Howler of the Month (archive)
"The idea for [Israel], there's been the effort to try to rebuild the Third Temple by destroying Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock [...] They already have the designs the plans."
Hatem Bazian, lecturer in Arabic and director of the Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project at the University of California, Berkeley, conspiracy mongering that Israel is removing Arabs from the neighborhoods around Al-Aqsa Mosque to rebuild the Third Temple. Quoted in "U.S. Lecturer Urges Muslim World to Militarily Support Palestine"; AA (Anadolu Agency), a state-run news agency in Ankara, Turkey, May 18, 2021. (link to source)
We Couldn't Have Said it Better (archive)
"In the past decade, dhimmitude has become widespread. Normal kids at elite universities keep their heads down. Over the course of four years, this can become a subtle but real habit of obeisance, a condition of moral and spiritual surrender."
R.R. Reno, editor of First Things, on why the widespread internalization of second-class status by non-activist students at elite universities makes them unattractive job candidates, and why he instead hires graduates of traditionally-oriented colleges or large state universities. "Why I Stopped Hiring Ivy League Graduates"; The Wall Street Journal, June 7, 2021. (link to source)
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