Arsonists Torch Car Belonging to Palestinian Prof. Who Led Auschwitz Trip

Mohammed Dajani gained notoriety after leading the first organized group trip of Palestinian university students to Auschwitz.

The car belonging to Mohammed Dajani, the former Al-Quds University professor who led the first organized group trip of Palestinian university students to Auschwitz, was torched in Jerusalem over the weekend in an apparent arson.

Dajani posted pictures of the burned car to Facebook, with the caption: "Last night, my car was burned, and all I have to say is: Islam is my religion, and moderation is my doctrine and my way of life."

Dajani founded Wasatia, a social and political movement based on concepts of moderation, pluralism, democracy and justice that he found in the Quran, in 2007.

Dajani gained notoriety after the March 2014 trip, where he took 30 Palestinian students to Krakow and Auschwitz-Birkenau as part of a joint program on conflict resolution called “Hearts of Flesh – Not Stone” organized by Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany and funded by the German Research Foundation.

Following the trip, he was denounced as a traitor and collaborator, and expelled from the Al-Quds University workers' union – even though he was never a member to begin with.

After accusing its leaders of “incitement” against him, Dajani resigned from the university in May.