From: "Pedro Martori"
Subject: THE BLACK HYENA INVITED TO "SPEAK" AT FIU 11/13/02 <><>WHO AUTHORIZED THIS OUTR
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Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 11:33:56 -0500
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THE BLACK HYENA INVITED TO "SPEAK" AT FIU 11/13/02 <><>WHO AUTHORIZED =
Mi papel como rector de FIU me obliga a proteger y defender el derecho
de los profesores que han invitado a estos emisarios cubanos a hablar =
nuestro recinto. Los profesores de FIU tienen la autonom=EDa se
manifiesta, aun cuando el rector y la administrac=EDon no est=E9n de =
con las ideas de sus invitados. Le ruego a la comunidad que entiendan =
respeten las libertades que este que este pa=EDs nos ofrece.
Modesto A. Maidique
My role as the president of FIU obliges me to protect and defend the
right of faculty who have invited these emissaries from Cuba to speak =
our campus. Our faculty at FIU have autonomy through academic =
to invite whomever they see fit, even when the President and the
administration of the university are not in agreement with the ideas =
guests may espouse. I call upon all in the community to understand =
respect the liberties that this country offers to us.
Modesto A. Maidique
November 14, 2002
Dr. Modesto A. Maidique, President
Florida International University
RE: Civilized Murderers...=20
Surely a highly educated and highly cultured society=20
would also have a high level of ethics...
Dear Dr. Maidique:
Thank you for your reply. I have read both your explanations in =
English and Spanish as to why you allowed assassin Victor Dreke to hold =
a conference at your campus, and I find both unacceptable.
I also, watched your televised interview... You stated that many =
speakers have held conferences and badmouthed Jews. Also, that you had =
no choice because you were the first Hispanic in your position and how =
would it look if you do otherwise.=20
How can you place the fear of loosing your job and role as President =
in front of ethics and principles?
It was never a matter of different or opposing ideas; we respect and =
defend the rights of others to disagree. We are law-abiding citizens =
that fled oppression and came to United States, our home, in search of =
liberty, justice and the rights that were denied to us by a totalitarian =
regime. Many were not so lucky and were taken to the firing squads by =
your guest for simple dissent. =20
It was always about the kind of individual that you allowed in your =
campus, where many of your students have family members or friends that =
were murdered at the hands of this hyena. This individual in not an =
"academic intellectual", but a common criminal.
You indicate that the FIU faculty has autonomy through academic =
What exactly does that mean? Are the campus doors open to all thugs?
If members of your faculty have a bond with radical Muslims and invite =
a Taliban or Bin Laden personality, are they also welcomed? =20
If your faculty does not like blacks and invites representatives of =
the KKK, that have abused and murdered American blacks, are they also =
If your faculty does not like Jews and invites a personality as the =
infamous Dr. Joseph Mangele to badmouth Jews, and praise Hitler, are =
they also welcomed? When one deliberately offend an entire community, =
one must take responsibility and try to make amends, not give poor =
excuses. I pray that your actions were a matter of poor judgment and =
that you will try to repair the hurt and bad deeds to this noble exiled =
My freedom and my rights end when I infringe with your freedom and =
your rights, and viceversa. Sir, you may be the University President, =
but you have much to learn and understand the law of this land and the =
rights of the people, all the people, including Cuban-Americans.
Rosa C. Novellas-Bengochea, P.A.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
FOR FREEDOM &JUSTICE GROUP