Howler of the Month (archive)
Studies have shown that pornography makes men less religious. . . . That pornography makes people pray less and think of things like martyrdom less. So that Israelis took over Palestinian channels in Hebron, took them over, and broadcast on these channels pornography to be consumed by Palestinians.
Khaled Abou El Fadl, Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Distinguished Professor of Law at UCLA and founder of the Institute of Advanced Usuli Studies, in a Friday sermon he delivered at the Usuli Institute on January 12, 2024. Posted by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) on January 12, 2024. (link to source)
We Couldn't Have Said it Better (archive)
"Academics in U.S. universities are far more radical in many ways than the people who run some of the Arab Muslim countries."
William Jacobson, founder of the Legal Insurrection website and clinical professor of law at Cornell University, in a discussion with the Breitbart News Network about the impending vote by the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) on whether to adopt BDS as its official policy. Interview posted at SoundCloud, December 19, 2021. (link to source)
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