Howler of the Month (archive)
"We really idolize somebody like Leila Khaled, somebody who actually stands up for herself, speaks for herself, actually goes to a plane and hijacks it."
Rabab Abdulhadi, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies/Race and Resistance Studies and Senior Scholar of the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative, College of Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University, commenting on convicted Palestinian terrorist/hijacker Leila Khaled. Quoted in "Zoom Denies Service for Controversial Panel Featuring Leila Khaled"; Goldengatexpress.org, September 22, 2020. (link to source)
We Couldn't Have Said it Better (archive)
"Nothing I'd learned during my years in the ivory towers of academia had prepared me for the reality I encountered in an Iranian prison."
Wang Xiyue, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and doctoral candidate at Princeton University who spent 40 months in an Iranian prison on false espionage charges, on how the Middle East studies establishment's whitewashed view of Iran as a peace-seeking victim of American Orientalist imperialism allowed him to become a victim of Tehran's corrupt, vicious regime. (link to source)
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