Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Trump terror within Middle East studies

Michael Lumish

This is a piece that I co-wrote for American Thinker with Cinnamon Stillwell, the Middle East Forum's West Coast Representative for Campus Watch.

Here is a bit:
Nowhere was the hysteria, panic, and fear-mongering attending Donald Trump’s win in the 2016 presidential election felt more strongly than on college campuses – and Middle East studies academics were no exception.  Rather than acknowledging that justified concern over increasing terrorism in the U.S. was a strong factor, they dismissed Trump voters as angry, fearful, ignorant, “Islamophobic” white supremacists.

This despite Trump’s receiving more minority votes than did Mitt Romney in 2012, and the support of the same white working-class population that twice voted for biracial President Barack Obama.

It was not millions of American voters, but the professors themselves who exhibited bigotry, fear, and anger.
Read the rest either at Campus Watch or American Thinker.


  1. Hillary lost the election for a simple reason:

    voters who chose "terrorism" as top issue went for Trump in hulking numbers:
    http://www.cnn.com/election/results/exit-polls/wisconsin/president (T 60, C 38)
    http://www.cnn.com/election/results/exit-polls/pennsylvania/president (T 58, C 40)
    http://www.cnn.com/election/results/exit-polls/michigan/president (T 55, C 42)

    Amazing how the Democrat Party thought they'd never pay for Obama's Islamphilia sometime.

    1. No stupidity here.
      Middle East Studies, bought and paid for by Saudi Arabia and Qatari money.

    2. "director of Islamophobia Research", is this a joke?
      They are political shills masquerading as scholars. In any event, are arabs even capable of scholarship? I'm not familiar with any contributions
      by the fine alumni of al-Najah university (besides antisemitism and IEDs). University of Cairo? Riyadh? Baghdad? Is there even a university there?

  2. I have to question the point the legitimacy of even concocting such departments and avenues of study. Is the world really putting out an RFP for 'middle eastern studies' experts? Is that even something we need more than a hundred people in the country to do? To me that is like a gynecologist specialized in only the left ovary.