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The LSE Scandal is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Update:

You really can’t make this stuff up: a consulting company founded by Harvard professors has received millions of dollars from Moammar Gadhafi for, in effect, rendering the services of propaganda machine to the deranged dictator.

The Boston Globe reports that the professors tried to help improve the dictator’s image:

Moammar-Gaddafi

Extolled the importance of his theories on democracy and his “core ideas on individual freedom.’’

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Muslims pour money into universities in U.K., U.S. in order to change intellectual climate and push Islam

Prince Alwaleed has given considerable amounts of money to American universities as well — notably Georgetown, where the lackadaisical pseudo-academic John Esposito heads the Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. This story shows why the intellectual climate in Middle East Studies departments all over the U.S., as well as the U.K., is so pro-jihad and anti-freedom, and doesn’t allow for any dissenting voices.

Ted Nugent rocks:

“Libya and the LSE: Large Arab gifts to universities lead to ‘hostile’ teaching,” by Stephen Pollard in the Telegraph, March 3 via JW. (full post below the fold)

World Briefing | Europe: London Economics School to Investigate Dealings With Libya (NYT)

Quote of the day:

“The more I thought about it, there were these two things which I found hard to defend,”

Sir Howard Davies

LONDON — The London School of Economics announced late Thursday that an independent inquiry would examine all of the university’s dealings with Libyaafter its director resigned amid an uproar over a major donation from a Libyan charity and a training contract with the Libyan government.

The inquiry is to be led by a prominent jurist, Harry Woolf, the former Lord chief justice of England and Wales.

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Puff Ho offers soapbox to Oxford student who calls LSE professor "Islamophobic"

Abdulrahman El-Sayed/Doctoral student, Oxford University

Is Your Professor an Islamophobe?

Satoshi Kanazawa is an evolutionary psychologist and professor at the London School of Economics. Although his research as a scientist has ruffled some feathers in the past, his attempts as a “public intellectual” are indisputably inflammatory. In a recent article entitled, “What’s Wrong with Muslims” published in his blog hosted by Psychology Today, Kanazawa wrote:

Major Nidal Malik Hasan is a native-born American citizen, trained military officer, and educated MD and psychiatrist. Yet none of these things matters for him; first and foremost, he is a Muslim…They are all united in their values and goals by their singular identity of being Muslims. It’s tempting to dismiss these observations by saying that [he and others implicated in terrorism plots] are all ‘extremists’ or ‘Jihadists.’

That would be politically correct and comforting, but factually inaccurate.

(Of course, Abdulrahman El-Sayed never tells us whats factually inaccurate, just like we never find a Muslim who can explain the peaceful Islam from the violent one. But that doesn’t matter. What matters is that he gets Puff Ho to print this garbage and that some PC types lap it up/ed)
In his very next article he boasts:

No, not all Muslims are terrorists, but…half of Muslims worldwide are terrorists and active supporters of terrorism, who would encourage their sons, brothers, and nephews to blow themselves up in an airplane or in a crowded market.
Kanazawa is just one in a growing number of academics using his intellectual identity to promote intolerance and xenophobia against Islam and Muslims.

No. We don’t see why we should tolerate the intolerant who call us sons of apes and swine who are cursed, despised and must be killed.  I take issue with Puff Ho for printing this puff piece. How bout you?

Read more: Abdulrahman El-Sayed in the Huffington Post, 2 February 2010

Gasoline, Burqas & Universities in EUrabia

France: Female Algerian playwright attacked by men who “insulted her in Arabic” and tried to burn her with gasoline

Algerian-born actress, comedienne and feminist Rayhana

“The French Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers says it is worried that freedom of expression is under threat in France.”

There’s more where that came from. “Playwright petrol attack handed to terrorist police,” from RFI, January 15:

An investigation into an attack in Paris on the Algerian actress and playwright Rayhana has been handed over to anti-terrorist police. The investigators suspect the attack was linked to Rayhana’s play, A mon âge, je me cache encore pour fumer, which focuses on the treatment of women in Algeria.

The 45-year-old was attacked on Tuesday night outside the theatre in Paris where her play is showing. Two men insulted her in Arabic and poured petrol over her. They then threw a cigarette at her, which failed to ignite. JW has more>>

“Following the attack, the playwright staggered into an upmarket restaurant but was refused help.” Pity this restaurant wasn’t named and shamed in the report.

Hugh Fitzgerald:  Jihad of the Pen and Tongue from Within the West @ The London School of Economics (LSE)

An Islamist radical whose teaching role at a leading university was exposed yesterday by The Times led a secretive “Brothers’ Circle” at which he espoused his hardline views.

Reza Pankhurst, a senior figure in the hardline group Hizb ut-Tahrir, gathered a group of male members of the London School of Economics (LSE) Islamic Society for private talks.

Mr Pankhurst, whose party advocates the creation of an Islamic state governed by Sharia, is a research student employed as a teacher in the LSE’s government department.

He is due to teach undergraduate classes this term in three topics covering nationalism and revolution in the Arab world.

Mr Pankhurst retained his position in the Islamic Society and the college despite a number of students raising concerns last year about the overt political content of his sermons at Friday prayers.

The Students’ Union confirmed that it had reported those concerns to the Islamic Society and raised them “informally” with academics.

Hizb ut-Tahrir is banned in Germany for anti-Semitism and covered by the National Union of Students’ policy of “no platform” for racist and fascist views….” – from a story in the Times of London, January 16, 2010, here  / Read it all>>

British universities: seats of learning – and loathing

Many British universities are breeding grounds for Muslim extremism. Islamic specialist Ruth Dudley Edwards explains why financial need and government interference have rendered academics oblivious to this threat to democratic society. More from Telegraph UK

British political party calls for ban on burqas

Nullabor caves in to the Muslim Council of Britain- can’t get enough votes without the Muzz

Paul Goodman, who was until the end of this year the Tory spokesman on these issues, has slammed the decision as “appeasement of extremists by a bunch of politicians scared witless of losing their seats.”

Multiple press reports seem eager to pigeonhole this decision as a racial issue, and a move to cater to a constituency that is described narrowly and somewhat patronizingly as the “white working class.” But it is not a racial matter, nor is it about socioeconomic classes; it is a matter of principle for the sake of a free and open society. “British party calls for ban on burkas,” from UPI, January 16:

LONDON, Jan. 16 (UPI) — The United Kingdom Independence Party says burkas, the Islamic cloak that covers women from head to toe, should be banned in Britain.

The conservative group, which advocates withdrawing from the European Union, issued a call Friday to ban the garments in what was seen as an attempt by theUKIP to expand its appeal to disaffected white, working class voters, The Times of London reported Saturday.

“We are taking expert advice on how we could do it,” UKIP leader Malcolm Pearson told the newspaper. “It makes sense to ban the burka — or anything which conceals a woman’s face — in public buildings. But we want to make it possible to ban them in private buildings. It isn’t right that you can’t see someone’s face in an airport.”

The Times said the UKIP is the first British party to call for an all-out ban on burkas although the far-right British National Party believes advocates banning them from schools.

“We are not Muslim bashing, but this is incompatible with Britain’s values of freedom and democracy,” Pearson said.