USA: DePaul University panders to Islam

Wikipedia describes the university as:

“DePaul University is a private university in Chicago, Illinois. Founded by the Vincentians in 1898, the university takes its name from the 17th-century French priest Saint Vincent de Paul… [It] places special emphasis on recruiting first-generation students and others from disadvantaged backgrounds.” Wiki says the religious affiliation is Roman Catholic.

According to Mondoweiss, who are horribly biased but presumably accurate on this, dated May 24, 2014: DePaul University student body votes to divest from Israeli occupation in campus-wide referendum.

It is response to earlier article in the paper: Telling the truth about Boycott, Divest and Sanction Israel, one Shereen Yousuf, “an adjunct professor of intercultural communications at DePaul.”writes However you voted, say “no” to racism and Islamophobia

Seeing as the vote is over, this piece is not meant to chide students about their vote for DePaul Divest. Rather, this serves as a rhetorical critique of the anti-divest piece recently published in The DePaulia by Professor Steven Resnicoff. Those who were anti-divest should attempt to distance themselves and their arguments from Resnicoff’s piece given its appallingly seditious accusations hurled at Muslims and Arabs as a collective unit, worthy of collective guilt at the expense of silencing criticisms of Israel.

Here are my major criticisms of Resnicoff’s article:

1. It falsely insinuates that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is anti-Israel, and erroneously accuses it of promoting violence.

2. It absolves Israel of human rights violations and pinkwashing

3. It normalizes stereotypes and collective guilt of all Muslims

The author expands on each point at the link.

So, a Catholic university desperately needs professors of “intercultural communications.” A more accurate description might be, “propagandist for Islam.”

Universities, outside of the science and technical fields, are utterly hopeless: nothing but agitprop for the leftist outlook on life.

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