Thursday, April 2, 2009
Bigoted Professors and Palestinian Murderers, Hypocrisy
A Palestinian went on a rampage with a pickaxe and knife today through a West Bank settlement, ending in the murder of a 13 year-old Jewish teen and the murderer's escape. It seems killing Jewish teenagers with pickaxes is helping end the Israeli "occupation" or bring peace. This just shows that a Palestinian state alongside Israel will only create more problems for the Jewish state.
The hypocrisy of the Palestinian Authority (or any Palestinian authority) knows no bounds. The PA has now issued a death penalty for any Palestinians who sell land to Jews or Israelis, apparently oblivious of the fact that Israeli has given the Palestinians an immense amount of land over the past 60 years and gotten squat in return.
I had an interesting experience two days ago in a "Political Islam" class. The professor, last name Petrovic, which doesn't sound Arab in the least, opened the first lecture of the course with this line:
"Christianity is a religion most authentic in times of suffering. Islam, on the other hand, is a religion of success."
I ran that through my head for five minutes and couldn't find an explanation for it in which he was not trash-talking Christianity and asserting Islamic "superiority". What does Christianity- or any religion besides Islam- have to do with Political Islam? Nothing, certainly not enough to be mention as the first topic of discussion in the class.
Petrovic then went on to call Jesus a "failure" within the first half hour. I promptly packed my papers and left the class. I contacted the School of Social Sciences yesterday and they pointed me to Petrovic's right to free speech.
How many other teachers are spewing this hate speech in their classes, hiding behind the right to free speech the same way flag burners and anti-Westerners living in the US do? How many professors are poisoning the minds of their students with this irrelevant and entirely unnecessary filth, all the while hiding behind its title as "legitimate discourse"?
I expect better from academia. I guess my standards are too high.