Academic Malfeasance: The Case of Christopher Bail

christopher-bail-wrote-terrified-bunkChristopher Bail, a rising academic star, boasts a Ph.D. from Harvard and holds the Douglas and Ellen Lowey Assistant Professorship of Sociology at Duke University. In 2015, Princeton University Press published his Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream, which won the American Sociological Association’s 2016 Distinguished Book Award for the sociology of religion.

The blurb for Terrified summarizes what Princeton UP calls Bail’s “pioneering theoretical argument” in which he “traces how the anti-Muslim narrative of the political fringe has captivated large segments of the American media, government, and general public, validating the views of extremists who argue that the United States is at war with Islam and marginalizing mainstream Muslim-Americans who are uniquely positioned to discredit such claims.”

 

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  • What a jerk. He has a Ph.D.? He sure don’t know squat about Islam.

    There is only Islam.

    No “pioneering theoretical argument” will change the above fact. Having a Ph.D. from Harvard only makes Harvard look bad.

    • Minicapt

      It is not possible to make Harvard look bad.

      Cheers

  • vwVwwVwv

    sociology is not a academic degree, its a political one.
    what he preaches is poison to your way of life.

    return university to sanity, clasical study, no Socialist-Bullxxt-Studys,
    distracting our kids from academia to leftist theology
    harmful to them, us, people, country
    and nation.

    • BillyHW

      I think his degree is in Sodomy.

  • BillyHW

    Islam is at war with the world. Christopher Bail is an unholy faggot.

  • V10_Rob

    Maybe anti-muslim sentiment wouldn’t have gained so much traction if it weren’t for the fact that islam is an aggressively expansionist death cult.

    15 years since 9/11, but even after that high water mark, the West was extremely restrained in its attitudes. Virtually everyone was in the kumbaya canoe; we were willing to accept the attack (and others that would follow) as aberrations, the deranged acts of tiny minority. “Hey, it’s cool, we get it, there’s some real nutters among the fundamentalist Christians. We’ve learned the lessons of history, we’re not going to arbitrarily round up an entire ethno-religious populace and place them in concentration camps for the crimes of a few, that’d be unjust”.

    It’s only really been the past few years that anti-islam sentiment has really been on the rise. The useful idiots call this ‘islamophobia’, but that’s a misnomer. It implies a fear based on something unfamiliar or unknown, and often irrational. Well, we’ve been getting to know islam very well in recent years, and there’s nothing irrational about our concerns. We tried tolerance, and it was spat back in our faces.

    • Blacksmith

      “Well, we’ve been getting to know islam very well in recent years, and
      there’s nothing irrational about our concerns. We tried tolerance, and
      it was spat back in our faces.”
      Very well stated, may I borrow that in the future?

  • Blacksmith

    “and marginalizing mainstream Muslim-Americans who are uniquely positioned to discredit such”

    No dipshit, mainstream muslims are neither positioned or willing to discredit it. They are like you the enablers of pisslamist supremism.