Middle East studies in the News
Rutgers Professor Compares US to ISIS [on Deepa Kumar]
by Gary Fouse
Deepa Kumar is a radical professor at Rutgers University who has tweeted out references comparing the US to ISIS. She was featured this evening on Bill O'Reilly's show on Fox News.
Here is a report from SoCawlege.com
In this article in Inside Higher Education, Ms Kumar defends herself.
I added my own comment on the above reader thread (not yet posted). Ms Kumar, I note, was one of the faculty activists who opposed a speaking appearance by Condi Rice at Rutgers recently. Thus, she appears to be another one of these academics who feel that free speech only applies to them because opposing opinions are just wrong and therefore not fit to be heard and evaluated.
Ms Kumar has the right of free speech to trash her adopted country (She comes from India). Nobody is going to arrest her and nobody is going to fire her.
But folks like little ol' me also have a right to respond to her vile comments and express our own. If anyone has threatened her, as she says, I condemn that. But I will gladly join the ranks of "right-wing blogs" that are criticizing her.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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