BDS : Appel de personnalités du monde entier contre la censure

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Appel de centaines de personnalités du monde entier contre la censure

, par Campagne BDS Francelundi 30 mars 2015

 

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Dans le cadre de la Semaine contre l’Apartheid Israélien (IAW), la campagne BDS France accueille le militant anti-apartheid sud-africain Professeur Farid Esack dans plusieurs villes de France.

Farid Esack, une figure majeure de la lutte sud-africaine pour la libération, ancien commissaire pour l’égalité des genres nommé par Nelson Mandela et éminent universitaire international a été censuré par plusieurs universités françaises.

Des centaines de personnalités notables, dont d’éminents universitaires et trois Ministres sud-africains ( gouvernement ) ont appelé les Universités françaises à permettre à Farid Esack de s’exprimer librement . Ci-joint la pétition et le communiqué de la campagne BDS France.

La Campagne BDS France


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Call of hundreds personalities from across the globe against banning

As part of the Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), BDS France is hosting the South African anti-apartheid activist Professor Farid Esack in several cities in France.

Farid Esack, a major figure in the South African liberation struggle, a former gender-equality commissioner appointed by Nelson Mandela and a prominent international scholar has been censored by several French universities.

Hundreds of notable personalities including prominent academics and three South African Cabinet (government) Ministers have called on French universities to allow Farid Esack to speak freely. Attached is the petition and the BDS France campaign statement.

BDS France Campaign


 

Nous appelons les universités françaises à ne pas succomber à la pression d’ interdire le militant anti-apartheid et universitaire Farid Esack de parler sur la Palestine.

Nous venons d’apprendre que diverses universités françaises sont soumises à une pression pour refuser au professeur Farid Esack, une figure majeure de la lutte sud africaine pour la libération, chef de file pour l’égalité des genres et l’un des plus éminents universitaires internationaux sur le pluralisme religieux, de s’exprimer sur leur campus sur la question de la Palestine. Nous prenons acte que les objections soulevées contre sa présence sur le terrain sont qu’il serait présumé anti-sémite et épouserait la violence.

Le professeur Esack, dans toutes ses publications et discours, a montré un engagement remarquable pour les principes de justice et de lutte contre toutes formes de racisme -y compris l’anti-sémitisme, le sexisme, l’exploitation économique et l’homophobie. Son engagement dans la lutte pour la justice en faveur du peuple Palestinien n’est que la suite logique d’une vie d’engagement pour la justice. Il s’est systématiquement opposé à l’anti-sémitisme dans toutes ses manifestations et a été un point d’ancrage pour le pluralisme et la non-violence.

En tant qu’universitaires, militants sociaux, politiciens et autres membres de la société civile, nous pouvons partager on non toutes les positions du professeur Esack sur tout. C’est la nature de notre travail. Cependant, nous protestons contre toutes tentatives qui visent à faire taire cette voix en faveur de la Justice.

Nous demandons immédiatement que le Professeur Esack soit autorisé à s’exprimer lors des évènements qui ont lieu en France.


 

We, the undersigned call on French universities not to succumb to pressure to ban Anti-Apartheid Activist and Scholar Farid Esack from Speaking on Palestine

It has come to our notice that various French Universities are coming under pressure to refuse Professor Farid Esack, a prominent figure in the South African anti-apartheid struggle for liberation, a leading gender justice activist and one of the most eminent international scholars on religious pluralism to speak on their campuses on the issue of Palestine. We understand that objections have been raised against his presence on the grounds that he is an alleged anti-Semite and espouses violence.

Professor Esack has in all his written work and speeches displayed a remarkable principled commitment to justice and the struggle against all forms of racism – including anti-Semitism, sexism, economic exploitation and homophobia. His commitment to the struggle of justice for the Palestinian people campaign is but an extension of a life-long commitment to justice. He has consistently opposed anti-Semitism in all its manifestations and has been a beacon for religious pluralism and non-violence.

As academics, social activists, politicians and other members of civil society we may or may not share all of Professor Esack’s views on everything. This is the nature of our work. We, however, protest against any attempt to silence this principled voice for justice.

We urgently request that Professor Esack be allowed to speak at his scheduled events taking place in France.

