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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Students Running the Asylum?

For John, BLUFThis seems like a "Red Pill / Blue Pill" issue.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From PJ Media, by Writer Robert Spencer, 5 October 2018.

Here is the lede plus two:

How divorced from reality are our nation’s college and university campuses today?  This divorced from reality: a terrorism class at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has become the focus of controversy for daring to discuss Islamic jihad in connection with terrorism.  The connection between Islamic jihad and terrorism is as obvious as the fact that water is wet, but not on campus today.

“Lectures slated for October,” the College Fix reported Wednesday, “include topics such as ‘Islam and the West,’ ‘The origins of Jihad,’ ‘Al Qaida,’ ‘9/11,’ ‘The Islamic State’ and ‘Jihad in Africa,’ according to a syllabus screenshot.”

That all seems fairly straightforward -- but only in the real world, not at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State do exist, 9/11 did happen, and there is jihad activity against the West and in Africa.  However, Muslim student Ali Khan “took to social media to express outrage over the content of ‘Political Science 347: Terrorism’ and the way the professor approached the subject.”

It seems to me that Student Ali Khan wants a different course taught, a course the instructor, Professor Andrew Kydd may or may not be qualified to teach.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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