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How low can you get?

Reader comment on item: A Prof [Hamid Dabashi] Tangles the Truth

Submitted by Rodni E. Chalet (United States), Apr 4, 2005 at 02:06

I believe that Professor Dabashi is the target of an organized network of fanatical and radical Zionist sympathizers because of his political and academic views regarding the Middle East conflict. It appears that any American academic who dares challenge or question their "new found wisdom: "ISRAEL IS ALWAYS RIGHT REGARDLESS" is often labeled and hounded by lies, accusations and fabricated stories.

Must I remind the readers of what used to periodically happen to Edward Said on the illustrious pages of the New York Tabloids whenever he published his work? Must I remind the readers, about the outright slanderous, racist and defamatory multiple columns that used to appear at the same time and in multiple newspapers regarding him and even his family? I mean how low can you get?

Lastly, why can't we have a point and a counter point in a constrictive academic debate rather than the: My Way or The High Way Approach? Why must the discussion sink to the usual intolerant and chauvinist trash one finds in the Arab press whenever the topic of Israel and its right to exist is discussed?

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