Owens To Northwestern: End Your Al Jazeera Partnership

WASHINGTON — In response to recent reports connecting Al Jazeera journalists to Hamas, Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee Chairman Burgess Owens (UT-04) sent a letter to Northwestern President Michael Schill, urging the immediate termination of the university’s partnership with Al Jazeera.  

“Turns out that Al Jazeera is not just a platform for anti-Israel, pro-terrorist propaganda; it is also a safe haven for Hamas supporters,” said Rep. Owens. “It is unacceptable for any American university that receives hundreds of millions of dollars in annual federal funding to partner with organizations whose members are terrorists or whose reporting incites terror on behalf of Hamas. President Schill testified before Congress that Northwestern was looking into its formal partnership with Al Jazeera, and in light of disturbing reports, I’m calling for immediate answers and action to ensure this corruption is nowhere near American students.”


The letter is co-signed by Reps. Elise Stefanik, Jeff Van Drew, and Andy Ogles. 

The full letter is available here


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