Radical Islam at UC Berkeley Law

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The exploitation of the University of California's law schools as platforms for Arab and Islamist propaganda continues. A convocation on "Litigating Palestine," replete with extreme rhetoric against Israel, was held at the university's San Francisco-based Hastings Law School on March 25-26, 2011-- without official endorsement by Hastings -- and on April 20-21, an equally radical conference took place at UC Berkeley Law School. It was presented to the wider public via streaming video.
The Berkeley event was hosted by the University's Center for Race and Gender (CRG) and titled, in the style of post-modern academia, "Islamophobia Production and Re-Defining Global ‘Security' Agenda for the 21st Century." Within CRG, the function appeared under the rubric of the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project, directed by Hatem Bazian, a senior lecturer in the department of Near Eastern studies. Conference publicity stated that the speeches "will be published in UC Berkeley's Islamophobia Studies Journal, inaugural edition, Fall, 2011."

CRG assembled some notable cosponsors for its presentation on "Islamophobia." These included the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which advocates for radical ideology under color of defending Muslim civil liberties and as the flagship organization of the "Wahhabi lobby" in America, and the Islamic Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO). Although based in Rabat, Morocco, ISESCO is a branch of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), a body headquartered in Saudi Arabia and established in 1969 with the supposed aim of protecting Islamic monuments in Jerusalem from Israel. The OIC has 57 member countries.
Other cosponsors of the CRG-Boalt colloquium included Zaytuna College, the over-hyped "Islamic university" projected for establishment in Berkeley by prominent American Muslim preacher and radical apologist Hamza Yusuf Hanson, his close associate Zaid Shakir, and Bazian; American Muslims for Palestine, of which Bazian is also chair; the UC Graduate Theological Union (GTU) Center for Islamic Studies; the Boalt Law School Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Law; and the San Francisco State University Arab and Muslims Ethnicities and Diaspora Initiative. More UC backing, according to the conference program, came from the University's Institute of International Studies and its American Cultures Engaged Scholarship program.
The heaviest hitters on the speakers' list, with regard to their widespread public activities, were CAIR executive director Nihad Awad, Hamza Yusuf, and Hatem Bazian. The three appeared on an April 21, 2011, evening panel, which dealt with "Community Partnership" and was moderated by Munir Jiwa, director of the GTU Center for Islamic Studies.
Hamza Yusuf was introduced with the fawning praise customarily granted him by his admirers, including mention of his "teacher" Abdullah Bin Bayyah, a member of the fundamentalist European Council for Fatwas and Research (ECFR) headed by the most famous radical Islamist preacher in the world, Yusuf Al-Qaradawi. (...)


Suresh Mandan
Fundamental Islam is creeping into the West and USA.Muslim's dedication to their religion is to be noted