Middle East studies in the News
Yale Rakes in $10 Million From Saudi to Set Up Islamic Law Center
by Gary Fouse
It's amazing what ten million dollars will buy you in academia. Yale University has just received that sum to establish an Islamic law center. This, of course, is just the latest example of Saudi money corrupting our universities.
It also buys you boffo statements like this from the dean of Yale's law school, Robert Post.
"Islamic law has a long and proud tradition, which encompasses great intellectual achievements,"
Yes, like defining a woman's worth and testimony as one-half that of a man. Like hudud sharia, which mandates the death penalty for gays, apostates, adulters and blasphemers. Who wouldn't be proud? That is precisely why, to finish Dean Post's quote, Islamic law is of such great contemporary importance as Islamists worldwide try to bring it to the non-Muslim world while those in the US assure us it is in perfect harmony with the US Constitution. All, this as the world watches in horror as sharia law is actually applied in places like Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan and 50 other Islamic nations-not to mention the newly-created Islamic State. There can be little doubt that this is the same tripe that will be taught at the new Yale Islamic law center. After all, he who foots the bill calls the shots.
Here is how Campus Watch's Cinnamon Stillwell describes it on Facebook
I call hardly wait to see one of their mock trials.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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