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									Adam Habib
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Adam Habib is a citizen of South Africa, a professor of political science, and deputy vice chancellor of the University of

 1 Political Orientation
 2 Barred entry to the United States
 3 References
 4 External links

Political Orientation
He cites Karl Marx and Leon Trotsky as his key influences. [4]

Barred entry to the United States
In October 2006 Habib was apprehended and deported when he flew into John F. Kennedy Airport, in New York City.[5][6]
Habib had studied in New York when he was in graduate school. He had made numerous trips to New York in the past.

This trip was one with colleagues from South Africa's Human Sciences Research Council.[5] His itinerary had included visiting
the National Institute of Health, the Centres for Disease Control and the World Bank.
In November 2006 Habib and his wife learned that she and their two children, aged 8 and 11, would also be barred entry to
the USA. [7]
In November 2007, according to the New York Times, the US informed Habib he had been barred entry over allegations of:
"...engaging in terrorist activities." [8] The Christian Science Monitor reported that he had been barred due to having: "...links to
terrorism". [3]

The American Civil Liberties Union tried to aid Habib in learning the reasons he was barred. [3][8] Upon the release of the
justification the ACLU shifted its effort to get the evidence supporting the allegation, if any, released.
On January 20, 2010, after more than three years of waiting, the American State Department has decided, in a document
signed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to lift the ban that prohibited Professor Habib (as well as Professor Tariq
Ramadan from Switzerland) from entering the United States. [9]

   1. ^ "Adam Habib: personal details" . Center for Civil Society. Retrieved 2007-11-18.
   2. ^ "Adam Habib: Honorary Research Professors and Fellows" . School of Development, University of KwaZulu, Natal. Retrieved
   3. ^ a b c Scott Baldauf (November 16, 2007). "South African fights denial of U.S. visa"   . Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 2007-
   4. ^ HRSC Profile
   5. ^ a b "US embassy probing SA academic's deportation" . The Independent. October 25, 2006. Retrieved 2007-11-18.
   6. ^ "ACLU Rebukes U.S. Government for Failing to Act on Visa Request of South African Scholar" . American Civil Liberties Union.
      October 8, 2007. Archived from the original on 12 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-18.
   7. ^ Adam Habib (September 25, 2007). "Banned: Why a South African is Going to Court in the U.S." . Huffington Post. Archived
      from the original on 21 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-18.
   8. ^ a b Neil MacFarquhar (November 15, 2007). "Lawsuit over visa for Muslim academic" . New York Times. Retrieved 2007-11-18.
   9. ^
External links
  Jeremy Gordin (November 11, 2007). "No explosive skeletons in his family's closet"   . The Independent. Retrieved 2007-
  South African Scholar Adam Habib on Killing of White Supremacist Leader     - video by Democracy Now!

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