Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tufts University Professor Gives Bizarre Presentation

Hat tip Frontpage Magazine and Campus Watch

Bizarre. That's the only word I can attach to this presentation given March 17 in Washington DC by Tufts University professor Thomas Abowd on the issue of Israel and Jerusalem. Andrew Harrod wrote the below article for Frontpage Magazine.

There's not a lot one can add to Harrod's piece, which leaves one with the impression that Abowd must have been smoking his socks prior to taking the microphone. I would like to add a couple of points though.

First of all, how many times is there word "Jerusalem" found in the Old and New Testaments? Hundreds, I would guess. How about the Koran?


That is because, Dear Reader, Jerusalem was the capital of the Jewish land of Israel three thousand years ago long before Islam was born.The Islamic claim to Jerusalem as their third holiest city is based on the belief that the prophet Mohammad flew there on a winged horse one night from where he ascended into the heavens to meet with prior prophets. Even then, it was referred to as "the farthest mosque"-even though there was no mosque there at the time. That's rock solid.

And when did the Arabs in the region begin referring to themselves as "Palestinians"? That would be in the 1960s.

Before closing, let me retract the above crack about Abowd smoking his socks. I just realized that March 17 was St Patrick's Day. That explains the boffo statements. In the future I would hope Abowd will celebrate St Paddies Day after he gives a speech.


Siarlys Jenkins said...

Jerusalem was the capital of the Jewish land of Israel three thousand years ago long before Islam was born.

Shall we give Cahokia and whatever empire it ruled back to whatever remnants of Native American tribes we can gather together to receive it?

How about we give all of southern Ohio back to the Shawnee?

Jews returning to the Holy Land makes sense, and they had been doing that in small groups back to Ottoman times. But to see "this is all mine because my ancestors lived here 3000 years ago" strains credulity.

Gary Fouse said...

Nor should we give Stettin back to Germany. I made the point, however, to refute the bizarre statements by this professor.

elwood p suggins said...

Or the 13 original colonies back to the Brits?? Or much of the Southwest/West back to the Mexicans?? Naw, didn't think so.