The Alwaleed Center's Odd Definition of Pluralism
Anti-Israel activist Prince Zeid Ra'ad of Jordan.
Georgetown University's Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding will be hosting an event
addressing pluralism in a few weeks. The keynote speaker is Prince Zeid bin Ra'ad al-Hussein of Jordan. As the previous head of the mis-named United Nations Human Rights Council, the prince led a campaign to delegitimize Israel.
This week the council released a "blacklist" of companies doing business in Judea and Samaria (West Bank) that was compiled during Zeid's tenure at UNHRC. In addition to the prince, two panelists at the event — Georgetown's John Esposito and Indiana University's Asma Afsaruddin — also support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against the Jewish State.
Isn't it ironic that a center ostensibly devoted to interfaith understanding is holding an event on pluralism that will feature three people who advocate singling out the Jewish state for exclusion?
David Gerstman is managing editor of Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum.
Related Topics: Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS), Georgetown University, John Esposito, Saudi/Gulf Funding | David Gerstman
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