Moonlighting: Non-Specialists in the News
New MLA President Judith Butler Called Hamas Part of "Global Left"
by Daniel Greenfield
The Modern Language Association (MLA), an academic organization, has on the one hand made it abundantly clear that it's not interested in advancing any more anti-Semitic BDS resolutions which single out the Jewish State for the latest incarnation of the Nazi boycott and the Arab League boycott. On the other hand, Judith Butler, a BDS obsessive, will become the MLA's president.
While haters of the Jewish State are resigning from the MLA over the lack of enthusiasm for their anti-Semitic agenda, they do have the bright spot of a Hamas supporter heading the MLA.
That would be a woman who claimed that Islamic terrorists are part of the "global left".
"I think: Yes, understanding Hamas, Hezbollah as social movements that are progressive, that are on the Left, that are part of a global Left, is extremely important," Judith Butler had said.
Hamas and Hezbollah are violent Islamic terror groups whose goals are to exterminate Jews and Islamic law. An Islamic law that would leave little room for feminism or homosexuality. But the likes of Butler put their hatred of the Jewish State ahead of their supposed identity politics commitments.
And that is what makes them modern day Nazis.
Butler has a reputation of being hostile to free speech and is expected to advance a stealth pro-BDS agenda.
So nothing really changes.
Butler and her cohort engage in conspiracy theories about the Zionists out to sabotage their anti-Semitic agenda. Meanwhile she and her ilk will continue exploiting an academic association to wage war on the Jewish State. Once again we're seeing the history of the academic collaboration with anti-Semitic from Nazi Germany repeating itself.Note: Articles listed under "Moonlighting: Non-Specialists 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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