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, May 24, 2011

Letter to Campus Watch: Qaddafi Money Tied to Co-Sponsor of Huron University College Chair of Islamic Studies

Campus Watch has just published a letter signed by concerned residents of London, Ontario, home of Huron University College (HUC). On May 11, CW published an article by Canadian journalist Barbara Kay, "The Dumbing Down of Due Diligence at Canada's Huron College," a shorter version of which appeared May 13 in Canada's National Post. Kay detailed the questionable sources of funding for a new chair in Islamic studies at HUC. The signatories of the latest letter also signed an April 5 letter to HUC interim principal (president) Trish Fulton explaining their concerns about the funding.]

We thank Campus Watch for publishing the excellent essay of Barbara Kay on the establishment of a Chair in Islamic Studies at Huron University College in London, Ontario funded mainly by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) and the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC). Your coverage sparked quite a bit of media interest in Canada and, at last, this matter is getting public attention.

This report is coming to you from a number of the individuals who signed the original letter of concern to Huron University College. (It is not signed by all of them because we want to get the information contained in this communication out quickly and we do not have the time to contact and receive a reply from all the signatories.) As the message is too long for a letter to any editor, we hope you will publish this on your web-site as an update to Barbara Kay's essay.

The rest of the letter is posted here.

Cross-posted from Winfield Myers at the Campus Watch blog.