Middle East studies in the News
Deny Massad Tenure
by Candace de Russy
Prof. Joseph Massad — perhaps best known for kicking a student out of class for questioning his anti-Israel tirades — has compared Jews to Nazis and holds that a form of psychosis compels them to persecute Palestinians. Moreover, in Desiring Arabs, he accuses homosexuals of being anti-Arab conspirators.
The Daily News calls his scholarship "lunacy." Will Columbia's trustees agree and deny Massad tenure, thus drawing a line against the growing perception that the university is allowing politcial advocacy to trump academics?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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