Hat tip Campus Watch
Cinnamon Stillwell of Campus Watch has compiled several reactions to the Middle East riots over the video, "The Innocence of Muslims" from US-based academics. Some are Muslim professors and some are not. I am familiar with many of these names and have heard three of them speak on more than one occasion. What you read below is typical and predictable because these professors are anti-Israel, pro-Arab activists. It is we who are the bad guys.
You see, when you add all that up, the riots are not just over the video (which) is an excuse), but when we go back to the roots of it all, it is we-The West- who have humiliated people, colonized them, disrespected them, and supported Israel. Furthermore, you have this guy Hamid Dabashi from Columbia (which is chock full of Middle East radical types including Barack Obama's old pal, Rashid Khalidi), who says this:
"Sam Bacile [the pseudonym for the alleged filmmaker, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula] is integral to a pattern, an Islamophobic streak of racism that runs deep into American culture."
To Mr. Dabashi (who is from that wonderful country called Iran), I say this:
1 Bacile or Nakoula or whatever-his-name-is, is a Coptic Christian from Egypt. Considering the persecution his people suffer in that country from the Muslim majority, it may be understandable that he has a certain bias against Islam. I still think he used poor judgment in making that film because it does insult all Muslims-good, bad, or indifferent and also because it places his co-religionists in Egypt in greater danger. Having said that, we must stand firm on free speech and remind Dabashi that the US Government has apologized plenty-which did not stop the rioting.
2 Secondly, Mr Dabashi, if that is what you think about our country and our culture, why don't you go back to Iran? Maybe you can help root out those Baha'i.
How dare you come to our country and trash us in this manner.