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Middle East Studies in the News
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Trump Admin Threatens to Cut Funding for University Middle East Studies Program for Teaching 'Positive Aspects of Islam' Newsweek September 20, 2019
The Truth About DeVos' Order on Colleges' Middle East Curriculum Forbes September 20, 2019
Education Department Says Duke-UNC Middle East Studies Program Favors Islam Over Christianity, Judaism CNN September 19, 2019
Education Department Says UNC-Duke Middle East Program Doesn't Meet Federal Funding Guidelines Jewish Journal September 19, 2019
Feds Cite Islam Focus in Review of Duke-UNC Language Grant ABC News September 19, 2019
U.S. Orders Duke and U.N.C. to Recast Tone in Mideast Studies [incl. Miriam Elman] The New York Times September 19, 2019
Department of Ed: Duke-UNC Mideast Studies Has 'Little or No Relevance' to Grant Program JNS (Jewish News Syndicate) September 18, 2019
Chronicling New York's Muslim History [incl. Katherine Merriman] The New York Times September 17, 2019
Education Department Probes Middle East Studies Program Inside Higher Ed September 17, 2019
Federal Investigation Finds UNC-Duke Middle East Program 'Lacks Balance,' Lacks 'Ideological Priorities' WTDV-TV Eyewitness News September 17, 2019
Education Department Probes Middle East Studies Program Inside Higher Ed September 17, 2019
Are Terror Groups Recruiting on College Campuses? The Daily Wire August 12, 2019
Civilizational Suicide: Qatar's Vision Shapes American Classrooms Clarion Project July 14, 2019
Using U.S., Qatari Funding, Duke University Teaches K-12 Teachers Biased Info About Islam [incl. Sarah Shields, Omid Safi, Miriam Cooke, Shai Tamari, James Gelvin] The Federalist July 8, 2019
DeVos Directs Ed. Dept. to Investigate UNC Amid Anti-Semitism Claims Campus Reform June 25, 2019
Betsy DeVos Investigating Duke-UNC Conference with Alleged Anti-Semite Elements The Duke Chronicle June 21, 2019
Department of Education to Probe Anti-Israel Bias at North Carolina Conference on Gaza JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) June 19, 2019
DeVos Launches Investigation After Allegations of Anti-Semitism at Duke and UNC Conference The Daily Caller June 18, 2019
Education Dept. Investigating UNC-Duke Conference Jewish Journal June 18, 2019
Education Department Investigates Anti-Semitic Bias at Duke-North Carolina Conference The Washington Times June 18, 2019
I-Team: U.S. Department of Education Investigating Duke-UNC Consortium After Complaints of Anti-Semitism ABC11 (North Carolina) June 18, 2019
US Education Department to Investigate Anti-Semitic Event Sponsored by Duke-UNC JNS (Jewish News Syndicate) June 17, 2019
Why Did UNC Invite an Anti-Semitic Speaker? The Charlotte Observer April 26, 2019
Islamic Studies Center Pays a Price After Hosting 'Anti-Semitic' Rapper Campus Reform April 26, 2019
Federal Grant Financed Anti-Semitic Song at U. of No. Carolina FrontPage Magazine April 23, 2019
UNC-Duke Mideast Studies Consortium Condemns Conference Anti-Semitism Jewish Journal April 22, 2019
Several Co-Sponsors of the 'Conflict over Gaza' Conference Want Refunds The Daily Tar Heel (student newspaper for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) April 21, 2019
Shame on UNC and Duke Fousesquawk (blog of Gary Fouse) April 20, 2019
Sponsors Demand Refund After Antisemitic Rap at UNC Gaza Conference, While Lawmaker Calls for Federal Probe The Algemeiner April 18, 2019
Congressman Demands Probe of Anti-Israel College Event [incl. Nathan Brown, Middle East Studies Association] Arutz Sheva (Israel National News) April 16, 2019
Lawmaker Calls for Investigation into UNC-Duke Conference Over Reported Anti-Semitism The Daily Caller April 16, 2019
Some Sponsors Want Money Back After Anti-Semitic Remarks Made at UNC Conference ABC11 (North Carolina) April 16, 2019
Congress Wants Investigation into Taxpayer-Funded Anti-Israel Events at UNC, Duke The Washington Free Beacon April 16, 2019
Why Has Explicit Anti-Semitism at a UNC/Duke Conference About Gaza Been Ignored by the Media? Forbes April 15, 2019
