors Rabab Abdulhadi and Joanne Barker met with convicted terrorists associated with Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) during a junket to the Mid-East. The Washington Free Beacon reports:
San Francisco State University (SFSU) spent more than $7,000 to send two of its professors to the Middle East for a series of meetings with two convicted terrorists, according to funding documents obtained from a California Public Records Act.
The revelation that California taxpayers footed the bill for the trip has sparked accusation that Abdulhadi obtained the funding on false pretenses and led a delegation of Jewish group to demand that SFSU launch an investigation into what they dubbed an “egregious misuse of university and taxpayer funds.”
During the January trip Abdulhadi and Barker met with terrorist Leila Khaled, a convicted hijacker and member of the PFLP, which has launched dozens of terrorist attacks and is responsible for the deaths of more than 20 U.S. citizens.
Abdulhani is known for hosting several anti-Israel events at SFSU and for serving as faculty adviser to a (now-expelled) student who posted a picture of himself “holding a knife with a caption that read, ‘I want to stab an Israeli soldier.’”
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