My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Saturday, May 15, 2010

More idiotic professors....

Just like those professors from Regina, these professors are idiots...
Business woman Heather Reisman blames borderline "anti-Semitism" for criticism of her Israeli philanthropy levelled by a group of Mount Allison University professors lobbying against an honorary degree she is to receive on Monday.

The professors, all of whom teach at the Sackville, N.B.-based liberal arts school, disagree with the premise of the Heseg Foundation, a charity founded by Ms. Reisman and her husband, Gerry Schwartz, that provides academic scholarships and living expenses to "lone soldiers" -- non-Israeliborn men and women who have completed their service in the Israel Defence Forces and who wish to make Israel their home. The professors allege Heseg provides material support to members of the IDF, which they accuse of rights violations.

"For the people who have organized this campaign, this is a deliberate attempt to mislead others that I would say borders on anti-Semitism," Ms. Reisman, founder and CEO of Indigo Books & Music Inc., told the National Post.

"What this group has tried to do is suggest that we recruit foreign people to come into the services, that we were personally responsible for those decisions. We have nothing to do with people's decisions to come to Israel. We don't have any impact on anything the military does, not their strategies, not their policies, not anything they do."

Wayne Hunt, head of the school's political science department and spokesman for the professors against the awarding of Ms. Reisman's degree, said the university's senate has chosen to ignore supposed links between the Heseg Foundation and the IDF.

"What is the relationship between foundations like this and the IDF?" he asked. "Something like this does need to be brought to wider scrutiny.

"Basically the administration approach has been to bulldoze it over it."

David Thomas, an international relations professor, told the CBC the IDF "has been accused and found guilty on several occasions of gross violations of international humanitarian law." He alleges the Heseg Foundation "provides material support to members of the Israeli military."

Ms. Reisman called such a claim an "out and out lie."

"Heseg Foundation is designed to do one thing only: provide education for young people who have completed their military service and have no family or other resources to call upon to help them get an education," she said.


Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

The hypocrisy is sick-making! Thank you for the posting

12:12 PM  
Blogger Patrick Ross said...

Out to lunch. Just out to lunch.

Apparently, the IDF should allow Hamas and Hezbollah to launch rocket attacks into Israel from behind human shields because to fight back would be a "rights violation".

Oh, the things some of these professors say from their comfortable armchairs in Canada.

4:30 PM  

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