Polluting America’s Universities

From Naomi Ragen:

The dirty money of terrorist advocates continue to pollute American universities. Here is a shocking report on what’s going on at Columbia.

Examples of Columbia’s problems:

* Outspoken Palestinian advocates – openly antagonistic to Israel and Zionism – teach every course offered on the politics or history of the Arab-Israeli conflict in the department of Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures (MEALAC).

* 78 percent of MEALAC faculty members signed a petition that compares Israel to apartheid-era South Africa (a comparison Columbia’s President Lee Bollinger called “grotesque and offensive”) and calls for Columbia to divest from companies with interests in Israel.

* Hamid Dabashi, chair of MEALAC and professor of Iranian studies, declared at an April conference that Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld was equal to Attila the Hun as “a destroyer of civilization” for his role in the liberation of Iraq.

Those of you with influence at Columbia might want to react.

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