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MISUSE OF UNIVERSITY CACHET

Reader comment on item: [Hamid Dabashi:] Columbia University's Hysterical Professor

Submitted by IVAN CHER (Australia), Dec 2, 2004 at 01:44

It's not only bigots in tenured academic posts like Hamid Dabashi, who unabashed, are misusing their positions AT THE EXPENSE OF REPUTATIONS OF THEIR UNIVERSITIES.

Are there many universities left untainted by islamicised "Red/Green" departments where M.E. ISSUES ARE CONCERNED? The School of Oriental and Asian Studies at Univ. of London [Eng] is taking flak because its students are hosting the following conference, with usual suspects as speakers.

Universities are thus besieged by those seeking to use ivory towers to simulate moral high ground.

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On 5 December, 2004, students of the School of Oriental and African Studies of the
University of London will host a conference, titled:

" Resisting Israeli apartheid strategies and principles"

http://www.stormfront.org/forum/showthread.php?t=133568&goto=lastpost
http://www.monabaker.com/documents/5December2004conferencefinal2.doc

This conference has crossed the line from legitimate political criticism, because the featured speakers:


Declare support for national liberation movements, except the national
liberation movement of the Jewish people.

Deny the right of the Jewish State to exist.

Approve of the policies of EU member states, such as Hungary, Ireland, and
Greece, that privilege the right of individuals of Hungarian, Irish, and Greek diaspora
ethnicity to return as citizens, while condemning the Jewish State for providing such
citizenship to Jews.

Call for the slaughter, on sight, of members of a particular ethnic group.
Tom Paulin, an Oxford academic, the keynote speaker at the conference has said of Jewish immigrants to Israel, " I think they are Nazis, racists, I
feel nothing but hatred for them."

You can find more information about speakers:

Tom Paulin:
http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment-gross111202.asp
http://www.nationalreview.com/nr_comment/nr_comment050802.asp

Mona Baker and Lawrence Davidson:
http://www.logosjournal.com/davidson.htm
http://www.monabaker.com
http://www.counterpunch.org/baker09182003.html

Lisa Taraki
http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=22&ItemID=6073%20

John Docker
http://www.petitiononline.com/bin/petition.html

The main sponsor of the event is listed as Mr Abdul Mohsen Al-Qattan

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A search on google at
http://www.rediscoveringpalestine.org.uk/Members%20-%20Al%20Qattan.html shows that The AM Qattan Foundation (London, Ramallah and
Gaza) and the Al-Qattan Charitable Trust (Guernsey) were set up by a
Palestinian, Mr Abdul Mohsen Al-Qattan, to provide funding for educational and cultural
projects in the Arab world with a special focus on Palestine.

Clearly, it is easy to find your institution discredited by such goings on.
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