December 03, 2013|Winfield MyersAmerican Thinker
[N.B.: This version differs slightly from the American Thinker text.] Munir Akash,* a Syrian-born former visiting professor in the department of world languages and cultural studies at Suffolk University in Boston, claimed in a recent Arabic-language
October 28, 2013|Cinnamon StillwellFrontpage Magazine
When on October 1, 2013, Samantha Bowden crept unannounced into the classroom of University of Central Florida communications professor Jonathan Matusitz, she wasn't hoping to advance her education on the sly. Rather, Bowden, the communication and
October 23, 2013|Cinnamon Stillwell
The following is a collection of the false accusations made against Campus Watch since its inception in 2002 for allegedly sending "spies" and "informers" into university classrooms: Will Marble, The Daily Penn, December, 2012: "Lustick [Bess W...
October 11, 2013|Aymenn Jawad Al-TamimiFrontPage Magazine
An author who came to widespread attention during the past couple of months over the release of his book Zealot (July 2013) on the life Jesus, Reza Aslan has been known primarily as an authority on Islam and the Middle East. He has been hailed by an
September 05, 2013|Cinnamon StillwellAmerican Thinker
Beware Middle East studies professors offering advice. In the wake of the Muslim Brotherhood's (MB) ouster from Egypt's presidency, South African-born Duke University Islamic studies professor Ebrahim Moosa has joined South Africa's ambassador to the
August 13, 2013|Stephen SchwartzAmerican Thinker
According to "The Bay Area Muslim Study: Establishing Identity and Community," (BAMS) the San Francisco Bay Area, long known for its tolerance towards minorities and adherence to multiculturalism, is a hotbed of "Islamophobia." Its principal...
July 22, 2013|Cinnamon StillwellFrontPage Magazine
Now that Egyptians have overthrown the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) government of former president Mohammed Morsi, how have scholars of the Middle East responded? With encomia, nostalgia, and conspiracy theories. (Click here for a full collection of...
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...
July 03, 2013|Daniel PipesDaniel Pipes Blog
An occasional series of bloopers. 1. Bruce K. Rutherford, associate professor of political science at Colgate University, published a book titled Egypt after Mubarak: Liberalism, Islam, and Democracy in the Arab World. The publisher informs us...
May 27, 2013|Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima GreeneFrontPage Magazine
The false narrative that "Islamophobia" is a growing threat received a boost at the "Fourth Annual International Conference on the Study of Islamophobia: From Theorizing to Systematic Documentation," which took place at the University of California,