INITIAL SIGNATURES :

Ahmed Abbas, Association of Academics for the Respect of International Law in Palestine, France

Professor Magi Abdul-Masih, Associate Professor, Saint Mary`s University, USA

Professor Issam Aburaya, Associate Professor (Religious Studies), Seton Hall University, USA

Professor Mehnaz M. Afridi, Director (Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center), New York, USA

Kayum Ahmad, Executive Director, South African Commission for Human Rights, South Africa

Zubair Ahmad, Research Associate, Frankfurt Research Center for Postcolonial Studies, Germany

Professor Aziz Al-Azmeh, University Professor, Central European University, Hungary

Professor Peter Alexander, Professor of Sociology, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Dr Fuad Ali, Research Fellow, University of Greenwich, UK

Professor Muhamad Ali, Assistant Professor (Islamic Studies), University of California, USA

Professor Katajun Amirpur, Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Hamburg, Germany

Reverend Edwin Arrison, General Secretary : Kairos Southern Africa, South Africa

Professor Gabeba Baderoon, Assistant Professor (Women’s Studies and African Studies), Penn State University, USA

Mr Ismail Badrudin, Public Relations and Communications Officer (Division for Internationalisation), University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Professor Nadia Al-Bagdadi, Professor (History), Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Professor Mona Baker, Professor (Translation Studies), University of Manchester, UK

Professor Hatem Bazian, Lecturer (Near Eastern Studies), UC Berkeley, USA

Professor Mohammed Bamyeh, Professor (Sociology), University of Pittsburgh, USA

Professor Asma Barlas, Professor (Politics), Ithaca College, USA

M. Theresa Basile, United Methodists’ Holy Land Task Force, Culver City, Canada

Professor Ihsan Bagby, Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Kentucky, USA

Dr Anne Becker, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, North-West University, South Africa

Sherna Berger Gluck, Emerita Faculty, California State University, USA

Yahya Birt, Doctoral Candidate, University of Leeds, UK

Professor Anna B. Bigelow, Associate Professor (Philosophy and Religion Studies), North Carolina State University, USA

Natasha Blignaut, Member of EAPPI (Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine/Israel), France

Professor Allan Aubrey Boesak, Director : Desmond Tutu Centre for Peace Global justice and Reconciliation, South Africa

Professor Hendrik Bosman, Professor (Theology), Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Houria Bouteldja, Member : Indigenous People of the Republic (PIR), France

Youssef Boussoumah, Campagne Civile Internationale pour la Protection du Peuple Palestinien, France

Sarah Belkacem Bouricha, Etudiante M1 Commerce International Université Toulouse II Jean Jaurès, France

Professor Alex Broadbent, Vice Dean (Research), University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Professor Jonathan E. Brockopp, Director of Graduate Studies in History, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Dr Andrea Brigaglia, Senior Lecturer, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Professor Rainer Brömer, Associate Professor (History of Medicine and Ethics), Istanbul University, Turkey

Dr O.A. Buffel, Senior Lecturer (Practical Theology), University of South Africa, South Africa

Professor Ernest J. Bursey, Professor of Religion, Adventist University of Health Sciences, Orlando, Florida

Céline Cantat, PhD Candidate, Migrinter, Université de Poitiers and UEL, London, UK

Dr Yousef Casewit, Instructor (Medieval Heritage and Culture), American University of Sharjah, UAE

Professor Charles E. Butterworth, Emeritus Professor, University of Maryland, USA

Céline Cantat, PhD Candidate, Migrinter, Université de Poitiers and UEL, London, UK

Professor John Chalcraft, Associate Professor (History and Politics of Empire/Imperialism), London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK

Professor Ayesha S. Chaudhry, Assistant Professor (Islamic Studies and Gender Studies), University of British Columbia, Canada

Professor Aziz Choudry, Associate Professor, McGill University, Canada

Denzil Chetty, Lecturer (Religion Studies), University of South Africa, South Africa

Reverend Franck Chikane, South Africa

Dr Yves Chilliard, Research Director, INRA, France

Prof. Jean-Yves Croizé, Enseignant à l’université de Cergy-Pontoise / Responsable pédagogique de la Licence professionnelle Infographiste Webdesigner, Université de Cergy, France

Professor Edward E. Curtis IV, Professor of Religious Studies, Indiana University-Purdue University, USA

Mike Cushman, Lecturer (Management), London School of Economics, London, UK

Elissa Cutter, Doctoral Candidate, Historical Theology, Saint Louis University, USA

Bernard Davies, Jews for Justice for Palestinians, Leamington Spa, UK.

Marlene de Beer, Lecture (Social Work), University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Suraya Dadoo, Researcher, Media Review Network, South Africa

Professor Sonia Dayan-Herzbrun, Professor Emerita, University Paris Diderot, France

Houalla Douraid, Directeur de recherche au CNRS (à la retraite), Toulouse, France

Georges Gumpel, co-president de l’UJFP, France

Professor Andrea Doyle, Associate Professor, University Johannesburg, South Africa

Professor Ulrich Duchrow, Professor (Systematic Theology), University of Heidelberg, Germany

Professor Hanan Elsayed, Assistant Professor (French and Arabic), Occidental College, USA

Professor John L. Esposito, University Professor, Georgetown University, USA

Dr Nafisa Essop Sheik, Lecturer (Historical Studies), University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Professor Mohammad Fadel, Associate Professor (Law), University of Toronto, Canada

