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Florida Atlantic University professor praises Sharia “cutting off hands” at college campus event.
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Breitbart.com reports:  Florida Atlantic Professor Defends Sharia Law Practice of Cutting Off Hands

(THE UNITED WEST) On May 23, 2016 on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL, the university’s Muslim Student Association’s hosted a so-called Islamophobia panel discussion, which was attended by the United West.

FAU Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Associate Professor Bassem Alhalabi was included on the panel of these distinguished experts and he made the incredible statement about the case to be made for Sharia Law and it’s provisions of capital punishment, including the cutting off of hands.

‘“Where there is no Sharia, Islamic Sharia, they die in dozens and hundreds every day because of organized crime. People kill people, other people or steal pizza for $10 and so – so when Islamic Shariah is saying about capital punishment – so even though it sounds like it is severe but if that is the solution to prevent any crimes, then it still has a lot of rules and regulations. I will just mention one and stop here, which is let’s say cutting off the hands of a person if they steal. It sounds very severe. It sounds very barbaric, I know. But if takes one or two people to have their hands cut off, and then there’s no more stealing and there’s no more stealing in the whole nation – that’s a much better resolution than having hundreds of people die every day.”

CreepingSharia reported on January 28, 2011 Muslim leader pleads guilty to assault and battery.

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Bassem Alhalabi of United Voices for America (UVA) pled guilty to assault & battery charges on J. Mark Campbell of the Florida Security Council and investigative journalist and Chairman of Americans Against Hate Joe Kaufman.

According to the States Prosecutor Tiffany Cruz Bassem Alhalabi took the plea for a reduced sentence of community service and the attendance of the court ordered anger management course.


  Bassem Alhalabi co-authored publications with Sami Al-Arian at the University of South Florida Computer Science and Engineering Department.  Alhalabi worked as an assistant to USF Professor Sami al-Arian while al-Arian was a leader in Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).  See page two of this document written by Sami Al-Arian for the four publications that he co-authored with Bassem Alhalabi.  Sami Al-Arian was indicted in 2003 on multiple counts related to supporting a Palestinian group on the State Department's terrorist list. Al-Arian then pleaded guilty in 2006 to conspiracy to help a "specially d esignated terrorist" organization, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.  Al-Arian was sentenced to 57 months in prison, given credit for time served, and ordered deported following his prison term.  Bassem Alhalabi left USF and started employment at Florida Atlantic University in August 2002 just months before Sami Al-Arian was indicted.  

Bassem Alhalabi has a history of supporting Sharia law.  Bassem Alhalabi was part of the United Voices for America March 2010 Tallahassee conference.   United Voices of America vigorously opposed legislation that would have prohibited Florida courts from considering Sharia law in their rulings.

The irony at the May 23, 2016 Muslim Student Association conference is that this professor, who was supposed to be advocating against Islamophobic hate, is praising the violent and hateful act of cutting off people’s hands.  Bassem Alhalabi is advocating “cruel and unusual punishment” which is prohibited by the United States Constitution.  Sharia law is antithetical to the rights afforded Americans under the United States Constitution.  Alhalabi’s cutting off hands punishment is a perfect example of why Sharia law should have no standing in any America court.

The Palm Beach Post issued a report the day before the Muslim Student Association event which was held on Monday, May 23, 2016 titled Concerns over so-called hate group at ‘Islamophobia’ talk at FAU.  This news report alleged that the group United West, lead by Tom Trento, was a hate group merely because they have issued numerous reports over the years that have exposed Islamists’ Sharia madness.

Tragically, if Tom Trento were a professor showing this video of Bassem Alhalabi at a pro-America event on a college campus, Mr. Trento would most likely be fired.  Sadly, political correctness and fear by college officials has extended unreasonable protection to Islamist advocates in many cases.  Political correctness and fear of Islamists have undermined rational policies at American universities.

Nevertheless, it is imperative that Florida Atlantic University officials be challenged with Professor Bassem Alhalabi’s praising of Sharia backed punishment of cutting off hands and his ties to Islamist extremism.

Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send that urges Florida Atlantic University officials to terminate the employment of Professor Bassem Alhalabi’s for praising Sharia backed punishment of cutting off hands and his ties to Islamist extremism.

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Anthony Barbar
Chairman, Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees
President, CEO of Barbar & Associates, LLC
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Boca Raton, Florida 33432


Daniel Cane
Chair, Committee on Academic & Student Affairs
Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees
President, CEO of Modernizing Medicine, Inc.
Modernizing Medicine, Inc.
3600 FAU Blvd., Suite 202, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: 1-561-880-2998  Fax: 1-561-880-2998.


Dr. Chris Beetle
Faculty Senate President
Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees
Associate Professor of
Physics Office: SE 448
Phone: (561) 297-4612
Fax: (561) 297-2662


Mr. Michael Cairo
Student Government President
Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees


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Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees
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Phone (954) 927-5900   Fax (954) 927-5927


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Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees
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of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University.


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Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees
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Author: ffa   20160531   Category: Islamist  FFA: on
Tags: Bassem Alhalabi, Florida Atlantic University

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