Monday, October 28, 2013

Spies in the Classroom: CAIR vs. Campus Watch

October 28, 2013 By Cinnamon Stillwell

When on October 1, 2013, Samantha Bowden crept unannounced into the classroom of University of Central Florida communications professor Jonathan Matusitz, she wasn’t hoping to advance her education on the sly. Rather, Bowden, the communication and outreach director for the Florida branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL), was doing something of which Campus Watch has been frequently accused, but has never done: spying on a professor in an effort to embarrass him and, with luck, even harm his career.

Since its inception in 2002, Campus Watch (CW)—a project of the Middle East Forum that reviews and critiques Middle East studies in North America with an aim to improving them—has been charged with an array of outrageous calumnies. They include paying students to infiltrate classrooms as “spies” or “informers”; targeting “pro-Palestinian” professors; and tracking “anti-Israel” comments.” (Click here for a full collection of examples.)…...Campus Watch challenges these professors to denounce CAIR’s harassment with the same fervor they’ve demonstrated over the years leveling spurious accusations of spying against CW. To do otherwise would be to demonstrate the hollowness of their concerns.....To Read More….

My Take - Another example that academic integrity is an oxymoron. The cowardliness of these academics was on total display in the 1960's when they cravenly cowed to rioting leftists and black radicals. Nothing has changed except now the leaders in academia are leftists and black radicals.

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