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Howler of the Month (archive)

Kaukab Siddique

"The 59 who were injured in Manchester are getting top level medical treatment in the best hospitals. More than half a million terrorized people of Mosul, including thousands of children fleeing from the bombing campaign are sitting under the scorching sun, with little food and water, with no hope for the future except their faith, Islam."

Kaukab Siddique, an English professor at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, equating the suicide bombing outside a concert in Manchester, England that killed 22 and wounded at least 59, mostly children and teenagers, with the allied military campaign to end ISIS's occupation of Mosul, Iraq; Facebook, May 23, 2017. (link to source)

We Couldn't Have Said it Better (archive)

Robert Spencer

"Georgetown University is the home of the Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and its Bridge Initiative, both of which label energetically to propagate the fiction that honest analysis of the motivating ideology of jihad terrorists is 'Islamophobia,' and to smear and demonize all who engage in it. And they're doing it with a massive bankroll from a Muslim Brotherhood organization [the International Institute of Islamic Thought] dedicated to 'eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within.'"

Robert Spencer, author and director of Jihad Watch, on the Muslim Brotherhood-linked International Institute of Islamic Thought giving $750,000 to Georgetown University in 2015; Jihad Watch, May 15, 2017. (link to source)

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The Latest on Campus

Muslim 'Sentiments' Defeated Trump's Temporary Travel Ban [incl. Middle East Studies Association]
May 26, 2017 - American Thinker

Push to Get More Anti-Israel Activists Into Power at American Anthropology Association [incl. Middle East Studies Association]
May 26, 2017 - Legal Insurrection

Push to Get More Anti-Israel Activists Into Power at American Anthropology Association [incl. Middle East Studies Association]
May 26, 2017 - Legal Insurrection

Offended Parents Sue San Diego Unified School District for 'Anti-Islamophobia' Program
May 26, 2017 - NBC Southern California

Georgetown's Jonathan Brown Plays Defense For Islamic Supremacism
May 26, 2017 - The Daily Caller

Persis Karim named inaugural chair of SF State's Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies
May 24, 2017 - SF State News (University Communications)

UCLA Professor: What's Wrong With Jews Being a Minority in Israel? [on Saree Makdisi]
May 23, 2017 - Jewish Journal

Parents Sue San Diego Unified School District Over Islamophobia Bullying Policy
May 23, 2017 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Noura Erakat, Israel's Smiling Enemy, Speaks at Berkeley
May 22, 2017 - The Algemeiner

Mainstream Media Propaganda, from Khalidi Tape to 'Nut Job'
May 19, 2017 - Breitbart

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Georgetown's Jonathan Brown Plays Defense For Islamic Supremacism

By Cinnamon Stillwell | Fri, 26 May 2017, 3:50 PM | Permalink

Jonathan Brown

Speaking an event devoted to interfaith "bridge building," Georgetown University Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding director Jonathan Brown not only revived his notorious justifications for Islamic slavery, he advocated Islamic supremacy over non-Muslims, male superiority over women, and the Quran's "master-slave relationship between God and man." Campus Watch contributor Andrew Harrod's disturbing report appears today at the Daily Caller:

In conjunction with Cambridge University Professor Philip Sheldrake, a Christian, the American Muslim convert Brown slavishly addressed "Power: Divine and Human—Christian and Muslim Perspectives" in a manner hardly flattering to Islam. He noted that "in the Quran, God's power is the superlative of all superlatives, it is total, absolute, and without exception." Correspondingly, the "word that the Quran uses over and over to refer to human beings" is the "slaves of God."

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SFSU Sponsored Felon Who Plotted to Break Oscar Lopez Rivera Out of Prison

By Cinnamon Stillwell | Thu, 25 May 2017, 7:20 PM | Permalink

Oscar Lopez Rivera

How is San Francisco State University (SFSU)'s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with radical An-Najah University in the West Bank connected to the controversy over New York City's Puerto Rican Day Parade honoring Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN) terrorist leader Oscar Lopez Rivera?

The first event facilitated by the MOU was the 2016 "Freedom Behind Bars Workshop" organized by MOU architect and SFSU professor Rabab Abdulhadi. As noted by Campus Watch, it involved sending Americans who served time in prison for crimes that included bombing the United States Senate and conspiracy to commit murder to meet with fellow self-described "political prisoners" at Najah.

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Noura Erakat, Israel's Smiling Enemy, Speaks at Berkeley

By Cinnamon Stillwell | Tue, 23 May 2017, 3:29 PM | Permalink

Noura Erakat

George Mason University professor Noura Erakat is a rising player in the Israel-hating business. Young and bright, Erakat seeks to undermine and destroy the Jewish state with a smile. In an article for Campus Watch that appears at the Algemeiner, Michael Lumish covers Erakat's canard-filled UC Berkeley lecture on the Six Day War:

Approximately 50 people attended Erakat's keynote address at the recent UC-Berkeley conference on the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War — "6 Days, 50 Years: 1967 and the Politics of Time." The conference was part of a larger University of California project.

. . . In her talk, Erakat raised such leading questions as, "How has an exorbitant register of death and destruction as experienced in the Gaza Strip during Israel's most recent military offensives become tolerable in the language of law?" and, "How has the Palestinian use of force been delegitimized to the point of extinguishing armed resistance by criminalizing all of it?"

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UC Berkeley Pits Liberalism Against 'Islamophobia'

By Cinnamon Stillwell | Fri, 19 May 2017, 2:54 PM | Permalink

This year's annual Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project (IRDP) conference at UC Berkeley--presided over by IRDP director Hatem Bazian--focused on "liberal Islamphobia," with none other than Hillary Clinton being equated with the "deplorables." Meanwhile, the conference shamelessly promoted anti-Semitic caricatures of Israeli Jews. Campus Watch reporter Michael Lumish provides the details at Jihad Watch:

Fast on the heels of the University of California's anti-free speech "Battle of Berkeley"—in which hundreds of black-clad, left-wing, "anti-fascists" attacked Trump supporters in the streets—around five hundred students and scholars attended the weekend conference "Islamophobia & The End of Liberalism?"

The conference poster featured a righteously concerned Statue of Liberty embracing a young Muslim woman in a hijab as if to protect her from the xenophobic natives. The clear implication was that the Western liberal tradition requires open borders and that Muslims as people, rather than jihadis as ideologues, are threatened by fellow Americans.

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