Professor Nadia Fadel, Assistant Professor, Belgium

Professor Aslam Fataar, Vice Dean (Faculty of Education), Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Professor Benkhaldoun Fayssal, Professor (Mathematics), Paris 13 University, France

Dr Maria Frahm-Arp, Lecturer (Religion Studies), University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Professor Steven Friedman, Director : Centre for the Study of Democracy, Rhodes University, South Africa

Professor Annalisa Frisina, Associated Professor, University of Padua, Italy

Professor Mary Galvin, Professor (Anthropology), University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Professor Deon Geldenhuys, Professor (Politics), University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Professor Kambiz Ghanea Bassiri, Associate Professor (Religion and Humanities), Reed College, USA

Professor Luz Gómez, Associate Professor, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Lauren Graham, Senior Researcher (Centre for Social Development in Africa), University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Professor Gerald Groenewald, Associate Professor, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Professor Ramon Grosfoguel, Professor (Ethnic Studies), University of California at Berkeley, USA

Professor Louis Grundlingh, Professor (Historical Studies), University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Professor Tharina Guse, Head of Department (Psychology), University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Professor Yvonne Haddad, Professor (History of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations), Georgetown University, USA

Professor Wael Hallaq, Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University, USA

Minister Derek Hanekom, Minister of Tourism : South African Government and Member of the National

Executive Committee : African National Congress, South Africa

Dr.Elina Hankela, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Helsinki, Finland

Reverend Dr. Yap Kim Hao, retired Bishop of The Methodist Church, Malaysia & Singapore

Professor Muhammed Haron, Professor (Theology and Religious Studies), University of Botswana, Botswana

Professor Barbara E. Harrell-Bond, Emerita Professor, University of Oxford, UK

Professor Nader Hashemi, Associate Professor of Middle East and Islamic Politics, University of Denver, USA

Professor David Heap, Associate Professor (French Studies), University of Western Ontario, Canada

Professor Sonia Dayan-Herzbrun, Professor Emerita, Université Paris Diderot, Paris

Professor Amir Hussain, Professor (Theological Studies), Loyola Marymount University, USA

Moefiedah Jaffer, Chief Education Specialist, Gauteng Department of Education, South Africa

Dr Uzma Jamil, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of South Australia, Australia

Naeem Jeenah, Director : Afro-Middle East Centre, South Africa

Linda G. Jones, Ramon y Cajal Research Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

Professor Rajai Ray Jureidini, Professor, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

Roni Kasrils, Former Cabinet Minister : South African Government, South Africa

Navid Kermani, Writer, Cologne, Germany

Aydogan Kars, Teaching Fellow, Vanderbilt University, USA

Dr MG Khan, Tutor, Ruskin College, UK.

Professor Kwandiwe Kondlo, Professor (School of Leadership), University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Professor Jerome Krase, Emeritus and Murray Koppelman Professor, City University of New York, USA

Professor Christian Lavault, Professor Emeritus, University of Paris 13, France

Maire Leadbeater, Human Rights Activist, New Zealand

Dr Clint Le Bruyns, Director and Senior Lecturer (Theology & Development Programme), University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Moira Levy. Member : Jews for a Free Palestine, Johannesburg, South Africa

Professor Abby Lippman, Professor Emeritus, McGill University, USA

Prof. H.P.P. [Hennie] Lötter, Professor (Philosophy), University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Professor Miriam R. Lowi, Professor (Political Science), The College of New Jersey, USA

Professor GJA Lubbe, Emeritus Professor, University of South Africa, South Africa

Bart Luirink, Editor : ZAM Magazine, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research, Innovation, Post Graduate Studies & the Library), University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Dr Zahraa McDonald, Postdoctoral fellow, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Professor C. MacKenzie, Chair (Department of English), University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Professor Iftikhar H. Malik, Professor (History), Bath Spa University, UK

Professor Carl Marnewick, Head of Department (Applied Information System), University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research, Innovation, Post Graduate Studies & the Library),University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Dr Mazen Masri, Lecturer in Law, City University London, UK

Dr Shahid Mathee, Lecturer (Religion Studies), University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Professor Sheila Meintjes, Honorary Research Associate Professor (Politics), University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Professor William Messing, Professor (Mathematics), University of Minnesota, USA

Professor Thaddeus Metz, Distinguished Professor (Philosophy), University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Dr Mandla Msibi, Executive Director : Research and Innovation, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Professor Tariq Modood , Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy,University of Bristol, UK

Professor Jawid Mojaddedi, Professor (Religion), Rutgers University, USA

Professor Ebrahim Moosa, Professor (Islamic Studies), University of Notre Dame, South Africa

José Luis Moraguès , Maître de Conferences, Université Paul Valéry-Montpellier, France

Itumeleng Daniel Mothoagae, Lecturer (Biblical and Ancient Studies), University of South Africa, South Africa

