Howler of the Month (archive)
"She [Sarah Ihmoud] has maintained an academically fair and balanced view of Israeli-Palestinian issues. I applaud the WGS [Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program] for hiring a highly intelligent and capable young professor who fits the diversity profile advocated by our Provost at Boston University."
Shahla Haeri, a Boston University (BU) professor, on BU postdoctoral associate Sarah Ihmoud, whom the WGS Program is considering for a position based on writings in which Ihmoud falsely accuses Israel of the "rape and killing of Palestinian women" and "systematic massacres," and Jewish women of experiencing "sexualized pleasure" while watching the IDF bomb Palestinian civilians; The Daily Free Press, November 15, 2019. (link to source)
We Couldn't Have Said it Better (archive)
"Then, in 1978, the entire field of Middle Eastern Studies was revolutionized by the late professor of English comparative literature at Columbia University, Edward Said, with the publication of his book, 'Orientalism.' The treatise was that no one could speak with any degree of scholarship and authenticity about the Middle East unless he or she was a native of the region (i.e., an Arab or a Muslim). . . . A cannon of almost biblical proportion developed. Edward Said was the grand master, and his disciples include (among many others) Rashid Khalidi, Hamid Dabashi, and Joseph Massad at Columbia, and Hatem Bazian, the founder of Students for Justice in Palestine, which has known links to terrorist organizations."
Sarah N. Stern, founder and president of the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET), in the Jewish News Syndicate (JNS), August 21, 2019. (link to source)
CAMPUS WATCH, a project of the Middle East Forum, reviews and critiques Middle East studies in North America with an aim to improving them. The project mainly addresses five problems: analytical failures, the mixing of politics with scholarship, intolerance of alternative views, apologetics, and the abuse of power over students. Campus Watch fully respects the freedom of speech of those it debates while insisting on its own freedom to comment on their words and deeds.