- Claremont McKenna administrators have not responded to emails from me or from others regarding a statement about the revelations that Professor Bassam Frangieh supports terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah.
- I'm currently at work raising money and getting the addresses so I can send the story I wrote to every single Board of Trustee member. If you want to help, please email me at chuckwalla1022 at gmail com
- Nathan Harden (who once attended Claremont McKenna briefly) over at National Review's blog, Phi Beta Cons has written about Frangieh and Claremont McKenna College. Here's an extract.
"A certain fashionable disdain for Israel is common in liberal academic circles. And while there are clearly some limits to academic freedom in this country (for instance, openly calling for violence against gays or blacks would get any professor fired), those limits disappear whenever hatred is directed outside certain “protected” liberal special interest groups. There is generally much more tolerance for people, such as Frangieh, who sympathize with perpetrators of violence against Jews or Americans.
Frangieh doesn’t deserve to be teaching Claremont McKenna students. And I wonder how many of the school’s Jewish donors, who have poured tens of millions of dollars into the school in recent years, will be pleased to see that their dollars are helping to fund the open endorsement of Hamas and Hezbollah?
Instead of such riches, it looks to me like we should all donate cardboard boxes to the college so Frangieh can pack up his office and hit the road."