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. (wikipedia)
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.
online.wsj.com/articles/SB100880014973061240The University of South Florida decided to fire a Palestinian professor whose ... left to become the current head of a Palestinian terrorist group, Islamic Jihad.
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www.foxnews.com/.../florida-professor-charged-with-...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.
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www.cnn.com/2003/US/South/02/20/professor.arrest/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 ...
Harvey W. Kushner - 1997 - Social Scienceproclaimed 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.
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 ...
Terri K. Wonder - 2008Of 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?
www.investigativeproject.org/trial_day1/Then he said two days later, President Clinton designated, among others, Palestinian Islamic Jihad as a terrorist group. The government described Palestinian ...
Investigative Project on Terrorism
www.eastvalleytribune.com/article_7d2e81ef-12fe-5...Feb 20, 2003 - Among them are a Palestinian professor at the University of South Florida, 45-
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