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Petitioning SIPA School of International and Public Affairs Columbia University

Rescind Admission of Assad Aide Sheherazade Jaafari to Columbia University


We believe the prestige of Columbia University is at stake, and must be preserved from being tainted by allowing the admission of a well-known aide and direct advisor to the Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad.

Letter to
SIPA School of International and Public Affairs Columbia University
In light of the ongoing bloody atrocities committed by the Assad regime against unarmed civilians in Syria, and given the fact that Sheherazad Jaafari is working as a direct aide and advisor to Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad, we urge Columbia University to adhere to general ethical principles and rescind admission to Jaafari, who has been aiding the leader of a criminal, dictatorial regime that has killed tens of thousands of Syrian civilians.
We believe the prestige of Columbia University is at stake, and must be preserved from being tainted by allowing the admission of a well-known aide to Bashar Assad, whose regime has been described by the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon as “lacking fundamental humanity.”(See: Sheherazad Jaafari: Columbia Accepts Assad Aide http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120607/sheherazad-jaafari-columbia-accepts-assad-aide)