* Georgetown’s 20 million dollar man, the jogging professor come expert in Islamic studies,Â John Esposito who likes to wear Italian JacketsÂ and sandals,Â is at it again: a new whitewash for the Islam and the ‘moderate’ Muslim. The Sandbox shakes him out ofÂ his tree:
“Bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are.” â€”
Harry Frankfurt, on Bullshit
Professor John L. Esposito runs a slick operation at Georgetown with $20 million of funding from Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. The shared agenda of these two is to make us all feel guilty for having wondered, after 9/11, about Saudis, Muslims, and the contemporary teaching of Islam. Esposito now has a new book (with co-author Dalia Mogahed, who runs something called the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies), bearing the pretentious title Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think. It’s based on gleanings from the Gallup World Poll.
The core argument of the book is that only 7 percent of Muslims are “politically radicalized,” and that “about 9 in 10 Muslims are moderate.” On what does this factoid rest? The authors explain (pp. 69-70):
This book should carry a label on its jacket: Warning! Belief in Saudi-backed pseudo-science is dangerous to America’s health.Â
Esposito isn’t much of a scholar. Rather, he’s a propagandist well paid by the Wahabite Â lobby. There is such a thing as enthusiastic dhimmitude. Instead of paying the jizya, frauds such as esposito are being well paid by Saudi Arabia to excuse and sugarcoat a genocidal death cult that is insistent on its application of sharia law upon unsuspecting democracies. islam has no place in the United States or anywhere else in the civilized world. Both its ideology and practices are insulting to the very concept of freedom.