Skip to comments.Professors Shill for Islamism
Posted on 06/06/2014 2:15:48 AM PDT by markomalley
Only ten people, including two imams and a reporter, showed up to hear University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, professor of religious studies Carl W. Ernst deliver the First Annual Ibrahim Abu-Rabi Lecture on May 7 at the International Council for Middle East Studies (ICMES) in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C. Ernst was introduced by ICMES founder and president Norton Mezvinsky, who came to ICMES after a 42-year career teaching Middle East history at Connecticut State University.
A self-professed anti-Zionist, Mezvinsky endorsed the infamous 1975 Zionism-is-racism U.N. resolution and developed amiable relations with the deranged anti-Semitic Lyndon LaRouche movement and once spoke at the LaRouchite Schiller Institute in Germany. He also co-authored Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel with the late Israel Shahak, whose work, MEF Fellow Asaf Romirowsky wrote, rests on his conviction that Judaism is the font of all evil and that most global issues can ultimately be traced back to Judaism via a world-wide Jewish conspiracy.
In dedicating its inaugural lecture series to the memory of former ICMES director Ibrahim Abu-Rabi, ICMES signals its support of his radical ideology. Mezvinsky tearfully recalled his late very good friend and distinguished scholar, about whose book on the Muslim Brotherhoods Sayyid Qutb Daniel Pipes wrote, author and subject meld into a nearly seamless whole so that, for Qutb and likeminded individuals, Abu-Rabi was their apostle to an English-speaking audience.
Appreciatively hearing Mezvinsky were Imams Mohammad Magid and Johari Abdul-Malik. The Sudanese-born Magid heads two groups with disturbing Islamist connections, the Muslim Brotherhood-founded, terrorism unindicted co-conspirator Islamic Society of North America and the All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque in northern Virginia. The American convert Abdul-Malik, meanwhile, who called Magid my teacher at a press conference the day after the ICMES lecture, is outreach director at northern Virginias Dar al-Hijrah mosque, known for many years of attracting violent individuals, some personally defended by Abdul-Malik.
Ernst used PowerPoint to illustrate a chapter on Islamic ethics from his 2004 book, Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World. Hackneyed accusations of modern Islamophobia with a connection to racism & anti-Semitism in an aggressive, post-Cold War Western society seeking another opponent to take the place of the Soviet Union introduced Ernsts comments. Islamophobia, Ernst elaborated, draws upon a well-established attack upon Catholics previously called disloyal to a secular state.
Colonialisms untold results continue to play out among Muslims as well, Ernst claimed in yet another presentation of the erroneous thesis that present development ills derive from past Western imperialism. Ernst referenced a Dars-i Nizami curriculum established in northern India around 1700 with an emphasis on rational subjects suffering marginalization under British rule while more theological Islamic institutions such as the Deobandi prospered. Mixed Anglo-Mohammedan law also codified Islamic precedents, thereby eliminating Muslim judges considerable degree of independence. Ernst left unexplained why Muslim countries such as Turkey, defeated but never colonized, chose to import Western influence.
In Koran 5:48s ambiguous words Ernst sees a supposedly unique Islamic acceptance of multiple religious traditions and ethical ways. Against de-humanizing essentialism of a monolithic Islamic civilization, Ernst rejected the ludicrous concept of a separate planet . . . inhabited exclusively by Muslims. There is one world of which we are all a part, rather than civilizational groupings like the West and Islam juxtaposed as opposites. Such platitudes, though, leave unexamined whether Western or Islamic civilization is more open to foreign influences such as Anglo-Saxon common law. Orthodox Islamic supremacist doctrines, expressed in canonical sources such as Koran 3:110, for example, belie Ernsts vision of a Muslim mindset open to borderless experimentation.
Stealth analysis is Ernsts favored tactic for dialogue without complicated academic jargon that doesnt really connect to the audience and gives scholars a bad name. Yet Ernsts thesis of multicultural Muslim societies suffering long-lasting imperialist harm is rather transparent. Deficient Islamic intellectual inquiry and the resulting civilizational inferiority vis-à-vis the West, though, is empirical and not part of any Western selective amnesia per Ernst in Following Muhammad. Ernst himself bemoaned at ICMES globalization, ostensibly bringing together various parts of the world, being actually a one-way phenomenon with many Muslims excited by the West, but not vice-versa. Perhaps they know something Ernst refuses to admit.
The muslims will not stop. They are determined to conquer the world, especially America. We are aiding and abetting our own destruction. How did America fall so far so fast?
Next year, University of North Carolina will make attendance mandatory or it’ll be a state law as to not offend.
Oh, oh, oh, call on me I know, I know!
We elected a muslim president!
He is also a homo and a marxist and a narcissist and sociopath.
Do I get a gold star?
Every day I ask myself how (and why) this happened to America. My only answer is God’s judgment. He is whacking us good.
No, but you do get a complimentary audit from the IRS.
Start getting your attics ready, folks.
We allowed a Kenyan-born Muslim to be in the White House.
They aren’t really “for” Islam; it’s a convenient way to advance leftism by all means possible. The American people will never figure it out.
It's Bush's fault!
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