Harvard's Middle East Outreach Center: Propaganda for Teachers
In an article written for Campus Watch and appearing at American Thinker, journalist Stephen Schwartz takes a detailed look at Harvard University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies Outreach Center, which provides incredibly biased and shoddy teaching materials for K-12 teachers, and its relationship to Georgetown University's Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding:
In 2005, Saudi prince Alwaleed Bin Talal donated $20 million dollars each to Harvard and Georgetown Universities. In the years since, Georgetown has earned considerably more press for its use of the prince's largesse, through which it renamed an extant center founded in 1993 as the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU). This is due in no small part to the efforts of the center's director, John Louis Esposito, America's foremost apologist for ultra-fundamentalist Wahhabi Islam. The result of the Saudi-Esposito lash-up has been the emergence of ACMCU as an academic institution that promotes vigorously the "Palestinian narrative" and hostility to Israel.
Harvard's Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program has developed at a much slower pace, and as a result, it has received considerably less media attention. . . . Harvard also runs a Center for Middle East Studies (CMES), which includes an Outreach Center directed by one Paul Beran. The Outreach Center has been "awarded National Resource Center status by the US Department of Education's Title VI program and serves educators, students and the general public on topics related to the Middle East region."
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Cross-posted from the Campus Watch blog.