Cinnamon Stillwell

I’m the West Coast Representative for Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum that focuses on Middle East studies. I was a political columnist for SFGate.com (San Francisco Chronicle online) from 2004-2008. I've written for the American Thinker, Frontpage Magazine, Family Security Matters, Accuracy In Media, Newsbusters, Israel National News, The Jewish Policy Center, J-The Jewish News Weekly of N. CA, Intellectual Conservative and many others. More info at CinnamonStillwell.com.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Sara Roy: The Harvard Professor Who Cried Censorship

Unfounded claims of censorship are exceedingly common in the field of Middle East studies, where, all too often, having one's work criticized or rejected on its merit is equated with being silenced.

Sara Roy, a senior research scholar at Harvard University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies, is the latest to jump on the censorship bandwagon. Tufts University's Fletcher Forum of World Affairs recently rejected her book review of Matthew Levitt's Hamas: Politics, Charity and Terrorism in the Service of Jihad (2006), an act that, according to Roy, constituted a "blatant…case of censorship."

Despite the "censorship" allegedly being visited upon Roy's review, it is now posted at the journal for the Middle East Policy Council for all to read. And Roy's sob story is available via her preface.

To read my entire post, go to the Campus Watch blog.

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