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Georgetown's Jonathan Brown Plays Defense For Islamic Supremacism

Jonathan Brown

Speaking an event devoted to interfaith "bridge building," Georgetown University Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding director Jonathan Brown not only revived his notorious justifications for Islamic slavery, he advocated Islamic supremacy over non-Muslims, male superiority over women, and the Quran's "master-slave relationship between God and man." Campus Watch contributor Andrew Harrod's disturbing report appears today at the Daily Caller:

In conjunction with Cambridge University Professor Philip Sheldrake, a Christian, the American Muslim convert Brown slavishly addressed "Power: Divine and Human—Christian and Muslim Perspectives" in a manner hardly flattering to Islam. He noted that "in the Quran, God's power is the superlative of all superlatives, it is total, absolute, and without exception." Correspondingly, the "word that the Quran uses over and over to refer to human beings" is the "slaves of God."

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By Cinnamon Stillwell  |  May 26, 2017 at 3:50 pm  |  Permalink

SFSU Sponsored Felon Who Plotted to Break Oscar Lopez Rivera Out of Prison

Oscar Lopez Rivera

How is San Francisco State University (SFSU)'s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with radical An-Najah University in the West Bank connected to the controversy over New York City's Puerto Rican Day Parade honoring Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN) terrorist leader Oscar Lopez Rivera?

The first event facilitated by the MOU was the 2016 "Freedom Behind Bars Workshop" organized by MOU architect and SFSU professor Rabab Abdulhadi. As noted by Campus Watch, it involved sending Americans who served time in prison for crimes that included bombing the United States Senate and conspiracy to commit murder to meet with fellow self-described "political prisoners" at Najah.

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By Cinnamon Stillwell  |  May 25, 2017 at 7:20 pm  |  Permalink

Noura Erakat, Israel's Smiling Enemy, Speaks at Berkeley

Noura Erakat

George Mason University professor Noura Erakat is a rising player in the Israel-hating business. Young and bright, Erakat seeks to undermine and destroy the Jewish state with a smile. In an article for Campus Watch that appears at the Algemeiner, Michael Lumish covers Erakat's canard-filled UC Berkeley lecture on the Six Day War:

Approximately 50 people attended Erakat's keynote address at the recent UC-Berkeley conference on the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War — "6 Days, 50 Years: 1967 and the Politics of Time." The conference was part of a larger University of California project.

. . . In her talk, Erakat raised such leading questions as, "How has an exorbitant register of death and destruction as experienced in the Gaza Strip during Israel's most recent military offensives become tolerable in the language of law?" and, "How has the Palestinian use of force been delegitimized to the point of extinguishing armed resistance by criminalizing all of it?"

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By Cinnamon Stillwell  |  May 23, 2017 at 3:29 pm  |  Permalink

UC Berkeley Pits Liberalism Against 'Islamophobia'

This year's annual Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project (IRDP) conference at UC Berkeley--presided over by IRDP director Hatem Bazian--focused on "liberal Islamphobia," with none other than Hillary Clinton being equated with the "deplorables." Meanwhile, the conference shamelessly promoted anti-Semitic caricatures of Israeli Jews. Campus Watch reporter Michael Lumish provides the details at Jihad Watch:

Fast on the heels of the University of California's anti-free speech "Battle of Berkeley"—in which hundreds of black-clad, left-wing, "anti-fascists" attacked Trump supporters in the streets—around five hundred students and scholars attended the weekend conference "Islamophobia & The End of Liberalism?"

The conference poster featured a righteously concerned Statue of Liberty embracing a young Muslim woman in a hijab as if to protect her from the xenophobic natives. The clear implication was that the Western liberal tradition requires open borders and that Muslims as people, rather than jihadis as ideologues, are threatened by fellow Americans.

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By Cinnamon Stillwell  |  May 19, 2017 at 2:54 pm  |  Permalink

Academic Malfeasance: U. of Arkansas Disinvites Phyllis Chesler

Phyllis Chesler

The spring disinvitation season is in full swing. In addition to celebrity provacateurs, serious scholars have had the welcome mat yanked by the very people who invited them. Phyllis Chesler is the latest scholar subjected to this treatment after the Saudi-funded King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, rescinded its invitation for her to speak about honor killings and forced marriages. Winfield Myers, Middle East Forum director of academic affairs and Campus Watch, provides an account today at the Daily Caller:

The latest speaker to be "disinvited" from an American college is prominent feminist scholar Phyllis Chesler, whose participation in a University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, symposium on honor killing earlier this month was withdrawn days before the event. Behind the cancellation lies a sordid tale involving faculty machinations, threats from a dean, and at least one shattered window. Together, they offer a case study on the intellectual and moral corruption of academe.

Chesler is an emerita professor of psychology and women's studies at the City University of New York whose pioneering scholarship exposed the horrors of honor killing, forced marriages, and other brutalities women suffer in Muslim lands and beyond. She was invited to deliver a lunchtime lecture on "Worldwide Trends in Honor Killings" at a conference on "Violence in the Name of Honor: Confronting and Responding to Honor Killings and Forced Marriage in the West" on April 13-14, cosponsored by the law school and the Saudi-funded King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies.

