Speaking recently at Georgetown University, Lolwah Rashid Al-Khater, Qatar Foreign Affairs Ministry spokeswoman, employed double-talk befitting a lacky for Qatar's Islamist regime. She pointed to the state-owned Al-Jazeera television network to tout Qatar as a beacon of press freedom, while masking the country's financing of Palestinian terrorism and role as a Muslim Brotherhood bastion. In short, Al-Khater demonstrated just what the regime gets in return for its massive financing of American academe.
Packed into a conference room, the mostly student audience of about fifty people included John Duke Anthony, the Hamas-apologist founder of the National Council on US-Arab Relations, and Yahya Hendi, a Georgetown Muslim chaplain and former CCAS professor. CCAS Director Rochelle Davis, who supports an academic boycott of Israel, introduced Khater's lecture on "Defining the Narrative: Media and Politics in the Middle East." Davis pointed out that Khater is a board member at the Institute for Palestine Studies, an anti-Israel outfit based in Washington, D.C.
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