December 18, 2017|Cinnamon StillwellThe Algemeiner
[Text differs slights from the Algemeiner's.] Hackneyed predictions that the Middle East will "go up in flames" following President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital—and subsequent plans to move the U.S. embassy—have yet to
July 14, 2016|Cinnamon StillwellAmerican Thinker
Following Omar Mateen's massacre of forty-nine people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, professors of Middle East studies reacted predictably by blaming guns, American homophobia, Christians, Deep South bigotry – anything but Islamic terrorism.
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...
September 12, 2012|Cinnamon Stillwell
What do Middle East studies professors do when they're not in the classroom? Write books? Engage in research? Advance important scholarship? Conduct outreach to students? In the case of two anti-Israel activist professors—Mark LeVine, University of
August 23, 2012|Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima GreeneFrontPage Magazine
On August 5, 2012, Stephen Zunes—professor of politics and international studies and director of the Middle East studies program at the University of San Francisco—made his seventh appearance at the hilltop Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
February 16, 2012|Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima GreeneFrontPage Magazine
A crowd of would-be revolutionaries gathered last month at Revolution Books in Berkeley to hear Stephen Zunes—chair of the program in Middle Eastern studies and professor of politics and international studies at the University of San Francisco...
August 29, 2010|Brendan GoldmanAmerican Thinker
John Esposito, director of the Saudi-funded Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding at Georgetown University, having observed that a large majority of Americans oppose an Islamic center at ground zero, could not decide...
June 13, 2010|Brendan GoldmanAmerican Thinker
"The martyrs of the [Gaza flotilla] ships are heroes," writes Mark LeVine, professor of history at the University of California, Irvine. "They are warriors every bit as deserving of our tears and support as the soldiers of American wars past and...