Skip to comments.Islamic studies in Ithaca (the City of Evil meets the Religion of Peace)
Posted on 01/25/2006 8:49:03 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
A government-sponsored program is giving Ithaca College students and faculty the opportunity to learn more about Islamic and Malaysian culture from Dr. Mohammed Zin Nordin, associate professor and dean of the communications school at Universiti Sains Malaysia.
The Fulbright scholarship program, funded by Congress and administered by the State Department, is sending Muslim scholars to 33 colleges and universities throughout America this spring in an effort to enrich understanding and correct misapprehensions about Islamic societies.
Sara Howard, a sophomore ...with a double major in journalism and politics, said she's always wanted to take a class on Islam. "I'm excited, because we are starting at the basics. I don't know anything about any other country besides America, which is really bad."
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Will the women have to wear burcacas?
Whats with this "City of Evil" thing? WTF is going on in Itheca?
Okaaaaay. That comment can be taken a couple of ways....
I took it the only way I knew how. She slept through all the multi-cultural classes in high school, never read a meaningful book in her life and is sleepwalking through college. She will make a wonderful journalist someday.
I am sure the admissions office at IC has a ready explanation for how someone who "don't know nuthin' 'bout nuthin'" got into their fine school.
A few reasons why "Ithaca is the City of Evil":
Originally called "Sodom" in frontier days, and home to Lucifer Falls, Ithaca is host to two colleges, Cornell U (aptly nick-named "the Big Red") and Ithaca College (which flies the gay flag over its campus), the two major employers in the area. They ensure that a disproportionate amount of "ivory tower liberals" dominate the city.
With a crew like this in charge, locating copies of National Review or the American Spectator requires a trip out of the City, while Ithaca magazine racks remain well-stocked with copies of The Progressive, and The Nation. Readers interested in exposing themselves to a full range of national opinion are simply out of luck.
As a result of this dominiance, politics in Ithaca runs the gamet from "liberal" to "communist."
For years, the town had an openly socialist mayor. They later elected him to the school board.
Even today, the City and County governments are dominated by democrats and Green party members. Ithaca is so "Green" that Ralph Nader got more votes in Ithaca than George W. Bush, and the NYS Green Party held its 2002 nominating convention there. The current Chair of the County Legislature is a radical former anti-war protester, self-described hippie, who says "My values haven't changed, just my tactics."
Another local political figure, commenting on September 11, said >"I think the U.S. is starting to pay for the fact that it's been a rogue state for years."
As a result, we get lunacy like spending $500,000 to install solar panels on the new library (in cold, dark, upstate NY).
Even law enforcement is subject to political correctness. One former police chief's major concern was "pushing for departmental diversity.". His replacement was picked because they wanted a minority, but he failed the civil service exam twice. The latest chief was chosen simply because they wanted a woman. Her most notable accomplisments are attending topless protests and and banning the U.S. flag from police uniforms.
To make matters worse, the liberals who dominate Ithaca work overtime to impose their ultra liberal agenda on the area children. As the local newspaper recently put it, In most places, youngsters spend their summers camping, or at the mountains or the beach. In Ithaca, they learn how to become social activists.
The School District has mandated that elementary school students in the first and second grades be graded on how well they "respect others of varying cultures, genders, experiences, and abilities." It's even listed on the schools' report card. Despite this alleged tolerance, a student who was found reading the bible on her lunch hour was chatised for doing so. Another was directed not to bring a book about Christmas to school.
There's even a taxpayer funded "alternative" (ie, hippie) school that let's students graduate in majors like basket weaving and political activism, and invited convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal to be its graduation speaker .
Need more proof? Do a search for "Ithaca" here at FR. You'll see a near daily dose of institutionalized, unfettered, liberal idiocy.
As a result of its unfettered liberalism, Ithaca was voted most enlightened (ie, liberal) city in America by the ultra left Utne Reader. As a good, conservative Freeper, I'm sure you'll agree that, contrary to what Utne says, "liberal" is not "enlightened." Unfettered liberalism is, well, evil.
As the most liberal city in America,"Ithaca is the City of Evil."
"She will make a wonderful journalist someday."
Correction: She will make a wonderful CONVERT someday.
Let's see how excited the female students are about Islam when their teacher makes them wear a burkha for a week or two.
Aaaaah, journalism, politics and Islam! The trifecta. Made all the better when Ithaca is the source. Gee, how wonderful for her, and in just a few years, the lovely Ms. Howard will be unbiasedly 'reporting' news to us Americans... Oh, thank you, Ithaca, for fueling the future for our MSM.
Ms. Howard is a member of IC's Amnesty International chapter.
That explains a lot.
Sadly, I see these kinds of young ladies as viewing him as their Svengali, one who enlightens them and frees them. If he should ask, they might just willingly don the burqa. Sigh.
malaysia = islamic apartheid state
Tell them to look up the malaysian "bumiputra" system of islamic religious apartheid and see how they oppress the other half (non-muslim) population.
Perhaps a lesson on how malaysian islamic groups undermine the democratic institutions the Brits left them would be a good subject too.
This is discouraging at best. It isn't enough that the whacked out religion of pieces is creating enough terrorists, the City of Ithaca wants to add more - provided at taxpayer expense.
So, where are the "separation of church and state" protestors?? ACLU?? Anybody with a functiong brain cell?