The father of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter murdered by Islamist terrorists in Pakistan in 2002, has added his voice to the condemnation of the City University of New York (CUNY) over its decision to honor Linda Sarsour, a prominent advocate of the BDS campaign targeting Israel.

In an interview with The Algemeiner on Tuesday, Judea Pearl – a Chancellor's Professor at UCLA and the president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, which promotes cross-cultural understanding – expressed dismay that Sarsour would be giving the commencement speech at the graduation ceremony for CUNY's Graduate School of Public Health on June 1.

Pearl described Sarsour as a "Zionophobe," a form of prejudice he argued shares common features with Islamophobia.

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