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3. Going to have to point out that USAToday
Wed May 22, 2024, 03:14 PM
May 22

didn't real pin much of anything down here. A suggestion of connections, yes. But one has to grant, tenuous at best. Do they (or the government) really have anything solid against A-M for P? And perhaps more critically - what does this say (in real terms) about funding and direction for campus protests? If anything? (is it claimed that A-Muslims is a driving force for the protests? not in this article - or in anyone sourced for it. similarly, zero mention of funding .. )

Multiple experts interviewed by USA TODAY stressed that they don’t believe Abuirshaid’s organization, or any Hamas-connected groups or individuals, are driving the overall protest movement.

Student protest groups, moved by images from Gaza, “see a sense of justice” in their actions, said Ghaith al-Omari, senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, who previously held positions within the Palestinian Authority. “Even those who say things which are unpalatable are often coming from ignorance rather than malice."

But al-Omari said seeing occasional images of campus protesters flying Hamas and other militant groups’ flags is “certainly disturbing in terms of supporting what is truly unsupportable.”
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