Skip to comments.More Academic Free Speech Hypocrisy
Posted on 08/18/2007 10:32:35 AM PDT by LibWhacker
Cambridge University Pressin sharp contrast to Yale University Presshas agreed to recall and destroy copies of Alms for Jihad, a critically-acclaimed examination of terror finance which a Saudi businessman found inconvenient (I'd link to the Amazon.com page which listed the accolades, but Amazon has now erased the book's listing as if it has never existed). When those involved in terror finance-soiled charities sued Yale University Press over Matt Levitt's examination of Hamas, Yale University Press stood up to them, defended academic rigor and free speech, and won. How disappointing it is, then, to see that the American Political Science Association has chosen Cambridge University Press as a major sponsor for its annual meeting. Guess which books won't be available at APSA's book fair? My reviews of both books, here.
Cambridge contacts U.S. libraries over "Alms for Jihad" "Cambridge University Press has requested some American libraries that own the 2006 book Alms for Jihad: Charity and Terrorism in the Islamic World by J. Millard Burr and Robert O. Collins to remove it from their shelves. The August 10 Chronicle of Higher Education reported that the publisher agreed to pulp its remaining copies in response to a libel claim filed in Britain by Khalid bin Mahfouz, a Saudi banker whom the book claims financed terrorism in Sudan and elsewhere during the 1990s"
Some academic pigs are more equal than others...........
from the Cambridge site:
“Bin Mahfouz, Abdul Rahman 122
Bin Mahfouz, Khaled 138, 240, 259, 281, 282
banks and 66, 67
Sudan 107, 110, 114, 123
al-Qadi and 121, 122, 123
Bin Mahfouz, Rais 122
Bin Mahfouz, Salim Ahmad 60, 66”
Amazing to find 700 page Reference “book burning” sanctioned at Cambridge...do they also have
Book Burning 101 in the curriculum yet?
Was the course synopsis written by Goebbels?.............
“Alms for Jihad”
Too bad Jihadis...I already got it from my local library and read
it in the spring.
It’s a well documented and scholarly tracing of how the Jihadis
It’s still useful even if a fact or two mentioned are in dispute
(or even incorrect).
Pulping a book...when they could just contact all purchasers and
past a correction onto the offending pages.
Gutless cowards of academia.
And useful idiots for the Jihadis.
And, even though I’m in a liberal university town, my library still
has the book.
Which is more than I can say for Amazon.com (which now only markets
a reveiw of the book).
I may have to go out and buy a copy to help save it from the bonfire.
Incidentally, Check this out
Tried to get the $9.95 e-copy through Amazon... They took my money but won’t let me download it, lol.
Cambridge University Press....
The $9.95 product is ONLY A 1 PAGE REVIEW OF THE BOOK!
I didn’t read close enough the 1st either.
The download is awkward to get to, but it works.
Once I realized my error Amazon refunded the $10.
We need to eliminate our libel laws or provide safe harbors for whistleblowers in the WOT or we are on the way to the condition of UK and France.