Professor Farid Esak, a leading South African campaigner for Palestinian
rights has approached BRICUP for help in getting people to support his
protest against French attempts to stop him speaking. He wrote:

‘ My statement is self-explanatory. I require your support in getting
the decision at the University of Paris 1 reversed and to put pressure
on other French universities to not succumb to pressure from the pro-Israeli
lobby to cancel my scheduled speaking engagements. This is the first
time in my life that I am personally accused of anti-Semitism and so
I feel really slighted. It is also about also about a bigger thing –
the closing of intellectual spaces for people who believe that a particular
religious or ethnic group, no matter how deep or genuine its historical
wounds, should never be synonymized with an ideological invention.’

Read the statement and add your name