With everything happening right now, you may not remember the kerfluffle over Brandeis University rescinding an award and speaking invitation to one Ayaan Hirsi Ali. If you don’t remember, here is a reminder.
Ms. Ali is very outspoken about the dangers of Islamic totalitarianism and the horrible conditions for Muslim women under sharia law. A short read of her experiences will provide you a clear understanding of her angst. At a time when we’re looking for voices to speak up, hers is one — yet we allowed a Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated group, CAIR, to shut her down.
It still perplexes me how a university named after a Jewish man, Louis Brandeis, a 23-year associate justice on the Supreme Court, finds itself allied with an Islamist group. Then again, Justice Brandeis was a prominent figure in the early American progressive movement. And so it just may be understandable that the university is accommodating to a group like CAIR.
And thanks to a pro-Israel activist (who happens to be black) named Chloe Valdary we learn more about the fascist, racist faculty at Brandeis.
Valdary writes at The Daily Caller, “One may have believed that the revocation of an esteemed award from human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali by Brandeis University was the lowest level the school could stoop in kowtowing to fascist, racist influences among Brandeis faculty. Yet one would be wrong. In an all-new bombshell uncovered by Brandeis student Daniel Mael, an entire listserv used by Brandeis professors and teachers has been leaked to the public. This email list, entitled “Concerned” contains several exchanges between professors bashing conservatives, Jews, Christians, and anyone who views America as a force for good in this world.”
So much for Brandeis University being a forum for open public thought and principled exchange, huh?
Valdary says, “Donald Hindley, professor of comparative politics at the university, has a particular fetish for promoting moral relativism and elevating terrorists on the pedestal of public esteem. In one email, he laments the cutting of ties of the university to the terror affiliated Al-Quds saying, “If significant donors and/or our current campus leaders’ ideology/brain-washing demand that ‘we’ break relations with Al-Quds, surely ‘we’ (Brandeis) must ensure that our campus be free of Quaker Cadburys products. ‘They’ never rest from “their” jihad to pollute our pure selves.”
Now, let me reconcile this in my mind. This professor, Hindley, a supposed scholar of comparative politics, draws a comparison between a radical Islamic terrorist organization and chocolate? And for this mindless fool to compare Islamic jihad to selling chocolate is beyond absurd — actually, it is wholeheartedly despicable. And folks, this fella is teaching our next generation, freakin’ scary! Who in their right mind would trust this professor to instruct their children on comparative politics? Islamic terrorists good, chocolate is bad — sheesh, demented.
In another email with the subject line, “Israel and Our Organs,” Hindley peddles anti-Semitic libels and suggests that if he were to die, his organs would be taken by Israel and be “of use to His people, recycled as sausages-frankfurters -weenies-erstwhile hot dogs.” He also goes further in another email, “We are at a Jew-controlled and -financed university that from Day One has been self-declared ‘liberal’ and ‘progressive.’”
Man, this fella is out of control himself and I suppose this is all acceptable to the University leadership — more acceptable than having Ayaan Hirsi Ali speak.
But not to be outdone, Valdary says “Gordon Fellman, professor at the department of sociology, shares an article suggesting that the Boston bombers were not motivated by an Arab supremacist anti-American doctrine of Islamism, but instead “alienation, poverty, and despair” driven by the “cruel anti-immigrant policies of both Presidents Bush and Obama.”
Yes, those poor little Tsarnaev boys who were on the government dole were just victims of the mean ol’ United States of America. Message to Gordo ol’ boy, you don’t wanna go into Boston saying stupid stuff like that, especially around Fenway Park — matter of fact, anywhere.
And it all makes sense considering that Fellman expressed his support for domestic terrorist and infamous anti-American, Bill Ayers. Valdary reports “Fellman forwarded an “Educator Letter of Support for Bill Ayers” to his fellow professors on the thread. In another email, Fellman promotes ageism, sexism, and racism by sharing an article that suggests the National Football League is the “last sports bastion of white male conservatives” because the majority of fans are allegedly “rich old angry white men.””
Hmm, methinks Gordo doesn’t get out much and has never seen an NFL game in Atlanta, New Orleans, Oakland, or Miami.
But, it’s not just fellas making really whacky comments. Mary Baine Campbell, professor of Comparative Literature and English, is also a part of this circle of friends. In one email, Valdary says she laments the university’s decision to award Hirsi Ali with an honor of distinction, describing her as a “fraud” and someone who engages in “defending violence” — although it was actually she herself who was violently assaulted as a young child. Yet, Campbell goes on to state that moving forward with the award would be “complicity in defamation.” Dr. Campbell, the only folks complicit in defamation are you and your circle of anti-Semitic and Islamic terrorist apologists.
Is this what has become of our esteemed colleges and universities in America? If so, then we should embark on developing more institutions ike Liberty University and Hillsdale College. I can’t even imagine what these professors are teaching in their respective classrooms. But perhaps, parents are pleased with their words and positions — nice financial investment folks.