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Steven Salaita

"Anti-Zionism is something that ought to transcend Palestine. Anti-Zionism, when it's done correctly, is concerned with the equality and the well-being and the dignity of all human beings, including the Jewish people."

Former academic Steven Salaita speaking at the University of Michigan; The Michigan Daily, January 16, 2018. (link to source)

We Couldn't Have Said it Better (archive)

Malcolm A. Kline

"If Columbia University's Center for Palestine Studies gets any more anti-Israel than it already is, it will have to register as a foreign agent."

Malcolm A. Kline, executive director of Accuracy in Academia, on the AMCHA Initiative's research demonstrating consistent anti-Israel bias among faculty in Columbia University's Center for Palestine Studies and Middle East studies departments; Accuracy in Academia, January 2, 2018. (link to source)

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The Latest on Campus

Jailed Islamic Scholar Tariq Ramadan Reported Hospitalized
February 17, 2018 - Associated Press

UNH Students Rally in Support of Lecturers [incl. Ruwa Majid-Pokorny]
February 16, 2018 - Foster's Daily Democrat

Huma's Influence? Hillary Let Islamic Scholar Now Charged with Rape into the U.S. [on Tariq Ramadan]
February 16, 2018 - The Western Journal

Radical Islamic Scholar Given U.S. Entry by Hillary Clinton Now Charged With Rape [on Tariq Ramadan]
February 15, 2018 - CNS News

Duke Academic Council Hears Proposal for Master's Program in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies [incl. Carlos Rojas]
February 15, 2018 - Duke Chronicle

Tariq Ramadan's Wife Speaks About Rape Accusations for First Time
February 15, 2018 - Morocco World News

Students, Academics and Business Travelers Affected by U.S. Travel and Visa Bans [incl. MESA, Beth Baron]
February 14, 2018 - Expat Forum

How A Turf War At Fresno State Turned Into An Anti-Zionist Witch Hunt [incl. Vida Samiian, Middle East Studies Association]
February 14, 2018 - Forward

Islamophobia Expert Deepa Kumar Speaks on Terrorism
February 14, 2018 - The Fairfield Mirror

How Harvard is Helping Islamize Public School Students in Tony Boston Suburb
February 14, 2018 - World Tribune


Rutgers Prof Deepa Kumar Still Downplaying Terrorism, Bashing America

By Cinnamon Stillwell | Thu, 15 Feb 2018, 4:18 PM | Permalink

Deepa Kumar, the Rutgers University professor notorious for tweeting that the US is more brutal than ISIS, continued to downplay Islamist terrorism and to smear America as racist and "Islamophobic" in a recent talk at Fairfield University.


UC Berkeley Students Defend Nezar AlSayyad From Sexual Harassment Allegations

By Cinnamon Stillwell | Wed, 14 Feb 2018, 2:52 PM | Permalink

UC Berkeley students are defending professor Nezar AlSayyad after an investigation into sexual harassment allegations from a graduate student and the possibility that his tenure may be revoked. Predictably, they warn against "quick judgement" when "the subject is being identified in the news as a Middle Eastern scholar."


Tariq Ramadan Rape Case Has Larger Significance

By Cinnamon Stillwell | Mon, 12 Feb 2018, 2:53 PM | Permalink

Weekly Standard contributor Dominic Green discusses the significance of the rape charges against Islam scholar Tariq Ramadan, describing him as "a much more important figure than Harvey Weinstein, Woody Allen, or Matt Lauer. He is not just an Oxford professor and sought-after lecturer and talking head. He is an adviser to governments and the most visible proselytizer for radical European Islam."


Columbia's Hamid Dabashi: 'Zionists' Infiltrating Women's March!

By Cinnamon Stillwell | Fri, 9 Feb 2018, 1:46 PM | Permalink

Columbia University professor Hamid Dabashi's long history of anti-Semitic rantings now extends to the Women's March movement, which, he alleges, has been "deeply infiltrated" by "Zionists," who "steal every progressive movement to twist it to their advantage."


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