Rutgers University Cancels Appearance of Fox News Guest … Which Was About Free Speech on Campus


Frequent Fox News guest Lisa Daftari had a speaking engagement cancelled on her by Rutgers University.

Daftari, a Middle East and counterterrorism analyst who was a graduate from Rutgers and an Iranian Jew, was scheduled to speak on “Radicalism on College Campuses,” which would put focus on free speech on college campuses.

However, a student-led petition accused her of Islamophobia, falsely quoting this remark she said to the Heritage Foundation as a “small sample of harmful rhetoric.”

“Islamic terror takes its guidance and teachings from the Quran, which is Sharia law.”

“By silencing me, you’re only showing me your own prejudice and your own intolerance toward different points of view,” Daftari told the Jewish Journal.

Neal Buccino, Rutgers’ associate director of public and media relations Neal Buccino told the Jewish Journal that they “postponed” the event, saying the university “will continue to go forward on events that reflect a wide variety of perspectives.”

Daftari took to Twitter to slam the “cowardly” university, making it clear that it wasn’t a “postponement,” and saying that she was misquoted:

She spoke with Fox News anchor Shannon Bream about how it all went down.

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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