How to oppose anti-Israel and anti-American funding at universities
Those who oppose the more stringent measure worry about government interference in curricula and the heavy-handed use of the power of the purse. Some academic Arabists go further — and allege that the result of this legislation would be a form of "McCarthyism," in which independent voices would be squelched in a pro-Israel witch-hunt.Yep. That's why it's important to make our voices heard to Congress on the matter, that we do not want our tax dollars to keep being given out to sources that don't deserve it. We can't let it be put to use for funding programs that could be dangerous to democracies.
But the bill's opponents have it backward.
If there is any danger of a "thought police" running amok in academia, it is under the present system, where anti-Zionist professors reign unchallenged and enforce a new anti-Western orthodoxy that stifles both the truth and any hope of creative scholarship.
And lest anyone think this is a purely esoteric controversy, the influence of the Middle Eastern-studies industry is not to be underestimated. The pernicious influence of these academics now extends into American high schools, where textbooks and teacher education have been co-opted by the anti-Israel crowd. It's high time that the tenured radicals who see America and Israel as the source of all evil in the world and rationalize if not excuse the Islamo-fascist enemies of our civilization stop feeding at the public trough.
See also this topic which talks about Saudi prince Alwaleed's giving 40 million dollars to Harvard and Georgetown universities to fund Islamic studies. A good reason why, as long as they're going to side with people like Alwaleed, that nobody should have to enroll at their biased campuses.