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  • Why Presbyterians Took Up the ‘Palestinian Cause’-merger of Christianity, Marxism, Edward Said

    07/07/2014 7:15:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 32 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 7, 2014 | David Paulin
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Why Presbyterians Took Up the ‘Palestinian Cause’Posted By David Paulin On July 7, 2014 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments What has happened to America’s Presbyterians? Leaders of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have joined ranks with the radical left in recent years. They vilify Israel, apologize for Islamic terrorists, and cheer on the Palestinian cause.Now, these leftist elites are savoring an important victory, having pushed through a resolution to divest from U.S. companies operating in Israel: Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions, and Hewlett Packard. The contentious vote in the church’s general assembly passed by a...
  • A lot to A.N.S.W.E.R. for

    05/05/2003 11:12:38 AM PDT · by yonif · 24 replies · 557+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May. 1, 2003 | Edward Grossman
    Israel-bashing figures prominently in 'teach-ins' where San Franciscans seek a flavor of the Vietnam era Let's admit it - San Francisco is gorgeous, and deserves its name as the capital of resistance to what the US is trying to do in the Middle East. After all, while other places from coast to coast had rallies and marches before and during Operation Iraqi Freedom, only there were thousands "hauled off by the pigs" for blocking the financial district, and only there was there a rally and march almost every Saturday for weeks and weeks until Saturday, April 19. But were all...
  • Rashid Khalidi’s False Narrative of Israeli History

    05/01/2014 5:34:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Andrew Harrod | Andrew Harrod
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Rashid Khalidi’s False Narrative of Israeli HistoryPosted By Andrew Harrod On May 1, 2014 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Palestinian-American Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi addressed America’s role in the Arab-Israeli peace process on April 17, 2014, at Washington, DC’s Jerusalem Fund, a pro-Palestinian think tank.  Describing Israel’s “entirely false narrative” into which “we have all been brainwashed,” Khalidi revealed his own myopia before an audience of about forty mostly likeminded, middle-aged people.John Halaka’s “Portraits of Denial and Despair” photo exhibit currently displayed in Jerusalem Fund hallways set a worrying...
  • RESEARCH: "Palestinians" = Arab immigrants' children / Desolate land pre increased Jewish return

    02/09/2011 5:47:13 AM PST · by PRePublic · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The Truth about "Palestinian" Arabs A.K.A. Arab immigrants' children, grand children & the vastly vacant desolate land prior to the rise of Jewish returnINTRODUCTIONOrigins and immigration Foreign Arab and foreign Muslim immigration:Over 100,000 or at least 150,000 (to some estimates, such as the testimony given in the U.S. Congress in 1939) have immigrated during the British Mandate alone, or during a 17 Years old period.At least 50,000 or more have immigrated from Hauran, Syria alone.Immigrants include: Arab - Egyptians (mainly in the early 1800s), Syrian, Algerian, Sudanese, S. Arabians. Other Muslims from: Bosnia during the 1800s and fascist Nazi Slavic-Muslims...
  • Iran's Nukes In, Israel's Houses Out

    03/16/2010 2:20:23 PM PDT · by jazminerose · 1 replies · 138+ views
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 3/16/10 | Joy Tiz
    Kurtz was referring to Rashid Khalidi, close friend of Barack Obama and Bill Ayers. Khalidi is the former spokesman for Original Terrorist, Nobel Prize winner, and inventor of the suicide bomb, Yasser Arafat. Following the traditional career trajectory of washed-out radicals, Khalidi went from terrorist advisor to academia as a professor at the University of Chicago. He eventually would take over from Edward Said the Middle East studies program at Columbia, described as a “bubbling cauldron of anti-Semitism.” Details are scant about Obama’s time at Occidental College in California and Columbia University. We know that at Columbia, Obama studied under...
  • Obama Pal Edward Said Another Fraud

    11/04/2009 4:20:31 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 13 replies · 1,676+ views
    americanthinker.com ^ | November 04, 2009 | By Jack Cashill
    Friend and foe alike have wondered how Barack Obama wangled a seat next to Edward Said (pronounced sigh-EED), at an Arab-American community dinner in Chicago in 1998 on the fiftieth anniversary of the Palestinian nakbah, or disaster. At the time, Obama was an obscure state senator and Said, according to the Nation, was "probably the best-known intellectual in the world." It is possible that the pair had met when Obama was a student and Said a professor at Columbia University. The Los Angeles Times has reported that Obama took at least one course taught by Said. It is possible, too,...
  • Arabism's racism on Caucasians, anti-white racism by Arabs

