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Reader comment on item: Is Campus Watch Part of a Conspiracy? [On Mearsheimer-Walt and "The Israeli Lobby"]

Submitted by Abir Chaaban (Canada), May 12, 2006 at 12:03

From my own experience and I am not an Israeli or from the "Israeli lobby", those professors who are vehemently opposing Campus Watch are the ones who need to be watched. These are the professors who actually reject any idea that does not fit the radicalism and the victimization culture that they are importing to the West. They reject any original analysis of the Arab-Israeli conflict and call it controversial and non academic.

My experience as a Lebanese and not as an Israeli, is that these Middle East studies professors will suppress any one who holds an opinion that is supportive to the US, promoting peace with Israel, and supporting cohabitation. These professors are not opposing Campus Watch they are opposing being watched, and discovered for what they are doing to academia and to academic freedom.

Normally the professor has a political agenda and if the student does not fit his way of thinking, the student is doomed to be exploited, intimidated with their grades, threatened not to graduate. These are the nightmares of academia and academic freedom that someone should start watching.

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