Links from March 1, 2003 to March 19, 2003
The indictment and dismissal of Professor Al-Arian was immediated
seized as a vindication by many of his accusers, so much so that
Tampa Tribune staff were miffed by O'Reilly's attempt to hog the
The situation had become so emotional that many observers could
discern only two sides to the conflict: pro-Al-Arian versus
anti-Al-Arian; any more subtle position (like ``we believe that
the USF Board of Trustees should presume Al-Arian innocent until
proven guilty') was lost in the verbal fire.
Most of the punditry consisted of I-told-you-so's from Al-Arian's
opponents, and one recipient of these declarations was UFF.
Nevertheless, interesting developments came to light.
Al-Arian's political activities, particularly his support for the
GOP (and vice versa) became a topic of much hand-wringing, while
the precise nature of his official mosque and academy duties
became the subject of background reports.
Meanwhile, Al-Arian started a modified hunger strike: he drank
only some breakfast drinks, a compromise between a protest against
his arrest, and his diabetes.
These links are in a very rough chronological order, and will be
updated as events develop.
Again, links marked with an asterisk (*) are to the LEXIS-NEXIS site: this
is restricted to on-campus users and requires that the user do a search;
two asterisks (**) apply to other restrictions.
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Here are links back to
the site map, to
the main Al-Arian page of this site,
the main UFF/USF page.