A student club at Temple University in Pennsylvania is hosting an event on Saturday about Palestinian and black “liberation” that will feature works by the leader of a sanctioned terrorist group.
“Palestine & Black America: A Strategy for Liberation” — co-organized by Temple Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and the Saturday Free School — will include readings from Huey Newton, the co-founder of the Black Panther Party, and Ahmad Sa’adat, the secretary-general of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
More than 50 people have indicated that they will attend the event at the Church of the Advocate, a historic Episcopal church in Philadelphia.
The PFLP is designated as a terrorist organization by the US government and more than 30 other countries, and has killed scores of Israeli civilians since its establishment by Palestinian nationalists in 1967. Some high-profile attacks include at least nine suicide bombings that claimed nearly 110 casualties during the Second Intifada, children among them, as well as a 2014 massacre of five worshipers and one police officer at a Jerusalem synagogue.