Saturday, November 03, 2007

Science subverted for religious purposes

Prof. Nadia Abu El-Haj

On yet another case of science being subverted to Jewish religious supremacy - a Palestinian professor of anthropology was almost denied tenure for having written, "Facts on the Ground: Archaeological Practice and Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society." Published in 2001 the book demonstrates how Israeli and Jewish anthropologists manipulate the interpretation of facts to further an origin myth about the homeland of the Jewish people.

Ms. Abu El-Haj's bid for tenure, which required approval from Columbia University, has drawn fire from Barnard alumni, who threatened to withhold their financial contributions to their alma mater if the college lent its support to her scholarship. Some scholars said Ms. Abu El-Haj should be denied tenure not because she is pro-Palestinian, but because her ideology distorts and drives her scholarship.

From "After Battle, Barnard Professor Given Tenure"

by Arnie Karni

NY Sun

Nov 2, 2007



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