Publication: Campus Watch

First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Duke's New Director of Islamic Studies Compares Israeli Crimes to the Holocaust [on Omid Safi]

Duke University has hired an academic with a track record of making outrageous and misleading claims about Israel to head up an Islamic-studies center for which the North Carolina college received a $3 million dollar endowment.Duke Today reported last ... [Published Campus Watch - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Duke Gives Muslim 'Holocaust Inversion' Professor $3M Gig [on Omid Safi]

Duke University has hired as the new director of its $3 million Islamic Studies Center a controversial Iranian-American professor whose scholarship has come under fire for anti-Israel bias and who once used a picture of dead Jews in Nazi death camps to ... [Published Campus Watch - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Values, Faith at Heart of Islamic Center School

Education should be about more than learning your ABCs and solving math problems. That's the philosophy of the school connected to the Islamic Center of Naperville.Principal Durdana Rahman says they are committed to the whole child."We want to make sure ... [Published Campus Watch - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

This Incisive Middle East Scholar Envisioned a Better Iraq [on Fouad Ajami]

Fouad Ajami' s elegy to pan-Arabism, The Dream Palace of the Arabs: A Generation's Odyssey , begins with the suicide of Arab poet Khalil Hawi after Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982. Lebanon's collapse and the subsequent Israeli invasion exposed pan-Arabism, ... [Published Campus Watch - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Despicable Juan Cole Blames Jews for the Boys' Murders

We've looked before at sixth-rate "academic" Juan Cole before . We've shown him to be a liar a number of times. He twists statistics , and sometimes he just makes them up . He compared an Islamist dictator to Thomas Jefferson.Once, because he was apparently ... [Published Campus Watch - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

Fouad Ajami, or the Death of a Paradox

The death of Fouad Ajami prompted me to reread an email he sent me in late 2011. I had just written an obituary of Lebanese historian Kamal Salibi, and Fouad send me a note saying: "Do me a favor please, after 24 years and don't ask me what the number ... [Published Campus Watch - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

Remarkable Men: The Charm and Talents of Fouad Ajami and Eli Wallach

We lost two remarkable and gifted men in the last week: one a scholar, a charismatic, often lyrical, interpreter, celebrator and regretful critic of the Arab world; the other an exuberant, multi-gifted actor who was at home in both spaghetti westerns ... [Published Campus Watch - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

California University President Backs Professor's Terrorist Junket Paid for With Taxpayer Cash

, San Francisco State University President Leslie Wong sent a note to State of California Controller John Chaing asserting that the university had investigated complaints about a faculty member's misuse of funds .How the investigation was conducted and ... [Published Campus Watch - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Program at Simon Fraser University Explores Diversity Through Islamic Studies [incl. Omid Safi]

Middle East studies in the Newsby Katherine GillardThe Peak (student newspaper of Simon Fraser University, British Columbia)June 16, 2014http://www.the-peak.ca/2014/06/program-explores-diversity-through-islamic-studies/http://www.campus-watch.org/art ... [Published Campus Watch - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Farewell to Fouad Ajami, Great Scholar of the Arabs, Truth-Teller, My Mo'allem

Of all the pre-Islamic Arab legends, Zarqaa El Yamama's story is perhaps the most tragic. A gifted woman with extraordinary eyesight, she warned her people of the coming doom in the form of an advancing army using trees as a cover. Her curse was similar ... [Published Campus Watch - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Fouad Ajami, Lebanese-Born Scholar, Author and Commentator, Dies at 68 [incl. Charles Hill]

ad Ajami, a Lebanese-born scholar, author and commentator who helped shape American discourse on Middle Eastern affairs with lyrical portraits of the troubled region that illuminated Arab consciousness and politics, died of cancer Sunday at his home in ... [Published Campus Watch - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

The Dream Palace and the Nightmare: Fouad Ajami's Quest for Truth

In a Western world of carefully constructed comfort-myths, Fouad Ajami was a dangerous man. In life, Ajami was grudgingly respected by many of his critics because he was so much smarter than they were, and they knew it. In death, Ajami will receive no ... [Published Campus Watch - Jun 25 2014]

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Duke Today reported last week that Omid Safi will head the Duke Islamic Studies Center (DISC), described as "the university's hub of teaching, learning and research about Islam and Muslim communities." Safi has a considerable media presence...
...faulty and "utopic" by other scholars, celebrated his new job on Facebook, writing in his "first comments in my capacity" that he seeks to produce "a knowledge that is efficacious, transformative, and above all, beneficial."

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Duke's New Director of Islamic Studies Compares... [Published Campus Watch - Jul 28 2014]
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Values, Faith at Heart of Islamic Center School [Published Campus Watch - Jul 18 2014]
This Incisive Middle East Scholar Envisioned a ... [Published Campus Watch - Jul 10 2014]
Despicable Juan Cole Blames Jews for the Boys' ... [Published Campus Watch - Jul 02 2014]
Remarkable Men: The Charm and Talents of Fouad ... [Published Campus Watch - Jun 27 2014]
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California University President Backs Professor... [Published Campus Watch - Jun 26 2014]
Program at Simon Fraser University Explores Div... [Published Campus Watch - Jun 26 2014]
Farewell to Fouad Ajami, Great Scholar of the A... [Published Campus Watch - Jun 26 2014]
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