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US professor's anti-Israel remarks concern lawmakers
Lincoln University's Kaukab Siddique said Israel must be destroyed, 'if possible by peaceful means'

Two Pennsylvania lawmakers are questioning officials at a state-supported university after a professor publicly called for the destruction of Israel.

 

In a letter Wednesday to the president of Lincoln University, state Sens. Daylin Leach and Anthony Williams ask if the professor is expressing anti-Semitic views on campus.

 

Video of a Sept. 3 rally in Washington, D.C., shows tenured literature professor Kaukab Siddique saying Israel must be destroyed, "if possible by peaceful means."

 

Siddique tells The Philadelphia Inquirer that "I am against Israel - not against Jews."

 

A statement from Lincoln says officials are unaware of Siddique's "offensive views" being expressed on campus.

 

Lincoln is a historically black university of about 2,000 students about 45 miles outside Philadelphia.

 

 

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