This explains a great deal, for it is not only true that "these gifts and contracts, in some instances, are intended to influence students' and faculty experts' views on the kingdom"; it is also true that these gifts and contracts are intended to influence students' and faculty experts' views on Islam, jihad and Sharia. Georgetown University isn't even on the lists below, but Saudi money funds its Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, and its Bridge Initiative, both of which are dedicated to giving the fictions that Islam is a religion of peace and Sharia is benign and compatible with democracy an intellectual veneer, while smearing and defaming all those who speak the truth about Islam and Sharia as "Islamophobes." Georgetown's faculty is full of Wahhabis, Salafis, and apologists for Islam, including Islamic convert and pro-slavery spokesman Jonathan A. C. Brown. And that's just Georgetown. Imagine what it must be like at MIT, George Washington U, and the rest.
"Before Killing Of Journalist, Elite US Universities Took $600 Million From Saudi Arabia And Affiliates," by Luke Rosiak, Daily Caller, October 23, 2018.
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