The American Studies Association (ASA), allegedly a scholarly association – (“our nation’s oldest (1951) and largest association devoted to the interdisciplinary study of American culture and history,”) has abandoned its scholarly pursuits to boycott Israel, and banned Israel’s university representatives participation in a forthcoming academic conference at a California hotel/resort. The chain subsequently declined. Why would a once-respectable organization depart from its stated mission, and take on a jihadist agenda? Answer: moral bankruptcy – clearly and definitively anti-Semitic, they have chosen Marxism and Islamism over democracy, virtue, and integrity.
Jihadist professors want to isolate Israel for the “Palestinian cause,” a deflection and façade for the greater global threat of world domination. A blood-thirsty lot, Mahmoud Abbas has openly called for the murder of Israelis. The reign of terror has begun on the Jewish state, just as it is under way in other countries. This is the group that ASA supports; this is the group that ASA has become.
As I noted last December, 2013:
[Then-]President Curtis Marez admitted that there are worse countries than Israel but, he added, “One has to start somewhere.” Can you picture Marez as part of a firefighting team sent to extinguish a blaze in Southern California, and he’ll start “somewhere” in North Dakota? So they’re boycotting Israel’s universities, which are also attended by Palestinian students, rather than boycotting Palestinian universities, which were instituted by Israel but are prohibited to Jewish students.
ASA ignores Israel’s scholarly contributions – and the Muslim danger
All but the comatose know that Israel has won more Nobel prizes per capita than any other country, has more laureates in real numbers than China, Mexico and Spain; publishes more books translated from other languages, and Israelis read more books per capita than any other nation. She leads with the number of scientists and technicians in the work force (exceeding the U.S. by 63%) and most physicians and engineers per capita, ranks third in producing the most scientific papers per capita, and her contributions to medicine and agriculture are beyond miraculous. With Israel’s dedication to morality and improving life, she appears as the moral conscience that Islam and ASA resent. The association has chosen tyranny over democracy, using Palestinian propaganda to trash Israel, while also harming America and the entire non-Islamic world. We are all Islam’s despised infidels.
- An estimated nine million Christians martyred by Islam, another 50 million killed in jihad, and still another million African Christians killed in the 20th century, total 60 million Christians.
- Between the 8th and 19th century, 10 to 18 million Africans were brought by Arab slave traders from Africa.
- An estimated 80 million Hindus were killed in 500 years of jihad against India, counted among the world’s greatest genocides. India’s mountains, Hindu Kush, mean funeral pyre, where Indian women first self-immolated to escape Muslim rape and enslavement. Tamerlane, one of the most violent jihadists (and after whom a Boston Marathon bomber was named), devastated 700 villages, killing 90,000 Indians in a day, enslaving 180,000. His son destroyed temples, forced conversions, and built two towers of human heads “so high that men on horseback could not see over them.”
- About 10 million Buddhists were killed by jihadists in Turkey, Afghanistan, along the Silk Route, and in India.
- Jihad was 100% effective against Jews in Arabia. Lacking political power, Jews submitted to dhimmihood, and destroyed Persian Zoroastrians.
- After constant wars between Persia and the Byzantine Empire, followed by the Black Plague, Islam’s apostles invaded, slaughtered Christians and Persians, destroyed Egypt (the breadbasket) and Syria (heart of the law), and annihilated all classical civilization in Europe within 25 years.
- Over 1400 years, Muslims brutally killed 270 million, which now historians estimate at 300-400 million. Since 9/11, this “religion of peace” has carried out almost 25,000 deadly terrorist attacks against five religions.
In every measurable area of civilization, the Islamic world finishes last or next to last, their people among the highest in illiteracy and in producing terrorists, suffering and bloodshed. Islam glorifies memorizing the 7th century Qur’an and poverty, which go hand in hand with backwardness, frustration, jealousy, anger and war, with which ASA is seeking “deeper engagement.” And, because the Qur’an teaches that Islam is superior to all other religions, the Muslims must annihilate those who stand between them and supremacy – advanced Western civilization – whether by sword or social, political, and economic destruction for conquest.
