December 18, 2016|Andrew E. HarrodAmerican Thinker
[Title differs from American Thinker's.] "These things come and go," declared University of Toledo Islamic Studies professor Ovamir Anjum of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a phenomenon he demonstrated is not an aberration in Islamic...
December 13, 2016|Cinnamon Stillwell and Michael LumishAmerican Thinker
Nowhere was the hysteria, panic, and fearmongering attending Donald Trump's win in the 2016 presidential election felt more strongly than on college campuses -- and Middle East studies academics were no exception. Rather than acknowledging that...
December 03, 2016|Cinnamon StillwellAmerican Thinker
The famously self-righteous field of Middle East studies, which lambasts outside criticism as "censorship" and condemns America, Israel, and the West while lauding Islamists, now finds itself on the defensive. Two of its leading lights, the...
November 17, 2016|Andrew E. HarrodAmerican Thinker
[Text differs slightly from that at AT.] Given American policymakers' ignorance of Islam, "I am just worried about people like me running around with big theories trying to set foreign policy," stated famed intellectual historian Francis Fukuyama in
November 17, 2016|Cinnamon StillwellIndependent Journal Review
[Title differs from IJR's. The text below differs slightly.] Opponents of academic accountability and apologists for terrorism alike are seething with fury over a campaign by the Middle East Forum and Campus Watch to end San Francisco State...
November 16, 2016|Michael LumishThe Daily Caller
[Daily Caller title is "Israel-bashing Profs at UC Berkeley Play Victim."] Are University of California academics who engage in anti-Israel activism subject to "silencing"? Such were the strident cries on October 27, when about one hundred students
October 28, 2016|A.J. CaschettaThe Daily Caller
In the days after the July coup attempt against his regime, Turkey's tyrant Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused a group of scholars attending a conference in Istanbul of conspiring against him and directing the plot. After his widespread paranoid purge of
October 22, 2016|Stephen SchwartzAmerican Thinker
The American academy, which has revealed itself to be markedly susceptible to the intrigues of the Saudi-based radical Wahhabi sect and the Muslim Brotherhood, now faces the challenge of an Iranian radical presence. Since 2014, admission of Iranian
October 21, 2016|Andrew HarrodIndependent Journal Review
[IJR title is "Why the War on 'Islamophobia' Distracts Us from Legitimate Terrorism Concerns." The text below differs slightly from IJR's.] John Esposito, the Saudi-funded director of Georgetown University's Bridge Initiative, is on a mission to...
October 09, 2016|Daniel PipesHistory News Network
It's only to be expected. My colleagues and I at the Middle East Forum have for over two decades criticized the decline of Middle East studies; so now, its syndicate, the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), has for the first time in 14 years...