ASU center advises softer approach to Islamic extremism

Sympathetic report portrays Muslim terrorists as misunderstood by westerners

If you’ve been wondering what your tax dollars have been funding lately, you need go no further than Arizona State University’s Center for Strategic Communication. 

The group recently released a 14-page study, titled, How Islamist Extremists Quote the Qur’an explaining their analysis of 2,000 instances of propaganda from al-Qaeda and other Islamic extremist groups from 1998 to 2011: “We conclude that verses extremists cite from the Qur’an do not suggest an offensive foe seeking domination and conquest of unbelievers, as is commonly assumed. Instead they deal with themes of victimization, dishonor, and retribution. Based on this analysis we recommend that the West abandon claims that Islamist extremists seek world domination, focus on counteracting or addressing claims of victimage, emphasize alternative means of deliverance, and work to undermine “champion” image sought by extremists.”

Got that? “Based on this analysis we recommend that the West abandon claims that Islamist extremists seek world domination…”

These academics believe, and are attempting — by way of multi-million dollar studies — to influence others, that Muslim terrorists are widely misunderstood and don’t wish to impose Islam around world as is commonly believed in the west. They simply murder innocent people to defend against foreign attacks by enemies of Islam.

Conservative legal watchdog, Judicial Watch reports the same group received a $6.1 million grant from the Department of Defense for a neurophysiological study involving narrative comprehension and persuasion. This assignment is a six-year, $4.5 million study on Islamist extremists’ use of narrative to influence contested populations in the Middle East, Southwest Asia, North Africa and Europe.

That Arizona State University, a public, taxpayer funded institution, would house such apologists for terror is unconscionable and should be protested.

Read more in this jaw-dropping report titled Academics: Muslim Terrorists Simply Misunderstood byChelsea Schilling

17 Responses to ASU center advises softer approach to Islamic extremism

  1. Capt. Marvel says:

    I hope some AZ legislators are reading this and use this report as evidence that madness has invaded academia. There should be an effort to cut off whatever funding they are able to control.

  2. LD 7 PC says:

    I get it! Those September 11, 2001 hijackers were just misunderstood?

  3. chick20112011 says:

    More Michael Crow garbage to be the Harvard of the west. Michael Crow let it slip a couple years ago, that approx 20% of the tuition of students that PAY (loans, cash) their own tuition, goes to the FULL-ride tuition given others. If taken a student loan out, this would amount to approx 6-7 thousand bucks over 4 years. Theft from students without their consent. He’s really proud of his “international student” scholarships (illegal immigrants) and apparently doesn’t read the AZ Constitution about the affordability of the University education to AZ residents. The Left have completely ignored the blame of the rise in Education costs caused by the Education establishments themselves. Michael Crow makes 800K and his wife for advising him makes 200K. Who is he kidding? All wives advise their husbands free of charge.

  4. chick20112011 says:

    As an example of the Michael Crow lovefest, check out last Sept. (i believe it’s Sept.) Alumni magazine. At least 1/2 of the expensive, nice cardstock type pages, were DEVOTED to CROW and adulation. I used it to line one of the animal crates at my house.

  5. garvan says:

    Why is it that society’s biggest concentration of jackasses and fools is to be found on college faculties?

    How come so many parents shell out thousands of dollars so these jackasses and fools can warp their children’s minds?

    • American Dad says:

      If you have children whom you want to give a fighting chance in today’s economy, you know that a college diploma is worth its weight in gold. All conservatives, or should I say all thinking Americans, abhor the leftist bent of the public schools, but there is little we can do to accomplish the task of making our children competative in the global marketplace. Sad but true.

      We do the best we can to teach them to value our nation, it’s founding documents and our faith. But there is just so far we can go.

      • garvan says:

        We can send them to a college where conservatism is the prevalent political philosophy on campus.

        Hillsdale College comes to mind.

  6. Joe Evans says:

    American Medical Doctor/Soldier Nidal Malik Hasan — A MUSLIM –systematically slaughtered dozens of soldiers stationed at Ft. Hood. As he massacred.them he cried out “Allah is Great!” as did the Sept. 11, terrorists — ALL MUSLIMS — who killed 3,000 innocents. And we are supposed to “understand” these vicious murderers? I understand plenty. I understand that Islam is a violent and extreme way of life. It is not a religion. it is a politcal movement, the goal of which is complete domination of all others.

  7. LEO IN TSN says:

    This is just another heaping helping of camel dung from the America-hating academia. Isn’t it revealing that obamao’s DOD is destroying the military, including cutting their budgetary throats and hiding muslim terrorist in the ranks, while crying “Allahu Akbar” with these secret multi-million dollar pet projects to protect and empower our enemies.

    Apparently during their multi-million tax-dollar revelry, none of the crows at ASU had read to them the Koran or the subsequent rantings of their prophet that specifically call for world domination by force, and the enslavement or murder of all infidels (unbelievers). It’s hard to “misunderstand” when it is written down for them, and then is cited in every policy and mission statement produced by the new muslim governments in the middle east.

    Also written down is obamao’s own declaration in his book “Dreams of My Faathers” that when the winds of discontent start to blow, he will be standing with his muslim brothers. It’s hard to misunderstand it when it’s written down. And remember, he’s the only one in the world who knew that “America is no longer a Christian nation.”

    God bless America.

  8. Hagar says:

    I no longer admit I graduated from ASU. It’s too embarrassing.

  9. Mike Johnson says:

    It’s not called Liberal Arts without reason. Check out the faculty. Jeffry Halverson (his mother deleted the other “e,” not me) received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Islamic studies from the Department of Religious Studies at Arizona State University. These Arabophiles are teaching our American youth to disregard history and placate fanatical terrorists.

  10. PV Voter says:

    I’ll bet the entire department voted for this guy:

  11. Saguaro Sam says:

    Remember Greg Patterson, the guy who kept us abreast of things going on within State gov’t with his website “Expresso Pundit”? He must have been a real thorn in somebody’s side, because Jan appointed him to the AZ Board of Regents,thus neutering him and deep-sixing his website. Bah’bye expresso pundit, and hello starstruck egotist who thinks that he will make a positive difference. Think again.

    According to the AZ Board of Regents website–
    –here is their mission: “The Arizona Board of Regents is the governing board for the state’s public universities:
    Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona. The Board provides policy guidance in such areas as: academic and student affairs; financial and human resource programs; student tuition, fees, and financial aid programs; university capital development plans; strategic plans; legal affairs; and public and constituent outreach”.

    Contact them with your concerns. Their names are shown on the website listed above. Also listed are the dates and locations of their various meetings.

  12. Army Of One says:

    We better wise up soon. The clock is ticking while liberals spew this garbage using our tax dollars. Meanwhile Janet Napolitano and Obama work feverishly to keep the border open, allowing anyone who wants to gain access to the USA to do so. In addition to illegals from Mexico and other Latin American countries who are taking our jobs, there are those from terror sponsoring nations whose unconcealed intent is to annihilate us if we don’t bow to Allah. Our Founders must be rolling in their graves to think that this is what we have allowed to happen in this land of liberty they fought to provide.

  13. chad palmer says:

    The Muslim Brotherhood will fail just as all other terrorist groups have never defeated the UNITED STATES OF AMERICANS. We are one Nation under a Judeo-Christian God. Stand with Israel or join asu socialist association. We need a Team of politicians who will repeal the 16th and 17th amendments, eliminate the federal reserve and restore the Freedoms we had in 1913 when the U.S. Senate had checks and balances and little debt.