Middle East studies in the News
Harvard Hires Islam Coexistence Scholar Who Warned of Jewish Threat
by Daniel Greenfield
June 4, 2016
Peaceful coexistence has a unique and special meaning in Islam. It takes a lot of scholars to unravel this meaning. Scholars like Ali Akbar Alikhani.
Ali Akbar Alikhani, an associate professor at the University of Tehran, is currently serving as a visiting scholar at Harvard's Center for Middle Eastern Studies, where he is on a project centered on "peace and peaceful coexistence in Islam."
Peaceful coexistence? Sounds good.
Alikhani praised an Arabic language book titled The Jewish Threat-Danger to Christianity and Islam as "strong and good," according to a Farsi language review he published.
He went on to explain that the book should "show the quality and the method of the Jewish threat," according to translations provided to the Free Beacon.
Sounds peaceful to me.
According to his Harvard bio, Ali is a regular pro at coexistence.
Dr. Alikhani's most recent books include Islam and Peaceful Coexistence: The Challenge of the Modern World for Existence (2013) and Islamic Political Philosophy (Hikmat): Foundational Concepts (2015). These works have focused on the issue of politics in Islam (using the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet (P)) and political thought of Muslim thinkers. Dr. Alikhani's scholarly work has focused on the link between Islamic traditions with contemporary world issues.
Dr. Alikhani's research project at Harvard is entitled "Islamic Model for Peaceful Coexistence in Contemporary World; Based on the Quran and Sunnah."
Islam wiped out or subjugated non-Muslims. That's the model. In Islam, peaceful coexistence means that Islam wins and everyone else submits.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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