Professor Eve Mullen, Associate Professor, Oxford College of Emory University, USA

Professor Kammila Naidoo, Head of Department (Sociology), University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Prema Naidoo, Chief Whip at the City of Johannesburg, South Africa

Professor Martin Nguyen, Associate Professor (Religious Studies), Fairfield University, United States

Dr Elaine Nogueira-Godsey, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Religion Studies), University of Cape Town, South Africa

Dr Bonginkosi E Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education and Training, Republic of South Africa

Perrine Olff-Rastegar, Collective Judeo - Arabic and Citizen for Palestine, Strasbourg, France

Diana Oliver, Anglican Minister, St George’s Cathedral, Cape Town, South Africa

Professor Amr Osman, Assistant Professor (Islamic History), Qatar University, Qatar.

Minister Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Economic Development, South African Government, South Africa

Dr Edith Phaswana, Lecturer (Anthropology), University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Professor M. Pienaar, Professor (Afrikaans), University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Professor Matthew Pierce, Assistant Professor (Religion), Centre College, USA

BJ Pieters, Minister, Fontainebleau Community Church, South Africa

Professor Janet M. Powers, Professor Emeritus, Gettysburg College, USA

Professor Adriana Premat, Associate Professor (Anthropology), University of Western Ontario, Canada

Estelle Prinsloo, Research Assistant, Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study, University of Johannesburg

Professor Shadaab Rahemtulla, Assistant Professor (International Studies), University of Jordan, Jordan

Professor DG Rancourt, Former Professor of Physics, University of Ottawa, Canada

Professor Marwan Rashed, Professor (Theory and Science), University of Paris-Sorbonne, France

Professor Chris Roberts, Professor of Biostatistics, University of Manchester, UK

Dr Carin Runciman, Postdoctoral Research Fellow (South Africa Research Chair in Social Change), University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Professor Rory Ryan, Executive Dean (Faculty of Humanities), University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Professpr Willem Saayman, Emeritus Professor and Research Fellow (Mission Studies), University of South Africa, South Africa

Razia Saleh, Senior Archivist, Nelson Mandela Foundation, South Africa

Professor Omid Safi, Director (Duke Islamic Studies Center), Duke University, USA

Professor Salman Sayyid, Reader : Faculty of Education, Social Science and Law, University of Leeds, UK

Professor Pierre Schapira, Professor Emeritus, University Pierre et Marie Curie, France

Dr Susan E. Schomburg, Independent Scholar, Harvard University, USA

Dr Fatima Seedat, Lecturer (Religion), University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

Dr Delfina Serrano, Tenured Researcher, CCHS-CSIC, Madrid, Spain

Professor Karen Scherzinger, Professor (English), University of South Africa, South Africa

Professor Lionel Schwartz, Professeur (Mathématiques), Université Paris 13, France

Omar Shaukat, Research Fellow, Afro-Middle East Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Professor Sa’diyya Shaikh, Associate Professor (Centre for Contemporary Islam), University of Cape Town, South Africa

Sallie Shawl, Co-founder of Tacoma Chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace, USA

Professor William E. Shepard, Associate Professor (Religious Studies), Retired, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Professor Tamara Sonn, Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor in History of Islam, Georgetown University, USA

Aydin Suer, Doctoral Candidate, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Dr Muna Tatari, Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Paderborn, Germany

Ashwin Trikamjee, President : South Africa Hindu Maha Sabha, South Africa

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Winner and former Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, South Africa

Shereen Usdin, Jewish Voice for Peace, South Africa

Professor Tina Uys, Professor (Sociology), University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Professor Salim Vally, Associate Professor (Centre for Education Rights and Transformation), University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Professor Adrian D. van Breda. Head of Department (Social Work), University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Professor Martin van Bruinessen, Professor Emeritus, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Dr Stiaan van der Merwe, Kairos Southern Africa, South Africa

Professor Mary Anne Plaatjies van Huffel, Africa President of the World Council of Churches, University Stellenbosch, South Africa

Dr. AbdoolKarim Vakil, Lecturer in Contemporary Portuguese History, King’s College London, UK

Professor Robert Van Niekerk, Professor (Social Policy), Rhodes University, South Africa

Professor John O. Voll, Professor Emeritus of Islamic History, Georgetown University, USA

Professor Klaus von Stosch, Head of the Center for Comparative Theology and Cultural Studies, University of Paderborn, Germany

Dr. Jeremy F. Walton, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Georg August University of Goettinge, Germany

Professor Stefan Wild, Emeritus Professor, University of Bonn, Germany

Glenda Wildschut, Director : Transformation Services, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Professor David Wills, Professor of French, Brown University, USA

Professor Peter R Wills, Associate Professor of Physics, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Professor Jack Woodward, Professor Emeritus, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Hatem Zaag, Director of Research, CNRS & Université Paris 13, France

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