Middle East studies in the News
UCLA Cuts Off Admission to Islamic Studies Program
by Gabriella Hoffman
It looks like another victory against Islamofascism is underway. UCLA made a daring move to temporarily freeze all admissions into its Islamic Studies program. As a result, several protests broke out on October 22nd, 2010, at the UC campus by the Muslim Students Association in wake of the decision.
Most individuals assume that Islamic Studies is a respectable program that gives a fair accountabout the Middle East and Islam to contrast it to our highly Westernized, "Islamophobic" society. As a program greatly entrenched in teaching students that America and Israel are evil, Middle Eastern Studies and its ugly cousin Islamic Studies need to be brought into scope. Lovely how our tax paying dollars are funding these anti-American projects. Nevertheless, the decision to cease admissions into the Islamic Studies program is deeply rooted in the following sentiment:
The Daily Bruin recounts that the outside review committee — consisting of UCLA and non-UCLA faculty independent of the Academic Senate — felt compelled to investigate the program after students cited complaints with management and availability of resources.
Stanley Kurtz notes the sobering demise of Middle Eastern Studies as a sham to be reckoned with.
Why waste money on an ineffective program that breeds contempt for our nation? These "educational" programs are largely sympathetic to anti-American views that have proven dismal and dangerous in America.Note: Articles listed under "Middle East studies in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
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