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Profs Prefer Stale Status Quo to Trump's Foreign Policy

President Donald Trump

How is the Middle East studies establishment reacting to the Trump administration's rejection of Obama's Iran deal and its new National Security Strategy? As Campus Watch Fellow Andrew Harrod demonstrates at the Algemeiner, the professors are unhinged.

President Donald Trump is a "fascist who ... might even lead us into a new war" with Iran, raged University of California-Riverside professor Reza Aslan in February 2017. Aslan's hyperbole illustrates the Middle East studies establishment's rejection of the Trump administration's policy changes to American involvement in the Middle East — especially its stance toward the Obama administration's Iran deal and its new National Security Strategy (NSS).

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By Cinnamon Stillwell  |  February 22, 2018 at 5:07 pm  |  Permalink

Rutgers Prof Deepa Kumar Still Downplaying Terrorism, Bashing America

Deepa Kumar, the Rutgers University professor notorious for tweeting that the US is more brutal than ISIS, continued to downplay Islamist terrorism and to smear America as racist and "Islamophobic" in a recent talk at Fairfield University.

By Cinnamon Stillwell  |  February 15, 2018 at 4:18 pm  |  Permalink

UC Berkeley Students Defend Nezar AlSayyad From Sexual Harassment Allegations

UC Berkeley students are defending professor Nezar AlSayyad after an investigation into sexual harassment allegations from a graduate student and the possibility that his tenure may be revoked. Predictably, they warn against "quick judgement" when "the subject is being identified in the news as a Middle Eastern scholar."

By Cinnamon Stillwell  |  February 14, 2018 at 2:52 pm  |  Permalink

Tariq Ramadan Rape Case Has Larger Significance

Weekly Standard contributor Dominic Green discusses the significance of the rape charges against Islam scholar Tariq Ramadan, describing him as "a much more important figure than Harvey Weinstein, Woody Allen, or Matt Lauer. He is not just an Oxford professor and sought-after lecturer and talking head. He is an adviser to governments and the most visible proselytizer for radical European Islam."

By Cinnamon Stillwell  |  February 12, 2018 at 2:53 pm  |  Permalink

Columbia's Hamid Dabashi: 'Zionists' Infiltrating Women's March!

Columbia University professor Hamid Dabashi's long history of anti-Semitic rantings now extends to the Women's March movement, which, he alleges, has been "deeply infiltrated" by "Zionists," who "steal every progressive movement to twist it to their advantage."

By Cinnamon Stillwell  |  February 9, 2018 at 1:46 pm  |  Permalink

Petition Demands Removal of UC Berkeley's Nezar AlSayyad Over Sexual Harassment

Students and faculty have launched a petition calling for UC Berkeley officials to make a decision on revoking tenure for Middle East scholar Nezar AlSayyad. The professor was found in violation of the faculty code of conduct in a 2016 investigation into allegations he sexually harassed a graduate student.

By Cinnamon Stillwell  |  February 8, 2018 at 3:50 pm  |  Permalink

What Went Wrong in the Hassan Diab Terrorism Case?

The Investigative Project on Terrorism looks at what went wrong in the terrorism case of former Ottawa University professor Hassan Diab.

By Cinnamon Stillwell  |  February 6, 2018 at 4:57 pm  |  Permalink

French Police Charge Tariq Ramadan with Two Counts of Rape

University of Oxford professor and Islamist activist Tariq Ramadan, grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna, has been charged with two counts of rape by French police.

By Winfield Myers  |  February 5, 2018 at 5:15 pm  |  Permalink

Paris Police Detain Tariq Ramadan Over Rape Allegations

Oxford University professor of contemporary Islamic studies Tariq Ramadan has been detained by Paris police for questioning on two rape allegations.

By Cinnamon Stillwell  |  February 2, 2018 at 3:27 pm  |  Permalink

New Jersey Mothers Sues Son's School Over 'Islamist Propaganda'

A New Jersey mother is suing her son's middle school for violating the First Amendment by including "Islamist propaganda and explicit calls to convert to Islam" in a World Cultures and Geography class.

By Cinnamon Stillwell  |  February 1, 2018 at 3:27 pm  |  Permalink

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