Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Paul Larudee violates Visa, is kicked out of India.

Local anti-Israel activist Paul Larudee has been deported  from India for violating the terms of his  tourist visa. Paul is one of the heads of the Northern California  ISM, and may be best known for his involvement  in the failed flotillas to Gaza, and the failed global march to Jerusalem.  Paul is probably quite comfortable being unceremoniously removed from places. He's been kicked out of Israel as well.

Paul Larudee in trouble again, from the Contra Costa Times
From Dec.21 2012  The Times of India:

 Kerala Police have decided to blacklist Free Gaza Movement co-founder and globally-known advocate of the Palestinian cause Paul Larudee, who was taken into custody from Tirur in Malappuram district on Saturday night, for violating visa norms in India. On Sunday evening, police issued a "quit India" notice to the American human rights activist, asking him to leave India as early as possible. If blacklisted, Larudee can never visit India again.After police received information that Larudee, who has been in India since last three days on a tourist visa, was to attend a conference of Student Islamic Organisation at Tirur, a police team led by Malappuram SP K Sethuraman reached the venue took him into custody. The police team took Larudee into custody soon after he finished his speech on 'Youth and Arab Spring'. Larudee was the chief guest at the conference.Sethuraman told TOI that foreign personalities who have come to India on tourist visa cannot be allowed to attend functions or deliver speeches here as it will affect the law and order.

Paul Larudee addressing the Student Islamic Organization in India (via Twitter)
The Times of India had it wrong, though.  Paul Larudee has been in India since the beginning of December, and presented at an earlier conference in Mumbai, with his partner in slime Feroze Mithiborwala.   .   Apparently, Paul's been attempting to recruit cannon fodder for a new Global march. The program materials of the “International Conference for Peace & Justice for Palestine” conference  list  the piano tuner as "Prof. Paul Larduee".  . In the truth optional world of the anti-Israel advocate,  thats close enough.

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