The Zachor Legal Institute, a legal think tank, has filed a complaint with the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office, calling for an investigation into allegations of terror recruitment activities at the prestigious Duke University.
Per the Daily Wire:
The Department of Education announced on June 17 that it will investigate an anti-Israel conference held in March at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill after multiple reports surfaced that showed pro-terrorist and anti-Semitic propaganda constituted the bulk of the seminar’s content. Published reports indicate that the same anti-Israel groups active on Duke University’s campus — Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Coalition for Peace With Justice — were also involved with this controversial campus event.
Last April, during Duke’s “Israel Apartheid Week,” SJP provided representatives of Florida-based Dream Defenders and Eyewitness Palestine with access to the campus to teach students about a supposed linkage between the Black Lives Matter movement and the “Palestinian struggle.” Videos show Eyewitness Palestine spokespeople claiming that Israel targets innocent “black and brown people” for torture and death, while recruiters counseled the students that it was their “duty” to fight for the lives of all people of color in their “transnational movement for black lives.”
This “transnational movement” runs a training camp in an area of the Middle East controlled by Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), where willing participants are transported to be trained by “resistance leaders.” Videos and reports show recruiters urging students to travel as a delegation to refugee camps in Ramallah for in-home visits with leaders of the PFLP. The local Coalition for Peace with Justice reportedly covers the travel expenses.
Students from Duke and from North Carolina Central University enthusiastically described on video their own “transformational” meetings in the homes of leaders of the PFLP back in 2017. They presented themselves as active participants, rather than merely conveyors of information, for the PFLP. Because students meet with leaders of a foreign terror organization, as opposed to rank-and-file members, they may put themselves in legal jeopardy.
The U.S. State Department has designated the PFLP as a foreign terrorist organization since 1997. The group is responsible for terror attacks that combined have killed hundreds of Israelis and many Americans.