Setting The Record Straight
Campus Watch corrects false allegations made against it.
Campus Watch Responds:
In his effort to demonize Middle East Forum director Daniel Pipes, who is an unofficial advisor to the presidential campaign of Rudolph Giuliani, Michael Desch mischaracterizes Campus Watch and wrongly discounts Pipes's assessment of the state of Middle East studies.
Desch claims that Campus Watch is:
To the contrary, CW monitors Middle East studies for evidence of shoddy or politicized scholarship, abuse of authority over students, and other failures to execute their professional obligations.
Then, without presenting evidence to back up his claim, Desch states that the following assessment by Pipes, made in the New York Sun in 2006, is "over the top":
As research by Campus Watch has demonstrated, radical faculty play a significant role in shaping public opinion, and the steady stream of anti-American, anti-Western cant from scholars such as Joseph Massad, Joel Beinin, Juan Cole, and many others does indeed misrepresent the threat of radical Islamists to the West. Readers curious about their statements need only search the Campus Watch site for statements made by scholars of Middle East studies that support Pipes's judgment.
(Posted by Winfield Myers)
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