UNC’s 'Literature of 9/11' Course Indoctrinates Students to Love Jihad Terror, Hate America
Alec Dent, a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, broke the story in The College Fix:
An English class offered at UNC Chapel Hill this fall called "Literature of 9/11" explores the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks from the perspective of radical Islamists and those who view America as an imperialist nation.
The course represents virtually everything wrong with American academia today.
The reading list consists entirely of writings by Leftists who view the War on Terror as a massive exercise in American racism and imperialism. Most of the other writings are by Muslims who … view the War on Terror as a massive exercise in American racism and imperialism.
As the incomparable Daniel Greenfield puts it: "#OnlyTerroristLivesMatter.”
The course’s professor, Neel Ahuja, is identified in the College Fix article as “an associate professor of English, comparative literature, and geography at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.” However, UNC’s website lists him more specifically as “associate professor of postcolonial studies in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC.”
“Postcolonial studies”: that’s as likely to present a positive or even fair view of the United States of America as the Department of “Queer Theory” is to present a course titled "The Wisdom of Pat Robertson."
According to Ahuja’s Blinkness rating page -- which is similar to Rate My Professors but specific to Chapel Hill -- he seems to be popular with his students, and received generally positive reviews. However, several students also warned not to disagree with Ahuja, especially in a graded assignment.
Of the dismal and one-sided offerings in this propaganda session masquerading as a college class, the only one I have read is Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Speaking of regrets, I was sorry I had wasted my time. The book was an extended exercise in grievance-mongering, intending to show how U.S. policies were driving thoughtful, reasonable people to become jihad terrorists.
Despite the word “fundamentalist” in the title, there was little in the book about Islamic texts and teachings, and what effects they could have upon a devout believer.
No, it was all the fault of the big bad United States.
UNC, like virtually all major universities today, is not a center of higher learning, but a center of far-Left indoctrination, and woe unto you if you dare walk out of step. UNC is a particularly ugly and virulent center of this indoctrination: they employ the likes of Carl Ernst, who has won an award from the genocidally anti-Semitic Islamic Republic of Iran for his work on whitewashing Islamic jihad; and Omid Safi, the desperately dishonest Islamic supremacist who has since moved on to even greener dawah opportunities at nearby Duke.
I myself am a UNC graduate, and I’m sure that UNC’s embarrassment at having me as an alumnus is outstripped only by my disgust at having gone there.
But this course, and the situation it reflects -- is it taught significantly different elsewhere?