FEW would argue that a university education isn’t considered a prudent investment, at least in terms of future gainful employment.
NEVERTHELESS, if one’s kiddies are bound for the social sciences and humanities, the best advice is: don’t waste your money! The fact is that poisons within said disciplines – plus the amount of mischief the profs can cause – is beyond the pale.
THIS is not to suggest that engineering/science oriented schools aren’t exposed to particular dangers. However, the issues lie within certain leftist and Islamist student clubs and their professorial advisers, as opposed to the no-nonsense classes. Not so in liberal arts schools/programs.
Commentary By Adina Kutnicki
Posted on August 26, 2015
UNDER the guise of the oft abused concept of “academic freedom”, all manner of incitement is fomented, tolerated and condoned. But before we unmask its underbelly, here’s the thing: this investigative journalist has this particular subject on her radar, and for various intersecting factors.
PRIMARILY, the teachings within American academia, the so-called “gold standard”, reverberate throughout the entire world. Its lethal mischief makers continuously poison generations of students, and with no end in sight. Effectively, laser-focused on America and Israel, their incitement targets western civilization,.
MORE specifically, major knock-on effects cascade from the U.S. (this investigative journalist’s birth place) to Israel (current home), the two core focuses of this site – “A Zionist Conservative Blog.” Not for nothing.
THAT being said, almost to an exactitude, the highly dangerous (mostly tenured) profs are leftists and Islamists. They often operate as a tag-team. No doubt. Thered/green alliance.
YET, to flesh out said charge (as well as alert new readers to the dangers), let’s start with Israel’s poisonous academia. Resultant, those who adhere to western values should internalize how far-reaching America’s profs are. Relative to Israeli academics, who for the most part mimic, ape-like, their U.S. counterparts, the stakes couldn’t be higher.
THUS (Feb. 2012), the following was featured in the print edition of The Jewish Press. Many online media sites picked it up too.
Aside from the obvious looming dangers associated with a nuclear-armed Iran as well as attendant regional menaces, there exists an equally explosive strategic threat to Israel emanating from the country’s post-Zionist and anti-Zionist circles.
Those ideological forces dominate a large swathe of Israel’s media outlets, diplomatic corps, legal system, cultural institutions and, most important, universities. A significant element of teaching and research, housed within the social sciences and humanities faculties, is demonstrably post- and anti-Zionist in contents and outlook.
A Hebrew University Law School syllabus typifies the post- and anti-Zionist agenda:
The course will focus on the controlling techniques that were generated by the Israeli occupation in the territories. We will study the historic sources of these techniques and will attempt to place them within the colonialist context, especially that of the British and French.
In addition to Prof. Yehouda Shenhav, attorney Michael Sfard will oversee the course as a guest lecturer and as legal advisor to the Yesh Din NGO Volunteers for Human Rights. Twice a month students will participate in activities within the framework of Yesh Din’s Monitoring the Military Courts Project and with Machsom Watch’s District Coordination and Liaison Aid Project.
By the school’s own description, the course (paralleling many others) serves not as an academic exercise but rather as deliberate brainwashing by leftist/Arabist-focused partisans with the collusion and funding of hostile NGOs.
Because a significant number of future Israeli leaders will be the products of leftist social sciences and humanities departments, the pernicious effects of such schooling are a long-range in nature…continue reading…
NOW, let’s move on to America’s academic cesspools…phew! Regardless, the following should not be deemed exhaustive, rather, it is a sampling.
ALAS, in consideration of this site’s focal points – as detailed here – San Francisco State University (SFSU) is a prime exhibit.
(SFSU’s President of the Muslim Brotherhood Mafia’s MSA, Muslim Student Association, Mohammad Hammad!)
Without a scintilla of a doubt, it is both a paradox & pitfall of liberal democracies, in a time of (im)moral relativism, which is mainly responsible for the havoc wrought by leftist academia.
As a result, the death of the west, or its survival, runs through the campuses, though many still have their blinders on when it comes to academic life at U.S. campuses, and elsewhere in the west. And this false sense of security precludes any normal safety tips which should accompany everyday living, both inside or outside university confines.
Even more so, few bat an eye when Israel’s Jewish soldiers are maligned for NOT RAPING “Palestinian” women, as evidenced at a recent U.S. college campus forum. Yes, the twisted hatred/sickness leveled against Israel & Jews alike has poisoned the campus well, to the point that a leader at a student club feels free enough to lob terrorist threats and incitement towards Israelis/Jews in plain view!
Did SFSU Student Post Selfie with Knife: ‘I Want to Stab an Israeli Soldier’ It appears the president of a university-funded student group at San Francisco State boasted how much he loved his knife and that it made him want to stab an Israeli soldier….read the whole thing…
AS to left coast California – the poster prof re said vile incitement to murder – presenting, Hatem Bazian, UC Prof Incites To Destroy Israel! Should he – and fellow haters of America and Israel – be allowed to teach anyone’s children, other than the likes of mini Osama Bin Ladens??
