Interesting Bits

02/27/2015 7:42

The New New Anti-Semitism

Roger Simon: Well, maybe it was never really gone, but, like cancer, it was in remission.  Born at the end of World War II, I was one of those lucky Jews to be born in a period of remission as never before seen, particularly in the United States.

It’s over.  And how it’s over.  You don’t need a poll to tell you that, but new onejust conducted by Trinity College and the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law tells us that 54 percent of self-identified Jewish students in 55 college across the country experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism during the 2013-2014 school year. Whoa! Welcome to the University of Berlin.

At the same time, the David Horowitz Freedom Centerhas published a “Top 10″ academic institutions for Jew hatred with two Ivies — Columbia and Cornell — at the top.  Representatives of Columbia are already crying foul, but with Rashid Khalididirector of their Middle East studies department, what do they expect?  He’s not exactly an impartial academic, more like Mahmoud Abbas with  better credentials.  (Abbas got his PhD in Moscow for a thesis denying the Holocaust)

I can understand why the university would be concerned, however.  A lot of  parents, not to mention alumni and donors, are probably a bit perturbed to see the institution at the top of such a list.  More importantly, how about prospective students?  If I were a young person, I wouldn’t want to apply at this point. The idea of Columbia with a judenrein student body, given the overwhelming contribution of Jews to the university’s past, is as tragic as it is hard to fathom.

But then, as we all know, American academia is just part of the global zeitgeist, albeit a shameful and especially dangerous part.

 

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02/26/2015 8:22

Talk about Dedication

How devoted are the Royals to getting back to the World Series? They won't even eat cheeseburgers.  (I rooted for the Royals last year in the World Series. Regret they didn't win. Not sure they can get there this year)

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02/26/2015 1:56

But He doesn't Want to See

 A group of Coptic Christians marched to the Whie House on Tuesday, demanding that President Obama protect Christians from the genocide that is taking place in the Middle East.

“Obama, Obama, did you see? Christian blood in the sea,” they repeated as they marched in D.C.

 

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02/25/2015 8:43

So Will They Become Domestic Terrorists

One in four British Muslims sympathise with terrorists behind the Charlie Hebdo attacks. (There is going to be a violent collision between free speech and British domestic terrorists.)

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02/25/2015 8:38

Lot of Americans are Wondering

Nationally, only 47 percent of people think the nation’s leader loves America while 35 percent do not. (but a majority says he does feel cuddly about Islam)

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02/25/2015 2:38

You Can't Mention Heven HERE

A group of pastors were forced to find a different location for a racial reconcilation event in the Washington, D.C., because their theme included "an appeal to heaven."  (Well, to be fair,  Obama and the Democrats have changed it so it more closely resembles Hell so....)

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02/25/2015 9:34

Waiting For The BBQ Study

Study Finds Beer Compound Will Protect the Brain, Prevent Alzheimer’s.  (Now if studies show chocolate and BBQ is good for you....)

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02/25/2015 6:58

Well, Somebody Has To, I Guess

  Starbucks working diligently to protect the planet from threat posed by whipped cream.  (And some people have that easy job of fighting ISIS.)

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George L. Duncan
George L. Duncan