Iran funding sympathetic professors at US universities

Iran is financing «sympathetic» professors at American universities through an Islamic charity based in Manhattan, the New York Post reported on Monday.

The US greed for oil has flushed Islamic nations with money. Now the dollars returns to the US to purchase American supporters of Islam.

The Alavi Foundation, a multimillion-dollar organization funded in large part by Iran, has funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to Columbia University and Rutgers University programs for Middle Eastern and Persian studies that hire professors with clear anti-Israel and pro-Iranian views.

«We found evidence that the government of Iran really controlled everything about the foundation», said Adam Kaufmann, investigations chief at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, which recently filed an action to seize USD 650 million in assets from the charity.

The Feds also say Alavi finances a group of European-based Iranian spies, added the paper. Columbia received a USD 100,000 donation after hosting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last year.

«This is all about Iran laund ering their policies through academe»,said Michael Rubin, an Iran expert at the American Enterprise Institute think tank.

«And the ivory tower is prostituting itself for money».

Rutgers professor Hooshang Amirahmadi, the previous leader of the school’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies and president of the American-Iranian Council, has defended Hizbullah and Hamas as valid organizations and not terrorist groups.


3 thoughts on “Iran funding sympathetic professors at US universities

  1. I’m surprised that the media is only beginning to report on this. The Bush family has had very intimate dealings with the Mohammadans since the 1970s and rarely were such events reported in the news. Likewise, Islamic funding of terror in the west is far greater than the German espionage problem during the second world war, and still we do not publically acknowledge it, we do little to fight it, and if you criticize islam, you’re labelled a racist.

  2. Issue is every religious group tries to fund growth of its religious ideology thinking the other group is inferior or not worthy of heaven so the funding happens.

    Second is there is too much intervention by all political players in affairs of others and this can create friction specially if people would like to be left alone or all people need is justice and they do not get it either by taking over their land property,
    depriving them of their resources by taking it somehow.

    Terror is global issue and it is not restricted to one group some form of poor behavior happens in every group be it a person , group of people or countries.
    This is a sad reality and should not happen.

    However it is my belief that no religious ideology promotes terrorism. Respecting other mans property be it life, property is integral part of every religious code. If you do not believe try to honestly search for answers using the religious text and getting interpretation from the top scholar of that group. Do not ask a scholar from other than that group to get the right picture.

    It is moral responsibility of every educated man to promote peace and be constructive to prove his worth.
    The benefit will come back to him or his future generations through peace.

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