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News Posted on April 18, 2013

Professor Bennoune Comments for FOX40 on Security and Sporting Events

Professor Karima Bennoune commented for a news report on local television station FOX40 regarding plans for enhanced security at major sporting events in the wake of the bombings that marred the Boston Marathon.

"Remember that people in many countries in the world have to deal with, and go on living in the face of the risk of terrorist attack all the time," Bennoune said. "Not that I'm saying that that's acceptable.  But we need to kind of follow their lesson of being able to go on about our business while perhaps being extra cautious, extra thoughtful.  Particularly I think heightened security around large sporting events and large cultural events is entirely appropriate."

Karima Bennoune is an author, lecturer, teacher, and international law scholar as well as the first Arab-American to be honored with the Derrick A. Bell Award from the Section on Minority Groups of the Association of American Law Schools.  She joined the King Hall faculty from Rutgers in 2012.  Her current projects include the book Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight against Muslim Fundamentalism, forthcoming in August from W.W. Norton & Company in August.