Look For Conservatives To Claim Elena Kagan Supported Harvard Center For Sharia Law
Alabama Republican Jeff Sessions, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee in implicating Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan in the creation of an Islamic studies center at Harvard while she was Dean of Harvard Law.
Around the same time that Dean Kagan was campaigning to exclude military recruiters, citing what she saw as the evils of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, Harvard University accepted $20 million from a member of the Saudi royal family to establish a center for Islamic studies and law. The Obama State Department report concerning Saudi Arabia noted “under Shah Reyarks [sic from transcript] as interpreted by Saudi Arabia’s sexual activity between two persons of the same gender, is punishable by death or flogging.” She was perfectly willing to obstruct the military, which has liberated countless Muslims from the hate and tyranny of Saddam Hussein and the Taliban but it seems she was willing to sit on the sidelines as Harvard created a center funded and dedicated to foreign leaders presiding over a legal system that would violate what would appear to be her positions. She fought the ability of our own soldiers to access campus resources but not those who spread the oppressive tenets of Shari’a-type law.
Not only does Sessions misrepresent Kagan’s stance on military recruiters (She didn’t join a lawsuit with other universities, for example), and even George Will said it’s “unfair” to suggest Kagan kicked the military out of Harvard.
Of course, Kagan had nothing to do with the creation of an Islamic Center, which was open to all students, and was not dedicated to Islamic law. Sessions has already vowed to make the Kagan hearing “a big deal.”Click here for reuse options!
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