The Washington Post publishes an op—ed calling Marwan Barghouti, a terrorist, a "prisoner of conscience." This bizarre terminology for someone with by definition no conscience, is used by one Saad Eddin Ibrahim, who is identified as:
...an Egyptian democracy activist and a sociology professor at the American University in Cairo. He is currently a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, writing his prison memoirs.
Marwan Barghouti was convicted on May 20th, 2004 of three terror attacks in which 5 Israeli civilians were murdered and also convicted of attempted murder, membership in a terror organization and conspiring to commit a crime. He was a leader of the militant Al—Aqsa Martyr Brigades, which claimed responsibility for a series of suicide attacks against Israeli civilians. Some "prisoner of conscience."
Why is this person is a public policy "scholar" at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars? Such false propaganda can be expected of many "scholars" working at Arab universities, but one working for an American institution established by an act of Congress? Not only does he spread fictions from that respectable post, but he gets a spot in the Washignton Post, as well.
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