Setting The Record Straight

Campus Watch corrects false allegations made against it.

Response to:

Mazrui's Faith Award Criticised in U.S.
by Jesse Masai
The Star (Nairobi, Kenya)
May 6, 2013

False accusations of being part of a lobby or conspiracy

Campus Watch Responds:

In an otherwise straightforward article detailing recent objections made on Campus Watch's web log to Georgetown University's decision to present SUNY-Binghamton scholar Ali Mazrui with a 2013 "Building Bridges Award," Kenyan journalist Jesse Masai refers to CW three times as a "lobby."

'Anti-Semite Ali Mazrui Honored by Alwaleed Bin Talal Center at Georgetown University,' Campus Watch, an American lobby group monitoring Middle East studies on American campuses, announced in a message circulated on its email list.


The lobby, however, declares that on the basis of his remarks at Columbia, 'Mazrui is no bridge builder' and that the award has strengthened that 'legitimate façade for Jewish racial stereotypes.'


'As the quotes and observations above illustrate, Mazrui is anything but a bridge builder as the phrase is commonly understood,' the lobby's public appeal reads.

Neither Campus Watch, nor the Middle East Forum, of which CW is part, are lobbies. They are beholden to no person or group and operate with complete independence. Moreover, they do not engage in lobbying of any kind, either in Washington or elsewhere.

(Posted by Winfield Myers)