Let me get this straight. 10 years ago a wealthy Yale alumnus offered to donate $20 million dollars to Yale provided the money was spent on a Western Civilization curriculum and Yale turned down the money.
Fast forward to the present: 2 other elite universities eagerly accept $20 million dollars a piece to fund "Islamic Studies". No questions asked, no debate, no general review of the issues involved. To add insult to injury one of the two universities is supposedly in business to support the vision of the Roman Catholic Church!
In sum, this is the message from our supposed centers of elite higher education: Western civilization (NO); "Islamic Studies" (YES).
There's 1 comforting underlying fact in all of this. Our most dangerous enemy is not the one outside our borders who sometimes dares to show his face (Radical Islam). Rather our biggest enemy is our own home-grown cultural Marxism (also known as "secular humanism", "political correctness", "diversity in the community", "progressive activism", "ACLU", etc.). We can put an end to this charade by exposing these institutions and the people behind them for who they are: fifth columnists who will stop at nothing to bring defeat to our nation and culture.
The next time someone tries to "ooh and ahh" you by linking themselves or something to one of these elite universities, remind them of this seditious behavior. Action breeds reaction. [link]
I'd like to qualify something I said in the prior comment. I said that Radical Islam is outside our borders. I guess I should have said that Radical Islam is MOSTLY outside our borders. I haven't had my coffee yet, so I hadn't taken the time to think about Farrakhan, Saudi Petro-Dollars, Prislam, the broken immigration system, the Roxbury Mosque, Al-Fukra, etc.
Don't worry, though, Ted Kennedy's been working very hard since 1965 to bring Radical Islam into this country. Ted's efforts were rewarded on 9-11; his are the gifts that keep on giving.
posted by: jrtelegraph