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By Winfield Myers  |  April 27, 2017 at 1:26 pm  |  Permalink

UCLA's Gelvin Buries Obama's Middle East Policy Failures

James Gelvin

The Trump administration's airstrikes against a Syrian military airfield following a chemical attack has focused attention on the previous president's Middle East foreign policy failures. Yet, in a lecture at UC Berkeley, UCLA professor James Gelvin persisted in downplaying Barack Obama's record regardless of the chaos it sparked. In a report for Campus Watch that appears today at the Daily Caller, Michael Lumish provides the details:

"How will history judge Barack Obama in terms of his policies and actions toward the Middle East?" asked UCLA Professor of Middle Eastern History James Gelvin at UC Berkeley. . . . Gelvin's answer to his opening question—that Obama's policies were in line with his predecessors' during the Cold War—strained credulity and mirrored the Middle East studies establishment's strategy to defend Obama's record regardless of the chaos it sparked.

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By Cinnamon Stillwell  |  April 14, 2017 at 5:56 pm  |  Permalink

Georgetown's Jonathan Brown Kicks Out Critic, Again

Jonathan Brown

Thin-skinned Georgetown University prof. Jonathan Brown has ejected Andrew Harrod, a correspondent for Campus Watch and Jihad Watch (JW), from an event for the second time. Harrod's crime? Being a "noted Islamophobe" who has "slandered" Brown or, in other words, a critic of the professor's apologias for Islamism. Harrod still managed to attend the next day's screening of "The Sultan and the Saint," a film that whitewashes Islamic history, and his report on both appears today at Jihad Watch.

Jonathan Brown, director of Georgetown University's Saudi-funded Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU), brooks no disagreement. Having expelled this writer from a February 7 apologist lecture on Islamic slavery that provoked nationwide outrage, Brown ejected me from another Georgetown event on March 16.

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By Cinnamon Stillwell  |  April 14, 2017 at 2:41 pm  |  Permalink

San Francisco State U. Partner An-Najah Still Promoting Terrorism

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat's decision to cancel a return lecture at San Francisco State University after last year's disruption highlights what he rightly calls SFSU's "continuing marginalization and demonization of the Jewish state." So, too, does the Middle East Forum/Campus Watch campaign (sign petition here) to end SFSU's Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with radical Palestinian An-Najah National University. As CW's Cinnamon Stillwell points out at the Algemeiner, Najah students are still promoting terrorism against Israel:

Last month, Palestinian Media Watch reported that Shabiba — the Palestinian Authority (PA) student movement at Najah — displayed a logo on Fatah's official Facebook page featuring a coat of arms on a "resistance" fist. The coat of arms was in the shape of the PA map, claiming all of Israel as "Palestine." It was accompanied by the violent slogan, "From the sea of blood of the martyrs, we will create a state."

Then, on March 29, Fatah's Facebook page featured Shabiba's call for a day of terror against Israel on April 17. Shabiba promised to "to burn the land under the feet of the tyrants," and threatened to replicate a previous terror attack in which 16 people were murdered.

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By Winfield Myers  |  April 6, 2017 at 3:55 pm  |  Permalink

Sari Nusseibeh Advocates Peace--at Least at CUNY

Sari Nusseibeh

It's noteworthy when a well-known Palestinian academic with a mixed record advocates peace while speaking English in an American university. It's also prudent to be skeptical that such good news heralds a complete change of heart, especially when the speaker is Sari Nusseibeh, whose record on such things is mixed. Campus Watch correspondent Mara Schiffren attended a recent lecture by Nusseibeh at CUNY and filed a report that appears today at The Algemeiner:

It's a strange experience to attend a panel discussion at the City University of New York (CUNY) with a former PLO representative who served under Yasser Arafat — and to find him more restrained in his language and optimistic about the current Arab-Israeli stalemate than either his fellow panelist or the audience.

Such was the case with Sari Nusseibeh, a professor of philosophy and the former president of al-Quds University in Jerusalem, who joined journalist Dan Ephron at CUNY's Leon Levy Center for a panel on Israel.

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By Winfield Myers  |  April 3, 2017 at 1:44 pm  |  Permalink

UPenn Professor Rejects Islamic Supremacism

Amel Mili

At a conference in Washington, DC earlier this month, the University of Pennsylvania's Amel Mili and a fellow Tunisian offered a refreshing rebuttal to the Islamic supremacist dogmas dominating Middle East studies. Andrew Harrod's report for Campus Watch appears today at Jihad Watch:

"We don't only want to be Muslim and eradicate anything before or after," stated the University of Pennsylvania's Lauder Arabic Language and Culture Program Director Amel Mili . . . [at] a small breakout panel at the Policy Studies Organization's Middle East Dialogue 2017. Her lecture examining a 1982 Tunisian court decision denying a woman her inheritance on the basis of sharia law shed light on the difficulty of reinterpreting Islamic scriptures for the modern world.

During audience questioning, Mili focused on Tunisia's uniquely cosmopolitan culture within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. "In Tunisia, so far, we have this global approach of history. I am happy, even if it was through colonization, that I had the chance, for example, to master the French language and the French culture." In post-panel communications, she added that in Tunisian history, "French language bears the ideas of equality, democracy, human rights, etc."

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By Cinnamon Stillwell  |  March 31, 2017 at 2:30 pm  |  Permalink

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