Prof dismissed

Carleton University pulls accused bomber from classroom

An Ottawa professor suspected of being involved in a 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue that left four dead is out of a summer job. Earlier this week, Carleton University confirmed that Hassan Diab, a Lebanese-born Canadian citizen facing extradition to France early next year, had been hired on contract to teach an introductory sociology course for a few weeks. But the next day, after coming under fire from B’nai Brith for allowing Diab back into the classroom, the university announced that Diab would be replaced by a full-time faculty member in order to provide students with “a stable, productive academic environment.” B’nai Brith executive vice-president Frank Dimant praised the university for doing “the right thing.”

Ottawa Citizen