Trump Admin Threatens To Defund Colleges For Portraying Islam In Positive Light

Trump Admin Threatens To Defund Colleges For Portraying Islam In Positive Light

September 21, 2019 70 By Stanley Isaacs


Not that long ago, Donald Trump swore up and
down that he was the least racist person in the history of racism ever. And then this week we find out that his department
of Education under the guidance of Secretary of education, Betsy Devoss, sent a letter
to UNC and Duke, uh, basically saying that their joint, Middle East studies program was
portraying Islam a little too positively and they didn’t like that. And so if they don’t stop portraying Islam
in a positive light, they’re gonna cut their funding. You’re not going to get any more federal dollars
for this program you’re running, which is funded by federal dollars. If you don’t stop saying how great Islam can
be. Now, does that sound like the actions of an
administration being run by a guy who is in fact the least racist person ever? Or does it sound like just the latest in a
long line of bigoted policies coming from a bigoted president? I’m going to go with the latter because that
is exactly what’s happening here. This is what the Department of Education had
to say in the letter that they sent to Duke, UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies. Uh, the program places a considerable emphasis
on the understand on understanding the positive aspects of Islam. While there is an absolute absence of any
similar focus on the positive aspects of Christianity, Judaism, or any other religion or belief system
in the Middle East, it’s right there in black and white in the actual complaint that they
sent the universities who run this program together. You’re being too positive about these folks. You’re not being positive about these other
folks. And we’ve got a real problem with that, which
ironically is technically Contradictory to the actual complaint the Department of Education
sent because the Department of Education earlier in their complaint says that, hey, we’re giving
you this money for foreign language studies. That’s what you’re supposed to be teaching
the students. But instead you’re talking about just religion,
not foreign language, and that’s why we’re revoking your thing. But then later on they’re like, yeah, you’re
just being too positive about Islam and you’re not saying enough good things about Christians. So they contradict themselves in their own
complaint, which likely means it’s not going to hold up in court whatsoever, but then they
went on to say like it is patently false. This was in a statement after this became
public. It is patently false that the department is
reviewing the probe program as being too positive on Islam. You literally said it. It’s in here. I just, I just read it. I just read it directly from your complaint
and then you come out yesterday say we didn’t say that folks, it’s in black and white. It is publicly available. We can all go read it. Just like just did out loud to the public
and the Department of Education is that they’re saying we never said that goofballs. No, it’s the earlier thing in the complaint
that we later contradict ourselves on. That’s likely going to screw us in court because
we’re all a bunch of morons because that’s what’s happening in the Department of Education. The people in charge of education policy here
in the United States are clearly the dumbest human beings in this country today because
they don’t even know how to properly file a complaint to hide their bigotry, and that’s
probably going to cost them dearly.