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Selected Letters of Support for Dr. Al-Arian

The Tampa Bay Coalition for Justice and Peace will publish selected letters of support for Dr. Al-Arian. These letters were sent to USF president Judy Genshaft protesting her decision to dismiss him from his tenured position and urging her to re-consider her unjust decision and to re-instate him.

Genshaft has failed USF with the Al-Arian case, USF Oracle, Marc J. Defant, Professor, University of South Florida.

Vincent M. Cannistraro, Former CIA chief of Counter Terrorism, McLean, VA.

Charles E. Butterworth, Professor, Department of Government & Politics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

John L. Esposito , University Professor & Director, Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University

Tom Campbell, Former Congressmen, Law Professor, Stanford University.

John Voll, Professor of Islamic History and Associate Director, Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University

John F. Sugg, Senior Editor, Creative Loafing, Atlanta, Georgia.

Prof. Ali A. Mazrui, Chairman of the Board, Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID) , Professor, State University of New York at Binghamton.

Prof. Peter Erlinder, Professor of Constitutional Criminal Law, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Naseer Aruri, Chancellor Professor(Emeritus), University of Massachusetts, Dartmout.

Louis J. Cantori, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Antony T. Sullivan, Associate,Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Marc J. Defant, Professor, University of South Florida.

Dr. Rebecca Johns, Geography Department, University of South Florida.

Caroline Herzenberg, Professor Emeritus, Chicago, IL

Jodi Nettleton, President, Graduate Assistants United, University of South Florida.

Anthony Ehrlich, President, Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice, Ormond Beach, FL.

Michael Levin, Ph.D. Berwyn, IL

Jess Ghannam, PhD, University of California, San Francisco.

Paul Arenson, Advisor, School of Intercultural Communication, School of Bilingual Studies, International Education Center, Tokyo Japan.

Robert E. Reynolds, Orange Park, Florida.

Dr. Elaine C. Hagopian, Prof. Emerita of Sociology, Simmons College, Boston.

Jamal T. Aruri, Esquire, Lowell, MA.

Ahmed Yousef, Ph.D., Executive Director, United Association of Studies and Research.

Steven M. Adkins, Former Student, University of South Florida.

Steve Carter, Omaha, Nebraska.

Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad, Ph.D., President, Minaret of Freedom.

BNimri Aziz, PhD., author, anthropologist and journalist, NYC

Anthony T. Brooks, Chairman, The Students Coalition, University of South Florida .


Paul E. Dennis , Brandon, Fl

Philip Gasper, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA

David Lloyd, Hartley Burr Alexander, Chair in the Humanities, Scripps College

Nancy Murray, Ph.D., Cambridge, MA

Thomas Pochari, Author and Writer, Bodega Bay, CA

James V. Rogers, M.D., Tampa, FL.

Mahir Saul, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

Neil Sims, Program Officer, Firedoll Foundation

Uri Strauss, phd student, department of linguistics, university of massachusetts, amherst, MA.

Bisher Tarabishy, Senior majoring in biology, University of South Florida.

Amadou O. Wane, Computer Engineer, Tampa, FL