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Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) is not-for-profit [501 (C) (3)], grass-roots community of scholars who have united to promote honest, fact-based, and civil discourse, especially in regard to Middle East issues. We believe that ethnic, national, and religious hatreds, including anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism, have no place in our institutions, disciplines, and communities. We employ academic means to address these issues.

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Juan Cole’s Bad Blog

http://www.tnr.com/doc.mhtml?i=20050425&s=karsh042505 Before September 11, 2001, Juan Cole, a history professor at the University of Michigan, enjoyed anonymity outside his professional circle. He was a leading figure in the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA), editing for five years…

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An ambassador’s lies

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull%26cid=1113272 268636 Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury is a journalist imprisoned in Bangladesh for the “crime” of advocating interfaith dialogue and an end to the blind hatred of Israel in his country. The 16- month effort to free him advanced significantly…

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The Global Intifada

On March 6, 2005, I delivered this speech at a historic conference that drew more than 500 people to Columbia University. The conference was co-sponsored by Scholars for Peace in the Middle East and by The David Project, the group…

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Columbia University Conference

This conference was free and open to the public. The tapes are free and open to the world. If you would like to support the work of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, a 501(c)(3), not for profit, educational…

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Injustice And Jihad In Bangladesh

http://www.muslimworldtoday.com/benkin.htmSPME VOICES Author’s note: There are Muslims who want real peace, real justice (not a forced and artificial road map to nowhere). They’re out there, but most are afraid for themselves or their families. Some have come here to the…

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Prisoner of Zion, Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury

Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury is an inconvenience. He is an inopportune reminder. He is an option, an alternative that most would rather not have presented. And last week, he sat alone in his Dhaka prison cell, marking the one-year anniversary…

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Terrorism on the Western Campus

Phyllis Chesler, Ph.D., is the author of twelve books including her latest, The New Anti-Semitism. The Current Crisis and What We Must Do About It (Jossey Bass/John Wiley). She is working on a new book and a new edition of…

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