Middle East studies in the News
Georgetown Professor Jonathan Brown Now Says Islam Forbids Slavery and Rape, But in 2015 Said it Allowed Them
by Robert Spencer
Georgetown professor Jonathan A. C. Brown is not interesting in himself, and so I am loathe to devote yet another post to him, but he is illustrative of so many things: the corruption of the academic establishment in general and Georgetown University in particular; the intellectual bankruptcy of Leftists and Islamic supremacists; the open and unapologetic hatefulness of the same, even as they preen about being "tolerant." Now add the mendacity of contemporary academics and Islamic apologists, and especially Islamic apologist academics, to the list.
Brown's recent lecture offering sly justifications for Islamic slavery and the rape of captured Infidel women has gotten a lot of attention; here is a good summary piece about the controversy from the Daily Caller. Under fire, Brown has backtracked completely:
That's great, except it not only contradicts what he said in his speech last Tuesday; it also contradicts what Brown himself said in 2015 in Facebook discussions, in which he avowed that Islam approved of both slavery and rape.
There is much more on this here, from a Muslim site that takes issue with Brown as a "Salafi." Note also the Rabia sign of support for the Muslim Brotherhood as his Facebook avatar.
If I said that Islam condoned slavery and the rape of captive Infidel women, Brown would call me an "Islamophobe" and a "subcreature." But he says the same thing, or at least does so when he isn't receiving negative media attention. That's the Incoherence of the Academics these days.
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