    04/14/2009 1:15:01 AM PDT · by Masti · 18 replies · 1,671+ views
    SHEIK Taj Din al-Hilali: "The Western people are the biggest liars and oppressors and especially the English race," the Mufti of Australia said in Arabic during the extensive interview in Egypt, his birthplace. [source]On the racist gang rape spree by Arab Lebanese people|Lebanese in Australia targeting specifically white girls, From the Sydney Morning Herald 2002 Racist rapes: Finally the truth comes out, So now we know the facts, straight from the Supreme Court, that a group of Lebanese Muslim gang rapists from south-western Sydney hunted their victims on the basis of their ethnicity and subjected them to hours of degrading,...
  • Why people should really worry about Obama and Ayres (Terrorist Controls Education)

    03/04/2009 9:58:40 PM PST · by Syncro · 23 replies · 899+ views
    The Ellis County Press ^ | January 29th, 2009 | DUFF HALE
    Why people should really worry about Obama and Ayres   DUFF HALE January 29th, 2009 Talk show host Sean Hannity continues to refer to William Ayres as "an unrepentant terrorist," which he most assuredly is. That, of course, allows Barack Obama to dismiss out-of-hand what Ayres did "when I was only eight years old." He can dismiss it as "gotcha politics." While what Ayres did should not be dismissed or ignored, the fact is Senator Obama has rightly deplored his "despicable acts." End of story. Right?Not so fast. The implication of this relationship goes much deeper and much farther....
  • NEW REPORT on OBAMA's MYSTERY YEARS at COLUMBIA:

    10/30/2008 11:26:16 AM PDT · by NYC_BULLMOOSE · 186 replies · 6,842+ views
    10/30/2008 | vamity/self
    "Recently" I traveled up to the Campus of Columbia University to do some research on BHO's "missing years" as a student at Columbia College. This is my report (fwiw). I looked through every page of every issue of The Columbia Spectator published during bho's time on campus (Aug1981-Jun1983). No smoking guns. Nothing of any great immediate value BUT some interesting leads for further pursuit and some strange stuff to report... First, what I didn't find is almost as interesting as what I did find... * BHO is never mentioned in the paper during the period * No photographs of BHO...
  • Fifty years of dispossession [Edward Said Rants Against Israel in 1998]

    10/29/2008 3:59:44 PM PDT · by Enchante · 20 replies · 434+ views
    Al-Ahram Weekly On-line ^ | 7 - 13 May, 1998 | Edward Said
    In the United States, celebrations of Israel's fifty years as a state have tried to project an image of the country that went out of fashion since the Palestinian Intifada (1987-92): a pioneering state, full of hope and promise for the survivors of the Nazi Holocaust, a haven of enlightened liberalism in a sea of Arab fanaticism and reaction. On 15 April, for instance, CBS broadcast a two hour prime-time program from Hollywood hosted by Michael Douglas and Kevin Costner, featuring movie stars such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kathy Bates (who recited passages from Golda Meir minus, of course, her most...
  • The Said-Khalidi-Obama Connection

    10/22/2008 12:13:52 PM PDT · by pissant · 5 replies · 451+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10/22/08 | Ed Lasky
    The invaluable Andrew McCarthy takes note of a connection between Barack Obama and Edward Said, an apologist for terrorism, who played a key role in changing the field of Middle East Studies towards an anti-Western and anti-Israel bias. Said, a writer and professor at Columbia University, trained many of the Middle East professors who now broadcast his message to thousands of students across America and the world. Said hated Israel so much that he was seen throwing rocks from Lebanon at Israeli soldiers across the border. His role in distorting the field of Middle Eastern studies has prompted a counter-movement...
  • Allies of Palestinians see a friend in Barack Obama

    10/16/2008 8:06:55 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 6 replies · 839+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 10 2008
    Obama in 1998 attended a speech by Edward Said, the late Columbia University professor and a leading intellectual in the Palestinian movement. According to a news account of the speech, Said called that day for a nonviolent campaign "against settlements, against Israeli apartheid." The use of such language to describe Israel's policies has drawn vehement objection from Israel's defenders in the United States. A photo on the pro-Palestinian website the Electronic Intifada shows Obama and his wife, Michelle, engaged in conversation at the dinner table with Said, and later listening to Said's keynote address. Obama had taken an English class...
  • How Barack Obama learned to love Israel

