|…Well, maybe you on Tuesday in the New York Post item by Abby Wisse Schachter on Yale University cancelling the only program in the country at a university studying antisemitism. It is called the YIISA, the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism, which was launched just last year with fanfare and praised for bringing together historians and sociologists, students of comparative languages and psychiatry and economics.
Now, though, the program is being terminated, and there is reason to believe Yale has surrendered to the menace of Muslim blackmail, the smearing of Yale as Islamophobic for having such a program.
It seems the fatal flaw in the program was studying antisemitism in the Muslim world. After its inaugural conference, the PLO ambassador – such a title for such a murderous organization – one Maen Rashid Areikat tongue-lashed the dejudaized president of Yale with the Christian first Richard Levin, saying, “It is shocking that a respected institution like Yale would give a platform to these right-wing extremists and their odious views. I urge you to dissociate yourself and Yale University from the anti-Arab extremism and hate-mongering that were on display at this [inaugural] conference.”
He was of course referring to remarks concerning the future investigation of antisemitism in Islamic and Arabian lands. One student with an Arab name at Yale Law School said, “The university cannot preach tolerance and inclusion while simultaneously also providing a haven for bigoted ideas about Muslims and Arabs that form the basis for Islamophobic sentiment in this country.”
What we have here is a cousin of Arab Holocaust Denial: this is Arab denial that Islam is an antisemitic doctrine and the history of Jews in Islam has been a record of abuse and humiliation and persecution on a par with the miserable record of Jews in in European Christendom.
And anyone who suggests that Muslim antisemitism is a phenomenon worthy of study is a bigoted, irrational Islamophobe.
What a tragedy for America and what a symptom of its decline that there are such primitives in its best universities; that these universities hand out PhDs to such as Edward Said and Hanan Ashrawi and Rashid Khalidi.
The great dirty secret of the Arab war against Israel is that “Palestinian Nationalism” has been nothing but a concoction of lies and myths intended to cover up the truth that the Arabs have never struggled to create a Balestinian state but destroy the world’s only Jewish state…