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Tabitha Korol began her political writing with letters to the editor after her retirement, and earned an outstanding letter-writing award from CAMERA (Committee on Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America).
Her essays have appeared in Right Truth, RenewAmerica, JewishIndy, NewMediaJournal, and others. She proofreads/edits for a monthly city newsletter, and has revised a book of Holocaust survivors’ accounts for publication.
ASA - Academics Surrender to Allah
by Tabitha Korol
Five thousand members of the ASA, American Studies Association, would be better identified as Academics Surrender to Allah. They have declared jihad against the State of Israel. Why? ASA president Curtis Marez admitted that there are worse countries than Israel but, he added, “One has to start somewhere!” Can you picture Marez as part of a firefighting team sent to extinguish a blaze in Southern California, and he’ll start “somewhere” in North Dakota? So they’re boycotting Israel’s universities, which are also attended by Palestinian students, rather than boycotting Palestinian universities that were instituted by Israel but are prohibited to Jewish students – perhaps a study in reverse psychology.
If you've ever wondered how Nazism took hold in Germany or if the masses “really knew” what was happening in their country, look at America now. There have already been 50 court cases in 23 states decided according to Islamic Sharia law, and the actions of the ASA clearly expose the many who are willingly Sharia-compliant, eager to abandon civility, justice, and integrity, to join forces with tyranny. Just in: another 1,000 academics have just joined the crusade.*
Israel’s universities are listed among the top 100 world universities in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer sciences and economics, with the world’s highest per capita rate of university degrees and the world’s highest ratio per capita of scientists, technicians, PhDs, physicians, with contributions in every aspect of life, while being only .02% of the world’s population. Israel contributes to advances in water shortage, agriculture, space travel, solar power, DNA, and more, for all the world’s benefit. Her advanced methods of Intelligence benefit America’s security.
Despite attacks from warring Arab neighbors, Israel is the only vibrant, liberal democracy in the Middle East, with the highest average living standards and per-capita income, exceeding the UK. Israel is the largest immigrant-absorption nation on earth relative to its population, and a trustworthy first responder to countries in peril due to natural disasters. Foremost in humanitarian programs, there was marked improvement when Israel entered Gaza. The Arab population went from 360,000 in 1967 (under Egyptian rule) to 1.4 million when Israelis withdrew in 2005. There was progress in social welfare – the Palestinian mortality rates fell by more than two-thirds between 1970 and 1990; life expectancy rose from 48 years in 1967 to 72 in 2000 (when the average for Arabs in the Middle East and North Africa was 68). The infant-mortality rate went from 60 per 1,000 live births in 1968 to 15 per 1,000 in 2000. Under Israel’s inoculation program, childhood diseases like polio, whooping cough, tetanus and measles were eradicated. The Palestinians’ standard of living increased, with electricity, running water, gas ranges for cooking, refrigerators, TVs, and cars. Such was Israel’s brutal occupation.
On the other hand, Arabs as a whole and Palestinians in particular offer no scholastic advantage, so we must conclude that the ASA is guided by other advancements – the “cutting edge” by the People of the Sword. Palestinians must prolong their false victimization to further demonize Israel for the purpose of delegitimizing, weakening, and destroying Israel altogether.
Israel is not an apartheid nation with its Arab population of 20.7%, despite Arabic rhetoric, so the only conclusion for boycott is unabashed Jew-hatred. These professors were schooled by leftist instructors to hate the West, democracy, organized religions like Christianity and Judaism, and are discontinuing school study of our Founding Fathers and documents, destroying our Constitution and Bill of Rights, our proud history and exceptionalism.
The ASA claims a commitment to social justice, against racism, while aware that Israel is home to every nationality and religion, and Palestinians welcome no such mix of people and they brutally mistreat their own women and children. In the name of equality, they act to invalidate the indigenous Jews of the land, and support the usurpers who lay claim to land that was never theirs; they teach their children to hate and detonate themselves for the sake of land acquisition. With demonic inspiration, the ASA withholds condemnation against Muslims who slowly diminish the rights of Jewish students nationwide, who kill Christians and Jews worldwide, and who would eagerly demolish our American republic.
They are fascists who have already implemented the use of Common Core textbooks to encourage the hatred of Jews, Israel and American values, derived from Judaism centuries ago. The first monotheistic belief system to appear when barbarism reigned, the Jews introduced 613 Commandments of morality and ethics, creating a civilized society with respect for all life and property to all who accepted it. Yet those who uphold these laws are the first victims and scapegoats of tyranny – the despised conscience of the world.
The ASA prefers totalitarianism, assuming they will be the surviving top strata to rule the others; Jews and Christians are as unwelcome as the cultures that disappeared before them. The ASA upholds the rights of Islamic jihadists who wage war against Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, East Timor, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran’s Khudistan Arabs, Kashmir, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kurdistan, Libya, Macedonia, Maronites of Lebanon, Middle East, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia-Chechnya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Uganda, Uzbekistan and Yemen. They endorse the rights of the Muslim Student Union to intimidate, threaten and harm the Jewish students on university campuses. They employ the Common Core textbooks and their revisionist history, where Islam is whitewashed with a kindness quite unknown in their culture, and credited with the achievements of other cultures. How contrary it is for Muslims to be recognized for inventing Arabic numerals that were originated by the Hindus, and its responsibility for the death of 270 million innocents over 1400 years to be concealed by the next generation of victims.
Judaism has been in the crosshairs of many warring civilizations, but was never the only one. Just as no nation was considered safe from Hitler, no nation will ever be safe from Islam, yet the boycotts are against the Jews, the first begun by Arabs before Israel became a nation. If we don’t band together, we will fall separately. We must recapture our nation and work against the evil forces that produce groups like the ASA.
*Criticism was initially issued by the American Association of University Professors, the Anti-Defamation League, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Zionist Organization of America, American Jewish Committee, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East and Stand With Us. Penn State Harrisburg and Brandeis have officially withdrawn their membership from the ASA. Many more are joining in.