    10/05/2008 10:42:45 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 11 replies · 586+ views
    Electronic Intifada ^ | Mar 4, 2007 | Ali Abunimah
    [snip] Over the years since I first saw Obama speak I met him about half a dozen times, often at Palestinian and Arab-American community events in Chicago including a May 1998 community fundraiser at which Edward Said was the keynote speaker. In 2000, when Obama unsuccessfully ran for Congress I heard him speak at a campaign fundraiser hosted by a University of Chicago professor. On that occasion and others Obama was forthright in his criticism of US policy and his call for an even-handed approach to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The last time I spoke to Obama was in the winter...
  • Obama Connection With Palestinian Terrorist Rashid Khalidi (Hannity's America, Volume VII

    06/08/2008 1:14:16 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 9 replies · 627+ views
    YouTube ^ | 6/2/2008 | NewsFromIslam
    Rashid Khalidi is a 'respected' Palestinian' terrorist: a member of the PLO since the days it was officially lebeled a terrorist organization, he is now a professor at Columbia University (where else?), holding the Edward Said chair in Arab Studies. Said was also a member of the PLO. As it turns out, Khalidi and his wife are also good friends of Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Hussein Obama. The company he keeps says alot about Barack Hussein Obama. But it says nothing positive to Israel's supporters.
  • Barack Obama with Edward Said

    05/24/2008 12:21:23 PM PDT · by bmweezer · 13 replies · 564+ views
    The GOPnation.com ^ | May 23, 2008 | Michael Zak
    On this day in 1998, state senator Barack Obama was an honored guest at a gala dinner in Burbank, IL. Hosting the event was an anti-Israeli organization, the Arab American Action Network. The keynote speaker was PLO advisor Edward Said... [continued at http://grandoldpartisan.typepad.com}
  • Edward Said's shadowy legacy

    05/08/2008 2:59:40 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 5 replies · 61+ views
    Timesonline.co.uk ^ | May 7, 2008 | Robert Irwin
    Tricky with argument, weak in languages, careless of facts: but, thirty years on, Said still dominates debate So many academics want the arguments presented in Edward Said’s Orientalism (1978) to be true. It encourages the reading of novels at an oblique angle in order to discover hidden colonialist subtexts. It promotes a hypercritical version of British and, more generally, of Western achievements. It discourages any kind of critical approach to Islam in Middle Eastern studies. Above all, Orientalism licenses those academics who are so minded to think of their research and teaching as political activities. The drudgery of teaching is...
  • Worshipping Edward Said at San Francisco State University

    11/08/2007 11:52:16 AM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 95+ views
    Campus Watch ^ | 11/8/7 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    After a contentious two-year campaign waged by the General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS) and other supporters, a mural dedicated to the late Columbia University English and comparative literature professor Edward Said was unveiled at San Francisco State University (SFSU) last week. Former SFSU Arabic professor Fayeq Oweis – now teaching the same subject at Santa Clara University – was the lead artist for what's been labeled the "Palestinian Cultural Mural." The mural does include various symbols said to be associated with Palestinian culture, but it is Said's likeness that looms largest. This is perhaps appropriate for it was Said's...
  • Golden Threads - Former Muslim Ibn Warraq stands up for the West.

    08/20/2007 3:21:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 1,477+ views
    City Journal ^ | 17 August 2007 | Bruce S. Thornton
    Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said’s Orientalism, by Ibn Warraq (Prometheus Books, 500 pp., $29.95) The West hasn’t been doing well in the war of ideas against Islamic jihadists. We fail to understand the true nature of Muslim doctrine, and a self-loathing long entrenched in our public discourse often cripples us. The eagerness of our intellectuals, scholars, and artists to don the hair shirt of colonial, imperial, racist, and xenophobic guilt has heartened our enemies and convinced them that for all of our economic and military power, we are rotten to the core and ripe for destruction....
  • How Barack Obama Learned to Love Israel

    03/04/2007 5:34:33 AM PST · by MittFan08 · 11 replies · 687+ views
    I first met Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama almost ten years ago when, as my representative in the Illinois state senate, he came to speak at the University of Chicago. He impressed me as progressive, intelligent and charismatic. I distinctly remember thinking 'if only a man of this calibre could become president one day.' On Friday Obama gave a speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Chicago. It had been much anticipated in American Jewish political circles which buzzed about his intensive efforts to woo wealthy pro-Israel campaign donors who up to now have generally leaned...
  • Mark Steyn: Dislocated Dining

