Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Outrageous!: Joseph Massad on Homeland Show

Sir, - Seth J. Frantzman's articles have been consistently intelligent and well reasoned and we owe him a vote of thanks for his exposition of the very serious breach of academic ethics at one of America's prestigious universities. In his article "Homeland, the Jews and Columbia University," Frantzman reveals the shocking bias and perversity to be found in the classroom of a leading university with the apparent acceptance by the administration.

Frantzman relates several instances where Professor Joseph Massad has verbalized racially offensive remarks in his classroom. He seems to be obsessed with the racial composition of his classroom and of the characters that he teaches about. In his critique of the popular Homeland television series he constantly and gratuitously refers to them as "suspiciously brown" or "wed to a Jew" or the "Hindu" without any rational connection to the performer's role.

It is worthy of note, that it was Columbia University that unhesitatingly permitted Iran's President Ahmadinejad to deliver one his infamous tirades. There seems to be no doubt that Prof. Massad is "suspiciously Nazi" and most clearly unbalanced, which does not speak well for the university.

It would be of supreme interest if Massad would relate to President Obama, as being "suspiciously Brown" on his father's side and "Halachically White" on his mother's!

Petach Tikva

[Image credit: Salaam Shalom; video credit: Showtime]