BUT why stop at California, let’s head over to MIT (ranked number one in the world, 2014-2015) in Cambridge, MA. Oh, dear….feel a headache coming on… yes, the connections to this (otherwise) esteemed university run deep. Adding insult to injury, mega bucks shelled out too.
BACK in Aug. 2012, at the inception of this blog, a siren was emitted re the MSA and its absolute dangers to American security. Included within were the MSA Brotherhood/Sisterhood bonafides of Huma Abedin and several of the plotters of 9/11/01, featuring an MIT MSA leader (while a grad student), Ms. Aafia Siddiqui! (Un)holy jihad…
IN this regard, ‘Well, Whaddya Know ? Huma Abedin Was A Muslim Students Association Board Member’ places another nail in her Islamic infiltration/penetration, and the part played by the MSA!
SEGUING to Boston’s 4/13 jihad, though a fading memory for far too many, the following was highlighted: Bomber’s Cambridge, MA mosque tied into MIT and local U’s: its front and center part played by the MSA! Poisons, if not uprooted, will continue tokill… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJT9igCqZmg&feature=youtu.be
YET, even so, why is the MSA’s terror nest being rehashed at this juncture? After all, since the inception of this site (mid 2012), MIT’s Islamist created front arm (and the MSA in general) was expounded upon.
BUT never mind, this site welcomes other respected outlets onto the bandwagon…continue reading…
At the end of April, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology unveiled a permanent memorial to MIT Police Officer Sean Collier. Officer Collier was gunned down by the Boston Marathon bombers, Chechen refugees Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, three days after they blew up the Marathon.
It is painful to learn that in the late 1990s, there were students at MIT who helped recruit for the Chechen jihad and raised funds for Al Qaeda-affiliated groups operating in the Tsarnaevs’ homeland. It is even more painful that the man who led this fundraising effort was still on MIT’s staff when Officer Collier was gunned down.
Suheil Laher had been MIT’s Muslim chaplain for almost 20 years. Today he continues to preach at the Islamic Society of Boston, the extremist mosque founded by MIT students near campus, where the Tsarnaevs worshipped during their radicalization.
Americans for Peace and Tolerance have just released a mini-documentary, “Al Qaeda’s Base at MIT,” showing how MIT Muslim chaplain Suheil Laher used his leadership of the MIT Muslim Students Association as a vehicle for raising money for Al Qaeda causes around the world. We especially focus on the Al Qaeda affiliate in Chechnya, which Laher and his associates lionized, even as MIT trusted him to be its Muslim students’ spiritual guide….continue reading this explosive expose’.…
STILL yet, before we veer to the latest outrage (this time in Pennsylvania), let’s not forget about a liberal arts college in the heart of loony left NYC (the hometown of this investigative journalist…sigh…), Marymount Manhattan College! Indeed, their coddling of Islamists is a dirty secret, well, until recently.
AS to other culprits in NYC, namely, Columbia and NYU, they are more than serial abusers, when it comes to incitement against America and Israel. Again, under the guise of “academic freedom.”
MIND you, all of the above didn’t touch upon profs/admins (a few from Cornell & Barry University, but who knows how many others across the nation) whoendorsed ISIS! Yes, caught “green-handed!”
AS promised, the latest outrage from Pennsylvania….
Siddique has a long record of statements rationalizing and defending terrorist actions and has written repeatedly about the Islamic prohibition against insulting the faith, including images of Islam’s prophet Muhammad.
“Almost all Islamic scholars agree that one who insults, abuses or ridicules the Prophet, pbuh (peace be upon him), should be killed,” Siddique wrote after January’s massacre at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo killed 12 people.
He also claimed that “Abuse of the Prophet, pbuh, is a form of cultural genocide” and described making cartoons of Muhammad as “acts of war against Islam.” Siddique further stated that “[a]cts of war are always countered by those Muslims who have the ability and will do it.”
The Muslim world would never “accept the abuse of the Prophet, pbuh, in the name of freedom of expression,” Siddique wrote.
Lincoln University has disassociated itself from Siddique’s inflammatory rhetoric – he also has questioned the Holocaust and made anti-gay statements – but says the “bedrock principle” of academic freedom limits further action against the tenured English professor.
In his letter, Williams challenged the university’s position.
“Academic freedom is certainly important, but so is academic integrity,” Williams wrote. “Allowing a member of your faculty to continue spreading hateful, vile lies in the public arena is irresponsible; to protect him from any form of discipline for such actions is unconscionable.”