Interim UNC Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz Responds to Anti-Semitic Song at Campus Event [incl. Carl Ernst, Charles Kurzman, Shai Tamari] Chapelboro.com and WCHL April 12, 2019
Brennan Center Fights DOJ for Information on Convicted Terrorists [incl. Charles Kurzman] Washington Square News (student newspaper for New York University) April 12, 2019
University of North Carolina Condemns 'Disturbing, Hateful Language' After Palestinian Rapper Performs Self-Described 'Antisemitic Song' The Algemeiner April 12, 2019
Video Shows Rapper's Performance of Anti-Semitic Song at UNC Event ABC11 (North Carolina) April 12, 2019
Video Depicts Rapper Performing Anti-Semitic Song as Part of Gaza Conference at UNC JNS (Jewish News Syndicate) April 12, 2019
YouTube Censors Video Revealing Anti-Semitism at UNC and Duke Conference Conservative Daily News April 11, 2019
Anti-Semitic Posters Found at University of North Carolina JNS (Jewish News Syndicate) April 11, 2019
What Happened During Duke's 'Israeli Apartheid Week'? The Algemeiner April 9, 2019
Omid Safi Speaks at Tribute to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Duke Today (Duke University) April 8, 2019
The Intersectional, Antisemitic 'Deadly Exchange' Campaign Comes to Campus [incl. Rabab Abdulhadi] The Algemeiner April 8, 2019
The Privacy Rights of Terrorism Defendants, Muslim and Non-Muslim Lawfare April 5, 2019
All Views Needed in Israel-Palestine Conflict The Daily Tar Heel (student newspaper for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) April 2, 2019
Part 3: UNC-Duke Conference on Gaza Whitewashes Hamas, Blasts Israel The Tower March 29, 2019
Part 2: UNC-Duke Conference on Gaza Whitewashes Hamas, Blasts Israel [incl. Sara Roy] The Tower March 28, 2019
Part 1: UNC-Duke Conference on Gaza Whitewashes Hamas, Blasts Israel The Tower March 27, 2019
Gaza Conference by Duke and University of North Carolina Sinks Academia to a New Low [incl. Sara Roy] The Algemeiner March 26, 2019
In Wake of Sarsour Speech, UNC to Co-Host Anti-Israel Conference with Duke [incl. Rebecca Stein, Sara Roy, Sara Shields, Nadia Yaqub] The Tower March 7, 2019
Graduate Students Organize and Present at Islamic Studies Conference [incl. Cemil Aydin, Anna Bigelow, Banu Gökarıksel] The Daily Tar Heel (student newspaper for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) February 27, 2019
Drawn to Islamic Studies as Americans Knew Little: Carl Ernst DNA (India) February 4, 2019
Duke-UNC Graduate Middle East and Islamic Studies Conference News of UNC-Religious Studies February 10, 2018
'Translating Islam' Conference Celebrates Major Contributions of Carl Ernst to Islamic Studies News of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill October 19, 2017
University of North Carolina: Whitewashing Anti-Israel Terrorism [incl. Hatem Bazian, Steven Salaita] FrontPage Magazine September 29, 2017
Former UNC Faculty, Staff Explain Reasoning for Taking Offers at Duke [incl. Omid Safi] The Daily Tar Heel (student newspaper of University of North Carolina) March 9, 2017
Panelists Challenge Islamophobia in the United States [incl. Abdullah Antepli] The Technician (student newspaper of NC State University) February 3, 2017
Students Visit Apex Mosque to Challenge Misconceptions About Islam [incl. Khalid Shahu] The Daily Tar Heel November 21, 2016
How a Duke Imam Became a Lightening Rod in the Campus Israel Wars [incl. Omid Safi, Hatem Bazian, Bruce Lawrence] The Chronicle of Higher Education February 1, 2016
Experts Gather to Critique Coverage of Recent Terror Attacks [incl. Zeina Halabi] The Duke Chronicle January 14, 2016
Race is a Focus at Carolina Conversations [incl. Carl Ernst] The Daily Tar Heel November 11, 2015
Duke and UNC Panel: Difficulties Abound in Syrian Refugee Crisis [incl. Abdul Sattar Jawad] The Herald-Sun (Durham) September 14, 2015
Session Tackles Intricacies of Islamophobia With Professor Juliane Hammer [incl. Lila Abu-Lughod] The Daily Tar Heel (student newspaper of University of North Carolina) April 22, 2015
Report: Islam is Fastest Growing Religion [incl. Carl Ernst] The Daily Tar Heel April 9, 2015
