Middle East studies in the News
UC Berkeley Featuring Student-Run Anti-Zionism Course [incl. Hatem Bazian]
by Gary Fouse
Once again, UC Berkeley is in the limelight when it comes to pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel, anti-Zionist (and anti-Jewish) activism. In spite of the UC Regents' recent statement of principles on intolerance, which was instituted specifically due to the long-standing problem of anti-Semitism on UC campuses, in spite of the Regents' recent ruling that a classroom is not a professorial soapbox, and spite of UCB's own chancellor's (whoever that may be) initiative to address anti-Semitic concerns, UCB's radical Palestinian agitator/professor, Hatem Bazian, is now sponsoring an anti-Israel, anti-Zionist course-run by a student no less-a Palestinian one at that. Ya think this course is going to be objective?
Let me tell you something: UC Berkeley is a cesspool of left-wing, anti-American thought. It is overrun with dopey professors and dopey students and topped off with a dopey soon to be ex-chancellor named Nicholas Dirks, a man who has proved himself incapable of running the zoo that is UC Berkeley. It is hardly surprising that you would have a clown like Hatem Bazian on its faculty. This is a two-trick pony, who, when he is not whining about Israel, is whining about Islamophobia. He runs something in room 638 Barrows Hall (which is nothing more than a broom closet) called the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Center. In 2004, this boob, who came to the US from a hellhole in the West Bank called Nablus to get his higher education, spoke to a college crowd and called for an intifada in America. (It's on videotape.)
So it is hardly surprising that the inmates are running Dirks' institution with their own propagandistic classes. Education? Don't make me laugh.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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