Columbia Professor Compares Israel to Islamic State

11 Apr 2019

Hamid Dabashi, a professor in Columbia University’s Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, wrote on Facebook last week that the only difference between Israel and the Islamic State is that Zionist columnists defend the Jewish state’s “terrorist cause.” Dabashi’s post read in part:

“The only difference: ISIS does not have a platoon of clean shaven and well coiffured [sic] columnists at the New York Times propagating the cause of the terrorist outfit as the Zionists columnists do on a regular basis.”

The Columbia chapter of Students Supporting Israel responded that “[t]his kind of utterly despicable and repugnant statement is not to be expected from a tenured faculty holder in an Ivy League institution.”

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