Middle East studies in the News
Meet the Radical Professor at Center of Controversy for Islamic Prayers at Duke University [on Omid Safi]
by Jennifer Kabbany
Breitbart.com put together an interesting story that paints a good picture on the views of the Islamic scholar at the center of the recent Duke University controversy that called for its iconic chapel bell tower to become a minaret for amplified Muslim weekly calls to prayers.
Dr. Omid Safi, appointed to run Islamic Studies at Duke last July, is "a man who has in his recent past called world leaders 'war criminals,' supported anti-Semitic hate groups, and excused Islamic terrorism as a means of 'resistance.' He remains, however, the undeterred leader of the Islamic Studies program at a school with 15,000 of America's brightest students," Breitbart notes.
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