In an interview, Williams told the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) that Siddique’s defense of terrorists violates the requirements for him to keep his tenureand warned they threaten Lincoln University’s integrity and that of its students.
“Free speech does not mean that you can walk into a crowded theater and cry fire,” Williams said. “Dr. Siddique has crossed that line several times.”
The most recent example involved Siddique’s claim to The Philadelphia Inquirer that free-speech advocate Pamela Geller’s “Draw Muhammad” contest was tantamount to killing Muslims. Geller told the IPT that she felt Siddique’s comment equaled incitement for Muslims to kill her.
Williams previously expressed concern over Siddique’s anti-Semitic rhetoric and Holocaust denial. In 2010, he and State Sen. Daylin Leach wrote to then-Lincoln University President Ivory Nelson, inquiring whether Siddique’s sentiments were reflected in his classroom teaching. Leach described Siddique’s comments as “blatant hate speech.” Lincoln kept Siddique on its payroll despite that controversy citing academic freedom.
A university spokesman declined to comment when contacted by the IPT, but pointed to a statement on its website.
“At Lincoln University, we acknowledge Dr. Siddique’s right to free speech,” thestatementsaid. “Academic freedom is a bedrock principle for institutions of higher education. However, the university does recognize why many have reacted negatively to his comments. Lincoln University does not condone bigotry in any form and does not hold the opinions of Dr. Siddique. We are committed to providing a learning environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all.”
Williams is scheduled to meet with Lincoln University President Richard Green later this week.
Siddique told the Inquirer he had no regrets for directing a prior anti-Semitic diatribe at Geller, calling her and others who share her beliefs “dirty Jewish Zionist White Supremacists thugs” in a May 30 Facebook post.
Siddique rebutted Williams’ accusations against him on Facebook on Wednesday, saying that the senator did not know anything about him or his relationship with his students. He made no effort to confront the facts contained in Williams’ letter and deflected his criticism.
“The Senator thinks I should be dismissed because I stand against his views and those of the supporters of Israel. I would remind him that this is not Israel. I am a citizen of the United States and we still have First Amendment rights,” Siddique wrote. “Our students are struggling against the situation in American cities. We have police brutality in many cities. I stand with my students in all these issues.”
Siddique Accuses Pamela Geller of All But Killing Muslims
Siddique’s views about the Charlie Hebdo attack raise questions about what he meant in his Philadelphia Inquirer interview. He claimed that Geller’s “Draw Muhammad” contestin May amounted to “cultural genocide” and that that it was tantamount to killing Muslims.
“She did the worst, other than killing us,” Siddique told the Inquirer.
Two gunmen agreed and tried to storm the cartoon contest and kill Geller and as many people inside as possible. They were shot dead by law enforcement officers before they were able to get inside the building….continue here….
ASIDE from all the out-sized dangers emanating from willful professorial misconduct (and subsequent cover given to them), whose incitement towards America and Israel knows no bounds, the fact remains that “academic freedom” does NOT include justifying murder. Basically, they are allowed to light pinpointed bonfires, yet, academic admins expect no one to get burnt!
NOT only that, profs have built-in impressionable audiences who are easily swayed and manipulated by supposed role models, some of whom become mentors. Co-option and political indoctrination alike. How can this toxic situation be allowed to stand as is?
AND if one considers the fact that students are relegated to “free speech” zones (designed to squash conservative exchanges), what the heretofore exposes is that the bugaboo of “academic freedom” is little more than a smokescreen.
INTRINSICALLY, if pro-American, pro-Israel and conservative students really want to put their campus administrators to the “academic freedom” test, thus, holding their feet to the fire, the following templates should accomplish just that:
IN whatever way possible, perhaps via initiating (and recording) classroom discussions, (filming) rallies on campus, or even letter writing campaigns to campus newspapers (be creative, use your youthful imaginations), let it rip:
2 – Transgenders and gays have no right to special treatment, and to force their lifestyles on others….try this costume on for size…no kidding…see if you don’t get pummeled by the PC police!
3 – Black thugs are protected under “Black Lives Matter” (see this video link as a template) at the expense of White Lives.
4 – Plus, Planned Parenthood is a criminal enterprise, selling baby parts (again, utilize attached video) and using fetuses for satanic blood rituals to boot! This (partial) hot button list should get students on the right track.
OH, feel free to pick and choose, as back ups, any commentaries housed within this site. Additionally, give a shout out, if you require additional assistance. At your disposal.
REST assured, the “academic freedom” mask will be ripped off, and it will tatter into shreds. In a very real sense, it will take courageous students to set the academic record straight. But that doesn’t mean that the adults in their lives (to assist them, in whatever capacity their offspring require) are off the hook.
(Lincoln University’s – Pennsylvania – very own tenured English prof, Kaukab Siddique!)