Monday, October 11, 2010

A Chronology of Events at UC-Irvine

Gary Fouse

Hat tip to Miggie and Scholars for Peace in the Middle East

My colleague, Leila Beckwith, Professor Emeritus at UCLA, has written an account of anti-Semitic activity at UC-Irvine for Scholars for Peace in the Middle East. It gives a fine account of the mess that has been going on at UC-Irvine the last few years.

The recent suspension of the Muslim Student Union at UCI in no way means that this sad spectacle has reached an end. The suspension has been reduced to one quarter, and it appears that the MSU has now been re-organized (at least for this quarter) as Alkalima-Muslim Students at UC-Irvine.

What a great reputation for a university to have. What is really sad is that 99% of the students at UCI do not deserve this reputation. It is a classic example of how a few troublemakers ruin things for everyone.


  1. Gary . . . We buy oil from the Saudi Wahhabies. They send it back to Muslims in America to pay for building new mosques. Then Wahhabist leaning Imams take the leadership roles in the new mosques and spout their anti-American, anti-women, anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, anti-modern, anti-civil laws, and encourage terrorism as a means to spread Islam. We know all about it yet we let them do it. At UCI and across America. Who's the blind and stupid idiot here?


  2. There was an Imam at the Irvine mosque somewhat close to (in distance) the UCI campus -- the guy has since "returned to" Africa but I read in between the lines of reports that he left because he knew he was guilty of crimes ("under investigation" and "fired" from the mosque, for what has been alluded to as "sexual misconduct") -- that had a very bad (d'oh) influence on those "young, impressionable Muslim males" who were also attending (or still are) the UCI campus. I don't know what the status is of that same Irvine mosque today - who the 'leader' of it is, what his politics are - but it seems that any time and any place these mosques are built, especially in any near-to relationship with any measurable "young Muslim male" population, this is what results. Irvine is traditionally quite a conservative city so it is also quite a shame that this cultural influence has wormed it's way into the city and UCI population.

  3. Anonymous,

    Yes, his name is Sadullah Khan, and all I heard was that he left the country suddenly in the wake of sexual allegations. I am not sure if he is Pakistani or South Afriucan by birth.

    A few years ago, one of my teacher colleagues at UCI Ext accompanied some of his Muslim English students to the Irvine mosque where Khan spoke. The teacher (a Christian) came back and told me he was very offended by Khan's comments about American society.