Ray Hanania a bit unclear on the concept of "free speech"

December 7, 2010

Elder of Ziyon
06 December ’10
From UPI:

Journalist Helen Thomas ripped Wayne State University in Michigan for ending a diversity award in her name, saying the school mocked the First Amendment.
The university ended the Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity Award last week after she made controversial remarks in Dearborn, Mich., about what she saw as Zionist control of American institutions. When announcing the end of the annual award, Wayne State said it pulled the prize and “strongly condemns the anti-Semitic remarks made by Helen Thomas.”
Thomas told the Detroit Free Press in an article published Monday the leaders of Wayne State University “have made a mockery of the First Amendment and disgraced their understanding of its inherent freedom of speech and the press.
Thomas, 90, the daughter of Lebanese immigrants, added, “The university also has betrayed academic freedom — a sad day for its students.”
Some Arab-American leaders joined in criticizing Wayne State’s decision to pull the award named after Thomas, who grew up in Detroit and graduated from Wayne.

Who are the Arab American leaders who criticized the decision? The only one I can find so far by name is our old pal Ray Hanania, who called this blog an “often racistly anti-Arab and anti-Muslim hate site” and accused me of hypocrisy.
Let’s talk about hypocrisy, Ray.
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UPDATE: Once I’m calling Ray a liar, here’s a doozy on one of his many websites:

 The Palestinians are ready to accept Israel’s hold on most of the settlements in exchange for final borders, but Israel’s Netanyahu is dragging his feet and demanding more. Netanyahu’s version of Give and Take: The Palestinians give everything and Israel takes everything.

OK, Ray, please find a single public statement made by any Palestinian Arab leader saying that they were willing to accept anything of the sort. You won’t find it, for reasons you know very well – anyone who says that would be assassinated. Just because you believe it doesn’t mean that the PLO, or Hamas, or anyone in a position to matter does.
On the contrary, as I have documented, Mahmoud Abbas has bragged – publicly – that the Palestinian Arab negotiating position has not changed one iota since 1988.
It is a lie, and you are a liar.
Should I waste my time to find more of your lies, Ray? Or have we already established a pattern?