Paola Caridi

Disregarding Israel's renewal of a once-war torn and divided city, Italian journalist Paola Caridi mischaracterized Jerusalem as "anti-modern" and "cruel" in a lecture at Georgetown University's Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. Campus Watch Fellow Andrew E. Harrod's report is posted today at the Algemeiner.

Italian author and journalist Paola Caridi decried the sectarian "cruelty of Jerusalem," the "archetype of an anti-modern city," at the November 16 Georgetown University presentation of her new book, Jerusalem without God: Portrait of a Cruel City. Her lecture in the boardroom of the Saudi-funded Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU), before about twenty-five people, proffered a farfetched, distorted view of Jerusalem's Middle Eastern urban realities.

With Islamist apologist and former ACMCU director John Esposito as moderator, Caridi delivered jargon-laden reflections on her personal experiences living in Jerusalem from 2003 to 2012.

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