More on Abu el-Haj
Jim West reports more on the misrepresentation of Abu el-Haj in an article on the CBS website. I have written on this topic (I'll mention more on this at a later date) in a little detail but just to say that the problems of misrepresenting Abu el-Haj go even deeper. At times some of her critics are either lying or have not read the given passages remotely fairly. The comments about her endorsing Palestinian violence are plain inaccurate as are many of the comments on what she supposedly said on the destruction of Jerusalem. More than any other scholar I have come across, she has to prove that she is not endorsing violence or the like (notable because she has never said anything praising violence). As I say, more on this to come in future months.