Muslim Students Seek Support on Campus [incl. Omid Safi] The Daily Tar Heel (student newspaper of University of North Carolina) January 20, 2015
UNC, Duke Team Up to Enhance Understanding of Middle East [incl. Miriam Cooke, Carl Ernst] News & Observer November 22, 2014
Q&A on Education in Gaza with Middle East Expert Nadia Yaqub The Daily Tar Heel (student newspaper of University of North Carolina) September 16, 2014
UNC Professors Call for Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions Campus Reform August 22, 2014
UNC Professors Join Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions The Daily Tar Heel (student newspaper of University of North Carolina) August 17, 2014
Professor Carl W. Ernst of USA Delivers Lecture on Sufism at Aligarh Muslim University TwoCircles.net August 7, 2014
Duke Hires Anti-Zionist Israel Critic to Direct Islamic Studies Center [on Omid Safi] Campus Reform August 6, 2014
$3 Million to Fund Directorship at Duke for Islamic Studies [incl. Omid Safi] The Herald-Sun July 28, 2014
Duke's New Director of Islamic Studies Compares Israeli Crimes to the Holocaust [on Omid Safi] National Review Online July 28, 2014
Duke Receives $3 Million for Islamic Studies Directorship [on Omid Safi] The Duke Chronicle July 24, 2014
Duke Receives $3 Million Gift to Fund Directorship for Islamic Studies Duke Today July 22, 2014
Program at Simon Fraser University Explores Diversity Through Islamic Studies [incl. Omid Safi] The Peak (student newspaper of Simon Fraser University, British Columbia) June 16, 2014
UNC Panel Holds Discussion on American Studies Association Boycott of Israeli Institutions [incl. Sarah Shields] The Daily Tar Heel (student newspaper of University of North Carolina) March 31, 2014
Some Thoughts on Navigating the "Normative/Descriptive" Divide: Reflections on Islamic Studies [incl. Omid Safi and Aaron Hughes] Bulletin for the Study of Religion March 17, 2014
Has Politics Let Us Off the Hook?: Reflections on Islamic Studies [incl. Omid Safi and Aaron Hughes] Bulletin for the Study of Religion March 10, 2014
Will it Ever Be "Just about Bad Scholarship?": A Response to Aaron Hughes and Omid Safi Bulletin for the Study of Religion February 5, 2014
When Bad Scholarship Is Just Bad Scholarship: A Response to Omid Safi Bulletin for the Study of Religion February 3, 2014
Reflections on the State of Islamic Studies [incl. Carl Ernst, Bruce Lawrence] Jadaliyya (magazine of the Arab Studies Institute) January 31, 2014
Omid Safi Calls for Radical Love Yale Daily News November 5, 2013
Eid Banquet Celebrates Muslim Tradition and Responsibility [incl. Omid Safi] Yale Daily News October 30, 2013
Lying Deir Yassin Post at RNS Taken Down for "Review" [on Omid Safi] Elder of Ziyon blog April 16, 2013
NC Professor Illustrates Deir Yassin with Nazi Concentration Camp Photo [on Omid Safi] Elder of Ziyon blog April 15, 2013
College Professor Tries to Pass Off Photo from Buchenwald as Deir Yassin [on Omid Safi] The Algemeiner April 15, 2013
Lumping Deir Yassin and the Holocaust Together [on Omid Safi] The Jewish Press April 15, 2013
Islamic Supremacist Pseudo-academic Omid Safi to NC Republicans: "Screw you" Jihad Watch April 4, 2013
Reading the Quran in a New Way [on Carl Ernst] The Christian Science Monitor September 28, 2012
Middle East Crises: Q&A with Andrew Reynolds The Daily Tar Heel (student newspaper of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) September 16, 2012
Misreading the Quran [incl. Carl Ernst] American Thinker August 5, 2012
People of the Book [on Carl Ernst] Endeavors (research magazine of UNC-Chapel Hill) June 21, 2012
French Killings Show the Path from Crime to Prison to Jihad [incl. Charles Kurzman] The Investigative Project on Terrorism March 23, 2012
Safi Urges Broad Look at Social Justice The Duke Chronicle (student newspaper of Duke University) March 23, 2012
Diplomat Lauds History of Arabic Language, Literature [incl. Carl Ernst] The Duke Chronicle (student newspaper of Duke University) March 23, 2012
Endowment Allows UNC Persian Media Collection to Grow [incl. Carl Ernst] The Daily Tar Heel (student newspaper of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) February 28, 2012
