Moonlighting: Non-Specialists in the News
Holocaust-Denying Lincoln University Professor to Keep His Job [on Kaukab Siddique]
by Erick Stakelbeck
This according to Lincoln University president Ivory V. Nelson, who finally released a statement condemning Siddique's genocidal anti-Semitism late last week after pressure from Pennsylvania lawmakers and the state's Board of Education.
For more background on Siddique, the pro-jihad Muslim professor who has called for Israel's destruction and labeled the Holocaust a "hoax," see my exclusive reports here andhere. Also, be sure to read this piece from the Jewish Exponent, which gives a good rundown of the Siddique case. Here is the statement from Nelson on Siddique:
Lincoln University Associate Professor Kaukab Siddique, in a recent rally in Washington, D.C., called for the dismantling of Israel, and in earlier writings and pronouncements asserted that the Holocaust never occurred. His latest activities, like his earlier writings and statements, are an insult to all decent people. I hope everyone understands that Dr. Siddique's statements and assertions are his own, and they in no way represent the views of Lincoln University or me. His statements on this issue reflect poorly on the reputation and integrity of Lincoln University.
The University acknowledges the Holocaust as a well-documented historical fact and does not condone the incitement to destruct any population or state by any means.
Dr. Siddique is a tenured associate professor in the Department of English and Mass Communications. Like all faculty members, he is entitled to express his personal views in conversation or in public forums, as long as he does not present such opinions as the views of the University.
Dr. Siddique has made it apparent that his opinions are his own and are not a part of his curriculum. Like all professors, he is expected to adhere to an approved syllabus.
Therefore, we cannot take action at this time based on the content of Dr. Siddique's statements and opinions -- no matter how insidious they may be - without undermining the principles on which Lincoln University was founded and the values by which we exist today.
Two observations here: number one, if Nelson hadn't felt pressue by state legislators, he would have never released this statement. Number two, if the target of Siddique's vitriol had been Muslims, gays or blacks, and not Jews, the university would have found a way to show him the door without hesitation.Note: Articles listed under "Moonlighting: Non-Specialists 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.
Campus Watch contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org