(This article was originally published on breitbart.com on September 28, 2012) In what may be the first time a Muslim religious figure was removed from a campus position by a university administration, Boston’s Northeastern University told Imam Abdullah Faaruuq that his services as chaplain for Muslim students were “no longer needed.” This
(This article first appeared in the Boston Jewish Advocate on September 7, 2012) Northeastern University has informed a controversial religious leader that he would no longer be recognized as the school’s Muslim chaplain. Abdullah Faaruuq, who is the imam of the Mosque for the Praising of Allah in Roxbury, said
4 May 2012 President Joseph E. Aoun Northeastern University 716 Columbus Place Boston, MA 02120 Dear President Aoun: News is spreading regarding the activities of Northeastern University’s Holocaust Awareness Committee, which is apparently committed to using its funds and the University’s prestige in a shameless orgy of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel
This article was first published in PJ Media on April 17, 2012 Radical professors give anti-Israel lectures while their Jewish colleagues remain silent. Many people suspect that American college students get a left-wing and sometimes radical slant from their professors, especially when it comes to matters concerning the Middle East.
This letter to the editor was first published in The Jewish Advocate on April 6, 2012 The Boston and Northeastern Jewish Communities owe a thank you to Charles Jacobs for his exposure of the anti-Israel, anti-Jewish use of Holocaust Remembrance Week at Northeastern. I was NU Hillel director from 1983
American’s for Peace and Tolerance has come out with a documentary on Northeastern’s Holocaust Memorial Program. Charles Jacobs published a column in the Jewish Advocate summarizing his criticisms. If it’s anything like the responses from the University of California system to similar criticisms, one can easily imagine the response from Northeastern.
(This article first appeared in the Boston Jewish Advocate on August 24, 2012) Back in March, Northeastern University’s president, Joseph E. Aoun, was appointed to an academic board that advises the Department of Homeland Security on how American universities can contribute to antiterrorism efforts. Aoun told The Boston Globe: “We
(This article originally appeared on Mindingthecampus.com on December 17, 2012 and was written by Richard Landes) During Chanukah, two students defaced a Menorah at Northeastern University, and Northeastern’s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) led an ugly anti-Israel/pro-Hamas rally in Copley Square. One observer noted “the virulence of the chants and messages on the
(This article originally appeared on Frontpagemag.com on December 3, 2012 and was written by Richard L. Cravatts) As an example of what the insightful commentator Melanie Phillips referred to as a “dialogue of the demented” in her book, The World Turned Upside Down, Northeastern University’s chapter of Students for Justice
(This article originally appeared on boston.com on November 30, 2012 and was written by Katherine Landergan) Two students confessed to vandalizing a menorah on display at Northeastern University early Friday morning, university officials reported. Dr. Laura Wankel, Vice President of Student Affairs, wrote in an email that the students were