HuffPo Posts Islamic Dawa from UNC Prof Omid Safi, Who Claimed I Threatened to Kill Him Jihad Watch January 21, 2012
Panel Discusses the Possibility for Democracy in the Middle East [incl. Jason Brownlee] The Daily Tar Heel (student newspaper of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) November 22, 2011
The Perils of the "Common Reading" Assignment [incl. Moustafa Bayoumi] Minding the Campus August 10, 2011
Where Are All the Islamic Terrorists? The Chronicle of Higher Education July 31, 2011
Future Unclear for Study Abroad Programs in Middle East The Daily Tar Heel February 22, 2011
Students Return From Egypt The Daily Tar Heel (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) February 18, 2011
Local Universities Pulling Students Out The Herald-Sun February 1, 2011
Muslim University Takes Root in California [on Zaytuna College; incl. Hatem Bazian, Omid Safi] Reuters November 23, 2010
UNC Wins Several Major Title VI Grants WCHL News (Chapel Hill, NC) September 20, 2010
Recipient of Omid Safi's Defamatory Email Has Her Facebook Account Suddenly Disabled [incl. Carl Ernst] Jihad Watch April 27, 2010
Omid Safi Lies Again, Claims I Threatened To Kill Him Jihad Watch April 26, 2010
Report Recommends Ways to Discourage Muslim-American Radicalization [incl. Ebrahim Moosa] AScribe Newswire January 6, 2010
Demystifying the Teachings of Muhammad [on Omid Safi; incl. Ebrahim Moosa and Carl Ernst] The News & Observer November 19, 2009
Scholars Plan First US Islamic College in Berkeley [incl. Hatem Bazian, Omid Safi] The Jerusalem Post October 2, 2009
Why Start a Muslim College? [incl. John Esposito, Omid Safi] The Chronicle of Higher Education September 21, 2009
Kruse Control [incl. Carl Ernst] Jihad Watch September 20, 2009
U.S. Scholars Planning Islamic College [incl. Mahmoud Ayoub, Hatem Bazian, Omid Safi] The Associated Press May 17, 2009
American Professor Receives Award from Genocidal Jew-hating Jihadist [on Robert G. Morrison; incl. Carl Ernst] Jihad Watch April 30, 2009
Islamic Women Help Fund UNC Chair [incl. Carl Ernst] The News & Observer February 13, 2009
Blessing from a Tyrant [incl. Carl Ernst, William Chittick] Front Page Magazine January 6, 2009
Pakistan's Sufis Preach Faith and Ecstasy [incl. Carl Ernst] Smithsonian Magazine December 2008
Iran to Honor US Scholar Carl Ernst Press TV (Iran) December 26, 2008
Carl Ernst for the King Faisal Prize! Jihad Watch December 26, 2008
UNC Professor to be Honored by Iran [on Carl Ernst] Associated Press December 26, 2008
Iranians Honor UNC Scholar [on Carl Ernst] The News & Observer December 25, 2008
Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant: UNC Academic Propagandist Receives Award From Iran's Thug-In-Chief [on Carl Ernst] Jihad Watch December 25, 2008
How Colleges Aid And Abet Terrorism The Bulletin December 3, 2008
UNC-CH: Ain't It Just Like A Friend Of Mine To Hit Me From Behind [incl. Carl Ernst and Omid Safi] Jihad Watch October 24, 2008
College Students in Islamic Studies: Send us Your Syllabi! [on examining the syllabi of Middle East studies courses, refs. UNC prof. Carl Ernst] Jihad Watch September 5, 2007
Carl Ernst Demonstrates Anew His Commitment to Genuine Academic Inquiry [on U of N. Carolina religious studies prof. Carl Ernst, refs. Campus Watch] Jihad Watch September 2, 2007
Greetings, Students of Carl Ernst [on U of N. Carolina religious studies prof. Carol Ernst] Jihad Watch August 30, 2007
How Muslim Communities Counter Radicalism to Be Study Topic [on Duke/Chapel Hill study; incls. profs. Charles Kurzman and Ebrahim Moosa] Duke University News and Communication July 19, 2007
The Dangers of Government-Sponsored Art [incl. Aminah Beverly McCloud, Omid Safi, "America at a Crossroads"] The American Thinker June 27, 2007
Poll and New Report Show Frustration of Young Muslims in the U.S. [quotes profs. Omid Safi, Muqtedar Khan and Amaney Jamal] Associated Press June 7, 2007
Jewish Organizations Want to Bring Israel Studies to U.S. Campuses The Jerusalem Post March 2, 2007
Islam Awareness Week Begins With Fireside Tonight [on Omid Safi's visit to Northwestern] The Daily Northwestern January 15, 2007
