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Terrorism / Florida / Al-Arian Firing #708615

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 22, 2002
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Miami: Kerry Sanders) The firing of Dr. Sami al-Arian†† by the University of South Florida for his ties to terrorist causes featured; details given of al-Arian’s militant background; 1980s videotapes shown of al-Arian speaking out against Israel; scenes shown of protestors in support of his firing. [AL-ARIAN - says he was supporting a just cause.] [Terrorism expert Steve EMERSON†- comments on terrorist groups.] [University of South Florida president Judy GENSHAFT†- comments on al-Arian’s activities.] [Florida Governor Jeb BUSH†- supports the firing.]

Sanders, Kerry;
Williams, Brian

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