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Republicans Eye Pro-Iran Propaganda in US Colleges After Prof Claims Israel Behind Rushdie Attack


Adam Kredo
Free Beacon, Aug. 26, 2022

“Propaganda from the Iranian regime has no place on American college campuses.  Elitist university professors are already the radical left’s bullhorn, but these comments by University of Denver professor Nader Hashemi are especially dangerous, untrue, and promote blatant anti-Semitism to our college students.”
 
The controversy surrounding a University of Denver professor who claimed that Israel’s secret security service, Mossad, could have been behind the attack on author Salman Rushdie is fueling a Republican investigation to root out pro-Iran regime propaganda in U.S. colleges.

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Professor Nader Hashemi’s comments—which claimed that Rushdie’s alleged attacker, Hadi Matar, could have been lured into the attack by Mossad agents—are a sign of the increasing prevalence of pro-Iranian regime propaganda in U.S. academic institutions, according to Republican foreign policy leaders who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

In the coming months, lawmakers associated with the Republican Study Committee (RSC), the largest Republican caucus in Congress, will launch oversight investigations into schools like the University of Denver as part of a bid to root out “anti-Semitic and anti-American conspiracy theories,” the lawmakers and senior Republican congressional officials told the Free Beacon.  … [To read the full article, click here]

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