Monday, October 13, 2014

U South Florida Professor Sami Amin Al-Arian Case

U South Florida Professor Sami Amin Al-Arian Case ---

February 20, 2003  U South Florida Professor Sami Amin Al-Arian Case  A Florida professor and seven other men were charged Thursday with operating a global terrorist organization that the federal government says is responsible for the deaths of 100 people in and around Israel Sami Amin Al-Arian (Arabic: سامي أمين العريان‎; born January 14, 1958) is a Palestinian-American civil rights activist who was a computer engineering professor at University of South Florida. During the Clinton administration and Bush administration, he was invited to the White House. He actively campaigned for the Bush presidential campaign in the United States presidential election in 2000. He was indicted in February 2003 on 17 counts under the Patriot Act. A grand jury acquitted him on 8 counts and deadlocked on the remaining 9 counts. He later struck a plea bargain and admitted to one of the remaining charges in exchange for being released and deported by April 2007. He was held under house arrest in Northern Virginia from 2008 until 2014 when Federal prosecutors filed a motion to dismiss charges against him.[1] (wikipedia)
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After a contentious interview with Bill O'Reilly in the The O'Reilly Factor following the September 11 attacks, Al-Arian's tenure at University of South Florida came under extreme public scrutiny.
He was indicted in February 2003 on 17 counts under the Patriot Act. A grand jury acquitted him on 8 counts and deadlocked on the remaining 9 counts. He later struck a plea bargain and admitted to one of the remaining charges in exchange for being released and deported by April 2007. However, as his release date approached, a federal prosecutor in Virginia demanded he testify before a grand jury in a separate case, which he refused to do, claiming it would violate his plea deal. He was held under house arrest in Northern Virginia from 2008 until 2014 when Federal prosecutors filed a motion to dismiss charges against him.[1]



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  • University of South Florida Will Fire Professor Linked to ...

    online.wsj.com/articles/SB100880014973061240
    The Wall Street Journal
    The University of South Florida decided to fire a Palestinian professor whose ... left to become the current head of a Palestinian terrorist group, Islamic Jihad.







  • Florida Professor Charged With Operating Global Terror ...

    www.foxnews.com/.../florida-professor-charged-with-...

    Fox News Channel
    Feb 20, 2003 - University of South Florida computer engineering professor Sami Al-Arian is the North ... Those arrested allegedly set up a terrorist cell at USF.







  • CNN.com - FBI charges Florida professor with terrorist ...

    www.cnn.com/2003/US/South/02/20/professor.arrest/

    CNN
    Feb 20, 2003 - University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian, right, was ... as a fund raiser and organizer for a Palestinian terrorist group blamed for  ...







  • Sami Al-Arian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sami_Al-Arian

    Wikipedia
    WISE and University of South Florida formally agreed to cooperate on March 11, ......responses: The Money Trail; Indictment ties U.S. professor to terror group".







  • The Future of Terrorism: Violence in the New Millennium

    books.google.com/books?isbn=1452246424
    Harvey W. Kushner - 1997 - ‎Social Science
    proclaimed academic outfit attached to the University of South Florida in Tampa. In fact ... officials, turned out to be a front for the Islamic Jihad terrorist group.







  • Residents charged with aiding terror group - Baltimore Sun

    articles.baltimoresun.com/.../0302210178_1_palestinian-islamic-jihad-ari...

    Feb 21, 2003 - WASHINGTON - Four U.S. residents, including a computer engineering professor at the University of South Florida, were arrested yesterday on ...







  • Re-Islamization in Higher Education from Above and Below: ...

    books.google.com/books?isbn=0549772375
    Of the case against Al-Arian, terrorism expert Steven Emerson (1998), ... degree was The University of South Florida complicit in the creation of a terrorist cell?







  • The Trial of former University of South Florida professor

    www.investigativeproject.org/trial_day1/

    Investigative Project on Terrorism
    Then he said two days later, President Clinton designated, among others, Palestinian Islamic Jihad as a terrorist group. The government described Palestinian  ...







  • Florida Professor Stands Trial on Terrorism Charges : NPR

    www.npr.org › News › US
    NPR
    Jun 6, 2005 - The trial of former University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian ... Islamic Jihad, which the United States has designated a terrorist group.







  • 02/20 - Eight charged in indictment for terrorism - East ...

    www.eastvalleytribune.com/article_7d2e81ef-12fe-5...

    East Valley Tribune
    Feb 20, 2003 - Among them are a Palestinian professor at the University of South Florida, 45-year-old Sami Amin Al-Arian, who is described as the group's  ...