Pamela Geller, American Thinker: Harvard Fires Critic of Jihad


Don't miss my American Thinker article today on Harvard's latest capitulation to the Islamic assault on free speech. It's a follow-up to my Human Events piece last week.


Harvard Fires Critic of Jihad By Pamela Geller American Thinker December 22

In a crushing blow to academic freedom, Harvard University has censored and fired a prominent professor because university administrators didn't like what he said about Islam.  The tenured professors at Harvard, who cannot be fired in order to protect their freedom to express themselves, have failed to rally to the cause of the fired professor — and worse, the expulsion was occasioned in part by a faculty vote:
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At a meeting of Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences, faculty members voted with an "overwhelming majority" to remove two economics courses - 'Quantitative Methods in Economics and Business' and 'Economic Development in India and East Asia' – that Mr Swamy teaches at the three-month Harvard Summer School session.

Harvard has  dropped economics courses taught by a Hindu professor, Subramanian Swamy, president of the Janata Party of India and a former Union Cabinet minister, because of something that had nothing to do with economics: he wrote an editorial that Muslims find offensive.  And now the Harvard Crimson has added insult to injury by applauding this decision and declaring a barbarian's war on the founding principle of this great nation — our unalienable individual rights.

The protection of academic freedom on campus, of which political free speech is the most protected, has been tossed away, weakly, meekly, cravenly, at Harvard — pointing to the initial stage of the postmodern Dark Ages.

Free speech protects all speech, not just the ideas that we like (that's the easy part).  It particularly protects those ideas that we don't like.  Because who would decide what ideas are good and acceptable and what ideas are forbidden?  The elitists at Harvard?  The Crimson thinks so.  An editorial attributed to "the Crimson Staff" said that Swamy's op-ed was "inflammatory" and complained that he "calls for the destruction of mosques as retaliation for terrorist attacks in India, as well as the disenfranchisement of Indian Muslims who refuse to acknowledge Hindu ancestry."  The Crimson claimed that "Swamy's op-ed clearly constitutes hate speech, by even the most lenient definition. As a matter of principle, there is no place for hate speech in the Harvard community. … The faculty's decision to remove Swamy from the teaching roster was wise, just, and reasonable."

"Wise, just, and reasonable."  It is to laugh, it is to cry.  Harvard's cowardice in the face of Islamic supremacism contains no element of wisdom or justice or reason.  It is devoid of rational thinking, objective reality, and any knowledge of Indian history.  These urbane savages cover for the unimaginable slaughter of almost 100 million Hindus in jihadi wars and enslavements.

The history of India is teeming with Muslim monsters such as Timur the Terrible, who paraphrased the Koran: "'O prophet make war against the infidels and treat them severely.'  My great object in invading Hindustan (India) had been to wage a religious war against the infidel Hindus."  And he did.  Hundreds of thousands of Hindus were beheaded and towers made of their skulls.  The warrior Babur was particularly fond of raising higher and higher towers of Hindu heads that the Muslims had cut off during and after every battle.  He loved to sit in his royal tent and watch this spectacle.  On one such occasion, the ground flowed with so much blood "and became so filled with quivering carcasses that his tent had to be moved thrice to a higher level."  (That's from The Koran and the Kafir, by A. Ghosh.)  He only missed the "merit" of demolishing temples and breaking symbols and images because his predecessor Firuz Tughlak hardly left any for him in the territories he traversed.

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