Anthony Glees: “Britain’s universities will have to generate two national cultures: one non-Muslim and largely secular, the other Muslim…We will have two identities, two sets of allegiance and two legal and political systems. This must, by the Government’s own logic, hugely increase the risk of terrorism.”
Ibn Warraq’s brilliant evisceration of Edward Said’s pseudo-intellectual fraudulence notwithstanding, the charlatan’s web and his legacy continue to afflict and imperil the West, engendering simultaneous Western self-loathing, and Islamic hagiography, fueled by cash infusions from the Saudi oil ticks.
Read this utterly depressing report in today’s (4/13/08) London Telegraph about the abysmal state of “Islamic Studies” in Dhimmi Britain, and the lonely, intrepid efforts of Anthony Glees, director of Brunel University’s Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies.
Prof Glees says Government policies “push the wrong sort of education by the wrong sort of people, funded by the wrong sorts of donor.”
He added: “The Government must reconsider its far-reaching, security-driven plan to use higher education in the fight against the radicalisation of young British Muslims. If it proceeds, it will create the very situation the Government wants to avoid: the development of self-imposed Muslim apartheid in the UK.”
He called on the Government to ban universities from accepting money from Saudi or Islamic groups to fund Islamic studies; for all university donations to be made public, and for a public inquiry into foreign funding. Major donations include £20 million from the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia towards the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, due to open next year, which is associated to the university.
Prof Glees’s report claims that over the past five years, 70 per cent of politics lectures at the Middle Eastern Centre at St Antony’s College, Oxford, were “implacably hostile” to the West and Israel – an allegation denied by Oxford.
Prof Glees says universities are so strapped for cash that they risk being “held over a barrel”, with no option but to accept donations. He said: “Britain’s universities will have to generate two national cultures: one non-Muslim and largely secular, the other Muslim.
“We will have two identities, two sets of allegiance and two legal and political systems. This must, by the Government’s own logic, hugely increase the risk of terrorism.”