Hat tip Investigative Project on Terrorism
It's bad enough that Georgetown University has a branch campus in Qatar, that duplicitous country that funds terrorism and is the home base of Al Jazeera. Now we learn that GU-Q is hosting a talk by none other than the despicable supporter of terrorism, Sami al-Arian, a man who was deported from the US.
I had not heretofore been aware that Al Arian was the father-in-law of GU's professor of Middle East studies Jonathan Brown, a Muslim convert who rather than deny Islam's violent excesses, actually excuses them on the grounds that if the Prophet did it, who are we to criticize? His recent speech in Herndon, Virginia excused Islamic variations of rape and slavery. This year, he also wrote a piece calling the West hypocrites for condemning the more barbaric forms of sharia punishments (stoning and cutting off of the hand) while we practiced incarceration.
There is something genuinely rotten at Georgetown. The smell emanates from the Talal Chair of Islamic Civilization.