Skip to comments.Terrorist Sympathizers Exposed at Columbia University
Posted on 11/22/2004 10:31:54 AM PST by jperspective
A recent documentary 'Colombia Unbecoming' highlight what has become a bastion of Anti-Semitism and terrorist sympathizing at Colombia University.
The primary offenders include Professor Hamid Dabashi, professor of Iranian studies; chairman of the Middle East and Asian languages and cultures department; past head of a panel that administers Columbia's core curriculum. Some of his recent statements include; supporters of Israel are "warmongers" and "Gestapo apparatchiks." "What they call Israel is no mere military state. A subsumed militarism, a systemic mendacity with an ingrained violence constitutional to the very fusion of its fabric, has penetrated the deepest corners of what these people have to call their soul."
That is just the tip of the Iceberg. Professor Dabashi has denied the existence of Al Qaida and has even questioned the media coverage of 9/11. He felt that the media should have given more attention to the terrorists causes. He believes the media should reward terrorism by highlighting their causes.
Professor Dabashi is a terrorist sympathizer at best. At worst he is an inciter and a terrorist supporter. He should not only be fired immediately from Colombia but the FBI and counter-terrorism task force should look in to his dealings.
The Daily News points out some additional Terrorist Sympathizers at Colombia University:
In the world of Hamid Dabashi, supporters of Israel are "warmongers" and "Gestapo apparatchiks."
The Jewish homeland is "nothing more than a military base for the rising predatory empire of the United States."
Nicholas De Genova, who teaches anthropology and Latino studies. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls him "the most hated professor in America." At an anti-war teach-in last year, he said he wished for a "million Mogadishus," referring to the slaughter of U.S. troops in Somalia in 1993.
"U.S. patriotism is inseparable from imperial warfare and white supremacy," he added.
De Genova has also said, "The heritage of the victims of the Holocaust belongs to the Palestinian people. ... Israel has no claim to the heritage of the Holocaust."
De Genova didn't return calls.
Bruce Robbins, a professor of English and comparative literature. In a speech backing divestment, he said, "The Israeli government has no right to the sufferings of the Holocaust."
Elaborating, Robbins told The News he believes Israel has a right to exist, but he thinks the country has "betrayed the memory of the Holocaust."
Joseph Massad, who is a tenure-track professor of Arab politics. Students and faculty interviewed by The News consistently claimed that the Jordanian-born Palestinian is the most controversial, and vitriolic, professor on campus. "How many Palestinians have you killed?" he allegedly asked one student, Tomy Schoenfeld, an Israeli military veteran, and then refused to answer his questions.
To Massad, CNN star Wolf Blitzer is "Ze'ev Blitzer," which is the byline Blitzer used in the 1980s, when he wrote for Hebrew papers but hasn't used since.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon can be likened to Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels, he once declared.
"The Jews are not a nation," he said in one speech. "The Jewish state is a racist state that does not have a right to exist."
Massad didn't return several calls. On his Web site, he says he's a victim of a "witch hunt" by "pro-Israel groups" and their "propaganda machine."
George Saliba, a professor of Arabic and Islamic science. His classroom rants against the West are legendary, students have claimed. One student says his "Islam & Western Science" class could be called "Why the West is Evil." Another writes that his "Intro to Islamic Civilization" often serves as a forum to "rail against evil America."
A recent graduate, Lindsay Shrier, said Saliba told her, "You have no claim to the land of Israel ... No voice in this debate. You have green eyes, you're not a true Semite. I have brown eyes, I'm a true Semite."
Saliba did not return calls.
Rashid Khalidi, who is the Edward Said professor of Arab studies. He's the academic heir to the late Said, a professor who famously threw a stone from Lebanon at an Israeli guard booth. Columbia initially refused to say how the chair was funded. But The United Arab Emirates, which denies the Holocaust on state TV channels, is reported to have provided $200,000.
When Palestinians in a Ramallah police station lynched two Israeli reserves in 2000 - throwing one body out a window and proudly displaying bloodstained hands - the professor attacked the media, not the killers.
He complained about "inflammatory headlines" in a Chicago Sun-Times story and called the paper's then-owner, Conrad Black, who also owned the Jerusalem Post, "the most extreme Zionist in public life."
Reached at Columbia, Khalidi declined to comment on specifics.
"As somebody who has a body of work, written six books and won many awards, the only fair thing to do is look at the entire body of work, not take quotes out of context," he said.
Lila Abu-Lughod, a professor of anthropology, romanticizes Birzeit University in the West Bank as a "liberal arts college dedicated to teaching and research in the same spirit as U.S. colleges." But it is well-established that Birzeit also is the campus where Hamas openly recruits suicide bombers, stone-throwers and gunmen.
As in her published works, Abu-Lughod gave a carefully nuanced response when reached Friday by The News:
"The CIA has historically recruited at Columbia, but that's not the mission of Columbia. The mission of Birzeit is to educate students, and they're working under very difficult circumstances to do that."
The above referenced professors names should be noted. They are symptomatic of the fundamentalist invasion of out Universities. They are card carrying members of the evil alliance between the hard left Michale Moore wing of the Democratic party and Islamo-fascist fundamentalists. Notice that not all of the names belong to Muslims.
These professors take the blame America first argument to the extreme. That feel that America should be punished for her policies. They cheer when our soldiers die at war. They cheered when 9/11 happened. They use their classrooms to declare their hope that America will experience "1000 Mogadishus".
There is a difference between free speech and incitement. These professors have crossed the line. They should be shamed and fired. The public needs to be aware that when they send their children to Colombia they are exposing them to evil and hateful though and ideas.
Is AlGore still 'teaching' there?
Al "BlameAmericaFirst" Gore would fit right in
No surprise that the majority of these "academics" did not return phone calls. Doubtless they believe their opinions and philosophies are above reproach.
These radicals are rarely willing to allow their beliefs to be challenged in open debate. They areknown to fail their students and throw them out of their classes for even daring to challenge their world views.
Columbia is my Alma Matter, but in this instance I am very sad to discover that there are teachers that teach the most promising minds in the nation and yet fail to admit the irrefutable facts... This is very dangerous.
They were exposed, so all the world could see their ahem, shortcomings.
Hell, I'll even give them the freedom to say their assinine comments. My problem is that their hate speech is funded by the US government, and they stifle all dissent.
I would advocate to suspend Hamid Dabashi from teaching and most definitely from holding a chair position in a department.
Do you know how much funding Columbia is receiving from the US government?
Yeah... I'm wondering how well the accreditation behind his PhD is.
He received his PhD from another US Ivy League university. I am copying this from his web site:
"He received a dual Ph.D. in sociology of culture and Islamic studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984."
Here is his information from Columbia's web site:
Hamid Dabashi Persian Literature and Sociology of Culture 610 Kent Hall 212-854-7524 firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
However, I thought that Columbia was receiving the revenue from the tuition and the endowments and very little came from government, which was the reason why I asked you a question about how much Columbia was receiving from the government in funds which was your main argument. I thought maybe you came across some financial data of Columbia University.
Columbia is a private University, so in general your comments are correct. However, most Middle-eastern studies programs are funded through grants from the US government. I have no better access to any specific financial information than you would.
You mean at all universities (private and public) or do you have in mind only Columbia university? In either case where are you obtaining your information?
All of my green-eyed Arabic and Jewish friends demand an apology, Mr. Saliba.
Coming to a college near you!
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