Howler of the Month (archive)

"'[Ilhan Omar] has been facing anti-Muslim racism [since] her campaign [for Congress] and it has only continued since she was elected. . . . And to push that aside and treat the smear campaign following her tweets is an explicit act of misdirection that doesn't address anti-Semitism in America. . . . Rather, it gives people another opportunity to attack and diminish our first Black Muslim congresswoman."

Mariam Durrani, assistant professor of anthropology at Hamilton College, on widespread criticism of Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitic tweets implying that members of Congress support Israel because they're paid to do so; Millennial Politics, February 14, 2019. (link to source)

We Couldn't Have Said it Better (archive)

"What we're seeing is that fashionable anti-Israel ideologies on college campuses are trickling down to the high schools. Yesterday's college students are today's high school teachers. Misinformation learned in biased college classrooms is now being taught in social-studies classes in public schools."

Andrea Levin, executive director of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), in "Analysts Warn of Anti-Israel, 'Negative Feedback Loop' in American High Schools, Colleges"; JNS, January 17, 2019. (link to source)

CAMPUS WATCH, a project of the Middle East Forum, reviews and critiques Middle East studies in North America with an aim to improving them. The project mainly addresses five problems: analytical failures, the mixing of politics with scholarship, intolerance of alternative views, apologetics, and the abuse of power over students. Campus Watch fully respects the freedom of speech of those it debates while insisting on its own freedom to comment on their words and deeds.