    12/04/2003 2:10:31 PM PST · by quidnunc · 13 replies · 493+ views
    On the evening of September 11th, Rosemary Righter, the senior leader writer (“leader” is British for “editorial”) at The Times of London, was due at a dinner party. She arrived late, and found the tone, after a hard day at the office, oddly smug and triumphalist. Leaving early, she gave a lift to another guest. “Rosemary,” he said, “isn’t it marvelous to think that the arrogant bloody Americans have finally got it in the neck?” Involuntarily, she braked. Hard. Though not hard enough to precipitate him through the windshield, sadly. Miss Righter was one of the first to experience an admittedly...
  • Academic Amen Corner

    06/20/2006 8:01:26 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 7 replies · 410+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 16, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A widely-publicized attack on supporters of Israel by two leading academics commits a fair number of inaccuracies not the least of which is their characterization of controversies surrounding the Israel Lobby as they manifest themselves on American campuses. “In September 2002, for example, Martin Kramer and Daniel Pipes, two passionately pro-Israel neoconservatives, established a website (Campus Watch) that posted dossiers on suspect academics and encouraged students to report comments or behavior that might be considered hostile to Israel,” John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt wrote in a recent report which also appeared in abbreviated form in the London Review of Books....
  • Rashid Khalidi: Plagiarist?

    06/09/2005 5:03:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies · 516+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | June 9, 2005 | Lee Kaplan
    Did the Edward Said Chair at Columbia University break a rule that would get one of his students expelled? Rashid Khalidi: Plagiarist? By Lee KaplanFrontPageMagazine.com | June 9, 2005I once covered a speech by the late Edward Said at UC-Berkeley in which he claimed the ancient people of the Bible who predated the Jews were in fact today’s “Palestinians.” In other words, the Jewish claims to any part of the land of Israel based on the Bible or nationalism should be rejected: the Palestinians were there first. A friend of mine in academia called me with a tip. “So there I...
  • Conduct Unbecoming

    04/11/2005 8:40:46 PM PDT · by rmlew · 3 replies · 606+ views
    The Weekly Standard, Daily Standard ^ | 04/11/2005 | Paul Mirengoff
    ABIGAIL THERNSTROM once described the American college campus as an island of repression in a sea of freedom. The report of Columbia University's ad hoc grievance committee suggests that Columbia is such an island. On its face, the report presents findings and recommendations concerning allegations by Columbia students that they were subjected to intimidation and abuse by members of the university's department of Middle East and Asian Language and Cultures (MEALAC). However, the report is better understood as a directive to Columbia students to take without protest the poisonous medicine being administered by the anti-Israel, anti-American radicals who dominate MEALAC....
  • Is Columbia University taking secret money from the PLO?*

    11/19/2003 8:14:46 AM PST · by pabianice · 3 replies · 242+ views
    Campus Watch | 11/19/03 | Harris
    Secrets, Donors and the Edward Said Chair Columbia University’s newly established Edward Said Chair in Middle East Studies is noteworthy for several reasons. The position is named for the recently deceased professor best known for his defense of Palestinian “resistence.” And Rashid Khalidi, an overt supporter of Palestinian violence and – according to a just-published biography of Yasir Arafat from Oxford University Press – a former PLO press spokesman[i], has joined Columbia to fill the post. But there is something even more objectionable about this chair: It is anonymously endowed and Columbia University – perhaps against the law – refuses...
  • The Seductions of Islamism: Revisiting Foucault and the Iranian Revolution

    09/27/2004 1:42:52 PM PDT · by MikalM · 10 replies · 926+ views
    New Politics ^ | Summer 2004 | Janet Afary and Kevin B. Anderson
    FEBRUARY 2004 MARKED THE TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY of the Iranian Revolution. From September 1978 to February 1979, in the course of a massive urban revolution with millions of participants, the Iranian people toppled the regime of Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (1941-1979), which had pursued a highly authoritarian program of economic and cultural modernization. By late 1978, the Islamist faction led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini had come to dominate the antiregime uprising, in which secular nationalists, democrats, and leftists also participated. The Islamists controlled the slogans and the organization of the protests, which meant that many secular women protesters were pressured into...
  • Kim by Edward Said

    06/13/2004 7:32:08 AM PDT · by SBprone · 5 replies · 252+ views
    Belmont Club ^ | June 12, 2004 | wretchard
    Saturday, June 12, 2004 Kim by Edward Said Anyone who doubts the power of the Leftist pen must account for the peculiar circumstances in which Edward Said was asked to write the introduction to Penguin's 1989 edition of Rudyard Kipling's Kim. Peter Hopkirk, the inveterate chronicler of the "Great Game" -- the 19th century geopolitical rivalry between Russia and Britain for Central Asia -- observed in his 1996 book The Quest for Kim how far the historical revisionism had advanced. "More recently both Kipling and Kim have become the targets of sanctimonious critics, especially in the United States. Declaring that...
  • Columbia U. Releases Edward Said Chair Donors: Names Arab Government

    03/29/2004 3:39:20 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 7 replies · 156+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | March 26, 2004 | Campus Watch
    The recently established Edward Said Chair at Columbia has caused much controversy, in part because it is held by former PLO spokesman Rashid Khalidi and in part because the donors of the chair’s estimated $4 million endowment have until now been kept secret. As Campus Watch has reported, it is highly irregular for the identity of academic chair donors to be concealed. It is all the more alarming that a university, naming a chair for one political activist and then awarding it to another political activist, would then prevent the public from knowing who had funded the chair. Columbia University...
  • Columbia U. Releases Edward Said Chair Donors: Names Arab Government

    03/20/2004 4:45:31 AM PST · by FreeManWhoCan · 13 replies · 217+ views
    Campus Watch ^ | March 19, 2004 | Campus Watch
    The recently established Edward Said Chair at Columbia has caused much controversy, in part because it is held by former PLO spokesman Rashid Khalidi and in part because the donors of the chair's estimated $4 million endowment have until now been kept secret. As Campus Watch has reported, it is highly irregular for the identity of academic chair donors to be concealed. It is all the more alarming that a university, naming a chair for one political activist and then awarding it to another political activist, would then prevent the public from knowing who had funded the chair. Columbia University...
  • Columbia U. Releases Edward Said Chair Donors: Names Arab Government

    03/19/2004 9:51:42 AM PST · by FlyLow · 15 replies · 247+ views
    Campus Watch ^ | 3-19-04 | Campus Watch
    The recently established Edward Said Chair at Columbia has caused much controversy, in part because it is held by former PLO spokesman Rashid Khalidi and in part because the donors of the chair's estimated $4 million endowment have until now been kept secret. As Campus Watch has reported, it is highly irregular for the identity of academic chair donors to be concealed. It is all the more alarming that a university, naming a chair for one political activist and then awarding it to another political activist, would then prevent the public from knowing who had funded the chair. Columbia University...
  • Occidentalism: The false west

    02/06/2004 3:36:20 AM PST · by billorites · 12 replies · 179+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 10, 2002 | Victor Davis Hanson
    American professors have long lectured to our students about purported Western biases and cruel misconceptions toward the "Other." According to Edward Said and other postcolonial critics, much of our dim view of Arabs is a product of an "Orientalism" that was constructed by European intellectuals of the 19th century West — blinkered folk actively engaged as colonialists overseas, and conditioned by an earlier pedigree of prejudice toward the East dating from Herodotus and Aeschylus. According to such supposedly biased and unsophisticated views, Asians and Arabs were considered tribal, emotional, less-sophisticated peoples, prone to violence, fundamentalism, and irrational thinking, simply because...
  • Columbia’s MEALC Praises a Legacy of Hate [Tribute to Edward Said]

    12/14/2003 2:33:43 PM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies · 155+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12-14-03 | Jerry Gordon, Alyssa A. Lappen and Maria Sliwa
    Columbia’s MEALC Praises a Legacy of Hateby Jerry Gordon, Alyssa A. Lappen and Maria SliwaDec 14, '03 / 19 Kislev 5764  E-mail This  Print  Homepage A veritable geyser of hate, in the tradition of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and the Nazi Der Deutscher Beobachter editor Julius Streicher, erupted Friday evening, December 5th at a festschrift to honor the memory of the late cultural polemicist and Comparative Literature professor Edward Said. The “US Imperialism in the 21st Century” intellectual atrocity gathered in the Teatro at Columbia University’s Casa Italiana, sponsored by the controversial Middle East Arts Language and Culture (MEALC) program, an...
  • Secrets, Donors and the Edward Said Chair

    11/19/2003 10:17:40 AM PST · by FlyLow · 1 replies · 115+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 11-19-03 | Jonathan Calt Harris
    Columbia University’s newly established Edward Said Chair in Middle East Studies is noteworthy for several reasons. The position is named for the recently deceased professor best known for his defense of Palestinian “resistence.” And Rashid Khalidi, an overt supporter of Palestinian violence and – according to a just-published biography of Yasir Arafat from Oxford University Press – a former PLO press spokesman[i], has joined Columbia to fill the post. But there is something even more objectionable about this chair: It is anonymously endowed and Columbia University – perhaps against the law – refuses to disclose the donors. According to Columbia,...
  • A Scathing Review of Bernard Lewis' "What Went Wrong"

    11/04/2003 7:32:23 AM PST · by Toonces T. Cat · 13 replies · 513+ views
    The Texas Mercury ^ | 11/04/03 | Derek Copold
    The way Muslim apologists speak of Bernard Lewis one might believe they think him the Devil incarnate. Famed anti-Orientalist Edward Said, for one, never missed an opportunity to execrate Lewis. Intrigued by all this calumny I picked up a copy of Lewis’ latest book, What Went Wrong, in which Lewis cursorily examines Islamic civilization, trying to tell us, well, what went wrong. I’d like to say I found out what it was, but I didn’t. Lewis never answered the question. While he thoroughly details the historical problems Muslim societies have faced when confronting with the modern West, he doesn't dig...
  • Penman for the terrorists [Edward Said]

    10/12/2003 7:16:54 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 11 replies · 243+ views
    WORLD on the Web ^ | Oct. 18, 2003 issue | Gene Edward Veith
    Penman for the terrorists Edward Said was the Harriet Beecher Stowe of radical Islam's war on the WestBy Gene Edward Veith WHY IS IT THAT THE WORLD'S UNIVERSITIES ARE hotbeds of support for the cause of radical Islam? This, despite the fact that they are also hotbeds of support for feminism, gay rights, and free sex, causes the radical Muslims would put to the sword? Why do even Jewish professors and students at major universities feel constrained to denounce "Zionism" and support the Palestinian cause? Outside of the ivory towers, why did Islamic radicalism break out just now in...
  • The death of a New York jihad hero--Our tribute to Edward Said

    10/07/2003 5:06:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies · 183+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | - | Zev Chafets
    far as we know, Saddam Hussein is on the loose in Iraq, Osama Bin Laden is hiding somewhere in the tribal lands of Pakistan and Sheik Ahmed Yassin is still dodging Israeli bombs in Gaza. But the jihad just lost a hero right here in New York City. Edward Said, Columbia University's famous warrior-scholar, is dead, felled at age 67 by leukemia. Columbia mourns. "This death is an irreplaceable loss to the realm of ideas," said President Lee Bollinger. Bollinger's grief is shared by many. CounterPunch, a journal of the radical left, has run a series of fervid tributes to...
  • A Giant Among Midgets {Charley Reese}

    10/06/2003 3:53:39 AM PDT · by George Frm Br00klyn Park · 19 replies · 279+ views
    King Features Syndicate Inc. ^ | 10/06/2003 | Charley Reese
    King Features Syndicate Inc.Charley Reese 10/06/2003 A Giant Among MidgetsLast week, television news shows took note of the deaths of Donald O'Connor, an actor-dancer; of George Plimpton, a high-toned journalist; and of some rock 'n' roll singer I'd never heard of. Completely missing from the shows I scanned was any mention at all of the death of a giant in this era of mental and moral midgets. I refer to Edward Said, a professor of literature at Columbia University; a Palestinian and a fearless champion of human rights; a musician and a music critic; and a writer of great note....
  • Edward Said Called "A Giant Among Midgets"

    10/06/2003 7:36:18 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 15 replies · 368+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | 10-06-03 | Reese, Charley
    A Giant Among Midgets Last week, television news shows took note of the deaths of Donald O'Connor, an actor-dancer; of George Plimpton, a high-toned journalist; and of some rock 'n' roll singer I'd never heard of. Completely missing from the shows I scanned was any mention at all of the death of a giant in this era of mental and moral midgets. I refer to Edward Said, a professor of literature at Columbia University; a Palestinian and a fearless champion of human rights; a musician and a music critic; and a writer of great note. Said died after a long...
  • Fiction and Nonfiction. Edward Said and Ali Shariati asked the wrong questions.

    10/03/2003 8:15:55 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 1 replies · 91+ views
    NRO ^ | October 03, 2003, 9:15 a.m. | By Amir Taheri
    Edward Said, the American scholar (born in Jerusalem) who died last week, is often regarded as the man who invented the "blame-it-on-the-West" theory. His "Orientalism," a polemical pamphlet masquerading as historical analysis, presented the study of the Muslim world by European scholars as a "colonialist plot." The premise of the polemic is simple: The West is an "imperialist" monster out to dominate the world, devour its resources, impoverish other nations, and plunge mankind into perpetual war. The conclusion is equally simple: The only relationship possible between "the West" and "the rest" is one of perpetual conflict. Almost two decades before...
  • Amir Taheri: Both Said And Shariati Belong To 'Blame-The-West' School

    10/01/2003 9:09:13 AM PDT · by Ex-Dem · 152+ views
    Gulf News ^ | October 1, 2003 | Amir Taheri
    Edward Said, the American scholar, who died last week, is often regarded as the man who invented the "blame-it-on-the-west" theory. His "Orientalism", a polemical pamphlet masquerading as historical analysis, presented the study of the Muslim world by European scholars as a "colonialist plot". The premise of the polemic is simple: the West is an "imperialist" monster out to dominate the world, devour its resources, impoverish other nations, and plunge mankind into perpetual war. The conclusion is equally simple: the only relationship possible between "the West" and "the rest" is one of perpetual conflict. Almost two decades before Said, the Iranian...
  • Edward Said: 1935 - 2003

    10/01/2003 7:12:04 AM PDT · by az4vlad · 1 replies · 256+ views
    IntellectualConservative.com ^ | September 30, 2003 | Professor Edward Alexander
    If enormous influence in the academic world is a reliable indicator of intellectual distinction, then Edward Said merited his reputation as one of America's intellectual eminences. He taught a whole generation of English professors to search for racism in writers (like Jane Austen) who did not think as the professors do. He induced a generation of Middle East scholars not only to believe that "since the time of Homer...every European, in what he could say about the Orient, was a racist, an imperialist" but to ridicule "speculations about the latest conspiracy to blow up buildings, sabotage commercial airliners and poison...
  • Edward Said jammed our view of Arab world

    10/01/2003 1:41:46 AM PDT · by kattracks · 4 replies · 202+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 10/01/03 | Zev Chafets
    As far as we know, Saddam Hussein is on the loose in Iraq, Osama Bin Laden is hiding somewhere in the tribal lands of Pakistan and Sheik Ahmed Yassin is still dodging Israeli bombs in Gaza. But the jihad lost a hero last week right here in New York City. Edward Said, Columbia University's famous warrior-scholar, is dead, felled at age 67 by leukemia. Columbia mourns. "This death is an irreplaceable loss to the realm of ideas," said President Lee Bollinger. Bollinger's grief is shared by many. CounterPunch, a journal of the radical left, has run a series of fervid...
  • Edward Said ....."My Beautiful Old House" and Other Fabrications

    09/29/2003 1:03:25 PM PDT · by dennisw · 2 replies · 1,425+ views
    http://www.findarticles.com. ^ | Sept, 1999 | Author/s: Justus Reid Weiner
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------Return to article pageTo print: Select File and then Print from your browser's menu. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------This story was printed from FindArticles.com, located at http://www.findarticles.com. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Commentary Sept, 1999"My Beautiful Old House" and Other Fabrications by Edward Said.(Palestinian Arab rights advocate has fabricated his earlier life) Author/s: Justus Reid Weiner AMONG SPOKESMEN for the Palestinian cause in our day, surely none is so articulate, or so well-known, as Edward W. Said. The holder of an endowed chair in English and comparative literature at Columbia University, a prolific author of books and articles both scholarly and popular, a frequent lecturer and commentator...
  • Remembering Edward Said

    09/29/2003 7:14:47 AM PDT · by az4vlad · 7 replies · 219+ views
    IntellectualConservative.com ^ | September 27, 2003 | George Shadroui
    An Arab-American examines the legacy of Edward Said, who passed away last week. Was he truly interested in peace in the Middle East? IIt is somehow fitting that Edward Said passed away the very day that George Plimpton also died, robbing Said of some of the notoriety and tribute he so richly deserved. That, alas, is one of the strange twists of Said’s life and career during his final decade -- unfortunate in timing, in cause, and in death. That is a strange thing to say I suppose about a man who enjoyed as much success as Edward Said....
  • EDWARD SAID 1935-2003

    09/29/2003 6:12:06 AM PDT · by Leisler · 6 replies · 144+ views
    Steynonline ^ | September 29, 2003 | Mark Steyn
    It's a generally good rule not to speak ill of the dead. I wish Professor Said had observed it in the days after September 11th when his almost every utterance was an insult to his fellow New Yorkers vaporized a few blocks from his ivory tower. He was a hugely influential academic, who found a way to make the institutional "counter-tribalism" (in John O'Sullivan's phrase) of America's elites pay off for him big time. His bestselling Orientalism is a deeply disingenuous work riddled with factual errors and with a selectivity of focus that negates its main claim. But it remains...
  • Mark Steyn: EDWARD SAID 1935-2003

    09/28/2003 7:00:41 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 28 replies · 1,254+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | 09/28/03 | Mark Steyn
    It's a generally good rule not to speak ill of the dead. I wish Professor Said had observed it in the days after September 11th when his almost every utterance was an insult to his fellow New Yorkers vaporized a few blocks from his ivory tower. He was a hugely influential academic, who found a way to make the institutional "counter-tribalism" (in John O'Sullivan's phrase) of America's elites pay off for him big time. His bestselling Orientalism is a deeply disingenuous work riddled with factual errors and with a selectivity of focus that negates its main claim. But it remains...
  • Said's dangerous thinking - ( I hate Jews )

    09/26/2003 4:50:22 PM PDT · by UnklGene · 8 replies · 263+ views
    The Telegraph - UK ^ | September 27, 2003 | Editorial
    Said's dangerous thinking (Filed: 27/09/2003) A secularised culture cannot wholly suppress the devotional urge. Ignorant or impatient of genuine saints, the Left tends to sanctify intellectuals instead. The late Edward Said, who died on Thursday aged 67 (News, Sept 26), was such a figure. His academic career was devoted to fuelling the Palestinians' sense of grievance and the post-colonial guilt of the West. His passionate advocacy of the Palestinian cause led him to make excuses for Arab terrorism, including the attacks of September 11. He rejected the 1994 Oslo peace accords as a "Palestinian Versailles" and denounced Yasser Arafat, for...
  • Edward Said - Telegraph (U.K.) Obituary

    09/26/2003 7:31:06 AM PDT · by Stultis · 16 replies · 308+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 26 September 2003
    [Sadly, I've read through a good dozen articles and obits, and this is the only one I've found so far that both gives a broad range of facts, and is not brimming over with b.s. and whitewash. --Stultis] Edward Said(Filed: 26/09/2003) Edward Said, who has died aged 67, was the American literary scholar responsible for launching "post-colonial studies"; he was also a strenuous advocate of Palestinian rights, although his own identification with refugees and victims became the subject of bitter dispute after it emerged that he had exaggerated details of his childhood.Said was born in Mandate Palestine, and for many...
  • AAI Mourns Edward Said

    09/26/2003 2:13:19 AM PDT · by PeaceCorpsGuy · 13 replies · 328+ views
    Arab American Institute ^ | Sepetmber 25, 2003 | AAI
    AAI Mourns Professor Edward Said -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- September 25, 2003 WASHINGTON - It is with great sorrow that the Arab American Institute mourns the loss of Professor Edward Said. A prolific writer and lecturer, he leaves Americans, and the world, a legacy of profound scholarship on music, literature, history and the struggle for Palestine. During the course of his life, Professor Said articulated a vision of Palestine and the Arab world that not only recalled the significant contributions of the region’s people but also offered hope for the future. In doing so, he countered the institutionalized anti-Arab bias, which prevails in...
  • Palestinian Scholar Edward W. Said Dies

    09/25/2003 8:11:48 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 94 replies · 355+ views
    Newsday ^ | 9/25/03 | The Associated Press
    NEW YORK -- Edward W. Said, a Columbia University professor, literary critic and leading spokesman in the United States for the Palestinian cause, has died, his editor at Knopf publishers said Thursday. He was 67. Said died at a New York hospital, said editor Shelly Wanger. He had suffered from leukemia at least since the early 1990s.
  • Debunking Edward Said

    09/08/2003 7:05:38 PM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 6 replies · 881+ views
    Consider the following observations on the state of affairs in the contemporary Arab world : “ The history of the modern Arab world – with all its political failures , its human rights abuses , its stunning military incompetences , its decreasing production , the fact that alone of all modern peoples , we have receded in democratic and technological and scientific development – is disfigured by a whole series of out-moded and discredited ideas , of which the notion that the Jews never suffered and that the holocaust is an obfuscatory confection created by the Elders of Zion is...