Intimidation London Review of Books February 17, 2005
Book on Islam in today's world wins distinguished prize for Ernst Outer Banks Sentinel July 31, 2004
Questions and Answers with Carl Ernst on the Bashrahil Prize for Outstanding Cultural Achievement in the Humanities awarded for Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World (UNC Press, 2003) UNC Press May 7, 2004
Transcript of Sept. 23 UNC-Chapel Hill Teach-In Carolina Journal October 8, 2002
UNC-CH Groups Resume Anti-War Events Carolina Journal October 2002
MESA Culpa Middle East Quarterly September 2002
Instructed, Not Converted Weekly Standard August 28, 2002
Campus Watch in the Media
Title Publication Date
Professors from Georgetown, Columbia, Berkeley, UNC Attend Conference Led by Convicted Jihad Terror Leader Jihad Watch October 22, 2018
Islamic Supremacist Academic Propagandist Omid Safi Equates Jihadist Nidal Hasan with Robert Bales Jihad Watch March 26, 2012
The Middle East Studies Establishment vs. Walid Phares Assyrian International News Agency November 11, 2011
The Middle East Studies Establishment vs. Walid Phares Jihad Watch November 11, 2011
Jewish students rally to tell Israeli viewpoint Raleigh News and Observer November 29, 2002
Student groups show support for Israel News 14 Carolina November 29, 2002
Campus Watch Website Carolina Week September 25, 2002
Campus Watch Research
Title Publication Date
Academic BDS Should Be Directed against Turkey and the Palestinians, Not Israel The Algemeiner January 15, 2019
Why Did U.S. Academics Attend a Conference Led by a Terror Supporter in Erdoğan's Turkey? The Tower October 22, 2018
At UCLA, When 'Nakba' Fails, Switch to 'Naksa' The Algemeiner June 15, 2017
Islamists Find Willing Allies in U.S. Universities American Thinker January 7, 2017
Erdogan's Academics: Middle East Studies Scholars Shill for a Tyrant The Daily Caller October 28, 2016
Joint Statement on the Misuse of Federal Funds Under Title VI Middle East Forum and others September 17, 2014
Professors Shill for Islam FrontPage Magazine June 6, 2014
Profs on Boston Bombing: Blame Right-Wingers, 'Islamophobia,' and Blowback FrontPage Magazine May 7, 2013
Profs on Mideast Turmoil: Blame America, Israel, and Free Speech FrontPage Magazine October 5, 2012
Omid Safi's Exquisite Art of Moral Equivalency American Thinker March 25, 2012
The Middle East Studies Establishment vs. Walid Phares American Thinker November 11, 2011
The Fog Is Not Lifting: New DVD Whitewashes Islamism [incl. Omid Safi] Pajamas Media July 5, 2009
Hamas's Academic Cheerleaders [incl. Hamid Dabashi, Rashid Khalidi, Fawaz Gerges, Joseph Massad, Muqtedar Khan, Mark LeVine, et al.] Front Page Magazine January 20, 2009
Safi's Soft Words Are Front for Radical Jihadists The Washington Examiner June 14, 2007
Feminist Middle East Studies FrontPage Magazine February 17, 2006
Campus Watch Blog
Title Publication Date
Middle East Studies Profs Central to Bias in Duke U's Qatar-Funded K-12 Teacher Training Campus Watch Blog July 9, 2019
DoE to Investigate Anti-Semitism Charges Against Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies Conference Campus Watch Blog June 21, 2019
Congress Asks DOE to Investigate Taxpayer-Funded Anti-Israel Gaza/UNC Conference Campus Watch Blog April 18, 2019
Palestinian Rapper Performed Anti-Semitic Song at Duke/UNC Gaza Conference Campus Watch Blog April 15, 2019
Anti-Semitic Posters Appear at UNC Following Israel-Bashing UNC/Duke Conference Campus Watch Blog April 12, 2019
Duke-UNC Middle East Studies Departments Sponsor Three-Day Anti-Israel Hate-Fest Campus Watch Blog March 28, 2019
At UCLA, When 'Nakba' Fails, Switch to 'Naksa' Campus Watch Blog June 16, 2017
Islamists Find Willing Allies in U.S. Universities Campus Watch Blog January 9, 2017
Erdogan's Academics: Middle East Studies Scholars Shill for a Tyrant Campus Watch Blog October 28, 2016
Steven Salaita: 'Civility' a Racist Term Campus Watch Blog February 11, 2015
Professors Shill for Islam Campus Watch Blog June 6, 2014
Omid Safi's Exquisite Art of Moral Equivalency Campus Watch Blog March 25, 2012