Cinnamon Stillwell

I’m the West Coast representative for Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum. I was a political columnist for (San Francisco Chronicle online) from 2004-2008. I've written for the Algemeiner, Daily Caller, Washington Examiner, Independent Journal Review, American Thinker, FrontPage Magazine, Jihad Watch, Family Security Matters, Accuracy In Media, Newsbusters, Israel National News, Jewish Press, J-The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California, and many others.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Campus Watch and California's Middle East Academic Radicals

As the Northern California Reprentative for Campus Watch, it is my goal to focus on Middle East studies academia here on the West Coast. My latest Campus Watch article, which is posted at the American Thinker, looks at our efforts in California, as well as setting the record straight on what our work is all about:
After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, it became painfully clear that if America was to become more engaged in the Middle East, it would need to develop a greater understanding of the area. Scholars of Middle East studies at our nation's universities were called upon to explain the religious, cultural and political dynamics of the region to students, journalists, and politicians

Unfortunately, many of the leading academic lights in the field proved to be woefully unprepared for the conflict at hand and-much worse, were actively hostile to the interests of the United States and its allies.

It was for this reason that in Sept. 2002, Middle East Forum director and Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes started Campus Watch (, a project intended, as stated at its website, to "review and critique Middle East studies in North America, with an aim to improving them."

Campus Watch has since focused its efforts on the West Coast, where no shortage exists of Middle East studies academics with problematic perspectives.
Continue reading "Campus Watch and California's Middle East Academic Radicals"


Blogger david santos said...

Thanks for you work and have a good day

Sunday, July 22, 2007 12:00:00 PM  
Blogger diurnalist said...

The left and Muslim groups like CAIR know that first you demonize anyone who dares to criticize so they can be bullied into silence. That's what fascists do.

Sunday, July 22, 2007 12:49:00 PM  

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