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Leila Khaled

Convicted Terrorist Will be Given Platform at University of British Columbia


By —— Bio and Archives--April 30, 2013

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University of British Columbia (UBC) has abdicated its responsibility to stop convicted terrorist Leila Khaled from having the opportunity to poison the minds of Canadian students says B’nai Brith Canada. Khaled is scheduled to speak via Skype at a conference hosted by a Pro-Palestinian university student group and sponsored by a university Alma Mater Society on the 4th of May. She has been convicted of terrorism for carrying out hijackings for the Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a listed terrorist organization.

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Frank Dimant, CEO of B’nai Brith Canada issued the following statement:

“Allowing Leila Khaled, a convicted terrorist, a platform at a UBC affiliated event is absurd. Her presence, even if only by video, adds to the real risk of students being influenced by radical ideologies, especially at a time when home-grown Canadian terrorism is a major concern.

“Given recent events such as the arrest of two individuals in connection to a plot to bomb a Via-Rail train, the horrific Boston Marathon attacks and the continuing investigation into the radicalization of youths from London, it is the responsibility of the university, as well as every Canadian, to speak out when it comes to security and safety.”


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<em>B’nai Brith Canada has been active in Canada since 1875 as the Jewish community’s foremost human rights agency.</a>


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