Middle East studies in the News
Academics, Journalists, Muslim Groups Endorse Fascism, Felony Vandalism [incl. John Esposito]
by Robert Spencer
After San Francisco Chronicle "journalist" Evan Sernoffsky wrote a piece hailing the defacing of our AFDI ads, a reader of Pamela Geller's website wrote to Sernoffsky to inform him that he was encouraging felony vandalism:
Not only that: Sernoffsky was also praising and encouraging fascism. In the early 1930's, National Socialist Brownshirts would go to lectures given by anti-Nazi professors and shout them down. The forcible denial of the freedom of speech to those with views that are unacceptable to those in power is a quintessentially fascist act.
And it isn't just Sernoffsky. Twitter has been full of Leftists and Islamic supremacists praising this fascist act of felony vandalism. Among those hailing it have been several other "journalists" besides Sernoffsky (notably CNN's Mona Eltahawy, who is herself a fascist vandal; and Omar Sacirbey of the Religion News Service); G. Willow Wilson, the creator of the Marvel Comics Muslima superhero whose image the fascists used in defacing our ads; Islamic apologist academic Lesley Hazleton; Islamic supremacist groups (including, of course, the Hamas-linked terror org CAIR); a professor at Georgetown University (the charming and rational Christine Fair; check her Twitter feed to see her numerous arrogant and deranged rants); Steve Rose of the discredited and mendacious "Islamophobia" monitor TellMamaUK; and of course the gutter thug Nathan Lean of John Esposito's Saudi-funded Alwaleed bin Talal Center, who has on numerous occasions tweeted out what he thinks is my home address and whereabouts in an obvious and clumsy attempt to endanger me and people around me, and/or to intimidate me into silence.
We will not be silenced. The fascist thugs will not shout us down. It is important to note, however, that all these respectable, influential, lauded, highly-placed people are actually proponents of fascist savagery. It is one reason why the freedom of speech, and free society itself, are so embattled these days.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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