Saturday, February 25, 2012
The Hazem Chehabi/UC-Irvine Controversy Continues
Mr and Mrs. Hazem Chehabi receiving the UCI Medal
On Thursday, there was another demonstration at UC-Irvine against the bloody Syrian regime. One poster demanded that UCI cut its ties with Hazem Chehabi, a Syrian doctor in Orange County, who, aside from being the chair of the UCI Foundation, is also the Syrian honorary consul in Orange County. The university continues to stand by Chehabi, who has contributed millions to UCI. In 2010, UCI, through the Department of Social Ecology (Yes, that's what they call it), awarded Shehabi and his wife, whom one school official called "the most beautiful woman he had ever seen", the UCI Medal.
"Ah wunnerful, ah wunnerful, ah."
Mr Chehabi is a very wealthy man, even by doctor standards. He is also a very generous man, who spreads a lot of money around.
Here are some fun facts that show some of Chehabi's political donations, which, of course, are a matter of public record. Apparently, Mr Chehabi has given to both parties. Below are the records for 2002, 2006, 2008 and 2010. Of note is that not only has Chehabi given money to Loretta Sanchez, but also to Keith Ellison and (are you sitting down?) Cynthia McKinney.
Well, in the end, it appears Chehabi didn't give enough to keep "those Jews" from defeating McKinney and sending her off to graduate school at UC Beserkley. At least that what she, her father and one of her New Black Panther bodyguards have charged.
But there is good news: Chehabi has given money to both Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa and Congressman Darrell Issa of California, who are leading the effort to dig up the facts surrounding Fast and Furious and the corruption of Eric Holder's Justice Department.
But as Syrian dictator Bashar Assad practices his own brand of social ecology in Syria, UCI continues to stand by his honorary consul in Orange County.