Islamists obstructed early Mediterranean commerce, forcing traders to the Silk Road, increasing expenses, hardships, and travel time by months; and continue to kidnap, rape and behead, to intimidate and frighten, and enforce Sharia. They use less violent means to demand “religious” accommodations, infiltrate government and academia, boycott to foil international cooperation and tourism, create no-go zones to control cities. The war against Israel is most publicized, but Sweden, rape capital of the world, also holds the world record for rapes and number of school fires set by Muslims – one per day. They are versatile, determined and persuasive to entice the unprincipled.
In her incoming speech, ASA’s president, Lisa Duggan, identified her Neo-Marxist radicalism, citing “American Imperialism” as their focus. Novelist Giannina Braschi, mocking the 9/11 attacks, advocated holy war against capitalism and individual achievement. They deliberately displayed their moral bankruptcy when abandoning their founding tenets, and of 5,000 members, 2,200 library and other institutions, only 200+ universities rejected the bigoted boycott of Israeli and US scholars; four universities withdrew their membership. Jihadist professors and academicians are collaborating with pure lethal hatred against Israel (national origin) and Jews (religion). This is not a Palestinian issue, but discrimination and a national and international campaign against Jews, as existed in Germany, 1933 – to be followed by books banned or burned? ASA should be deprived of its status as a tax-exempt non-profit 501(c) organization, since it has become a political advocacy group.
Jihad against infidels by infidels?
Ironically, this is jihad against “infidels” by other non-Islamic “infidels.” Duggan does not address Islam’s legacy to the world, their history of brutality that changed entire continents, North Africa and the Middle East, from Christian to Muslim. Rather, she has joined the (at least) 63,035,000 jihadists responsible for financing the Munich Massacre of Israeli Olympic athletes; refusing the many peace efforts; inciting riots, throwing stones, butchering innocents, using Muslim human shields to increase their blame tactics; the terror tunnels, and the current car and lone-wolf intifada. Duggan has joined the Muslims who have invented nothing, created nothing, and given nothing to civilization’s betterment.
Today, ISIS (wealthiest terror group) demolishes shrines, temples and tombs, and relishes decapitation; Hamas (second wealthiest group) uses Muslim children to dig tunnels through which to reach and slaughter Israeli children; Boko Haram kidnaps, rapes, and enslaves; Palestinians are malevolently slaughtering Israelis and firing rockets from occupied schools and hospitals, and ASA is deliberately showing solidarity in religious discrimination with these savages for a “greater Islam.” Muslim Brotherhood operative Mohamed Akram and the Brotherhood knew to appeal to different strata of the American population; advancement of the Islamic movement includes, among many others, the world of education. Ties exist between the Muslim Brotherhood, ASA, and Georgetown University professor and member of President Obama’s National Advisory Board, Dr. John Esposito.
“Show me just what Mohammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith that he preached.” – Manuel II Palaiologos, one of the last Christian rulers before the Fall of Constantinople to the Muslim Ottoman Empire.
“Israel has proved that for fifty years, its real power is in its democracy, guarding the rights of citizens, applying laws to the rich and poor, the big and small . . . and in the participation of the nation in the development of institutions according to ability and efficiency…” – Columnist Dr. Talal Al-Shareef, Palestinian newspaper Al Quds, May 27, 1999.☼
Author of “Confronting the Deception,” Tabitha Korol began her political career after 9/11, with letters to the editor and essays, developing a readership and earning two writing awards along the way. Her work appeared on Academia.edu, Christian Action Network, Conservative News and Views, Dr. Rich Swier, iPatriot, Liberty News & Views, LobbyistsforCitizens.com; Published Reporter, Renew America, Ted Belman, The Noisy Room, Trevor Loudon’s New Zeal, Virginia Christian Alliance, WebCommentary, and others.
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