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.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

UC Berkeley's Hatem Bazian: Academic or Activist?

Hatem Bazian is a senior lecturer in the department of Near Eastern studies, a member of the faculty advisory board in the Religion, Politics and Globalization Program, and an adjunct professor at Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, where he received his Ph.D. in Islamic studies.

Along with teaching courses in Islamic law, religious studies and Arabic, Bazian, a Palestinian native, also devotes an inordinate amount of time to pro-Palestinian activism. Unfortunately, the bulk of this activism is centered on organizations, publications, speeches, and events that demonize Israel and, at times, the United States.

To read the entire post, go to Campus Watch.

Update (5/11): Omri at Mere Rhetoric includes mention of the Bazian post in his "End Of the Week 'We're Losing College Campuses' Roundup." He's also awarded me the three-year winner of the as-of-yet mythical "National Anti-Jihad Best Name Award." Sounds good to me!

Update (5/15): Candace de Russy over at NRO's higher education blog, Phi Beta Cons, excerpts the Bazian piece at length.