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Posted in: Culture Wars & Censorship, Free Speech

Published on Apr 09, 2017 by Yisrael Medad

Written for MyRightWord

No Honor at U. of Arkansas


The King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies is an academic and research unit in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas, dedicated to the study of the modern Middle East and the geo-cultural area in which Islamic civilization prospered and continues to shape world history.

It had planned a conference on 'honorcide', the Islamic cultural blight known as 'honor killings':

You'll notice that Phyllis Chesler's name is included.

But she won't be speaking.

I have been informed* that three professors protested her inclusion, a Muslim student had 'promised' there would be Muslim group protests and trouble and that there were shattered windows at the Middle East Studies Center and at the current Director's home. Police came.

Seems the center got cold feet and caved in to the newest edition of fascist storm-troopers.

Phyllis was designated an "Islamophobe". And disinvited.

The death of free speech, free thought, and intellectual diversity at yet another campus, the University of Arkansas Law School?

Oh, BTW, sometimes Phyllis has suffered similarly from Jews.

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UPDATE

Official. Prof. Chesler is off:

SECOND UPDATE

It was suggested to check online police reports for both the campus police and Fayetteville PD.

I was informed that on April 8th, at 18:59, the Fayetteville Police Department has a “Code 7” on the street where the head of the Center resides. Code 7 means “out of service for a meal break.” However, at that street, there is no place to eat unless one has brought take-out. And why there of all places?

Since January 1, no police calls are registered in this neighbiohood. Why would cops take a break there?

Could that be linked to a broken-window call at the home of the Center's director?

Seems to be no campus police report on broken windows.

Has there been a hush-up?


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