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Rise of the Arab American LeftActivists, Allies, and Their Fight against Imperialism and Racism, 1960s-1980s$
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Pamela E. Pennock

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469630984

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630984.001.0001

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“A Disturbed Individual, not a Martyr”

“A Disturbed Individual, not a Martyr”

Sirhan Sirhan’s Impact on Arab American Activism

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(p.121) 4 “A Disturbed Individual, not a Martyr”
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Rise of the Arab American Left
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Pamela E. Pennock

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630984.003.0005

This chapter explores the increasingly hostile climate faced by Arab American activists by examining Sirhan Sirhan and how his assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, his trial testimony about Palestine, and the U.S. media’s treatment of Sirhan and the Israel-Palestine conflict affected the environment for Palestinian activism in the United States.

Keywords:   Sirhan Sirhan, Robert F. Kennedy, Abdeen Jabara, assassination, media, Israel-Palestine conflict, terrorist

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