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Arizona State University cancelled an event with Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a controversial House squad member who has publicly defended calls for genocide against Jewish people.
Tlaib was censured by her colleagues in the US House of Representatives earlier this month for defending Hamas and calling for the destruction of the Jewish state.
The talk had been organized by the Arizona Palestine Network, which is not an on-campus organization.
Tlaib had been scheduled to speak Friday at the group’s “Palestine is an American issue” event, which was canceled because the group did not follow proper procedures, according to an ASU spokesman.
“The event featuring Congresswoman Tlaib was planned and produced by groups not affiliated with ASU and was organized outside of ASU policies and procedures. Accordingly, that event will not take place today on the ASU Tempe campus,” the spokesperson told Fox News.
The university’s decision was “completely unacceptable,” the Arizona Palestine Network said in their own statement on Facebook.
“Rashida Tlaib must be heard on campus as the only Palestinian member of Congress who plans to speak on an American issue at this event. ASU cannot claim to hold free speech as a principle while denying Palestinians their voices on campus. Cancelling this event puts the university in direct contradiction with its charter as a university ‘measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed,” they said.