August 8, 2008
Academics Protest Jailing of Muslim Student
Terrorism case is cast as fight for civil liberties
Jeanne Theoharis, an associate professor of political science at the City University of New York's Brooklyn College, remembers Syed Fahad Hashmi as an energetic student who took frequent advantage of his professors' office hours. He loved a vigorous discussion with his fellow students, sometimes lingering after class to finish a debate.
Mr. Hashmi also loved to engage in polemics outside the classroom at Brooklyn College,