Middle East studies in the News
Disgusting Op-Ed in Al Jazeera by Columbia University Professor Hamid Dabashi
by Gary Fouse
There have been a lot of expressions recently that have defamed and profaned our commemoration of 9-11, but this is one of the worst. Professor Hamid Dabashi, who teaches Iranian studies and comparative literature at Columbia University, has written the below piece for Al Jazeera, that despicable news outlet based in Qatar. Shamefully, we have numerous professors in American colleges that write for this bunch telling AJ's readers just want they want to hear in terms of demonizing the US and Israel.
It is bad enough to blame the US for the intolerance, violence and dysfunction of the Middle East, problems that go back centuries. But for this man to trash our commemorations of 9-11 is much worse. I suggest that if he moved back to his native Iran, he would not have to deal with 9-11 commemorations.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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