Thursday, September 18, 2014

Why Are We Funding Propaganda in Our Universities?

Gary Fouse

Hat tip Algemeiner

My friends at the AMCHA Initiative have just come out with the results of a 3-year-study of the UCLA Center for Near East Studies, which shows a clear bias against Israel-a bias that often spills into anti-Semitism.

Just this week, AMCHA's Professor Tammi Rossman-Benjamin of UC Santa Cruz and Leila Beckwith, Professor Emeritus at UCLA, presented these findings at the UC Regents meeting. It should also be noted that in the past year both UC President Janet Napolitano and UCLA Chancellor Gene Block have issued statements in criticism of the activities of Students for Justice in Palestine (UCLA) for their anti-Semitic acts on campus, which included trying to keep pro-Israel Jewish students out of student government and to stop a pro-Israel Jewish student from being appointed as student regent (notwithstanding the fact that an anti-Israel Muslim student has been serving as student regent).

The bias that permeates most-if not all- university Middle East studies departments is obvious for all to see. They are bastions of anti-Israel, anti-US, and anti-West propaganda being spewed forth in most cases by leftists and people who came here from hell-hole countries dedicated to the destruction of the Jewish state. This is not even close to scholarship; rather it is more akin to the rabid partisanship to be found at an Oakland Raiders football game. Clearly our students deserve better.

That these departments receive government funding (to go along with their funding from Saudi Arabia) is an outrage.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Jewish Leadership in Seattle and Los Angeles-and the New Israel Fund

Gary Fouse

Hat tip The Mike Report and Paul Schnee

Much like Orange County, with the feckless Jewish Federation, Hillel, and Anti-Defamation League, Los Angeles and Seattle have big time problems with many of their leaders and organizations, many of whom are anti-Israel.

Paul Schnee, who I had the pleasure of meeting at a recent pro-Israel rally in Los Angeles, has sent me an article in the Jewish Journal on one of the leading figures in Los Angeles, Jonathan Jacoby, who is leaving his position at the LA Jewish Federation to return to the New Israel Fund, of which he is a founding member.

So who is this organization known as the New Israel Fund? It seems they are big financial supporters of several groups dedicated to Israel's destruction.  Here are some links provided to me by Mr. Schnee.

I think we may assume that the New Israel Fund is hardly pro-Israel.

Meanwhile, the Seattle-based blog, The Mike Report, has a troubling sketch of one of Seattle's leading Jewish activists, Ben Murane and the organization he represents, the aforementioned New Israel Fund.

One of the biggest stereotypes of the US Jewish community is that it is monolithic and united in its support of Israel. That is not true.  While each individual American Jew has the right to form his or her own opinion of Israel, it would be nice if the Jewish community was fully aware of which organizations and so-called leaders are for or against Israel. It is fundamentally dishonest for certain Jewish organizations to portray themselves as pro-Israel while they fund and assist other organizations devoted to Israel's destruction.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Terrorist Attack That Went Practically Unnoticed

Gary Fouse

Hat tip The Blaze and to John Speedie for audio

Radio Host Says Brendan Tevlin Murder Is Evidence of Domestic Terrorism
Ali Mohammad Brown
He didn't do it for the children.

We are hearing a lot of talk recently thanks to the emergence of ISIS about future terror attacks here in the US. Keep in mind that Al Qaeda long ago called for lone wolf attacks in the US. Maybe you haven't hear about this one that occurred in June in New Jersey. Until I heard about it last night on Fox News, I didn't know either.

Meet Ali Muhammad Brown. He is accused of killing three people in Washington state and another in new Jersey. In the NJ killing of a 19-year-old man, Brown has told police he did it to avenge "what Americans are doing to Muslims."

So here we have another 4 killings carried out by a "lone wolf" acting on his own, and in at least one of the cases, it was done to avenge perceived offenses against Muslims.

Here is more from The Blaze based on information from radio host Todd Pettengill, who appeared on Fox News last night. Keep in mind that Brown was arrested in New Jersey about a month after the latest killing.

So it appears that only because some alert reporters got a hold of court documents have we even learned of this. Should that not have been reported by police at the time of the arrest given Brown's statements, so that the public would be better informed about the threat that is out there?


And what about that much vaunted hate crime business? What if some guy gunned down a Muslim simply because he was Muslim and the shooter wanted to avenge 9-11? You think that might have been front-page news? You think CAIR would be blaring it from the rooftops?



Sohail Daulatzai's Latest Ravings

Gary Fouse

Tip of the shoe to Dr David J Leonard blog.

Sohail Daulatzai is a professor of film at UC Irvine. From that soapbox, his real profession is damning his adopted country, the USA, which he considers a racist, colonial evil empire. (He was born in Pakistan). Best I can figure, Daulatzai is a frustrated Malcolm X wanna-be who fancies himself as a historian of the African-American experience. In previous writings, this angry guy has implied that Malcolm was really murdered as a result of a white conspiracy. I corrected him on this point a while back when he spoke at UCI. Below is a glowing review of Daulatzai's latest book, a diatribe against America.

As you can see, Daulatzai tries to make a link between African-Americans and Muslims. The obvious omission or error in his thinking is that the "War on Terror" was initiated-especially after 9-11- to save American lives. But what would that matter to "academics" like Daulatzai?

This is what is teaching our youth in our universities, Ladies and Gentlemen. This is what passes for scholarship in our institutions of higher learning.

America now 'officially' at War with ISIS