Farid Esack

I’m not praying for Paris: Esack

Local Muslim academic, Professor Farid Esack, said he was “sickened” by the expectation that he has to condemn those involved in the attacks in Paris. “I am not praying for Paris; I am not condemning anyone. Why the hell should I? I had nothing to do with it,” Esack, who[…]

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Academic pressure working in BDS: Esack

Internationally recognised as an advocate for the rights of Palestinians, Professor Farid Esack says an academic petition calling for French universities to stop a ban on his lecture has had a major impact. Three hundred global academics have signed a petition demanding that French universities not succumb to pressure from[…]

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Esack banned from speaking in France

Prominent University of Johanesburg academic and anti-apartheid activist Professor Farid Esack has been banned from speaking on the topic of Palestine by various French Universities. Professor Esack, who heads UJ’s Religious Studies department, was due to start a French speaking tour on Thursday night on the topic of Palestine as[…]

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