September 29, 2020
The Honorable William Barr
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW Washington, DC 20530
The Honorable Christopher A. Wray
Director Federal Bureau of Investigation
935 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW Washington, DC 20535
Dear Attorney General Barr and Director Wray,
Last week, San Francisco State University (SFSU) held an online event with Leila Khaled entitled “Whose Narratives? Gender, Justice, & Resistance: A conversation with Leila Khaled.”‘ Ms. Khaled is an unrepentant terrorist and an admitted member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a U.S. designated terrorist organization.’ The underlying purpose of this event appeared to be the promotion of the PFLP’s terrorist agenda to a wider audience, particularly the students of SFSU, a public university.
I write today to recommend the referral of SFSU generally, and President Lynn Mahoney and the event hosts (Professors Rabab Abdulhadi and Tamomi Kinukawa) specifically, for investigation of potential violations of 18 U.S. Code § 2339A, which makes it unlawful to provide material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization.