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  • US Naval Academy Instructor Teaching On Behalf Of US Muslim Brotherhood

    06/01/2013 8:56:54 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 21 replies
    Global Watch ^ | 6/1/2013 | Staff
    According to promotional material, a United States Naval Academy professor is teaching on behalf of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), a part of the US Muslim Brotherhood and where global Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi reportedly serves as a trustee. IIIT recently announced its Summer Students Program for 2013 to be held from May 26 – July 3. According to the IIIT announcement, one of the instructors for the program will be Professor Ermin Sinanovic, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland who will be teaching the following...
  • U.S. on alert over Canadians [Islamists] in Algeria

    01/31/2013 6:53:28 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | January 31, 2013 8:49 PM EST | Reuters
    Signs that Canadian citizens were involved in the attack by hostage-taking Islamist militants on a remote gas plant in Algeria are of great concern to American authorities, U.S. intelligence officials said on Thursday. While Algerian authorities apparently have not yet provided Western governments with cast-iron proof, a senior U.S. intelligence official said: “We’re taking very seriously the reports of the two Canadians’ involvement.” ... Confirmation that Canadian citizens were involved in the attack on the In Amenas facility in the Algerian desert would raise concerns about a worrying nexus between North America and North African militants. At least 38 plant...
  • Appeals court rules against Ashcroft in 9/11 case

    09/04/2009 2:47:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 1,784+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/4/09 | Rebecca Boone - ap
    BOISE, Idaho – A federal appeals court delivered a stinging rebuke Friday to the Bush administration's post-Sept. 11 detention policies, ruling that former Attorney General John Ashcroft can be held liable for people who were wrongfully detained as material witnesses after 9/11. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the government's improper use of material witnesses after Sept. 11 was "repugnant to the Constitution and a painful reminder of some of the most ignominious chapters of our national history." The court found that a man who was detained as a witness in a federal terrorism...
  • Pakistani Man Found with Explosives on Hands at U.S. Embassy in Chile

    05/11/2010 4:13:11 PM PDT · by pissant · 16 replies · 404+ views
    ABC ^ | 5/11/10 | Pierre Thomas
    A Pakistani man was detained at the U.S. Embassy in Chile yesterday after field tests detected explosive residue on his hands and personal items, the State Department said today. A U.S. official tells ABC News the man had been recently added to a U.S. terror watch list, and as a result his U.S. visa was in the process of being revoked. In accordance with U.S. law, the man had been notified of the intention to revoke his U.S. visa and he was at the embassy to discuss the matter.
  • Second American female convert to Islam arrested in plot to kill Motoonist

    03/12/2010 10:55:30 PM PST · by Cindy · 41 replies · 2,005+ views
    SNIPPET: “..."For the Love of Islam: A Second American Woman Is Arrested in Cartoonist Case,” by Vanessa O’Connell, Stephanie Simon and Evan Perez in the Wall Street Journal, March 13..." Last Easter, Jamie Paulin-Ramirez, a 31-year-old mom with a $30,000-a-year job as a medical assistant, announced to her family that she had converted to Islam. A few months later, she began posting to Facebook forums whose headings included “STOP caLLing MUSLIMS TERRORISTS!”” SNIPPET: “On Sept. 11, she suddenly left Leadville, Colo., a small town in the Rocky Mountains, for Denver, then for New York, to meet and marry a Muslim...
  • Pennsylvania Woman Charged With Recruiting Violent Jihadist Fighters

    03/09/2010 12:56:58 PM PST · by Doogle · 152 replies · 3,304+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 030910 | FOX NEWS
    A Pennsylvania woman known to authorities as "Jihad Jane" was charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country, making false statements to a government official and attempted identity theft. The indictment, unsealed Monday, charges that Colleen R. LaRose, and five unindicted co-conspirators recruited men on the Internet to wage violent jihad in South Asia and Europe, and recruited women on the Internet who had passports and the ability to travel to and around Europe in support of violent jihad.
  • New Jersey jihadist arrested in Yemen worked at nuclear power plants

    03/12/2010 12:50:52 AM PST · by Cindy · 33 replies · 1,184+ views
    (NBC Philadelphia by Vince Lattanzio) via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | Posted by Robert on March 11, 2010 11:59 PM | n/a
    "New Jersey jihadist arrested in Yemen worked at nuclear power plants" SNIPPET: "The South Jersey man who Yemini officials are calling a terrorist with links to al-Qaeda previously worked at three local nuclear power plants. Sharif Mobley, 26, is being held in a jail in Yemen after he allegedly killed a police guard and seriously injured another during a shootout at a hospital on Monday. The Buena, N.J. native has also been accused of taking part in several acts of terrorism, Yemini officials say. He also purportedly has ties to the same branch of al-Qaeda who are suspected of attempting...
  • Madhatta Haipe Extradited to U.S. for 1995 Hostage Taking Involving U.S. and Philippine Citizens

    08/31/2009 2:47:19 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 503+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Madhatta Haipe Extradited to U.S. for 1995 Hostage Taking Involving U.S. and Philippine Citizens WASHINGTON—The Justice Department today announced that Madhatta Haipe, a citizen of the Philippines, has been extradited from the Philippines to face trial in the District of Columbia for various crimes relating to the hostage taking of U.S. and Philippine citizens in 1995. Haipe was arrested Aug. 27 upon his arrival in the United States and is expected to make his initial appearance this afternoon in federal court in the District of Columbia to face a seven-count indictment filed on...
  • Concerns over funding of Islamic studies

    04/17/2008 6:57:32 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 4 replies · 157+ views
    Guardian.co.uk ^ | April 17, 2008 | Anthea Lipsett
    A closed meeting called by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce) about Islamic studies will take place today amid fears that Saudi and Muslim organisations exert too much influence over UK universities as a result of donations that dwarf government funding. Private donations, mostly to Islamic study centres, are much greater than government funding for Islamic studies and academics are said to be nervous of the threat to their academic freedom. The conference will discuss how to improve Islamic studies in UK universities after the government earmarked £1m in funding following the publication of Dr Ataullah Siddiqui's report...
  • 'Extresism' Fear Over Islam Studies Donations

    04/12/2008 7:54:55 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 146+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-13-2008 | Ben Leach
    'Extremism' fear over Islam studies donations By Ben Leach Last Updated: 1:00am BST 13/04/2008 Extremist ideas are being spread by Islamic study centres linked to British universities and backed by multi-million-pound donations from Saudi Arabia and Muslim organisations, a new report claims. Eight universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, have accepted more than £233.5 million from Saudi and Muslim sources since 1995, with much of the money going to Islamic study centres, according to the report. The total sum, revealed by Anthony Glees, the director of Brunel University's Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies, amounts to the largest source of external...
  • Saudi prince gives Cambridge University £8m for Islamic studies centre

    04/05/2008 10:22:17 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 28 replies · 1,538+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | April 6, 2008 | Julie Henry, Education Correspondent
    Cambridge University has been given £8 million by a Saudi Arabian prince to establish an Islamic studies centre. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, ranked in the top 20 richest men in the world, with a fortune of about £10 billion, has donated the cash to the university to fund a centre in his name for the study of the role of Islam in the Middle East and globally. The gift has been recommended by the university's general board and is expected to be announced in June. advertisement The grandson of King Ibn Saud and nephew of King Abudllah, the prince counts...
  • Stanford Islamic studies grow too slowly for critics

    05/18/2006 6:44:42 AM PDT · by 2banana · 27 replies · 652+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 5/17/2006 | Lisa M. Krieger
    Stanford Islamic studies grow too slowly for critics ... Four years after Stanford University announced plans to expand its Islamic Studies program, students complain that its curriculum still lags far behind that of other elite universities. Dismayed by the departure of three key professors since 2002 and the slow pace of replacing them, some Muslim students say the university isn't moving fast enough on its promise to build a world-class program focused on the Middle East. They also seek the creation of a Muslim Community Cultural Center, where students could socialize. Although Muslims make up only 2 percent of Stanford's...
  • Muslims and Christians Hold Dueling Rallies at Riverside Community College

    04/29/2006 4:32:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 1,030+ views
    CBS2 ^ | 4/27/06
    Muslims and Christians Hold Dueling Rallies at RCCApr 27, 2006 8:03 pm US/Pacific (CBS) RIVERSIDE Members of a Christian evangelical group and Muslim students engaged in a brief shouting match Thursday at an otherwise peaceful rally and counter-rally at Riverside Community College. Dr. Robert Morey is the organizer of a Christian evangelical group called Faith Defenders and teaches Islamic studies at the fledgling Irvine-based California Biblical University and Seminary. The university began taking admissions last September. Faith Defenders spreads Christian teachings and distributes literature and videos critical of Islam. Morey held a lecture and rally at the campus quad, which...
  • Islamic studies are the keyto understanding terrorism -

    03/11/2006 2:50:30 PM PST · by Fair Go · 107 replies · 1,168+ views
    Sunday Telegraph ^ | 12 March 2006 | Piers Akerman
    FIVE years after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre towers and the Pentagon, four years after the first Bali atrocity and three months after the Cronulla riots, it has become appallingly apparent that local police are still standing flat-footed in the face of a growing crime problem among some in Australia's own Muslim community. It's high time the politically correct pap that spews forth after every evil global terrorist attack was ignored and real research into the underlying philosophy driving the radical fringe, and its supporters and financiers, was undertaken. A good first step would be to reject...
  • Feminist Middle East Studies

    02/18/2006 11:33:59 AM PST · by Lorianne · 8 replies · 338+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | February 17, 2006 | Alyssa A. Lappen
    It is a sad fact that many feminist academics “have adopted a pro-PLO and pro-terrorist line of thinking.”[1] Middle East Studies specialists are among the worst. The doyenne of this camp is Duke University's Miriam Cooke, a professor of Arabic and Women's Studies. Cooke champions what she calls the “production of knowledge,” especially on the Middle East, not to impart accurate historical information, but “to question structures of power.” Middle East academics must admit that they belong “to a power with definite interests in the Orient.” And students should only ask questions about power, not what is actually being said....
  • Bin Laden tapes are as phony as Sept. 11's connection to Islam [from Ph.D. Islamologist and Arabist]

    02/14/2006 3:24:30 PM PST · by SJackson · 126 replies · 2,626+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 2-14-06 | Kevin Barrett
    As a Ph.D. Islamologist and Arabist I really hate to say this, but I'll say it anyway: 9/11 had nothing to do with Islam. The war on terror is as phony as the latest Osama bin Laden tape. It's a tough thing to admit because I know on which side my bread is buttered and dropping Islam from the 9/11 equation is dropping my slice of bread butter-side-down. The myth that 9/11 had something to do with Muslims has poured millions, if not billions, into Arabic and Islamic studies. I finished my Ph.D. last year, so all I have to...
  • Academic Left Endorses Jihad Terror

    01/25/2006 5:10:23 AM PST · by unionblue83 · 8 replies · 338+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 25 January 2006 | Robert Spencer
    Providing new evidence of the academic Left’s hardened anti-Americanism and sympathy for jihad terror, Khalil Shikaki has been appointed a senior fellow at Brandeis University’s Crown Center for Middle East Studies. On February 24, 1998, terrorism expert Steven Emerson testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that Shikaki ferried “information, messages and even operational materials to his brother Fathi in Damascus, head of Islamic Jihad. When publicly asked however, Khalil always maintained he had no contact with his brother.”
  • Georgetown University's Terror Conference

    01/12/2006 6:54:14 AM PST · by Calpernia · 8 replies · 1,155+ views
    This week, Georgetown University began announcing the Fifth Annual Student Palestine Solidarity Conference on the University’s website using the same rhetoric that Duke University used in announcing a similar event almost two years ago. The Conference is being billed as a testimonial to the exercise of "freedom of speech" and the participants are telling everyone they are "peace activists" even though they refuse to condemn terrorism. And, in true form, Al-Awda, one of the main organizations of the ISM, immediately dispatched an open email to its membership. The following email was sent out as an “open letter” by Al Awda...
  • Georgetown U's Terror Conference

    01/11/2006 8:54:39 AM PST · by rdb3 · 5 replies · 379+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | 11 January 2006 | Lee Kaplan
    Georgetown U's Terror ConferenceBy Lee KaplanFrontPageMagazine.com | January 11, 2006 This week, Georgetown University began announcing the Fifth Annual Student Palestine Solidarity Conference on the University’s website using the same rhetoric that Duke University used in announcing a similar event almost two years ago. The Conference is being billed as a testimonial to the exercise of "freedom of speech" and the participants are tellng everyone they are "peace activists" even though they refuse to condemn terrorism. And, in true form, Al-Awda, one of the main organizations of the ISM, immediately dispatched an open email to its membership. The following email was sent out as an...
  • The Prince and the Jews-elite universities accept more Saudi money to promote anti-Israel agenda

    01/06/2006 5:35:38 AM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies · 415+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | January 6, 2006 | Sharon Lapkin
    Last month Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talat made a serious investment in the education of American youth. He paid Harvard and Georgetown Universities $20 million each to fertilise their ivy curriculum with Islam. It was vital, he said, because "Bridging the understanding between East and West is important for peace and tolerance.” Back at Ground Zero in 2001, Al-Waleed embedded himself with Rudi Giuliani’s entourage. And, as they salvaged 291 intact bodies and 19,500 body parts from the massive bloody wreckage, he handed over $10 million and released a statement. The statement did not refer to the fact that most...
  • Georgetown’s Capitulation to Radical Islam

    01/06/2006 4:25:31 AM PST · by unionblue83 · 15 replies · 1,582+ views
    FrontPage Magazine. ^ | 06 January 2006 | Joe Kaufman and Jeffrey Epstein
    Georgetown University was built with a Catholic and Jesuit identity. This bit of information is proudly displayed on the school’s website. But like Bethlehem in Israel, that identity is quickly being lost to a radical strain of Islam, as a counter-terror symposium has been abandoned and a pro-terror conference has been confirmed. Indeed, one of America’s most prestigious universities appears to be under siege. Fearing violent reprisal from militant Muslim members of their student body, the school’s conference center rejected an educational symposium being hosted by America’s Truth Forum (formerly the People’s Truth Forum), a non-partisan, fact-based organization whose sole...
  • Big Imam on Campus [Wahabi Studies Puff Piece]

    01/01/2006 2:26:50 PM PST · by Alouette · 20 replies · 690+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | Jan. 1, 2006 | Deborah Solomon
    Q: You just gave $20 million to Harvard and another $20 million to Georgetown to advance the study of Islam, and some are concerned that you are trying to increase the on-campus influence of the Saudi royal family, of which you are reportedly the single wealthiest member. I don't have control, and I don't want control. Period. They approached us with a proposal. Harvard, Georgetown, University of Chicago, University of Michigan and several of the Ivy Leagues. [...] Since you're said to be worth more than $20 billion, with major holdings in Four Seasons Hotels, Saks Fifth Avenue and Murdoch's...
  • Georgetown's Jihad--Another conference for terrorists.

    12/29/2005 5:48:31 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies · 496+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 12-29-05 | Lee Kaplan
    Georgetown's Jihad By Lee KaplanFrontPageMagazine.com | December 29, 2005Never let it be said that the American college educational system ever missed an opportunity to promote the aims of terrorists and their allies when it came to money. Stop the ISM has received notification that the Palestine Solidarity Movement (PSM), the name the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) uses for its member groups in the United States, is going to have its fifth annual conference at a major American university-this time Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. The following announcement was put out to ISM activists in the United States: Palestine Solidarity...
  • Prince Alwaleed's 'McAuliffe' moment

    12/19/2005 8:40:52 AM PST · by WatchYourself · 3 replies · 602+ views
    Townhall ^ | Dec. 19, 2005 | Diana West
    There's one good thing about the news that Alwaleed bin Talal, the richest Saudi prince in the world, just bought Harvard and Georgetown universities -- or, at least buried them up to their ivy in $40 million. It gives everybody reason to relive a McAuliffe moment. McAuliffe, of course, was Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe, who, in response to a Nazi invitation to surrender during the 1944 Battle of the Bulge, sent back a one-word reply: "NUTS." In kindred spirit, but in a very different war, Rudy Giuliani gave the United States a McAuliffe moment after he realized that Mr. Alwaleed's...
  • Waging jihad with $$$s (Saudis $40M Harvard)

    12/15/2005 12:43:20 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 12 replies · 574+ views
    www.jnewswire.com ^ | December 14th, 2005 | Stan Goodenough
    Waging jihad with $$$s By Stan Goodenough December 14th, 2005 Why would a Saudi Arabian prince give $40 million in grants to two prestigious American universities? And why choose Harvard as one of them? These conundrums had news anchors in the United States speculating wildly Wednesday morning. Fox News’ Alan Colmes suggested that Prince Ali Walid Bin-Talal – who the liberal co-host of the popular Hannity & Colmes show called “a friend of America” – had made the generous gesture in order to encourage the creation of an environment in which young Americans could learn more about the “true nature”...
  • Georgetown U. gets $20 million from Saudi prince who Guiliani rebuffed

    12/13/2005 9:15:09 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 4 replies · 337+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | December 13, 2005 | Marathon Pundit
    Georgetown University, the Jesuit college in Washington DC, received a $20 million dollar donation for the school's Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. From Wednesday's Arab News: Kingdom Holding Company Chairman Prince Alwaleed ibn Talal announced yesterday his donation of $20 million to Georgetown University to support and expand its Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (CMCU). The Center, part of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown, is an international leader in inter-religious scholarship and research, in particular Islamic studies and Muslim-Christian relations. The center will be renamed The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. And just who...
  • $40M to Spread Islam in US Colleges (Prince giving $40M to Harvard and Georgetown!)

    12/13/2005 6:48:30 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 9 replies · 196+ views
    $40M to Spread Islam in US Colleges Four years after September 11, the Saudi prince whose poisoned gift was turned down by Rudy Giuliani is handing over $40M to Harvard and Georgetown Universities. (Hat tip: LGF readers.) BOSTON - A Saudi prince believed to be the wealthiest businessman in the Muslim world has donated $40 million for Harvard and Georgetown to expand their Islamic studies programs, the schools announced Monday. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud, who gave $20 million to each university, is a nephew of the late King Fahd and worth upward of $20 billion, according to Forbes...
  • Saudi Prince Donates $40M to Universities (or Islamic Studies at Harvard and Georgetown)

    12/13/2005 12:29:25 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 301+ views
    ABC News ^ | Dec 12, 2005 | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN
    A Saudi prince believed to be the wealthiest businessman in the Muslim world has donated $40 million for Harvard and Georgetown to expand their Islamic studies programs, the schools announced Monday. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud, who gave $20 million to each university, is a nephew of the late King Fahd and worth upward of $20 billion, according to Forbes magazine, which ranked him fifth on its 2005 list of the world's billionaires. Harvard and Georgetown officials said they will use the gifts to add faculty and scholarships and expand their Islamic studies curricula. Governor Won't Block Williams' Execution Are...
  • Saudi Prince Gives Millions to Harvard and Georgetown (for Islamic Studies Departments)

    12/12/2005 11:12:48 PM PST · by indcons · 48 replies · 1,191+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 13, 2005 | KAREN W. ARENSON
    Harvard University and Georgetown University each announced yesterday that they had received $20 million donations from Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, a Saudi businessman and member of the Saudi royal family, to finance Islamic studies. Harvard said it would create a universitywide program on Islamic studies, recruit new faculty members in the field, provide more support for graduate students and convert rare Islamic textual sources into digital formats to make them widely available. "For a university with global aspirations, it is critical that Harvard have a strong program on Islam that is worldwide and interdisciplinary in scope," said...
  • Saudi Businessman Donates Millions to Georgetown and Harvard for Study of Islam

    12/12/2005 12:49:07 PM PST · by milestogo · 47 replies · 1,356+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Caryle Murphy
    Saudi Businessman Donates Millions to Georgetown and Harvard for Study of Islam By Caryle MurphyWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, December 12, 2005; 1:48 PM An internationally prominent Saudi businessman said today that he is donating $20 million each to Georgetown and Harvard universities to expand the study of Islam and the Muslim world as part of his philanthropic efforts aimed at promoting interreligious understanding.Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, a member of the Saudi royal family, said in a telephone interview from the Saudi capital of Riyadh that he also has established the first two centers for American studies in the Middle East,...
  • Duke to Establish Islamic Studies Center, Create $1.5 Million Endowed Professorship

    11/13/2005 9:45:34 PM PST · by mykdsmom · 37 replies · 1,294+ views
    Duke University ^ | Wednesday, November 9, 2005 | Blake Dickinson
    The center's primary focus will be undergraduate education, international outreach Durham, N.C. -- Duke University will create an Islamic studies center that will focus on undergraduate education and expand partnerships with universities in Muslim-majority countries, Provost Peter Lange announced Wednesday. “The Duke Islamic Studies Center (DISC) will seek to advance interaction and understanding between citizens of American and Muslim cultures,” said Lange, the university’s top academic official. “The center’s ultimate objective is to provide interdisciplinary learning with a humanistic approach to the world’s future western and Muslim leaders. This complements many of the university’s top priorities, including advancing the undergraduate...
  • The professor is a terrorist

    02/25/2003 2:21:45 PM PST · by anotherview · 4 replies · 328+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 25 February 2003 | By Daniel Pipes
    Feb. 25, 2003 The professor is a terrorist By Daniel Pipes It was quiet in [Cooper Hall] 464 Thursday night, where [Sameeh] Hammoudeh's 6 p.m. Arabic IV class was scheduled to meet. Two students who hadn't heard of his arrest came to class, and a substitute was assigned to teach in Hammoudeh's place. Hammoudeh missed teaching his Arabic class last week due to a slight inconvenience: he had just been charged with racketeering and conspiracy to murder. In fact, he was one of eight men indicted at a US District Court in Florida as "material supporters of a foreign terrorist...
  • Campus Watch: The Vigilante Thought Police

    09/26/2002 3:06:02 PM PDT · by Stultis · 5 replies · 372+ views
    Self
    The software is blocking the posting of material from the callous, cynical, hate-filled, hypocrite lefties at CounterPunch. I'm going to go ahead and provide a link under this vanity for the following reasons: 1) To further publicize the Middle East Forum's important new website, Campus Watch, which is devoted to monitoring and countering the extreme political radicalism and anti-Westernism dominant in academic Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies. 2) So y'all can have a good laugh at how the lefties HOWL when the merest shadow of their tactics of academic insurgency are applied to them. (Somebody call the WHAAAAAAAAAAAMBULANCE!) CounterPunch article...
  • Balancing the Academy: The West stakes a claim on campus.

    09/23/2002 10:52:12 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 17 replies · 482+ views
    NRO ^ | 9/23/2002 | Stanley Kurtz
    An important new organization that promises to focus public concern on "blame America first" bias in the academy is in danger of being discredited. The Middle East Forum, under the direction of Daniel Pipes, has established a project and website called, "Campus Watch." Campus Watch is designed to monitor Middle East Studies in the United States, analyzing and criticizing errors and biases, and drawing public attention to controversies over funding, academic appointments, etc. Campus Watch maintains that Middle East Studies in the United States is dominated by professors who are actively hostile to America's interests in the world. The organization's...
  • Campus Watch - New website monitors Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies

    09/22/2002 9:29:19 PM PDT · by Stultis · 32 replies · 461+ views
    Campus Watch ^ | 22 September 2002 | Self
    Here is their "About Us" page: About Campus Watch The Problem American scholars of the Middle East, to varying degrees, reject the views of most Americans and the enduring policies of the U.S. government about the Middle East.Examples: There may be a war on terrorism underway, but the scholars downplay the dangers posed by militant Islam, seeing it as a benign and even democratizing force.With only one exception, every American president since 1948 has spoken forcefully about the benefits to the United States from strong and deep relations with Israel. In contrast, American scholars often propagate a view of Middle...
  • Islamic Studies Proposed For S.F. State

    08/11/2002 7:29:42 PM PDT · by American Preservative · 30 replies · 259+ views
    sfgate.com/San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Saturday, August 10, 2002 | Chronicle Staff Report
    <p>Trying to improve relations between pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli students at San Francisco State University, a task force has recommended that the college create an Arab and Islamic studies program.</p> <p>The suggestion is one of many contained in a report issued Friday by a 42- member panel that University President Robert A. Corrigan assembled in June to examine ways of improving relations between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian students.</p>