NIAC Calls out Anti-Iranian Stanford Professor
(lobelog.com) -- by Ali Gharib --
Here’s something curious, via the National Iranian American Council (NIAC).
It seems Stanford professor Jeffrey Ullman harbors some antipathy toward Iranian students as evinced by his negative views of their government and its politics (specifically vis-à-vis Israel). Doesn’t he know that Iranian students have long stood at the vanguard of the reform and Green movements — at the risk of great personal danger?
Apparently not. When an Iranian student wrote Ullman asking for some help with admissions, Ullman, according to a NIAC letter to Stanford, replied:
You need to read http://infolab.stanford.edu/~ullman/pub/formresponse.htmlNIAC has alleged that Ullman’s views — particularly his refusal to help Iranian students based on the political positions of their government — amount to “racial and political discrimination.”...
And even if I were in a position to help, I will not help Iranian students until Iran recognizes and respects Israel as the land of the Jewish people. I know that you may not hold the same insane position as the mullahs that run your country, but it is a matter of principle.
If Iranians want the benefits of Stanford and other institutions in the US, they have to respect the values we hold in the US, including freedom of religion and respect for human rights.
Unsurprisingly, Ullman’s FAQ page on Iran and Israel reads like a Hasbara manual, from Israel’s ‘generous offer’ of 2000 right down to Naqba denial — “The notion that Arabs were pushed out of the land of Israel is nonsense.”
“I think that Iranians, from their president on down, could use a history lesson. Here are the relevant facts,” he writes in the introduction.
But Ullman’s sloppy history is not limited to the founding of the state of Israel. He is equally ignorant about Iran. “As I understand it, Mossadegh nationalized the oil resources that had been developed by US and other Western oil companies,” writes Ullman. He could have looked at a source as un-academic as Wikipedia to find that the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company had the concession for all Iranian oil until 1953, when it was nationalized by Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh. This man is a professor at an elite West Coast university and he’s reciting history based on his “understand(ing)”? Aren’t academics (good ones, at least) supposed to look things up?...MORE...LINK
Chris Moore comments:
As a Judeofascist state, Israel is little different than the Islamic Republic of Iran, only Israel is more aggressive towards its neighbors, and Iran is more benevolent towards its minorities than Israel is towards the Palestinian people it occupies.
Boy, that's one bigoted professor with incredible double standards. He must be a Jewish supremacist, consistent with his Zionist ideology. And what chutzpah, attempting to unlaterally declare Zionist litmus tests to Stanford admission. Give those Zionists an inch, they take ten miles, wherever they are.