March 19, 2018|A.J. CaschettaNew English Review
There's a new political order taking shape in the Middle East, and it's shaking up the academic order that has dominated Middle East studies for over three decades. With Iran, Qatar, Turkey, and what's left of Assad's Syria on one...
December 15, 2015|Cinnamon StillwellFrontPage Magazine
The contemptible reaction of Middle East studies professors to the Charlie Hebdo and kosher market massacres in Paris earlier this year was repeated with the brutal ISIS attacks on Paris in November. The deaths of 130 people resulted not in...
June 22, 2015|Cinnamon StillwellAmerican Thinker
Earlier this year, a firestorm erupted when Connecticut College philosophy professor Andrew Pessin's 2014 Facebook comments, in which he compared Hamas in Gaza to a "wild pit bull . . . chained in a cage, regularly making mass efforts to escape...
January 26, 2015|Cinnamon StillwellFrontPage Magazine
Middle East studies professors responded to the attacks by Islamic terrorists in Paris earlier this month not with rigorous, informed analysis or even unadultered sympathy for those gunned down in the offices of Charlie Hebdo and a kosher market...
December 12, 2014|Cinnamon StillwellFrontPage Magazine
UC Irvine history professor Mark LeVine, who recently suffered a meltdown after being called "anti-Israeli," has since proven the point by posting this profanity-laden, unhinged rant on Facebook: [P]eople like Carey Nelson and other "machers...
November 25, 2014|Cinnamon StillwellFrontPage Magazine
President Obama's infamous proclamation that ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) is "not Islamic" was received sympathetically within the ranks of Middle East studies. While many scholars of Islam and the Middle East have condemned ISIS's...
September 21, 2014|Cinnamon StillwellAmerican Thinker
While Steven G. Salaita's inflammatory, anti-Israel, anti-Semitic Twitter posts and atrocious academic record may have cost him a tenured professorship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), they did nothing to lessen his...
July 20, 2013|Cinnamon Stillwell
A sampling of commentary from Middle East studies scholars and moonlighters, non-specialists who write about the region, on the overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt follows: Invoking conspiracy theories: Tariq Ramadan, professor of...
May 07, 2013|Cinnamon StillwellFrontPage Magazine
How did scholars of the Middle East and those engaged in moonlighting (non-specialists who write about the region) react to the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013? Before the smoke cleared, some were predicting that the perpetrators would be
October 05, 2012|Cinnamon StillwellFrontPage Magazine
In the wake of the al-Qaeda attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012, the seizure of the American embassy in Cairo, Egypt, and the ensuing anti-American protests and riots throughout the Middle East—the latter ostensibly...