Terrorism and Columbia University
Alan Dershowitz--of the Harvard law faculty--lashes out fellow academics:
Dershowitz Says Faculty Members Work To Encourage Islamic TerrorismCrisis At Columbia
BY JACOB GERSHMAN - Staff Reporter of the SunFebruary 8, 2005
It's not often that a professor tells a packed crowd at Columbia University that Edward Said was a political extremist and that faculty members in the school's Middle East studies department encourage Islamic terrorism.
The professor who made those statements yesterday isn't from Columbia but from Harvard. Law professor Alan Dershowitz showed up at the intellectual home of Said, a literature professor who was a fierce critic of Israel, to rebuke Columbia's faculty and administration for tolerating an atmosphere on campus that he said promotes the hatred of Israel.