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Event at Columbia Challenges Muslim Groups
NEW YORK: On Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. former PLO terrorist Walid Shoebat, former Lebanese terrorist Zachariah Anani, and former Nazi Hitler youth and German soldier, Hilmar von Campe, will speak at Columbia University , Roone Arledge Auditorium (115th Street and Broadway).
In the wake of the violence that broke out last week when Jim Gilchrist, the founder of the Minuteman Project, also spoke at Roone Auditorium, (see: http://www.ny1.com/ny1/content/index.jsp?stid=8&aid=63201), Muslim groups on Columbia's campus have remained silent about the Shoebat, Anani and von Campe lecture tonight.
"It is interesting to note that the official line of the Arab Student groups on campus is not to protest against us peacefully or even to turn up. Yet last week they choose to participate in a violent onslaught regarding a subject that is not directly relevant to their cause," says Shoebat, President of the Walid Shoebat Foundation. "This should prove that standing up to intimidation and bullies is the only option on campus and in the free world."
Tonight's event is for renewing Freedom of Speech and for hearing the inspiring stories of three brave individuals who will shed light on the dangers that face the Free World today.
, is a former terrorist from Israel, who spent much of his life participating in acts of violence and spreading a message of hatred. He is now spreading a message of peace and freedom worldwide. Shoebat is the author of the best selling book, Why I Left Jihad.
was a teenage militia fighter in Lebanon. At 13, he joined one of the many military groups that existed in the early 70's. Soon after enlisting, he made his first of 233 "kills." By the time he turned 16, "life meant nothing," Anani says.
Hilmar von Campe
is a former Nazi Hitler youth and German soldier. He describes his life as an active participant in the greatest tragedy of the 20th Century and says the world faces the same challenges today as it did in the 1930's. Author of five books, von Campe has recently published How Was it Possible?